Raynham radio DJ Nancy Quill inducted into the MA Broadcasters Hall of Fame | Panda Anku

RAYNHAM – A native of Raynham, Nancy Quill has always wanted to pursue a career in music.

An aspiring singer-songwriter, Quill began performing music with her high school band at an early age and was a big fan of The Beatles and the 1970s California sound growing up in Raynham and as a student at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School. Later, as a student at UMass Lowell, she studied music and was a performer.

“I loved classic rock, really loved it,” said Quill, “I loved Californian rock – Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac and Joni Mitchell – and of course I grew up listening to the Beatles.” I played piano and sang and went to music school at the University of Lowell.

“Music was really what I was about. Music has always been a part of my life.”

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Longtime WMJX Magic 106.7 DJ and native of Raynham, Nancy Quill will be inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame in September.

How she came to radio

Music, it seemed, was her calling. But radio was the family business.

The late Joe Quill, her father, was part owner of WRLM in Taunton. Today the former WRLM is WSNE, 93.3 on the local dial, and is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. But WRLM was where young Nancy Quill had her first exposure to a radio studio and the musical sounds of the time.

And Joe Quill, being a radio guy, always reminded Nancy that the radio booth was a good option, albeit a big change of perspective, for someone wanting a career in the music business.

Nancy Quill, far right, with her parents, Joe and Doris Quill, with the WRLM company car in the 1970's.  Joe and Doris Quill were co-owners of the Taunton-based radio station now called WSNE 93.3.

And it was a familiar environment.

“I always wanted to be a musician. I wanted to be a singer-songwriter, but my dad used to say, “You know, you really should get your radio license,” because he knew I could do it. I’ve been on the air on WRLM a few times. I used to do commercials for my dad and then when I went to college I worked at the college radio station,” she said.

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