I was just informed by KAAY's head engineer that the RCA, "Big Mama", as David B. Treadway called her, is now gone.
...and no more:
My heart hurts! I am so thankful that Jerry Sims, the 2nd "Sonny Martin", now gone also, pleaded and cajoled with me to make the pilgrimage to Little Rock and Wrightsville, AR to see this once-magnificent radio station. I was tearing up heavily when I saw David B. lovingly caress her face, then listen for her as he pressed his ear to her...as I am about to now.
That's Gordon Stephan behind David B.
And, to Jerry Sims, who made me actually realize my dream:
I can't say this enough: I love you guys, for caring enough to show me around and taking time with me, a humble fan from so long ago. One other Great, Charlie Scarbrough, "Charlie King", who took the time to ferry me and my family around, thank you SO much!
I will always have fond memories of KAAY, and especially of this trip. A few months later, Jerry Sims died from a heat-related incident while doing what he loved: playing softball...but that's another story.
At the top left-hand corner of this blog, type in "my trip" and search; post after post will come up, relating to my trip to Little Rock and Wrightsville, AR back in 2012 and will reveal all the wonderful pictures and memories I experienced. One more chapter closed on KAAY. Thanks, Daniel.
Bud S. (staceys4@Hotmail.com)