Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Chess Records, Stan's Record Shop

I just saw part of the movie "Cadillac Records", which wove a loose story about Chess Records.  In doing some research, the movie was hardly truthful at all about Chess Records.  It was an odd film, slightly entertaining, but when reading the reviews, turned out to be a disappointment.

If you remember, Stan's Record Shop, mentioned here before, was a distributor for Chess Records.  many people have great memories of Stan and his service.  Would anyone like to share some more of those memories, please?

Bud S. (

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Beaker Street Airchecks Archive

Our blog's audio archive (see the links to the right) has lots of Beaker Street airchecks buried in it, but you have to search for them!  A few days ago, Kenneth Hawkins, one of the members of the Facebook group, Keep Beaker Street Alive, posted a link to his public Dropbox archive of Beaker Street airchecks.

Here is the link to the airchecks:

And here is the link to the Facebook posting:
(You have to login to Facebook to read the post --- sorry, that's Facebook for you....)

I took a quick look around, and it appears that all the known 1970s airchecks are in the archive, as is the final hour of Beaker Street when KAAY went gospel.  There is also a sizable collection of the FM versions of Beaker Street, including many of the shows Clyde Clifford once had posted on his website, which have since disappeared.

So, if you are missing some airchecks, this is the place to go to find them!

--Dave S.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Birthday, Clyde Clifford!

70 years young!

Bud S. (

Tin Can Alley Off KAAY

For the time being, we're not sure how long or if permanently, Tin Can Alley has been pulled from KAAY...but you can still hear it here on The Mighty 1090 KAAY Blog.  We are extremely grateful to Barry Mac for his wonderful, faithful contributions!!!!

Bud S. (

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Happy Belated Birthday, David B. Treadway!!!

I was remiss in not getting this on sooner, but when I realized David B.'s birthday had arrived, we already had a post in, I still want to wish him a happy birthday, only a few days late.

I will not reveal how young David B. is, because I am nearly where he was when I met this gentle giant a few years ago.  I am still in awe of his voice (what I call the "Voice of Arkansas") as he booms over the air on US 97 in the mornings with Vicki Parker.  His "Treadway-isms" delight and entertain many on Facebook and the man has SO many friends there, it took him a solid three days to answer all the birthday wishes.

David B. is one of those rare personalities that somehow remain on earth amongst us mere mortals...even though he's been at lofty perch after lofty perch.  Thank you, DBT, for who you are; Mrs. Treadway is fortunate to have you, and we are too.  May you greet many more sunrises and see many more moons, and may the masses continue to wish you many more birthdays!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Day The Music Died....

Jonnie King was gracious enough to contact me regarding the anniversary of the crash that ended the life of Buddy Holly and his band members....

"I'm sending you the Info on this Special Page that I've placed on the HOF Legends Site with a truly rare piece of Audio History.  It's the actual news bulletin that was broadcast after the plane that was carrying Rock & Roll Stars Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and, "The Big Bopper", crashed on FEBRUARY 3, 1959...57 YEARS AGO.

It's been called "The Day The Music Died"...all 3 were young and had brilliant careers ahead of them.  As it stands, all we have now is their memories, and, the music that they've left us.

This Historic bulletin isn't very long, BUT it's an important piece of Rock & Roll/Rockabilly History that's impacted all of us who listen to their songs on the radio until this very day: "That'll Be The Day", "La Bamba", "Chantilly Lace"...we've cruised to 'em all.  Now here's the Direct Link to hear this true piece of History:

Thanks again, Bud, for your working tirelessly for our KAAY Crew & Blog !

Your friend,

Jonnie  "

Buddy Holly's and others' music was the genesis for what we listen to today...and it was still innocent, not like the junk today.

R.I.P.; thank you, Jonnie, for all you have done and continue to do!

Bud S. (