John Larsh, WAYS Charlotte | October 8, 1965
This is the first time Your Leeeeeeeeder has been caught using his real name (at least here at Airchexx), but that’s how it was back in ’65 at Big WAYS in Charlotte. Larsh is holding down the overnight and there’s been bad weather… as the headlines of the lead story in his FULL newscast, which starts off this recording attest. Yep, this overnight show has the jock pulling news duties, jock duties… doing everything, and he pulls it off flawlessly.
Listen to the incredible amount of what programmers today would call clutter in the format. Sound effects between each news story, echo and reverb used to excess in promo and announcements… but, gosh, didn’t it sound fun?
Yes, this is unmistakably THE one in the same late Jackson Armstrong whom we loved so much at KB in Buffalo and elsewhere, and now you’ve heard another place that got to be graced by his personality.