Simon Trane on 79 WQXI Atlanta | May 1969


Our second Simon Trane aircheck – we have lots of fans waiting for this. Less than a half hour in length but we think you’ll enjoy going back to the 60s, as WQXI played LOTS of Motown!
Another, courtesy of Karl Phillips.

790 AM Atlanta Mike Dineen Gary McKee Simon Trane Karl Phillips



Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.


November 9, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Thanks to you and Karl. Just found this. It really brings back memories.

February 19, 2010 at 10:46 am

This conversatio is quite inaccurate.Some are conusing Simon Trane with Night Train Lane, an African American who worked the all-night show. WQXI’s Simon Trane is alive and healthy,working a game in a Las Vegas Casino. Mike Dineen, another WQXI alumni visited him about a year ago. He was never a country DJ. I was the Program Director at WQXI in 1969.

Karl Phillips
March 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Gary – Thanks for clearing that up. I am sorry to hear it was Night Traine Lane with the health issues but equally glad that Simon “Choo Choo Boogaloo Shing-a-ling schuffle” Trane is well – He used to say that shingaling thing every once in a while. I guess Dino is still in Augusta. Talked to Big R two weeks ago. He is still the same. Miss the late 60 Quixie days. What a station !!


Karl Phillips
March 1, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Gary – Forgot – I have been in contact with Bob Bolton too via the e mail. He’s doing good.


Debi Kyle
April 4, 2010 at 3:42 pm

I LOVE SIMON TRANE!! He was awesome!!!!! I was once Miss Choo-Choo Boogloo!

Bill Butler
January 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I have “The History of Bubblegum” from ’69
Hope to digitize & upload soon

July 19, 2012 at 11:32 pm

“WQXI NO’THsahd temperatchuh, 73.” Wow, EVEN AS BLEEPIN’ RECENT AS 1969!!!!, the Southern drawl was still the old-school version in Atlanta, if you know what I mean. Plus, that was the comedy team of Bob and Ray in the AC spark plugs commercial.

Donald Rehrer Jr
July 21, 2018 at 7:48 pm

If you’re still around, Bill, I’d love to have a copy of “The History Of Bubblegum”.

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