Dalton launched WASH-FM in Washington, DC in 1968 and later managed at KLAC, LA and New York’s WNEW-AM. He also worked for Metromedia.
During the early ‘80s, Dalton and his wife Sue bought FMs in Washington, DC, Charlotte and Cincinnati’s WGRR.
The Dalton recently donated $1M to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida nature center in Naples. The William Dalton Discovery Center was opened on Nov. 16, 2012.