October 20, 2021

13 thoughts on “Jim Kaye “The Big Tuna”, Last Show on WAQY Wacky 102 Springfield | August, 1981 (52:36) Scoped

  1. This is a classic Thanks for bringing me on a trip back to my childhood. By the way do you know where i can find air checks of Rich Roy and Tommy Macks Shows on WHYN?

  2. I taped about an hour of this show, including an archive of a “J and K” show. I have no idea what happened to the tape, but I think it’s possible that I still have it packed away somewhere….

  3. Hi Steve! I did NOT realize it was YOU who ran this EXCELLENT WEB SITE!!!! (I have visited many times before!!!) Just wanted to say THANKS SO MUCH for preserving my LAST SHOW at WACKY 102..!!! THOSE WERE the DAYS!!!! I went BACK to WAQY-FM in 1984, Part time doing the GOLDRUSH OLDIES SHOW Sunday Mornings until 1988 (Had a disagreement about the playlist with the P.D.) So I MOVED the show to WHMP-FM in Northampton, Mass in 1988 until 1995… I MISSED RADIO SO MUCH, that in June 2008, THANKS TO THE INTERNET, the GOLDRUSH was RESURRECTED! (A WEBCAST with VIDEO and AUDIO on 5150fm.com) Then in January, 2009 Moved the webcast to //smashfm.biz – where I am having TOO MUCH FUN playing a mix of 50 years of Rock, R&B., Pop and Soul… Sunday Nights… PLUS! My Good Friends, Former WACKY jocks GLEN FM STEVENS and KEN ‘SQUIRT BABY SHOOT’ GILBERT are on smashfm, too! We are all BACK TOGETHER on WACKY SUNDAYS at smashfm! – ALL OF US HAVING FUN DOING RADIO THE WAY IT USED TO BE!! (and YOU CAN WATCH US!)

      1. ANOTHER UPDATE… The GoldRush oldies show “lives on” only on the internet at yet ANOTHER website as of 2016… //vaughnlive.tv/retroradiooldies (but possibly not for long, as we are STILL having technical problems!) -Big Tuna Jim Kaye (now an OLD Tuna! – still playing 50+ years of Rock and Roll, Pop, R&B and Soul!)

    1. Bob, you’re the winner of the “find a bug” contest. we moved Airchexx to a new, larger server over the weekend and were trying to find bugs. You found the first. So, THANK YOU!.

      That said, the Tuna Last Show aircheck now works. Enjoy

  4. No more Real Audio! I dug up the master, doctored it up real nice and we have a nearly broadcast quality recording to listen to now. Sometimes Adobe Audition is the most wonderful piece of software on the planet! Well worth what I paid for it!

  5. Ah the old wacky 102 remember It fondly growing up in the 70’s. I thought and my memory isn’t what It used to be but thought the last dj before the format change was Ken Barlow but I must be mistaken.Any one know what has become of him these days? Thanks for the memorys love the fb page too.

  6. Ahh the Big Tuna. It was a shame that the format change lost him at 45 Fisher Ave. Guess it was the right format though since it’s still on the air there after 34 years. I believe Tuna was replaced by Fred Norris who soon after ditched us for a guy named Howard.

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