Stan bought WAYS in 1965 for $550,000 and sold it in 1986 for $13 million. Stan was such a legend, more than a dozen stations went silent for :60 seconds when he was buried in 2001 at age 76. Stan and his wife Sis were quite a team making WAYS solid #1 in the market. They believed in solid talent to win, jocks like Jay Thomas, Jack Armstrong, Tom Kinard, Long John Silver, Dick Blanchard, Morton Downey Jr, Jack Gale, John Kilgo, Jack Pride and others. They loved to promote out of the box and took incredible care of talent that were team players. Stan would say, "Ever see a team win that hated each other with a manager that was negative?" The reverse formula made WAYS grab the largest audience of any Top 40 station their size in the nation.