M.G. Kelly had been on crosstown KHJ since 1976. In ’78, KHJ decided to take the station in a more ‘mellow’ approach – we’d call it Adult Contemporary today – in the process, asking Kelly to basically lighten up on air. One day, Kelly walked out and seemingly overnight found himself on KTNQ.
This aircheck represents the Gunner’s first show on Ten-Q.
For those of you in radio, do you remember your first day at a new radio station? Just finding where the mic pot was on the board was sometimes a challenge, nevermind finding that ‘sweet spot’ where your voice sounded just right and not over-modulated. M.G. Kelly tackles his first hour on the job with only one somewhat glaring error… just before the end of this aircheck, Gunner cracks the mic with a mighty KH…. Don’cha hate it when that happens?!
What an awesome aircheck. Machine Gun Kelly. One of the best and funniest jocks I’ve ever heard!
Our thanks to our FIRST contributor to the archives @ Airchexx, Matt at BigAppleAirchecks. Thanks for nine years of support!