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WPHB 1260 - Sheldon Bio
Sheldon Sharpless has been a morning staple in the Philipsburg area for years, with devoted listeners from around the globe.He was born and raised in Sandy Ridge, graduated from The Philipsburg Osceola Mills High School in 1954, then spent 4 years serving our country as a member of the U.S. Navy for 4 years.A few years after his return home, he joined the staff of WPHB in 1960, following in his brother's footsteps of broadcasting and has been here on the air ever since.He has contributed to the field of broadcast journalism as well as print journalism, working for the Daily journal newspaper until it's last printing in 1970.Sheldon is also extremely active in the community, serving as a life long member of the Mountain Fire Company, one of the founders of the Sandy Ridge Ambulance (where he also served as ambulance chief for 20 years), has been a Red Cross CPR Instructor for 20 years, a member of the Jaffa Temple in Altoona, a member of both the Sandy Ridge Sportsmen's Club and Mosquito Creek Sportsmen's Club and a member and past president of Philipsburg Kiwanis.In 1988, Sheldon received the Red Cross John Lux Award and in 1976, The DJ of the Year Award.Sheldon Sharpless
Sharpless says on ...
Sharpless says on Facebook that he was forced out
, longtime WPHB radio personality and former owner of the Philipsburg
based AM station, has left his
post as the host of the radio station's morning broadcast.
was there one morning, his
on-air personality as large and lively as the tall, white-haired Sandy Ridge resident is in person, and gone the next.
Six years later, Sharpless
arrived on the airwaves and had a hand in changing the format to classic country.
The station became a staple in the Philipsburg
community, and was purchased by Sharpless
brother, Dean, in 1982.
, now in his
early 70s, had an almost open-door policy on his