Race Taylor


Monday  – Friday
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Music has always been an important factor in Race’s life.    As a child, he took piano and drum lessons which lead to a formal music education at The University of Michigan.  This was followed by a few years teaching music in the public schools, playing in bands and writing commercial jingles from which a career in radio was born.

Race started his radio career with an internship at an NPR station in Ann Arbor, MI, and then had on-air positions in Toledo, Dayton, Columbus, and ultimately, Cincinnati where, for nearly a decade, he was a fixture at WKRQ.    It was then that Race met and married Patty Shannon, one of the original “on camera” television traffic reporters.  She’s been on WKRC TV Local 12 as well as WLWT Channel 5. Together, Race & Patty have 3 boys ages 8 and 13, and 15 who also love Cincinnati.  And, just like their parents, harbor a healthy addiction to Greater’s Ice Cream, Skyline Chili, and Larosa’s Pizza!

In addition to his extensive radio career, Race is the current billboard voice for ABC-TV’s Prime Time, Daytime and Late Night programming.   You can hear him regularly on shows like The View, The Chew, Dancing With The Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Shark Tank, Nashville, CMA Music Fest, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Race has also been the host of several ABC and Westwood One national radio network specials.  His national voice work includes campaigns for McDonalds, Verizon, and various national pop and rock concert tours.


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