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w5omr at satx.rr.com
Sat Apr 1 11:22:17 EST 2006
San Antonio has always been a 'retirement haven' for some military
folk. As a result, a lot of residents are 'aged'.
Back when my Dad was the First Class FCC Phone (with Radar endorsement)
Chief Engineer of KITE (930kHz then) the 'jocks' decided to play a
joke. The very liked and popular AM Drive-time Tom and Duckie show,
with Tom East and Duckie, a British immigrant who was popular because of
the recent Beatles invasion. This was 1960's. Anyway, the morning show
personalities were to be replaced, as it was announced on the afternoon
program (forget who the DJ was then... Ricky Ware? Jud Ashomre?).
Then, as the public became aware, and called in, Tom would announce, on
the air, that no indeed, the MORNING show wasn't going anywhere, and in
fact it was the afternoon show that was getting a replacement jock.
Back and forth this went on for 2 weeks, all the while announcing that
the changes in staff personell would take place on 1 April. Don't know
how many listeners 'got it', but the amount of call-in's proved that
they were sure drawing an audience!
Of course, no one changed jobs ;-)
73 = Best Regards,
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