Good day, "Doc"! Well, I was thinking last night...I've exhausted my research and audio files for anything to do with KAAY/Beaker Street. I've always tried to keep it connected to the station and not drift off the subject too much. I was wondering, can you give me any hints of what you'd like contributed in the future?
As I continue to research, I continue to come upon the same material, hence my occasional e-mail contribution relating to similar radio or comments on general radio practices. I hope this hasn't been too laborious for you to trudge through!
Any ideas, so I can contribute, are welcome! I'd like to see the KAAY blogspot continue to grow!
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My on going illness has greatly limited my work on this blog. I too was thinking where do we go for material. First, I have a ton of reel to reel tape that I cannot
convert to digital at this point.
Also, we have to move the discussion and the blog away from a bash Clear Channel site. There are plenty of those.
I would like to examine some of the principles that made KAAY great. As you read comments on this blog many times it points to the music. If a consultant looked at KAAY he would say it would never work. The blocks of religious and farm programming and at least 7 minutes of news every hour would never work for a top 40 station.
Many of the comments come from "sky wave" listeners. Remember KAAY had to be a commercial success based on local ratings and sales.
We will look at these principles and how they apply to today's radio in days ahead.