Swanson said Guetzloe would have been the first to admit he was far from perfect. He knew God's grace and love, imperfections and all.Doug was a deeply faithful Christian man, one committed to his wife and family, and one I always found to be warm and affable, Swanson said.He was born in Elgin, Illinois in 1944 and began his radio career as a disc jockey in Chicago in the early 1960's.In the 1990s Chuck's popular consumer advocate program "For The People" was ranked as one of the top ten talk programs in the country.He hosted radio morning shows in Ohio, Florida (at WHOO-AM 990), Mississippi, Arizona, and Kentucky before joining WONE in Dayton in 1989. Braun hosted the morning show at Classic Country Radio, a network of five southwest Ohio radio stations headquartered in downtown Xenia.Legions of loyal listeners throughout the region relied on the detailed news, weather, and traffic reports, mixed with country oldies featured each weekday during the Bucks Braun Morning Show.His wife said he was most proud of the Mobility 20/20 vote.It was a huge victory over [the] establishment, she said.
His show was popular during the 1990s until his retirement in 2010.
Doug was always a champion for the underdog, Williams said. A Sentinel profile on Guetzloe from 2006 described his influence on Central Florida politics.
With a sharp sense of humor, an acerbic tongue and a populist message, Guetzloe built Ax the Tax into a small but highly motivated grass-roots force.
"If you vote yes on Mobility 20/20, you're going to get toll lanes, and you're looking at writing a blank check in the future for light rail," Guetzloe said before the 2003 vote.
But supporters said the tax would not pay for the I-4 toll lanes and that light rail was only one option for mass transit being considered at the time.