About Dr. Don

dr don wycd detroit300 About Dr. DonTune in to Dr. Don Carpenter, on The Dr. Don Morning Show, weekdays from 5 to 10 a.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. for the Top 20 Motor City Most Wanted Countdown!

Roughly 30 years ago, Dr. Don Carpenter stepped out of a Veterinary Hospital and into a radio station ..and he’s never looked back. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where his adoptive parents raised him on the music of [lastfm]Bob Wills[/lastfm], [lastfm]Eddy Arnold[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Boots Randolph[/lastfm]. Doc’s exposure to today’s country stars started early: He met [lastfm]Reba McEntire[/lastfm] when she was just a little girl performing the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They talked at a concession stand. Technically, this was probably the first country music star interview Doc ever did.

Doc became one of the youngest people to graduate from High School in Tulsa, and, at 16 years of age, was one of the youngest ever to begin classes at the University of Tulsa. He graduated with two degrees.

Tulsa is also where Doc met his lovely wife, Kaylyn. They’ve been married for 26 years and she still fixes him breakfast every morning before his show. God bless her. Kaylyn’s a frequent guest on the show and her award-winning recipes are often available on WYCD’s website.

His country radio career began in 1980 at KFSB-AM in Joplin, Missouri. From there, he moved to KWTO in Springfield, Missouri. A few more hops through Tampa, Des Moines and Pittsburgh and he landed at Detroit talk station WOW-FM. When the station switched to country in 1993, the owners opted to keep Doc as he was the only air personality who routinely wore cowboy boots and a cowboy hat and a country accent. That station became WYCD.

In addition to his radio show, Doc writes “The Dr Don Prepsheet,” which provides over 100 radio stations with comedy, show ideas and the latest country music news from Doc’s own Music Row sources. The Prepsheet is coming up on its 20th anniversary.

Being a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Dr. Don is involved in all kinds of charitable work, from Child ID programs to raising money for the Mason-run Children’s Learning Center, in Dearborn, which works with kids with dyslexia. He’s also been involved with Detroit’s Ronald McDonald House for a number of years. Doc also does writing seminars and lectures for area schoolkids. Since his wife is a Paramedic, docs bird About Dr. DonDoc has hosted the annual Michigan Emergency Medical Services Awards Banquet. The American Cancer Society had Doc emcee their annual Cattle Baron’s Ball, last fall. They were so impressed, he’s been asked back to host it, again, this year. And the Goodwill Bowl-a-Thon he hosted is also becoming an annual event. Being a diabetic, Dr. Don’s also active in diabetes education.

Doc and Kay live with three parrots and four refrigerators. One for food and the rest for beer.


    dr don, this is for you!

    This coming week is National Mental Health
    Care week.
    You can do your part by remembering

    to contact at least one unstable person
    to show you care.
    Well .. .. . my job is done. Your turn!

    Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend.. just as I’ve done. I don’t care if you lick windows or take the special bus…. you hang in there sunshine, you’re special..
    Every sixty seconds you spend angry, upset or mad, is a full minute of happiness you’ll never get back.
    Today’s Message of the Day is: Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile
    Send to all the people you love and don’t want to lose in 2010, even me. If you get 3 back, you are a great friend.

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we might as well dance

  • Patti Brown

    Dr Don,
    HELP!! I couldn’t figure out where to send an email so I am sending it from here. My niece is getting married June 25th. The hall is set and my brother, who is an ordained minister, was suppose to do the Officiating. He just called her today, Easter Sunday, to tell her due to complications in his job, he will not be able to come up from Illinois and marry my niece and her fiance. She is desperately looking for someone and you were the very first person I thought of that might help out. Do you think you could be the Officiant of her ceremony?? Please let me know AS Soon as you Can. I would truly appreciate any thing you could do to help. thank you, Patti B

  • Russ Farrington

    just to let you guys know how i knew about the 44″ coat hanger, back in the very early 70’s i was enroled in junior achievement, and we made and marketed coat hangers.
    I’m just glad my kids didnt see dad dialing the phone while driving and laughing hysterically.

  • Pat

    Just wanted to let you know that I also love True Blood and only have HBO when the show is on. After the True Blood show ends so does my HBO

    • http://drdoncarpenter.wordpress.com Dr Don

      I got hooked on the DVDs after friends kept recommending the show. Sad to think the season’s already about over.

  • http://wycd.radio.com/2010/09/02/faces-for-radio-the-wycd-dysfunctional-family/ Faces For Radio! The WYCD ‘Dysfunctional Family!’ « 99.5 WYCD Detroit's Best Country

    […]  Doctor Don  spent a semester in Veterinary School, and thinks this qualifies him as a ”REAL […]

  • Tiffany harris

    hi dr don u might not remember me cause i was lil im dave harris daught also known as dave from taylor i would like it if you would email and got a hold of me

  • Chris

    What about your stint at B-105 in Cincnnati ??

  • jack l kennedy

    hey–surfing web tells me u once wkd at KFSB in Joplin…I ws a newsman there once b4 Wcta, LincolnNb. papers, 1310 ws a good place then,,bill clark as manager…

    • http://drdoncarpenter.wordpress.com Dr Don

      Man, that does go back a way, but yep, that was me. Richard Chegwin and John David owned it when I was there. Class place.

  • Debbie

    Hey Dr. Don, I absolutely love the birthday pranks! My boyfriends BDay is coming up and would love to prank him but I’m always driving when you announce what all you need in the email. By the time I get home I have forgotten could you let me know?

blog comments powered by Disqus
Tyler Farr Cancels Nov. 27 Show at The FillmoreThe announcement comes days after an emergency room visit.
Kenny at Ford Field 2016: Tickets on Sale Now!Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Old Dominion will also perform.

Listen Live