Friday, May 25, 2018

Recent comments

Here are more comments recently posted on the blog.  Click on a comment to read it in larger type. Each comment is documented with the name of the post where it was attached, and you can jump to the post by typing its name in the search box located at the upper left corner of this web page.  Happy reading!



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Skunk Festival, Jan. 1973



From Facebook entry by Vickie Hahn Wyeth:
 

"The Skunk Festival, Jan. 1973, in Little Rock. War Memorial Stadium, I think. It was in honor of Loudon Wainwright III's hit song, Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road. Loudon was there, and the other guest was Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders. And people brought pet skunks. This photo is of Sonny Martin and Mark."

Thank you, Vickie!  She was prompted by Doug Virden to send this to me, and I was alerted on Facebook.  Thanks, Vickie and Doug, for alerting me!

Another piece of history revealed!

Bud S. (Staceys4@hotmail.com)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Celebration of the Mighty 1090 KAAY

Blog friend Doug Virden is hosting a "Celebration of the Mighty 1090 KAAY" at CALS Ron Robinson Theater on June 29, 2018, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201.  The event will take place at 7PM.  For more information, see the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1875563855807913/permalink/1876456722385293/?notif_t=event_mall_comment&notif_id=1526558493328859

Wish I could go, but other life events are taking place that I must take care of....

Thank you, Doug!  Send plenty of pictures!

Bud S. (staceys4@hotmail.com)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

From Doug Virden: Valerie Pruitt Info

As per Doug Virden: Valerie Pruitt, chairman of Youth Home's annual Eggshibition fundraiser....


http://m.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/apr/01/valerie-pruitt-20180401/#.WsLJ9iLMD3w.mailto

Something for the KAAY blog, started out as a news reporter for KAAY.  If my memory serves me correctly she was there on the last day reporting the afternoon news.

(There may be a survey pop up, just click "skip survey" for the article.  Thanks, Doug!  Bud S., staceys4@hotmail.com)

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Clyde Clifford For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?

Folks, I have heard from "moparjeff" several times about starting something like this and it looks like things are maybe taking off...here's his e-mail to me:

"We have a good following going on Facebook to get Clyde Clifford in the RRHOF.  There are almost 300 people liking the idea.  I have been encouraging them to write letters to the nominating committee, although I don't know how many of them have, but I do know it's a good number of them.  From the research I have done, this appears to be the best way to make this happen.  The award Dale (Seidenschwarz) would be eligible for is the Ahmet Ertegun Award as a non-performer.  The recipient of this award is chosen by a subcommittee of six people from the main nominating committee.  The nominating committee meets in September.  The address is: The Nominating Committee, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, 1290 Avenue Of The Americas, New York, NY 10104. 

I have been sharing the blog address whenever I can.  Please feel free to share this on the blog.

Your KAAY Beaker Street friend, Jeff"

Thank you, Jeff!  I wish all the success to you and the fellow nominators out there!

Bud S. (Staceys4@Hotmail.com)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

More comments

Here are more comments recently posted on the blog.  Click on a comment to read it in larger type. Each comment is documented with the name of the post where it was attached, and you can jump to the post by typing its name in the search box located at the upper left corner of this web page.  Happy reading!






Saturday, February 24, 2018

Staunch Allies Get A Shout Out. (David B. Treadway on Facebook)

KAAY's night signal rolled right over Satsuma, Alabama, where it swept a young Bud Stacey into the ozone. I never knew he was out there until years after the station was sold away to the Christians. He and some friends put an excellent blog on the 'net, entitled mighty1090kaay (link below).  (David B. inserted a link to our blog in his Facebook post- thanks, David B.!  bs)

If you're still a fan of the station, I highly recommend you give this blog some of your spare time!

It's done from a listener's viewpoint, though insiders check in from time to time. It gives a perspective that we did not get on the air--and it's got everything about the station. It also links back to the late AJ Lindsey's (Doc Holiday #2) blog, which is another treasure in itself.

Very belated thanks to Bud, Greg Barman and Dave Schmidt and all others who are keeping the legend alive.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

More comments

Here are more comments recently posted on the blog,  Click on a comment to read it in larger type. Each comment is documented with the name of the post where it was attached, and you can jump to the posting by typing the name of the post in the search box located at the upper left corner of this web page.




Thursday, February 8, 2018

KAAY Signal Restored

In an e-mail from Doug Virden:

"The nighttime directional signal for KAAY has been fully restored after nearly 15 years.  The nighttime signal had to be cut back because a power plant was built a mile away from the towers right in the directional signals path.  This forced the signal to be reduced from 50kw to around 17kw at night.  According to Barry McCorkindale this led to a significant loss in revenue.

Two-thirds of the revenue the station brought in was from the nighttime signal.  There was a higher rate charged during skywave hours.  Once the nighttime signal wasn't coming through anymore the prime revenue started leaving.  More revenue left when the station was off the air twice for weeks.  There are currently less than 30 ministries still on KAAY, once revenue is lost its doubtful its coming back.  I believe it cost more than twice of what the current yearly revenue is for the station.  From my understanding it was either restore the signal or turn in the license and shut down.
 
     I'm sure the company is going want a return on their investment.  Keeping the status quo with programming won't cut it.
 
A couple of ideas for programming would be to move the sports talk station to KAAY or block all the ministries that are left into the late night and overnight hours and play 60's and 70's music for the rest of the time.
  
There is now FM competition on the religious front in Little Rock.  Salem runs three stations in Little Rock one is a full time religious block station where a lot of programs that were once on KAAY went, next is a Contemporary Christian music format, and a conservative talk station.  Younger listeners will go to these stations for that type of programming.  Another issue is the ministers that have time on KAAY are getting older and there is NO younger ones coming in to take their place."
 
I tuned into 1090 this morning, there was a good strong signal.  Good job!  Thanks, Doug!
 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

We get comments....


A lot of people read this blog, and they leave comments to the postings.  But to see the comments, you have to click on the "comments" link at the bottom of a posting.  Lots of comments are still being added to popular posts from years back, and there is no way that anyone is going to check all these older posts for new comments.

So, for the next few weeks, we will be relisting comments that have been posted over the past year.  The comments have been lifted from the blog's "dashboard," and they aren't formatted all that pretty, but at least you can read them.  Each comment is documented with the name of the post where it was attached, and you can jump to the posting by typing the name of the post in the search box located at the upper left corner of this web page.

We hope that you will enjoy the info and memories contributed by our readers.  (Also, the last comment in today's batch contains a nifty link that takes you to a dropbox account of collected Beaker Street audio files!   By the way, Bud S. has some leads on new Beaker Street audio, which he is trying to track down.  We'll let you know....)

Finally, a comment about comments:  our blog uses Blogger (run by Google) for its postings.  Blogger is great for presenting essays, audio files, etc., so that the blog becomes a history or archive on its topic.  This has worked great for documenting the story of KAAY.  But it makes comments secondary (otherwise, Blogger becomes Facebook).  So, we will stick with Blogger and do a bit of extra work to flush out your comments.

Here's the first batch --- click on a comment to see it in a larger type font.

---Dave S.

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