Tuesday, April 2, 2013
"The KIXZ Twist"
Paul Kirby, of Texas radio fame and friend of this blog, sent along a really neat comparison picture and recording, called "The KIXZ Twist", after he read the post regarding the "Big KAAY Twist". He & I thought it would be fun to compare the two and allow you to hear the difference and likeness of the two...here's Paul's comments:
I do not remember who e-mailed me the KIXZ Twist MP3 at the moment. I will keep "mind surfing" and see if I can remember. Anyhow...here is what I was told...
Ray Ruff recorded the "KIXZ Twist" at Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico in the early 60s.
KIXZ was (still is) an AM radio station on 940 in Amarillo, Texas.
Here is a link to Ray's obituary:
I think putting it on the KAAY blog for comparison would be interesting.
And thank you Paul for sending this along!
(or download here)
I met Paul Kirby and Vicki Worthington through George Jennings- not directly, mind you, but because George Jennings was a native Texan and also worked in the Texas radio markets. Both Paul and Vicki are friends of this blog and we enjoy conversing back & forth via e-mail...they send along a lot of encouraging comments as well.
By the way, this is a good point to remind you of the website they have put together, where George Jennings is mentioned...it is called "San Antonio Radio Memories" and here's the link:
Thre's been quite a few additions since we mentioned them awhile back, so be sure to visit and enjoy! Also be sure to click on their Comment/Question tab at the bottom and let them know we here at Mighty 1090 KAAY sent you and leave them some kind comments!
Thanks to Paul Kirby for this interesting bit of history!
Bud S. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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