October 28, 2021

15 thoughts on “Tony “The Tiger” Taylor, 79 WQXI Atlanta | April 1, 1965

  1. I just wanted to let everyone know that this recording of WQXI-1965-Tony Taylor is actually from April 1, 1983! In the early 80’s, QXI would recreate a year from the past on April 1 (ie, in 1982, they did 1967,in 1981 they did 1966) with music,jingles of the era.On this one,they brought back Tony Taylor for one morning. This recording has the 1983 stuff edited out, including the disclaimer from Fleetwood Gruver,the PD of QXI before Tony began.
    QXI, at the beginning. Still, though, it’s
    a great

    1. I have to admit… had no idea whatsoever that they did that. Our contributor never mentioned that fact either. What a great April Fools joke! But more amazing is how authentic they made it sound. Thanks, Carl, for bringing that to our attention!

  2. Due to political correctness, the Corn Flakes spot wouldn’t play today, although I found nothing wrong, as it wasn’t meant as a racial slur, and I liked the station ID at 3:13. Also liked “Quicksie in Dixie” branding.

  3. I recently connected with Tony – who is alive and well – to ask him how this re-creation was produced. He responded that:

    Producing that recreation has easy because the production director at QXI had saved the air checks of the time for the commercials and I had a New York Times book that was a reprint of the first 2 pages of every day of the 60’s. Music was easy because we had the old playlists and the rest of the show was ad-libbed from memory. Those were great days.

      1. I’m looking to contact Tony via Facebook, email or any other method. I worked with him at an ad agency in the 80s, after his WQXI days. My name is Pam Roper if you could pass this along. Pam Yeager Roper on FB. Thanks so much.

  4. Neill and Bonni, I am just now (7/13/17) seeing this. I’m so sad to hear about Tony. And i know Mel snd Margaret have pessed too. I think of those days often. I loved working there and loved all of you guys i worked with. I hope you both are doing well. If youre on FB please look me up.

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