Saturday, February 6, 2016

Happy Belated Birthday, David B. Treadway!!!

I was remiss in not getting this on sooner, but when I realized David B.'s birthday had arrived, we already had a post in, I still want to wish him a happy birthday, only a few days late.

I will not reveal how young David B. is, because I am nearly where he was when I met this gentle giant a few years ago.  I am still in awe of his voice (what I call the "Voice of Arkansas") as he booms over the air on US 97 in the mornings with Vicki Parker.  His "Treadway-isms" delight and entertain many on Facebook and the man has SO many friends there, it took him a solid three days to answer all the birthday wishes.

David B. is one of those rare personalities that somehow remain on earth amongst us mere mortals...even though he's been at lofty perch after lofty perch.  Thank you, DBT, for who you are; Mrs. Treadway is fortunate to have you, and we are too.  May you greet many more sunrises and see many more moons, and may the masses continue to wish you many more birthdays!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Day The Music Died....

Jonnie King was gracious enough to contact me regarding the anniversary of the crash that ended the life of Buddy Holly and his band members....

"I'm sending you the Info on this Special Page that I've placed on the HOF Legends Site with a truly rare piece of Audio History.  It's the actual news bulletin that was broadcast after the plane that was carrying Rock & Roll Stars Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and, "The Big Bopper", crashed on FEBRUARY 3, 1959...57 YEARS AGO.

It's been called "The Day The Music Died"...all 3 were young and had brilliant careers ahead of them.  As it stands, all we have now is their memories, and, the music that they've left us.

This Historic bulletin isn't very long, BUT it's an important piece of Rock & Roll/Rockabilly History that's impacted all of us who listen to their songs on the radio until this very day: "That'll Be The Day", "La Bamba", "Chantilly Lace"...we've cruised to 'em all.  Now here's the Direct Link to hear this true piece of History:

Thanks again, Bud, for your working tirelessly for our KAAY Crew & Blog !

Your friend,

Jonnie  "

Buddy Holly's and others' music was the genesis for what we listen to today...and it was still innocent, not like the junk today.

R.I.P.; thank you, Jonnie, for all you have done and continue to do!

Bud S. (

Monday, January 25, 2016

Radio Yesterday from October 16, 2005

Barry Mac is back with another Radio Yesterday.  This show first aired on KAAY on October 16, 2005 and features:  some Bland stormy blues, a couple of lazy songs, Otis caught on for too long, Joni sitting in with JT, McCartney goes to the farm, the one-hit wonder of the week and more old KAAY audio recovered from the transmitter site.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Pat Walsh

Reader & friend of the blog Doug Virden reminded me of this:

"Next Thursday Jan. 21st will mark the 10th anniversary of Pat Walsh's death.  Hard to believe its been 10 yrs. since he passed away.  Knew he died in Jan. sometime and went to the library to find the exact date.  Read in his obit. that he spent a majority of 2005 hospitalized due to an infection he received from surgery in 2004.  Thought you would want to mark the solemn anniversary."

For more info on Pat Walsh, you can check this link for MANY more entries:
Thanks to Doug Virden!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Don Marcus, overnight on June 2, 1974

Here is an aircheck of Don Marcus, reposted from an entry in 2010.  Whenever I’m up late at night, remembering how cool it was to receive KAAY on the skywave in the Midwest, I especially recall this aircheck.

This is from the overnight of June 2, 1974, 3:30-4:30am, as KAAY’s booming signal was heard in Evanston IL, in suburban Chicago.  A downright awesome signal at times, as you’ll hear.  Note the “greetings to the Great South” and “greetings to Cuba” promos, and the News IQ contest promo, voiced by what sounds like Lyle Dean from WLS.   Answer the News IQ questions and you win $10.90!  With inflation, I figure that’s about $52.50 in today’s dollars. 

As for the mysterious Don Marcus, here is more information on him.

We have been unable to find out anything about his whereabouts after leaving KAAY.

Greg Barman

Monday, January 4, 2016

Radio Yesterday from October 9, 2005

It's time for another Radio Yesterday show from Barry Mac, where the 2005-era KAAY took an hour to interrupt its Christian music format, and remember its grand past and play old rock'n'roll and blues.   This show is from October 9, 2005 and features:  Some lonely times for Charlie, some troubled Temptations, a Monkey B-side, the woman before Lola,  a Nielsen hit by somebody else, the one-hit wonder of the week, and more fun with old KAAY audio.  

Barry always manages to come with stuff I haven't heard in years and this show is no exception!


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Former Senator Dale Bumpers Dead

As per Michael Hibblen on Facebook:

"Sad to learn longtime Senator and Governor Dale Bumpers has died at 90. He was a legend in Arkansas politics and was among the earliest politicians I interviewed when I became a reporter 23 years ago. He stopped by KUAR almost 14 years ago to talk with Ron Breeding about the release of his autobiography, with a C-SPAN camera crew following, which you can watch below. He was an incredibly intelligent person who I always appreciated talking with because he could localize any international conflict by offering his analysis. He had a deep understanding of world events and was never afraid to speak his mind. I also appreciated the fact that he never minded being called at 6 a.m. for an early morning interview.".

We had news bits featuring Senator Bumpers on the blog in the past.  Thank you Michael....

Bud S.(

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

(Harry Morgan as Col. Potter in the M*A*S*H episode, "A War For All Seasons)  "Here's to the New Year; may it be a damned sight better than the old one...." "

We may not be in 1950's Korea, but the world HAS become a more dangerous place.  My wish for us is that it becomes a safer place for not only us, but our children and all children everywhere.

Bud S. (

Friday, December 25, 2015

A Merry Christmas Wish From Eric Lensing!

The King!

Merry Christmas, Bud, to you and all your friends and loved ones!  Let's hope 2016 is a good one!

Eric Lensing ("Eric Thomas", 1979-1986, KAAY & other Little Rock stations).

Eric, thank you for sending in your Christmas wishes!  I also celebrate the King of Kings, Jesus Christ, for this is his celebrated birthday!  I hope Elvis is celebrating life with him in Heaven!

Bud S. (


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wouldn't You Like To Find This Under Your Tree?

I'd like it full-size, please!!!  Thanks to Doug Virden for this picture of a replica 1965 Mustang Fastback!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Bud S. (