Dave Williams and Anita Garner met in Northern California many years ago, passing ships in the rocking psychedelic twilight of the 1967 “Summer of Love.”  Dave, a teenage wannabe deejay, was enchanted by the first “chick” he had ever heard on the radio. She was called “Lovely ‘Nita,” (in honor of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album track, Lovely Rita.)  A couple of years later he got the radio job she had recently left behind. Through the years and their separate lives, travels, loves, marriages, and the recent, nearly simultaneous arrival of grandbabies they maintained their friendship and took notes.
Anita Garner is a writer and broadcaster, raised on radio, from her family's shows in the Deep South to a career on the air in California, and as a host of nationally syndicated shows. She writes often about family and music and the South. She’s a recipient of the John Steinbeck Short Story Award for her story "Hank Williams Was a Friend of Mine" and says "I'm thrilled that at least once my name appeared in the same sentence with John Steinbeck."
Dave Williams has made his living talking on the radio since 1969 and therefore has never actually worked. Through the years he's received many broadcast honors but is most gratified by the fact that CarolAnn, his wife of 30 years, still thinks he’s funny and that his kids and grandkids don’t seem to be terribly embarrassed or annoyed by him. He can be heard delivering news and goofing off weekday mornings on AM 570 KLIF in Dallas.