We're at Part 10 of this 13-part archive of Pat Walsh's audio tapes of a "day of the life" of KAAY !
In this segment, 4:00 to 5:00 PM, Mitch Michaels airs the news, as well as sports later in the hour and Mike McCormick (Barry Wood) is again the deejay.
I thought an interesting phrase being used this day is, "...channel Ten-Nine-Oh!". I remember hearing A.J. Lindsey, I believe on Tony Warner's program saying that a deejay would say something. Pat Walsh would come thundering down the hall, burst into the control room and yell, "What did you say?" The deejay, fearing for his job, would shakily repeat the phrase. Pat yelled out, "I like that! Keep saying that!" and would run back out....WHEW!
You may have noticed that occasionally, there is wobble in the recordings, especially this one. These hours were recorded directly from studio tape and reel-to-reel machines today are getting old and tired. Our good friend Russell Wells was able to play these and other tapes and transfer them over to digital format for all of us to enjoy. He mentioned to me that, on the last rewind, the machine finally gave out, so he barely got all the tape transferred before failure!
Hey, speaking of ads here and there, does anyone remember ESSO gas?
Thanks again to Russell Wells' collection and to Dave S.!
Bud S. (firstname.lastname@example.org)