Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jim Clark On Herbie Byrd

In all the discussion about radio in the 1960s in Little Rock, one person who has not received the attention he probably deserves was a competitor of KAAY in the news field, Herbie Byrd. He probably was Little Rock's first radio newsman, as we know them today, running all over town in his news cruiser, reporting first for KVLC, a 6 a.m to 6 p.m. station, and then later for KLRA. I would like to hear the remembrances of all the KAAY people about Herbie.


Jim Clark

Rogers, Arkansas

1 comment:

  1. I can barely remember hearing Herbie Byrd doing news when my dad listened to KLRA back in the mid 70's. Before KSSN went in with their country music about 1977-78 my parents mainly listened to KOTN (before moving briefly to LR metro), KLRA, and of course KAAY.

    Local news on the radio is a lost art and something out of the history books, like 24/7 music videos on MTV.
    (yes, I'm a Gen-X'er that considers the 1970's the "Golden Age Of TV")