Simon Trane on 79 WQXI Atlanta | May 1969

Our second Simon Trane aircheck – we have lots of fans waiting for this. Less than a half hour in length but we think you’ll enjoy going back to the 60s, as WQXI played LOTS of Motown!
Another, courtesy of Karl Phillips.

790 AM Atlanta Mike Dineen Gary McKee Simon Trane Karl Phillips


  1. Holton

    Thanks to you and Karl. Just found this. It really brings back memories.

  2. This conversatio is quite inaccurate.Some are conusing Simon Trane with Night Train Lane, an African American who worked the all-night show. WQXI’s Simon Trane is alive and healthy,working a game in a Las Vegas Casino. Mike Dineen, another WQXI alumni visited him about a year ago. He was never a country DJ. I was the Program Director at WQXI in 1969.

  3. Karl Phillips

    Gary – Thanks for clearing that up. I am sorry to hear it was Night Traine Lane with the health issues but equally glad that Simon “Choo Choo Boogaloo Shing-a-ling schuffle” Trane is well – He used to say that shingaling thing every once in a while. I guess Dino is still in Augusta. Talked to Big R two weeks ago. He is still the same. Miss the late 60 Quixie days. What a station !!


  4. Karl Phillips

    Gary – Forgot – I have been in contact with Bob Bolton too via the e mail. He’s doing good.


  5. Debi Kyle

    I LOVE SIMON TRANE!! He was awesome!!!!! I was once Miss Choo-Choo Boogloo!

  6. Bill Butler

    I have “The History of Bubblegum” from ’69
    Hope to digitize & upload soon

  7. David

    “WQXI NO’THsahd temperatchuh, 73.” Wow, EVEN AS BLEEPIN’ RECENT AS 1969!!!!, the Southern drawl was still the old-school version in Atlanta, if you know what I mean. Plus, that was the comedy team of Bob and Ray in the AC spark plugs commercial.

  8. Donald Rehrer Jr

    If you’re still around, Bill, I’d love to have a copy of “The History Of Bubblegum”.

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