Walt Jackson & Bob Landry “Buffoon of Memphis”, 56 WHBQ Memphis | Summer 1977
Returning a classic into the Archives, here’s the station that launched the careers of Rick Dees, Jack Parnell, and even Elvis Presley.
RKO General O/O WHBQ was known as the ‘farm station’ of the RKO chain. Dees had left for Los Angeles the year prior, and the Q is still rockin.
Its 1977 and Star Wars was the Summer blockbuster hit. Listen for your chance to battle Lord Vader and perhaps win $20 in Q-Cash!
“Sooner Or Later You’ll Own General”. WHBQ must have helped sell a LOT of tires! But, question is, did the parent company ‘pay’ for their own spots (wouldn’t that be like providing a welfare check to itself?) Well… no, the sales guys would probably say those were required Agency spots. Or some darn thing.
Where would YOU like the Q-Van to go visit today? Cal 456-5656. (Go ahead, call… Maybe you’ll get the sports center!)
Bob Landry is just as fun to listen to as Walt Jackson. This aircheck is from a FUN time in Memphis radio. And, yes, 1977 was a LONG time ago.