Paul Barsky has been entertaining radio listeners with his unique comedic style since his college days in upstate New York. After a few years in Rochester, his big break came when he answered a “blind box” ad in the back of Radio and Records looking for” Radio’s Next Superstar”. It turned out that the ad was for a new national satellite network that ABC Radio was constructing called SUPERADIO. Barsky was selected from over a few hundred tapes that were submitted. Unfortunately, this concept proved to be years ahead of its time and never got off the ground. But the opportunity opened the door to Barsky’s first major market morning show at CBS Radio’s WCAU-FM in Philadelphia.
At WCAU-FM “The Barsky Show” was one of the most listened to Top 40 morning shows in the country. Barsky consistently scored stellar ratings in morning drive at CAU-FM, which eventually led to mornings in Chicago at WLS-FM, where he took the morning show from a cellar dweller to a ratings winner in two years. During his time in Chicago, Barsky took a break from his work on air to pursue his dream of radio station ownership. In the end, he missed his true love of entertaining and decided to return to morning radio at Houston’s KRBE. Although he enjoyed his time in Texas, Barsky was eventually lured back to his adopted hometown of Philadelphia to host mornings at Y100.
It was at Y100 where he was named by industry trade publication FMQB as “The Best Major Market Show of the Year”. After his time at Y-100, Barsky’s versatility as a radio performer with both male and female demographics served him well as he dominated the Philly airwaves at stations like legendary Rock station WMMR, where he was honored by Radio and Records in the “Rock Personality of the Year” category , Hot AC- WPTP where he served as Operations Manager/ Morning Host and CBS Radio’s FREE-FM WYSP where he did a talk show. After leaving Philly in 2009, he hosted a Sports Talk morning show on CBS’s 1053 The Fan in Dallas. His most recent creation and vision of a new and unique humor driven afternoon News /Talk show at WFTL in South Florida has been critically acclaimed by some well respected industry pros as the “ Talk radio show of the future.”. In addition to his passion for entertaining his radio audience, Barsky is also very passionate about giving back to his community. Over the years, his original show events and comedy CD’s have raised thousands of dollars for local charities in the Philadelphia area.