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Tony “The Tiger” Taylor, 79 WQXI Atlanta | April 1, 1965

…You’ve got a tiger in your tank!

Now, just added to the world’s LARGEST collection of WQXI airchecks, this fabulous 30 minutes scoped recording of Tony ‘the tiger’ on Quicksie in Dixie and those wonderful PAMS jingles! This comes to us from our friend Matt Seinberg, a trusted source of classics!

It’s April Fools’ Day and Taylor says someone’s playing a trick since he can’t get the Beatles in for an encore performance… actually the record seems to not wanna play at the start of this aircheck but he gets it working with a perfect talkup. You’ll hear plenty of classic commercials and Taylor’s top 5 countdown.

Audio quality is quite good, it’s the reception that has a bit of noise on it, as it sounds like WQXI was received near a noisy power line… all in all very good sound however. This apparently came to us encoded right off the original source reel (credited to Ira Menaker…thank you.).

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15 Comments


  1. AWESOME!! Thanks for putting it here.

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  2. Nice usage of PAMS’ jingles, too! 😉

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  3. “QXI” set the bar high for all other top forty stations all over the nation.

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  4. Love Tony on WOR-FM 1967-1969 and on WNBC 1973-1974, both in New York City.

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  5. What fun this was to listen and remember that great time…..loved wqxi…..thanks

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  6. I just wanted to let everyone know that this recording of WQXI-1965-Tony Taylor is actually from April 1, 1983! In the early 80’s, QXI would recreate a year from the past on April 1 (ie, in 1982, they did 1967,in 1981 they did 1966) with music,jingles of the era.On this one,they brought back Tony Taylor for one morning. This recording has the 1983 stuff edited out, including the disclaimer from Fleetwood Gruver,the PD of QXI before Tony began.
    QXI, at the beginning. Still, though, it’s
    a great

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    • I have to admit… had no idea whatsoever that they did that. Our contributor never mentioned that fact either. What a great April Fools joke! But more amazing is how authentic they made it sound. Thanks, Carl, for bringing that to our attention!

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  7. Due to political correctness, the Corn Flakes spot wouldn’t play today, although I found nothing wrong, as it wasn’t meant as a racial slur, and I liked the station ID at 3:13. Also liked “Quicksie in Dixie” branding.

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  8. I recently connected with Tony – who is alive and well – to ask him how this re-creation was produced. He responded that:

    Producing that recreation has easy because the production director at QXI had saved the air checks of the time for the commercials and I had a New York Times book that was a reprint of the first 2 pages of every day of the 60’s. Music was easy because we had the old playlists and the rest of the show was ad-libbed from memory. Those were great days.

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    • Where is Tony, back in Atlanta? We miss him back in Palm Coast and our Wednesday men’s golf league.

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    • Hi Jeff. Looking for contact info on on Tony the Tiger Taylor. I last saw him at a Georgia Radio Hall of Fame induction. Want to chat with him one of my favorite employees at WQXI. Kent Burkhart [email protected]. Thanks Jeff.

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      • I’m looking to contact Tony via Facebook, email or any other method. I worked with him at an ad agency in the 80s, after his WQXI days. My name is Pam Roper if you could pass this along. Pam Yeager Roper on FB. Thanks so much.

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  9. Tony also did weekends at 11-3-0 WNEW before going to WNBC.

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  10. pam, tony passed yesterday! Neill, and Bonni

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  11. Neill and Bonni, I am just now (7/13/17) seeing this. I’m so sad to hear about Tony. And i know Mel snd Margaret have pessed too. I think of those days often. I loved working there and loved all of you guys i worked with. I hope you both are doing well. If youre on FB please look me up.

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