Date of Recording: 10.31.1977
Station: 56 WHBQ Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Featured Air Talent: Rob Grayson (Robert Gray) (WHBQ, WMC-FM, WKNO-FM/TV, others)
Contributor: Rob Grayson
Aircheck Entry: 1,110 (Repost at 1,450) (What does this mean? (1))
I’m heading back to my coffin till next year
Contributor Rob Grayson checks in with a coveted couple of audio snippets we pasted together into one, three-minute scope of RKO General’s Memphis outlet, 56 WHBQ.
As many, we’re sure, would attest, the RKO stations all had that trademark sound, a perfectly clean audio chain, no reverb, and jocks who were encouraged to be a funny and creative on air as possible. This is no exception.
It was a WONDERFUL time for this radio station, Rick Dees had gone to Hollywood, ratings were up and on air, it all sounded so magical. Especially after you listen, that RKO General was the Clear Channel of it’s time. The difference is, the operating practices were opposite of how things happen today. RKO invested in PEOPLE and PROGRAMMING. Today it’s the bottom line. And it showed up in something you heard every day. And it sounded like this…