Todd Clark Pettengill is a radio disc jockey for WPLJ 95.5 in the New York area. He is perhaps best known for his tenure in the World Wrestling Federation as an on-screen interviewer in the mid-to-late 1990s.
Pettengill started his career in radio at the age of 13 at a local radio station in Amsterdam, New York. Since August 1991, Pettengill has been the co-host of the WPLJ morning show with Scott Shannon, where he is known for his phone scams. Todd Pettengill has been named Billboard Magazine Major Market Air personality of the year six times and Radio and Records Major Market Air personality of the year four times. He founded Pettengill Productions,Inc in 1993 and 17Black, LLC in 2007.
Pettengill was the host of a Saturday night 1980s music program known as Saturday Night at the 80s (later renamed Todd Pettengill at the 80's). The show was broadcast in twenty-seven markets, including New York, Washington DC, Detroit and Miami.
Early in his career, he hosted the morning radio show on the Albany, New York area's WFLY "Fly 92", called the Wake Up Service. It was the highest rated show in Albany history. Pettengill left for WIOQ in Philadelphia and eventually WPLJ in New York. He was the youngest morning show host in New York radio at the age of 25. Pettengill can now be seen on Dish Nation alongside Scott Shannon.
World Wrestling Federation
Pettengill also worked for the World Wrestling Federation in the early-to-late 1990s, as a backstage interviewer. He replaced Sean Mooney, who had elected not to renew his expiring WWF contract. He made his WWF debut as host of the Saturday morning program WWF Mania on January 9, 1993. Pettengill also hosted WWF Blast-Off, WWF LiveWire and WWF Action Zone. Pettengill made his WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania IX. He performed the opening number "WWF Superstars" at the 1996 Slammy Awards. The following year, he presented the Slammy for "Miss Slammy" to Sable. Pettengill's final pay-per-view appearance was at SummerSlam in 1997, after which, he informed WWF executives that he wished to bow out of the company, the grind of juggling his WWF duties and his radio career proving to be too hectic. He was replaced by current WWE Raw announcer Michael Cole. He was recently added to WWE Classics Where Are They Now? In 2013 Pettengill hosted segments of the WWE DVD release The Best of In Your House, a compilation of the best matches from the Pay-Per-View series