Wow, I don't remember where I got this aircheck- maybe from one of the blog readers here- but in listening to it and seeing the date, I had to ask a few of the guys from the time period. No one could identify this "Ken Knight", but they DID remember him as a tall fellow, medium build, long, dark hair. Also worked at KAAY only a few months. One former KAAY employee thought that Don Payne may have been his replacement? I'd immediately thought of Stuart McRae, but he simply went by "Stuart", from what I was told (I'll have to ask Stuart myself!), and this fellow also mentioned he thought this "Ken Knight" came in-between Stuart and Don...any takers on this?
This recording did not originate from the transmitter, but came from either the Cottondale Street studio or, more likely, the West 7th Street studio, according to the 375-0105 telephone number (thanks for these tips, from Hollis Duncan and David B. Treadway). When Clyde was at the Wrightsville transmitter, the 375-1090 was patched over to him (also according to David B.).
He takes on the Clyde-persona quite interestingly, laid-back and quiet over the microphone. Listen in and see what you think! And, if anyone can identify this "mystery Ken Knight", please let us know!
By the way, in the news segment opening this aircheck, you'll note the newsman signing as "Holiday"...could this be our very own David B. Treadway?
Thanks to Dave S. for the audio work!
Bud S. (firstname.lastname@example.org)