QuickChexx: Bob Gray, 620 WJDX Jackson, Mississippi | 1976

620 Jackson WJDX

Our friend and Contributor Rob Grayson was, indeed, in Jackson MS before landing his prime gig at 56 WHBQ Memphis. Sent in with no fanfare or description, this is, nonetheless, the first recording of music radio in the deep south, and it really shows that talent and good programming was heard all over the nation in the mid-1970s!

Grayson is known here as Bob Gray. Note the energy. Even going into Dorothy Moore’s “Misty Blue” it sounds like Gray is having a lot of fun. It makes the station sound fresh and exciting. And we can’t help but compare today’s so over-produced and bland liner card, voice-tracked stations to even THIS medium market station which sounds so refreshing to hear all these years later.

The audio quality is superb, as well.