Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lesley Turner, Daughter of Bill Summers, Needs Your Help!

I was just contacted by Lesley Turner, with the below message:

"My Dad, Bill Summers (Bill Stracner ), worked near and in the Little Rock market at: KBBA, KAAY, KXLR and KLRA. I am looking for air checks, articles, pictures and your memories of him at any station.  He was a DJ and a newsman. I have air checks for every where except KAAY. One of my earliest memories is sitting on top of the KAAY van during a Razorback Pep Rally. I need more memories. Please post responses here and Bud will get us in touch."

I e-mailed Lesley a link with everything we had on Bill, including air checks we have, but if there are any other things, I'd like to help her in her search.  Unfortunately, Bill died in 1981 under tragic circumstances.

Please help Lesley!!!!  Anyone?  Be sure to contact me ASAP, with the header on the e-mail as "Bill Summers", please.

Bud S. (staceys4@hotmail.com)


  1. Thanks to Hollis Duncan, Jonnie King, David B Treadway and Phil North for their terrific help so far. And you Bud. I'm still looking for contact information on Mitch Michaels (Nick Markel), Jay Smith and Jim Landers. Nick worked at KAAY and KBBA with my Dad respectively Bill Edwards and Bill Summers. Jay and Jim are well known in the Little Rock and Benton markets and worked with my Dad at KBBA, KLRA and KZNG. Since DJ's moved around a lot, I'm hoping someone may know them from one of the many stations on air in the 60's, 70's and very early 80's. It means a lot to me. Thanks for your help.

  2. I'm so excited I got to talk with Mitch Michaels (Nick Markels). He shared a memory or two with me. Super nice man!!! The KAAY Crew I have contacted have all responded but one. I'm still working on the list of names some of you guys have helped me compile. I'm still looking for Jay Smith and Jim Landers on a side note.