Post by John Quincy on Sept 18, 2011 5:18:11 GMT -5
This was received on September 6, 2011:
I worked at WCII and WKJJ back in the early eighties ... I worked with Ed Phillips mostly, but also worked with Kevin (Sales) O’Neal; Shelby Clark; Sheila Richards (which I heard recently passed away); Jill Lawrence; Rip Rinehart; “Bumper” Morgan; Bill Bailey; Bob Cline (JR Kennedy), etc ... I have been trying to find Ed Phillips (he was blind since birth and he and Bob Cline were good friends), we were really good friends. I used to fill out Ed’s FCC logs for him and help him program his show. I also used to “cart'” songs up and put together Ed’s mid-week music special on a longer cart for his hour long show on Wednesday nights, we did the 6-10 pm drive and the early Saturday morning drive (6 am – noon I think). Bob Cline followed us on Saturday and preceded us during the week. Shelby Clark came on after us during the week and did the graveyard shift from 10:00 pm – 6:00 am, then Bill Bailey did the morning drive from 6:00 am – 10:00 am. We had a lot of good times there and a lot of pranks were pulled (especially on Shelby – he was a blast).
I never did air time (although I did apply and receive my 3rd class radio-telephone license and still have it!). I planned on trying to work in radio and even did a fake air-check and Rip caught me using the new production studio downstairs, because he took my tape cuttings and spliced them together to find out who did! LOL! My air name was going to be John McClinton.
Post by John Quincy on Jun 11, 2012 13:02:33 GMT -5
This was received on June 11, 2012:
John, I want to thank LKYRadio for the WAVE aircheck archives. My family and I were reminiscing about relatives, when we started talking about "Uncle Bill." The rest of America knew him as Pat Murphy. My father in law said he was a disc jockey in Louisville Ky during the 70's. We googled his radio name and Louisville KY and came upon your web-site. What a treat! None of us sitting in the room had ever heard Pat on the radio before. He was always full of life and we miss him dearly. He passed away several years ago. You brought a smile to our faces and I can't thank you enough. Have and great day... you made ours truly special.
Post by John Quincy on Apr 20, 2013 5:58:44 GMT -5
This was received on April 16, 2013:
I didn't live in this area during the tornado outbreak in '74 but I was fortunate enough to be directed to your site where WHAS covered it. I'm originally from Northern Ohio and have only been here in Southern Indiana for 7 years. I listened to the entire coverage probably 3 times so far and am just amazed at the professionalism and cool-headed newsmen covering it Byron Crawford, Glen Bastin, John Burke, Chuck Patyk? <sp>. I have no idea how to get in contact with any of them but would like to convey that they are the best of the best and beyond. Especially during that horrific day. I didn't forget Mr Dick Gilbert, he was in a league of his own. I thought he put his self in harms way to an extent to get the information to the newsmen in the studio to get it out to the people. What a great job they did and you've done preserving that moment in time when normal newsmen became extraordinary newsmen.
Post by John Quincy on Sept 29, 2013 6:27:47 GMT -5
This was received September 25, 2013
I just stumbled across your website and wanted to take a minute to say thanks for all the work that you've put into it. Although I grew up in Tell City, Indiana, I've always had an interest in radio which led me to become a licensed amateur (ham) radio operator. One would be amazed what a VHF TV antenna hooked up to an FM broadcast receiver will do reception wise.
I remember pointing it towards Louisville and listening to WQHI/WQMF and WLRS. Those were my favorite stations in that area as to this day I'm still a fan of rock music. I could pick those stations up on a daily basis. When tropospheric ducting would occur, I could pick up WFBQ in Indianapolis. I was listening to Bob and Tom way before they were syndicated. It was hit or miss though depending on the band conditions. I never really cared much for the radio stations in my market area back then so I always looked elsewhere. I could sometimes pick up different stations on the same frequency just by rotating the antenna.
Those days seem to be over now though. The dial is overcrowded with FM translators for AM stations, local programming has gone by the wayside thanks to satellite feeds, a lot of radio stations can now be heard via streaming audio, etc. The magic of pointing my antenna in a random direction seems and seeing what I can hear has passed. There's no way I could ever hear WFBQ from here again as there's now a local country station parked on that frequency. Even the stations themselves have changed. WLRS is long gone and WQMF is only a shadow of its former self. Clear Channel pretty well sucked the life right out of it (along with every other radio station they own).
What I really liked about your website is the audio archives. Speaking of which, I would love to hear one of WQMF's old station IDs. "96 WQMF Jeffersonville Louisville. Kick ass rock and roll". I think it had the weasel giving an evil laugh in the background. If you ever stumble across that one I would love to hear it again.