Monday, January 30, 2017

To Maurice Miller's Comment

Thanks for your comment, Maurice,

Rest assured, even though we've come to information only coming in dribs and drabs, we will continue to try and find more KAAY treasures to share here.

Greg Barman, Dave Schmidt and I have encountered numerous challenges with life as we get older, but we are tackling them as they come at us.  And, even though I don't see myself as "owner" of this blog, I have been thrust to the forefront as the "leader".  Yes, I had the idea to continue A.J. Lindsey's blog, but no one, not even his family, had the login information- so the Lindsey family graciously allowed us to start a new blog, a' la A.J.'s efforts and in his memory, as well as the memories of the other KAAY Greats....

I have to hand it to Greg and Dave, however; even though I was highly motivated, these two guys have been the technical nuts and bolts behind it all- I couldn't do this without them, no way!  These guys are the cream of the crop and rose to the top, out of an original nine folks (ten, including myself) who I contacted about getting this thing off the ground.

So, with that, how about YOU contributing some of your KAAY memories, please?  Just drop them to my e-mail below and we'll get them here!

Bud S. (

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Doug Virden's Jump To The '70s

"Fast forwarding into the 70's, this is the 1974 listing for KAAY.  The studio and offices had moved to 7th Street several years ago.  There are also more department listings.  There is the studio, office, farm director, and the transmitter building number.  The telephone number at the transmitter is different from the previous listings since the phone company added a new prefix for Wrightsville.

Back cover:

...and the front cover":

Thanks again to Doug Virden for these pieces of history!

Again we are appreciative of anything regarding the history of KAAY, so even if you think something is not worthy, it very well may be- in the past, a single picture, item or audio bit has created a backstory or triggered memories that we can continue to share, so PLEASE let us know of your KAAY treasures!  We'll post them here!

Bud S. (

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

1st KAAY Telephone Listing!

Another entry from blog friend Doug Virden:

"Here is the second yellow pages listing for KAAY,  this is from the 1963 Little Rock telephone directory.  This is the first year to be listed as KAAY, as the call letters had changed from KTHS six months earlier.

The front cover consists of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences building.

The back cover consists of the different styles of telephones, the princess phone was very popular at the time."
Thank you, Doug!  We (at least I) enjoy these bits of history- keep 'em coming!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

A Bit O' History

Blog friend Doug Virden found some old phone books with some interesting are some pictures and his comments:

"Here is the first installment of the KAAY phone listings in the yellow pages. The first one is when it was still KTHS from the 1960 telephone directory. The numbers listed are the studio and transmitter. It's also when the station was located in the Channel 11 building. The front cover is of the fairly new constructed Barton Coliseum. The back cover has all the phones in various colors. On another note, there are also several concerts ads in the old KAAY audio files at Barton Coliseum."
Thanks, Doug!  We will be looking forward to more!  If you can get copies of those concert ads, we'd be interested in posting them here, as well!  Bud S. (

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year To All!

Wow, our 2016 ended and 2017 began with a tremendous deluge of rain!  New Year's Eve netted over five inches and New Year's Day netted even more.  Yards and roads are brimming with water, looking for somewhere to run off.  As I live pretty far out from "civilization" (not really, we're just not in the "right area" for cable or other internet services), we have to use a satellite-based internet connection.  To be sure, what with all of the cloud cover, internet connections were next to impossible- hence, my inability to wish you all a Happy New Year.

Nonetheless, with no offerings from anyone (that I have been aware of), I am going to post all of the New Year's posts from the past here, for you all to enjoy:

I am amazed that we and this blog have lasted this long and I enjoy going back, at times, reading the different offerings sent to us.

From Dave, Greg and I, and all of The Greats of KAAY, we wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017!

Bud S. (