Monday, January 26, 2015

Beaker Street 4/13/1971 Part C

Here is Part C of April 13, 1971.  We hope you have enjoyed this series!

OK, more Beaker Street audio to follow!

Bud S. (

Monday, January 19, 2015

Beaker Street 4/13/1971 Part B

Here is the 2nd portion of this aircheck...there may be some overlap from Part A.  Some great music- Clyde had such a great way of bringing diverse music together.

Part C to follow- don't touch that dial!  (Like I didn't think you would....)

Bud S. (

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We Inturrupt This Series For...

...goodies from Kevin Thornton!  Since we still have a little football season left, and because of the results of the latest Arkansas/Texas game, Kevin sent these bumper stickers along for us to enjoy!

As per his words: "Hey Bud, thought you and the readers of the Mighty 1090 blog would like these "Beat Texas" stickers from the radio station circa early 1980s(?). Kevin Thornton"

You betcha, Kevin!

Thanks, Kevin!!!  Any and all pictures, memorabilia, etc. is graciously accepted for addition to the blog for the enjoyment of all KAAY/Beaker Street fans!  Thank you, Kevin!  Bud S (

Monday, January 12, 2015

Beaker Street 4/13/1971 Part A

And we continue with Clyde Clifford and Beaker Street into 1971!  We thought it was high time (no pun intended!) that we brought back some post from A. J. Lindsey's blog (  When we got this blog going, I thought it was too early to reproduce any postings from A. J.'s blog, because it might produce boring repetition.  Now, seemingly, this blog is in the forefront and it has been several years since many of us found his blog- and it has been seven years for me personally, that I've contributed to it.

Thanks to computer guru and professor Dave Schmidt, and his love for the station, he was able to capture what we needed before the players "broke" on A. J.'s blog; there is still some active players there, but you have to dig for the link.  However, through Dave's computer knowhow and Greg Barman's audio and computer expertise, these recordings come back to life!

I cannot tell you how much I depend on these guys- they have been a Godsend to me and us KAAY/Beaker Street enthusiasts.  David B. Treadway (who I call "The Voice Of Arkansas") once said, that the guy behind the mic gets all the credit- or the blame- but it's the people in the background who are the real thank you, Dave and Greg!

ONWARD!  The audio came to us in three parts, so we'll present them as such.  I forget the original presenter, so, if you recognize this, please leave us a comment- we are thankful for each and every aircheck and studio copy that comes our way!

Next, Part B!

Bud S. (

Monday, January 5, 2015

April 3, 1971 Beaker Street Mistakenly Marked "4/13/71"

I found another Beaker Street in the "A. J. archives" that Dave S. recovered...thought we'd share it with you!

This is mismarked "4/13/14", but is really from about April 3, 1971.  There was mention somewhere that there was a mismarked aircheck on the 13th- this must be it.  Greg Barman noticed that there was an Alice Cooper concert slated for April 10 advertised, so it couldn't be 4/13...and, a little over 22 minutes into the aircheck, it changed to a different, we don't have a date for the ending part of this aircheck....

I don't know why, but I enjoy this particular aircheck...must be the music selections.

Thanks, Greg & Dave!

Bud S. (

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Eve on Beaker Street! Dec 31, 1971 (into 1972) - Second Half + A telescoped version

This is the second half of the Beaker Street show from New Year's Eve 1971.   It's already past midnight and into 1972 on this aircheck, and Clyde Clifford is having a good time playing the tunes, talking with listeners hundreds of miles away, and enjoying some awfully good eggnog with strong nutmeg.   The aircheck is untelescoped with a few gaps here and there.

Parts 3 & 4 -- Discography:
The Guess Who - Friends of Mine
Iron Butterly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Deep Water Reunion - Cindy's Cryin'
King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
Black Oak Arkansas - Lord Have Mercy On My Soul/When Electricity Came to Arkansas
REO Speedwagon - Gypsy Woman's Band
Grateful Dead - Uncle John's Band
The Incredible Broadside Brass Bed Band - The Great Grizzly Bear Hunt

Here are parts 3 and 4:

Part 3

Part 4

For those of you who are mainly interested in the programming elements, here's a telescoped version of the entire aircheck:

Happy New Year everybody! from The Mighty 1090 KAAY Blog.

Greg Barman

Friday, December 26, 2014

New Year's Eve on Beaker Street! Dec 31, 1971 - First Half

Here's some Beaker Street to help you get in the frame of mind for New Year's Eve.  It's a NYE Beaker Street show from December 31, 1971, going into the wee hours of Jan 1 1972.   I don't know who originally recorded this show, I got it from another collector with no additional information but it sounds like a local aircheck.  Thank you, whoever recorded this, it's a great show!   The aircheck is divided into 4 segments, covering most of the 3 hour show, and mostly untelescoped with a few gaps.

Doing the show as usual from the remote KAAY transmitter site, It sure sounds like Clyde Clifford is celebrating the New Year, and I mean something beyond a countdown to midnight and Auld Lang Syne!  Long songs are the norm on Beaker Street.  But this night Clyde is playing some VERY long songs, like Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", and "The Court of the Crimson King" by King Crimson.  Listen to Clyde and see what you think.

Parts 1 & 2 -- Discography:
Alice Cooper - Black Juju
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Black Oak Arkansas - Uncle Lijah
Love Sculpture - Mars/Sabre Dance
Grateful Dead - Truckin'
T. Rex - Bang a Gong

Unknown - Auld Lang Syne
Don Ellis - Pussy Wiggle Stomp
Pink Floyd - Careful With That Axe Eugene
The Guess Who - Friends of Mine

The spots include A Warehouse in New Orleans.  The Allman Brothers and REO Speedwagon were playing there that weekend and tickets were only 5 BUCKS -- wow!  Other advertisers are Floyd's Record Shop, Jefferson Manor Apartments, Coca-Cola and Stag Beer. 

Clyde mentions listeners in Wisconsin, Missouri and Louisiana, and we all know there were plenty more.  Imagine thousands of people celebrating New Year's in their own way, with Beaker Street blasting thru the skywaves and rocking out of radios all over the place to bring in 1972 !  

Here are the first two parts:

Part 1

Part 2

Greg Barman

Monday, December 22, 2014

KAAY DJ's Merry Xmas Message

A several of years ago, I had the great idea to get as many KAAY deejays to send in audio Christmas greetings; several were able to and Greg Barman mixed them with vintage KAAY Christmas audio spots.  We thought it would be appropriate that we bring it back!

Sadly, Jerry Sims, one of the "Sonny Martins", is no longer with us, but his spirit lives on in these and other recordings... so, please enjoy him and the other deejays in their holiday greetings to you all!  Roll it, Greg!

Bud S. (

Friday, December 19, 2014


A Special "Hi" to all of our friends of  "The Mighty 1090/KAAY" !   For those of you who are new to our Blog, for almost every year since I started in Broadcasting I've created a Special Holiday Viewing List...and for 2014 I've expanded it !

It includes Movies, DVD's, Videos, and, some rare TV Episodes !  To see the COMPLETE list, simply Click-On the following Link and you're on your way:

And, as that "Jolly Little Man In Red" says: "A Merry Christmas To All...Each And Everyone" !



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

KAAY Phil North on the weekend before Xmas 1970

"Phil North" (Eric Chase), because of his talents and voice, was said by one of The Greats to be "an amazing young man".  Many of us agree- he had "that voice"!  We pondered whether we had any more Christmas audio by any of the deejays of KAAY and I found this!  We'd posted it before, and agreed it was fitting that we bring it enjoy!  This is from Saturday night, December 19, 1970:

I see Dave S. over there, dressed in his Santa suit and dark glasses, starting to sample the egg nog...I see Greg B. over there in HIS Santa suit, sampling the finger sandwiches...I'd better get MY suit on and dive into the goodies, too, before they're all gone...MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY!!!!

Bud S. (