Dr. "Doc" Thayer has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Born in Princeton, IL Ap 23, 1949, he was granted an A.A. degree at Sauk Valley in 1969, then obtained a Bachelor of Science from ISU, Normal in 1971. In 1987 Doc earned a Masters from Fla. Int'l Univ. (FIU), then a Specialist Degree in math from Nova University, and a doctorate, in 1992 from FIU. Doc's legal first name is Dr., so with his doctorate, he is Dr. Dr. A good 'air name' for radio!
Dr. Dr. began his career with 50 different stations in 1967, including WKBW, WRNO, WNOE, WFUN. In 2004, he bought 96.7 FM-WZPH, Zephyrhills, FL "The Zephyr," and now has a world record of playing over three million songs in a row. It's nonstop oldies rock 'n' roll for the past 18 years with NO COMMERCIALS.
Doc also was a television show host for "Dial A Teacher" in Miami, and is a weather forecaster for Weatherbug.com. Dr. Dr. also has 40+ years mathematics and computer teaching experience, including faculty positions at FIU, USF and since 2002, is a professor at Strayer University, Univ. of Mary and Career Nurses Institute online.
"Doc" has 2 children: Richard 45, and Katie, 32, and 2 grandchildren Kierra, 15, and Kya, 12.