“Morning Dave” Onsted moved to Sebring in 2003 as a “working retiree” after a radio career now spanning almost 50 years. Dave says he played just about every kind of music there is and met just about every Pop, Rock and Country artist who ever begged to have their records played between 1969 and 1983, when he took leave of his senses and went into sales, management, and ownership of a little group of radio stations in Wisconsin and Colorado.
Dave says the only thing that’ll ever get him to think about leaving Sebring is if he ever sees snow again – then all bets are off. He’s addicted to golf, nicotine gum and ham radio, thinks anyone who doesn’t appreciate good single-malt scotch should go back to school, and says arguing with Phillip Statler on the financial report each morning is the first time since he got out of school that he’s actually used his Economics major from the University of Wisconsin.
Dave lives in Sebring with his wife of 35 years, Gladys; Anney, also known as Meatloaf The Wonder Cat; and the 15 ferile cats he meets on the back porch every morning when he wakes up at 3:30am.