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Telos’ Ted Retires

Five decades of radio and more

Frank Foti (left) and Ted Alexander

Ted Alexander, a man known far and wide, has retired from his latest job, this one at the Telos Alliance, where he was an ISDN and customer support specialist.

But that’s just the latest chapter for Alexander. He spent five decades involved with radio. Much of that was as an engineer and on-air talent. He has quite a legacy as a Cleveland/Northern Ohio-area DJ, especially during the top 40 years of the ’60s-’70s-’80s. He had stops at WWWE, WBBG, WRMR, WKNR, WGAR, WCLV, WDOK, etc. You can find his name sprinkled throughout Cleveland area broadcast histories such as the Cleveland Broadcast Radio Archives Project.

In fact, Alexander, whose personal record collection numbers in the tens of thousands, still keeps a toe active with his “Ted Alexander’s 10,000 Oldies Show.”

Alexander also did TV and has had a lengthy VO career, including “tens of thousands” “call now” tags for TV commercials along with campaigns for Time/Life and the Wall Street Journal.

For the last 10 years, he’s been at Telos. He had worked with Frank Foti and the late Steve Church during their radio careers.