…”I’d like to say hi to my mother who breast fed me and told me to get into radio…”
If you listen to this closely, you’ll notice that Chuck McKay is returning to CKLW after some time at WLS Chicago (his words). But is this any way to return? He acts like he’s leaving again, and talks about being fired while on the air! This is the classic what not to do in a top 40 format… because the format is trashed 2 minutes into this show!
Personally, I think this is the most hideous performance by an air talent ever heard. I tried looking at this from the perspective of maybe the whole show was a running joke, but then stepping into the role of a listener, this exhibition of conceit is beyond anything else posted on this site or elsewhere. I can just imagine listeners hearing McKay say, “I’m a star” and tuning out, never to return. Was this a joke? Was it intended to get himself fired? Was it some sort of poke at the CKLW Top 40 format? Were drugs or alcohol to blame? I suppose we’ll never know.
No jingles are heard on this recording, but that is about right, since the Drake days have been over at the Big 8 for some time now. McKay does some name-dropping… Byron McGregor, etc… and thanks mom for convincing him to go back to CKLW.
The source tape from which this recording came suffered from dropouts and age. This was originally mastered around 2006 in the early days of this website, and we attempted to make this a bit easier on the ears. It’s not bad, but there are a few spots that we couldn’t completely restore.
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