Steve Sawyer

Steve Sawyer, 1390 WCAT Orange, MA | March 28, 1983

Date of Recording: 03.28.83 Station: 1390 WCAT Orange, Massachusetts Featured Air Talent: Steve Sawyer Contributor: Steve West Airchexx Entry: 1,426 Comments: In Radio years, 1983 really wasn’t that long ago. But that was your webmaster’s 3rd year on the radio, and I was less than six months into my first full-time radio job. All at the same place, mind you. I’m truly amazed at how much my voice changed from then when I was all of 19 years old to later, when I got to Memphis, Tennessee and the ole pipes were about two octaves lower. WCAT, in little Orange, Massachusetts, a little town some 75 miles west of Boston, was in an Un-Rated area. We didn’t ‘live and die’ by the book, but rather on the sales ability of Owner Dick Partridge, who created his hodgep...

Jumpin’ Jack Flash, 94.1 WOGY Memphis | July 22, 2000

Date of Recording: 07.22.00 Station: 94.1 WOGY Memphis, Tennessee Featured Air Talent: Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Steve West) Contributor: Steve West Aircheck Entry: 1,425 Comments: “…We’ll show the big and boastful station how weekends are supposed to be – ALL REQUEST!” How different are off-drive times in commercial radio today as opposed to 16 years ago? Well, when was the last time that you heard time checks, local weather conditions and phone calls on a Saturday afternoon?! From a time when stations actually cared about formatics over the weekend, Froggy 94 tries HARD to beat crosstown “Kix-106” (WGKX Memphis) in the ratings war, dispite having an inferior signal. Formatically, Froggy sounded better. Froggy was live 24/7 in 2000. Even the overn...

Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Steve West), 94.1 WOGY Germantown/Memphis | July 29, 2000

Date of Recording: July 29, 2000 Station: 94.1 WOGY Germantown, Tennessee Featured Air Talent: Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Steve West) Aircheck Entry: 1,412 Comments: Country station WOGY – Froggy 94 – came along in 1993 after being several other formats since it first signed on as one of Sam Phillips’ radio stations in 1978. Froggy 94 lasted until the Summer of 2001 when it flipped to Modern AC as 94.1 The Buzz (WMBZ). What’s the first thing you notice in this aircheck? That’s the question you can answer when submitting your comments (below). A bit of background information on Jumpin’ Jack Flash. Every jock on the station had “frog” names. Hoppy Gilmore (Paul Hankins). Forrest Jump (PD Matt Albritton). Pollywog (Judy Shore) and Danger Frog (Je...

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