Friday, July 28, 2017

"The Hotline"

Larry McDonald posted this on Facebook, his comments follow:


 "It is a phone hotline my dad helped build the station it was called KTHS before Linn broadcasting made KAAY. I watched them change the letters on the transmitter building, it went from there to the Mighty 1090."

Thanks, Larry, for all you and your dad did to keep this mighty station on the air!

Bud S. (staceys4@Hotmail.com)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Larry McDonald's Comic Picture

This was cut from a comic strip years ago, and Larry McDonald posted it on Facebook as the "Felix and Leta McDonald Family":

Larry's sister said, "That's us!"

Bud S. (staceys4@Hotmail.com)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"New" Bumper Stickers?

Alerted by Doug Virden, "sourced" by Larry McDonald (Felix's son), here are some bumper stickers I've never seen!


Thanks, Larry and Doug!

Bud S. (staceys4@Hotmail.com)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

No KAAY Facebook Page?

Sidney Woodbury just noted on the Facebook page "KAAY-AM, The Mighty 1090" that KAAY themselves no longer have a Facebook page:

"I don't know if this is a sign of some kind of change or just a coincidence, but there is no KAAY Facebook page, that would be the current KAAY, not the Mighty 1090 page."

More as their status develops....

Bud S. (staceys4@Hotmail.com)

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Contact From A New Visitor!


From my e-mail recently:

"Bud,
 
My name is Jeff Barrette, I live in Madison Wi.  I crew up in a small southwest Wisconsin town.  I recently found your blog and it has been delightful.  I have been trying to read all of the posts’.  I have posted a few responses.  I have found all of the history of KAAY fascinating.  KAAY was without doubt my favorite station, even though I could only listen after sundown. The music that was played is timeless.
 
The purpose of this communication is Clyde Clifford. Because of Clyde Clifford and Beaker Street the music that is considered classic was introduced to millions of people.  It is my opinion that Clyde Clifford should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
 
Would you be interested in assisting with such an endeavor?
 
Your fellow KAAY and Beaker Street fan.
 
Jeff Barrette"
 
Jeff, thank you for your e-mail!  There are probably a lot of people who think just like you.  When Clyde proposed this back in late 1966, "the suits" didn't think Beaker Street would work- little did they know the huge success they would enjoy.  Later, when other owners/GMs discontinued it, they disappointed a lot of listeners.  In later years, when it was aired on other stations with Clyde at the helm, it gained momentum again...but you know radio....
 
I hope many other people attempt this endeavor.  I have also petitioned to get Don Payne in the Arkansas Radio Hall Of Fame, since he was the last deejay to air it until "the suits" shut it down...to no avail.
 
Go for it, Jeff!  And thanks again!  Also check the Facebook page at: ttps://www.facebook.com/groups/198469254312/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED
 
 

What KAAY Ought To Do?

Doug Virden notified me of Greg Barman's shared link over on Facebook's KAAY-AM The Mighty 1090 page:

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2017/jul/08/wfli-agatakes-flight/437252/#/

Thanks to both you guys!

Bud S. (staceys4@Hotmail.com)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cotham's Mercantile Razed By Fire

As per an alert by Doug Virden, Cotham's Mercantile was destroyed, as reported 5/30/17 on KARK:

http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/fire-destroys-historic-cothams-in-scott/726183232

When I made my visit to Little Rock a few years ago, Charlie Scarbrough ("Charlie King") acted as our tour guide for a couple of days; Cotham's was one place he took us...unfortunately, it was closed on the day we went there:


There's my beautiful wife and daughter!

Such a neat landmark...sad to lose it....

Thanks to Doug Virden for the news flash.

Bud S. (staceys4@Hotmail.com)

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day


It is not about BBQ and beer, folks....

Bud S. (staceys4@Hotmail.com)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bob Robbins Keeps On Keepin' On

Former KAAY personality Bob Robbins signs an extension of his contract with KMJX:

http://newmusicweekly.com/kmjx-105-1-wolflittle-rock-inks-extension-morning-man-bob-robbins/

Thanks to Doug Virden for this information!

Bud S. (staceys4@Hotmail.com)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

KAAY Featured On Rewound Radio

Doug Virden contacted me on KAAY being featured on Rewound Radio:

"This past Saturday Rewound Radio featured a few hours of unscoped airchecks from KAAY.  They were from May 18th, 1971, the ones that are already listed on the blog.  The airchecks consisted of Wayne Moss and Mike McCormick (aka Barry Wood).  Rewound Radio relives those radio days every Saturday at noon Eastern time.  A majority of them are from the top radio markets in the country such as New York of Los Angeles.  The Little Rock radio market is ranked #83 in the US.  KAAY was described as being unlike the other stations on the East or West Coast which had a deep playlist as well as describing the nighttime coverage.  Beaker Street also got a mention.

     Rewound Radio is an online oldies radio station, to be able to listen you can go to rewoundradio.com on your computer and hit the listen button.  Another way to listen is to install the tunein radio app on your phone and listen through your phone.  Hopefully next time KAAY is featured I will know about it ahead of time and it can be posted to the blog ahead of time."
 
Thanks, Doug!  Keep a sharp eye out and let us know!
 
 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bob Robbins Still Going, Going, Going...

I found this article on the KAAY-AM, Mighty 1090 Facebook page:

http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/116707/ageless-voice-of-country-still-strong-in-bob-robbins

Thanks, Doug Virden, for posting this on Facebook!

Bud S. (staceys4@Hotmail.com)