Chuck Cannon was born in San Mateo, raised in Belmont, San Carlos, and San Mateo. From an early age he seemed destined to spin records on the radio. His mother remembers that at the age of three, Chuck would rip the labels off of his records and he would still remember the titles and artists of each 45.
After taking radio and TV courses at the College of San Mateo, Cannon was off to his first gig at KSTN in Stockton. From Stockton he went on to Kansas City, San Bernardino, San Diego, Phoenix and finally to his favorite station growing up, KFRC in San Francisco. In the mid-eighties, Cannon worked on a pirate radio vessel, Laser 558, off the coast of the UK in the North Sea. Most recently, from 1997 - 2009, Chuck was Program Director and morning host at Oldies 98.3 in Savannah, Georgia. Cannon is more excited than ever to be back in the bay area doing live shows on Golden Gate Greats.
Chuck enjoys getting outside and running most everyday near the Bay to Coyote Point and in San Francisco along the Embarcadero. That's him wearing the Giants shorts and T-shirt. He'd been a fan even before Giants star Harvey Kuenn took the time for an autograph and a chat with li'l Chuck about the game.
Dinner at Scoma's Restaurant, shopping for vintage clothes and records on Haight Street, catching a couple flicks at the Stanford Theatre, buying organic fresh produce at Earthbeam Natural Foods on Broadway in Burlingame, hanging out at Pulgas Water Temple, watching old TV-DVDs like The Streets of San Francisco (a Quinn Martin Production), hiking through the redwoods in Huddart Park, watching the Giants play at AT&T Park, riding the Giant Dipper at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, taking a trip to the San Francisco Zoo and a swim at Fleishhacker Pool. What do you mean it's not there anymore?!?