Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New High

61 visitors to this blog yesterday. That may be a record. However, only 12 votes on the poll (located to the far right of this post). Please, everyone vote!

I'm not sure if the "Haunted Transmitter" post brought in some many new visitors or what.

Clyde Clifford a/k/a Dale Schidenswartz, a message to you: You spent much time broadcasting from the transmitter. How about writing a comment on haunting and the grave near one of the towers for this blog?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A. J., as far as Clyde/Dale commenting on the site, what about the latter personalities that followed him? T'would be interesting, to say the least! I did a search and found this:

"To be fair, there were actually a number of other personalities that followed Clyde Clifford. Among the many people who hosted the show after Clyde, there were several Ken Knights. As mentioned earlier, many names were given to the jocks to use at KAAY until 1976 when Dick Downes became the Program Director replacing Wayne Moss. In order to give the show more verisimillitude, Downes had the next host use his real name. So, there was Beaker Street with Stuart (McRae) for the last few years into the mid seventies. Stuart truly looked and lived the part of the '70s Hippy DJ, complete with the hair, beard and jeans. His approach was very laid back and mellow and his music selections were excellent. Under Downes' direction, Stuart (he just used his first name on air) expanded the show from the original three hours to a full five and a half (11:00 PM to 4:30 AM) achieving some of the best ratings the show ever attained, besting the 10 PM lead-in hour with twice the audience. Unfortunately, McRae's rabbi, Downes, departed and when replacement Carl Hamilton took over the Program Director position in early 1977, he decided to end Beaker Street (it wasn't consistent with the rest of the day) to much protest from all over the world (KAAY had an amazing signal). The last Beaker Street show was done by Don Payne. Stuart McRae resigned more-or-less on the spot after being informed of the end of Beaker Street on KAAY."

This was at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Clifford

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