At only ONE talk break, here’s the shortest aircheck on our site.
A short bit of background on this, although I’m sure we’ll get more details from the subject himself, this is a recording of Jim Kaye’s “Gold Rush” show that ran on WAQY in the early years as, first, an AOR, then Classic Rock station. I believe, if memory serves, that it also ran in the final year that WAQY was CHR as “Wacky 102”.
That show lives on, on an internet station as of this writing. www.atomicradio.com. Search for the Big Tuna, the name that Kaye used at Wacky 102 and on the web.
This is a recording which I, your friendly webmaster, recorded on top of a hill, at a campground site in Colrain, Massachusetts, out in the northwest part of the state a few miles west of Greenfield on State Rt. 2. Wonderful place to make recordings due to the elevation, but a pretty scary place to be sitting around the campfire when a thunderstorm rolled through. It was my honeymoon – and I won’t go into details… since she’s long my ex. But the week was fun and filled with lots of recording, of which this is apparently the lone survivor. Hey, I never figured I’d be the curator of a radio museum!
The rest of the tape that this comes from is of John O’Brien (half of today’s very long-running “Bax & O’Brien” morning show, who was working that weekend, playing the “Memorial Day 500”. I intend to post that for THIS Memorial Day… so ‘stay tuned’!