Email: Johnny Dean
Johnny Dean began his broadcast career in 1983 when he attended UCLA. Three years later, he moved to San Diego to take a job working the overnight show at KFMB radio. It was four years later that Ray Lucia came on board at KFMB, and a new radio partnership was born. “The first show that Ray and I did was a real learning experience,” Dean recalls. “For instance, I learned not to use up an entire hour’s worth of prepared material in the first 15 minutes of the show!”
When Ray Lucia left KFMB in 1995 to take the financial editor’s job at radio station KSDO, John stayed on, and then rejoined Ray five years later to begin building a nationwide financial radio program. In addition to their morning show duties in San Diego, Johnny Dean and Ray also did an afternoon financial program in San Francisco. “That show was wonderful, because it gave us the idea of what an entertaining financial program could become,” Dean said. They made the jump to national syndication in late 2000, where the show continues to provide the best in money information today.
Johnny Dean has been married for 26 years and has two adult daughters, both of whom turn to him for sage financial advice in the form of “just a few extra bucks until payday.”
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