Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Doug Virden's KAAY Mustang!

As per Doug: "Found this at a garage sale about 5 years ago. It is very rare so I bought it. It is a '65 or '66 Mustang fastback."

Be sure to visit the KAAY Facebook page, as well...there's a lot of stuff mirrored there:

Thank you, Doug!

Bud S. (

Monday, November 26, 2012

"Turkeys Can Fly?"

I forgot about this until Dave Montgomery reminded me...and I'm sorry I didn't get it on until now...enjoy!


Happy Thanksgiving all!


Nice Cuban Letter From 1974

As far as I know, this is the last of the letters Wayne Moss sent to share for you to enjoy.

These letters have been but a very tiny representation of what KAAY received; it is sure that many probably never made it to a file, or museum, or archive, or anywhere else safe, after they were read.  For those who worked (should I say that word, since so many had FUN at KAAY?) the night shifts, from the time that great figure-eight signal got switched on in the evening, until it was switched off in the morning, we all say "Thank you!", from all those places mentioned by Gary Gears ("Hello QSLers!...").  Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Bahamas, United States, Canada, England- the list is so long and KAAY's influence was so LARGE!  There is no way to fully comprehend how many people heard the station!  Clyde Clifford, Don Payne, Stuart (McRae), Eric Thomas, Johnny King, Don Marcus, David B. Treadway, Mark Larsen and many, many more night-time deejays we love, and loved listening to, made up this wonderful era.  May their voices echo forever on the Skywave (as David B. called it!).

With the exception of a couple of empty envelopes that didn't contain their original letters, that's all we have to offer from Wayne Moss.  A tip o' the hat to you, Wayne, for sharing this wonderful packet of history!

Bud S. (

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving, All!

This bears remembering and listening to once my opinion, it is timeless:

Once again, have a safe and fulfilling Thanksgiving and serve others, spend time with family members who might not otherwise be here next year, renew relationships with dear ones where you can..."because you may not have that chance tomorrow...."

Bud S. (

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"Something Higher Than Me"

Folks, I was pleased to receive from Vicki Worthington, a friend of this blog, the book Nick St. John wrote of himself regarding some life experiences while a deejay (and other things) in the southeast Texas markets.

Vicki pointed out the tie we have with Texas through George J. Jennings, who worked in Texas after leaving KAAY and Arkansas, and was very influential in getting Clear Channel in those markets.  I have contacted WOAI, the last station he worked with, to get them to make mention of George and his contributions to the industry there, but there seems to be some resistance- this was confirmed by blog friend Paul Kirby, who checks in now and again- but that's all we'll say about it.

OK, off that rabbit trail...the proceeds from Nick St. John's book go to support Alcoholics Anonymous and Club 12; it is a pretty good read and I've read it a couple of times over.  Sad to say, Nick is no longer with us, but through his book he gives a very humbling view of his life, from the highs to lows and back again.

Buy the book, support the cause of helping someone out of their addiction...many thanks to Vicki Worthington for her work in getting Nick's book to market and to Paul Kirby for his promotion of same.

Bud S. (

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Quick Note From Cuba

Here is a quick note from a listener in Cuba from 1976, again offered by Wayne Moss for the blog.  I can't stop thinking about how we took/take for granted the ability and opportunity and the FREEDOM to listen to stations anywhere we darn well please.

Bud S. (

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Long DX Letter From Cuba

This letter, another from 1973, is from an artist whose identity shall also be kept secret, per Wayne Moss' wishes.  It is a very detailed letter from a dedicated listener.  I'll let it speak for itself....

Thank you, Wayne!

Bud S. (

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day

All gave some...but some gave all....

Please thank a verteran, not only today, but EVERY day of the year when you meet them.

I cannot begin to express my gratitude to those who served...nonetheless, THANK YOU!

Bud S. (

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

KAAY Wayne Moss, August 16, 1973, Part 2

Compliments of The Man Himself, Wayne Moss!  This is Part 2 of the 10:35-11:35 AM broadcast, again, restored from tape by Greg Barman.

(or download here)
Thanks to Dave S. for his awesome computer archive work and linkage!  And to Greg for technical support and to Wayne for sharing!

Bud S. (

Monday, November 5, 2012

DX Letter From Rodolfo

Here is a letter from Nicaragua from April of 1971.  The Air Mail envelope was decorated colorfully with great stamps, so I wanted to include it, as well.

This is yet another letter donated by Wayne Moss for the blog; yet another testamony of KAAY's great night-time signal...thanks, Wayne!

Bud S. (

Friday, November 2, 2012

KAAY Wayne Moss August 16, 1973 Part 1

From The Man Himself, announced by Gary Gears, here's Wayne Moss!  Again, from Wayne's collection and carefully restored by Greg Barman, in Greg's words: "Wayne Moss, 10:35am-11:35am, in two parts. [This is Part 1.) Untelescoped, except for a break in the middle. Great quality. I'm glad that Wayne likes to announce the date in his shows! Note the Allman Bros. concerts spot, with tickets only $6!"

What more can you say?  And due to Dave S. and his dedication to this blog, he has archived it for your enjoyment!

(or download here)

What wonderful thanks to Greg, Dave and Wayne for more great memories!

Bud S. (

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Letter From Havana To KAAY!

As usual, this letter, and all letters from Cuba has been edited for security reasons, as per Wayne Moss, the contributor of these wonderful pieces of history!

We can see that this listener mentioned that "...many Cubans listen...", which we've seen by the letters Wayne has donated for the blog.

Thank you, Wayne!

Bud S. (