Thursday, April 30, 2020

REO Speedwagon Goodie

Steve Payne posted this item (?) on the KAAY-AM, The Mighty 1090 Facebook page:

Said he was cleaning out his house and found it.  Thank you, Steve!

Bud S. (

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

"Steve Scott" on WROA, Gulfport, MS

"Steve Scott" also did a stint on WROA, I think, in late 1976, if I remember him telling me correctly....

As we have done in the past with other KAAY dee jays, here is an aircheck of him on another station, WROA, Gulfport, MS

Thanks again to Greg B. for his great skill in saving precious audio from old, old tape!

Bud S. (

Tuesday, April 14, 2020


Posted by Mark Mauney (Radio Broadcasting History) on Facebook on April 1, 2020...dated "Tuesday, March 5, 1974 and signed by what looks like "Bill Vandusen" (sp?) and looks lie from 9:30-11:00PM.  Not sure who it was to.

Here is another one from 1969, for John Johnson, when he heard KAAY in Sheridan, Wyoming, signed for by Felix McDonald, with a much clearer written data!

"QSL" cards have long been a verification of reception, mostly traded between Ham Radio operators, but also has been practiced by CBers, shortwave stations, pirate radio stations, utility stations and other mediumwave broadcasters, such as KAAY.  They don't come free, however; one has to fill out a detailed reception report for the station (Ham and CBers usually log their own info with the other station and then swap cards by mail or e-mail).  The reception report usually has to have some detailed information, such as times and songs played, times of news reports and commercials, what the content of both were, etc.  In other words, the better details, the more likely the radio station will send out a QSL.  Prepaid envelopes help, too, or enclosed postage.  Not only that, the stations like to know where their signal is going.

My thanks to Mark Mauney and John, Johnson for these fine examples!

Bud S. (

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Third "Steve Scott" on KAAY

This is the last of the latest airchecks of "Steve Scott" on KAAY that he gave us to use.  Later, some other airchecks from other stations from which he worked!

From the Summer of 1975:

Thanks to Greg B. and Steve Morris/"Steve Scott" for these KAAY airchecks!

Bud S. (