One week after his 21st birthday, John Lorinc entered the world of radio at WBHV in State College, Pennsylvania.
A few months after graduating from Penn State University’s College of Communications, Lorinc returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh.
That’s the city known for its three rivers and residents who put french fries in their salads.
While in Pittsburgh, John worked at WRRK, doing morning news and traffic for the “Quinn in the Morning Show.”
John also had a classic rock shift at WRRK on Saturday nights, which is why he never needs to ever hear songs like “Hotel California” and “Stairway to Heaven” ever again.
Lorinc also wrote record reviews and interviews with musicians for the now-defunct Rock N Roll Reporter, in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.
In 2000, Lorinc moved to Atlanta and worked at CNNRadio for a decade as an anchor/reporter. He also produced a weekly music feature called “Measure to Measure.” Among the musicians who were on the show included: Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, Ray Manzarek of the Doors, Jon Bon Jovi, Bonnie Raitt, Big Boi of Outkast, Smokey Robinson, Trace Adkins and Miranda Lambert.
Other career highlights include winning a GABBY Award for a WUGA story on Athens-based singer/songwriter John Keane and writing an excerpt in Larry Kane’s New York Times’ best-selling biography "Lennon Revealed."
Lorinc has been with WABE since 2012.