Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Trip To Little Rock: Wednesday, The "Old" KAAY Sites

After lunch, Jerry and I ran around town, as he showed me many neat attractions around the area.  I almost missed Robinson Auditorium, mentioned several times on the blog.  As we left the light, there was practically no time to get another shot, so this is all I got:


What a beautiful building...here is another shot previously posted:



You'd already seen the latest location of KAAY and its sister stations on a Tuesday post.  We travelled to the 2400 Cottondale Lane location, where KKPT is located, the last home of Beaker Street:


The signifigance about this location is that Beaker Street ended here, in almost the same location in the building, back on April 3, 1985.

http://mighty1090kaay.blogspot.com/2010/04/last-day-last-hour-part-1-barry.html

http://mighty1090kaay.blogspot.com/2010/04/last-day-last-hour-part-2-david-b.html

Sadly, Beaker Street had its ending again here on February 6, 2011.  There are five posts back in May 2011 documenting this, with audio.  This is also an important location for many of The Greats....


We breezed on over to what was the 1425 West 7th Street location (Charlie Scarbrough had also taken me there):


...which basically made way for I-630.  This is what used to be here:


Lot's of things change, don't they?

More to come....

Bud S. (staceys4@hotmail.com)

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