All we have is some brief liner notes on the case of this Maxell UR-60 casette to describe what apparently was actually broadcast on KRLA Pasadena.
The actual title is, “Touch Unlimited presents, PHASE II, the most unique station promos in the history of radio”. The credits for this are Bob Todd, Don McGinnis and Shadoe Stevens. The second half of this which is pure jingles which we put into a montage, apparently feature the ‘distinctive voice of Kenny Loggins’.
I frankly have no idea where this came from but it sure is unique. Longtime listeners to Pittsburgh’s KDKA will notice the similarity, apparently this is from the exact same package. So, my guess is the KDKA package was based on this KRLA demo, not the other way around. Someone out there knows.
This tape was a bit worn and muffled, but its amazing what a new sound processor/device can do. Our new sound card is a USB external card, although ‘soundcard’ really doesn’t describe the incredible sound quality you’ll hear in future exhibits from this AKAI EIE ‘ElectroMusic Interface Expander’. Its amazing what necessity brings.
But we were cheated… the box said the device came with a copy of Pro Tools. Nope. Instead it was Cubase 5. And man, have I got a learning curve ahead of me.
– Steve West