My, how time flies! Fifty-five years ago this moth, KAAY came into being and the "Baby Elephant Walk" song permeated the airwaves for a while, as deejays read aloud the Little Rock phone book, saying the folks were "friends of the Mighty Giant", etc.
This signaled the format- and callsign change- of 1090 AM in Little Rock, AR, as KAAY bought out KTHS and became the Mighty 1090, KAAY that so many of us loved. It happened Labor Day, 1962. The history is slightly murky as to who the original jocks were, as some left, others came right in, but here are links to previous posts we have entered, as well:
...as well as a few posts from A. J. Lindsey's now-inactive blog:
Yes, we have plenty to celebrate! For my article regarding KAAY in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, go here:
I was honored when they asked me to contribute! No one had ever entered any information on perhaps the greatest radio station Arkansas ever had, so they encouraged me to arrange this article. After a few months' work, and honing and polishing, and with the help of some of "The Greats" of KAAY, this was the finished project. Enjoy!
Happy anniversary, KAAY and to you Greats who brought us so much wonderful entertainment!
Bud S. (staceys4@Hotmail.com)