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Date June 29, 2016
Name Robin Ore
Email robinore@verizon.net
Home Page
City Henrico
State VA
Country USA
Comments Ooops, I got cut off. Part 2: Another chart topic: the Lynchburg newspaper used to run a Top 20 record chart on Sundays, until May 1974, called “Young Folks Choose Week’s Top Records.” It started sometime before Jan 1971, maybe into the 60s even, I’m checking old issues of the paper on microfilm to see. Question: does anyone know the source of this Top 20? Was it from one of the local radio stations? Or local record sales? It didn’t come from the national charts, as there were lots of local/regional hits on it that never made Billboard. I’ve been contacting the newspaper, but so far no one knows anything about it. I’ve also got some WLLL radio checks that I’ll forward to you, Rick, when I can find some time, DJ’s from 71-73. Plus I have a brief history of WLLL I need to clean up and send you, that you can post on your WLLL page. Thanks so much, Rokin Robin




Date June 29, 2016
Name Robin Ore
Email robinore@verizon.net
Home Page
City Henrico
State VA
Country USA
Comments Rick, thanks so much for hosting a WLLL page on your website. I have such super memories of listening to Triple L in the 70s, used to frequently tape and write down their weekly Top 40 countdowns on Saturday nights, till they went Drake-Chenault in early 1974, ugh. 1971 was such a great year for Top 40 music! Speaking of which, I posted 57 WLLL countdowns on the ARSA website recently, half of 1972, most from 1973, and the year-end countdowns of 71-72-73. And I’m seeking more. If anyone out there has any WLLL Top 40 countdowns sheets, or knows of someone that used to work at Triple L, please email me at robinore()verizon.net [replace () with @]. I’ll get them posted at ARSA for you and give you the credit. Originals, copies, scans, whatever. ARSA has 66,000 weekly surveys from 2300 radio stations from 1957 to 1989, totally amazing US radio history! Another chart topic: the Lynchburg newspaper used to run a Top 20 record chart on Sundays, until May 1974, called “Young Folks Choose Week’s Top Records.” It started sometime




Date April 25, 2016
Name Nancy (McGinley) Armstrong
Email nanners_co@yahoo.com
Home Page
City Denver
State CO
Country USA
Comments Thank you for posting oldies of my dad, Denny McGinley (Dan Thomas). It's really a treat for us to hear.




Date January 27, 2016
Name Troy Jones
Email jtjorlando@yahoo.com
Home Page
City Orlando
State FL
Country
Comments This picture: "WLLL's Afternoon Guy, Tony Love, Either at a Remote, or a Salesman at a Stereo Store Selling Reel to Reel Tape Recorders" was actually taken in front of the IGM 750 automation system that ran WGOL and WLLL when it went to the Drake format in the late 70's (?) I worked in that room before going to work at WSET-TV. I think he was in front of the WLLL side. I also think that was the first automation system that used a computer to run it. That tape device to the left of him was the DECtape that held the programming and traffic log info. Whenever a new event started like a spot or song the screen would refresh with beeps and a teletype would print the as run log. It was a pretty noisy room when both stations were running. I don't know if you heard but Bob Abbott died a couple of days ago. You can find the obit in the Lynchburg newspaper.




Date June 9, 2015
Name Vicci Marler
Email vuccigo@yahoo.com
Home Page
City brandoN
State ms
Country usa
Comments do you know where I can find buddy van cleave?




Date June 13, 2014
Name Gary Martin
Email muffychops@aol.com
Home Page
City Troy
State Michigan
Country USA
Comments Brownie grad in '65. Went on to KQAQ in Austin, MN and KTOE in Mankato, MN. Remember Ty Mack and Randy Norris from Brown on Lake Street.




Date June 3, 2014
Name claire killian
Email claire.killian@allina.com
Home Page
City richfield
State mn
Country usa
Comments I used to work for WAYL/KMFY 980. Anyone remember KMFY 980?




Date April 3, 2014
Name Donna
Email phoxey1@gmail.com
Home Page
City Portland
State OR
Country Good Old USA
Comments Listening to Terri Davis on WCCO at night got me through a rough first pregnancy. That "pregnancy" is turning 35 on April 16th. God, how I miss those (radio) days!! Thank you Terri, and bless you much!!




Date February 20, 2014
Name Timothy Pitcher
Email tpitcher@usinternet.com
Home Page
City Farmington
State Mn
Country USA
Comments Hello, I have an old "15 KSTP The Music Station" poster from the mid 70's. It has theDJ's & Producers outdoor pictures including John Hines, Charlie Bush, Chuck Knapp, Steve Shannon, Cosmic Cowboy and others. I took a picture of it and can e-mail it if you like. Any interest?? Thanks, Tim




Date September 9, 2013
Name Earl Teporten
Email earl@corporatemediaservices.com
Home Page www.corporatemediaservices.com
City Bloomington
State Minnesota
Country United States
Comments What a joy to find your site...what wonderful memories. I have many "original" photos of WCCO used for the history publications of the radio station. I was friends with Bob Montgomery "Bob White" who was a weekend talent a "CCO" in the 60's when I was a teenager. I have a dear friend Mike Kronforst at Brown Institute who has trained so many of these voice talents. Thank you for keeping those wonderful memories alive with sound! Keep up the great work! Earl Teporten




Date February 8, 2013
Name Scotty Johnson
Email exnhlgoaljudge@aol.com
Home Page
City Palmer
State Alaska
Country USA
Comments Great website! Glad to be the first post of 2013. Worked at KFMX for a while in 1978-79 and grew up seeing the WDGY tower from my window in Bloomington. Great memories. Keep up the great work!




Date November 29, 2012
Name Pat Devaney
Email patdevaney6175@gmail.com
Home Page
City Sioux Falls
State South Dakota
Country USA
Comments Hi there old room mate. I've got a couple of old air checks from KTCR-FM. How come no mentions of yours truly in the files. My address is 905 South Jay Circle; Sioux Falls, SD 57103. Cell phone: 605-212-4560. I'd love to hear from you. The Conclave that Tom Kay, Doug Lee and I started is still going strong in the Cities in July.




Date November 15, 2012
Name kristy
Email mookie5@aol.com
Home Page
City new hope
State mn
Country usa
Comments have been listening and linking the Al Malmberg-Maggie-Turkey bit to tons of people. I am dying from laughing so hard. Thanks for keeping it available.




Date October 11, 2012
Name Sheri Roeschlein
Email sheriroes76@gmail.com
Home Page
City Isle
State Minnesota
Country USA
Comments Just found this site and wondered if you can help me find The Slim Jim's Amateur Hour that aired 1945 or so. My mom sang on this show as a child and I'm looking to find a recording of it for her. Thank you so much.




Date August 13, 2012
Name Robert
Email Captainkidd01@aol.com
Home Page
City Lynchburg
State VA
Country usa
Comments I have enjoyed seeing the old pictures from WWOD radio. However, I would like to know if you have any pictures of Richard Connelly, who did a paid show on Sunday morning and also Warner Kidd, who played the music for his Sunday morning show. Please write me back at Captainkidd01@aol.com. I would greatly appreciate any of the info and pictures that I could get of this. Thanks for your great collection.




Date July 30, 2012
Name Don Betzold
Email betzold@msn.com
Home Page
City Fridley
State MN
Country USA
Comments Your WDGY site says: "Jimmy Reed was originally at KDWB-AM 630 before coming to WDGY 1130 on September 23, 1969. WDGY Jimmy open his 1st show at WDGY he stated he was "..out on pass from the suburban rest-home." An obvious reference to his old employing station." Not quite true. Both Jimmy Reed and Tac Hammer left KDWB-AM in 1968 when Gene Okerlund became the program director. They both worked at KRSI-AM, St. Louis Park, the "Request Radio" oldies station. Jimmy Reed left KRSI for WDGY in 1969. His reference to the "rest home" referred to KRSI, not KDWB.




Date July 20, 2012
Name joe
Email blwo@dlaf.com
Home Page www.sunfish.com
City austin
State mn
Country usa
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Date March 30, 2012
Name Jim Stokes
Email sleazylagoon@yahoo.com
Home Page NONE
City Minneapolis
State Minnesota
Country USA
Comments I recall KTCR AM when Jerry Cunning was there. He hired me at KEVE/KADM and left a week later for KTCR. So what would become KQRS was my very first commercial radio station job here in the TCs. Later on, I worked in PR for a health agency that got on the anti-smoking and air quality bandwagon. KTCR-FMs Jim Hubbard was most helpful in running those spots I produced. Whatever happened to Jim? Would like to meet him again. I went on to work for several stations. Had a lot of fun doing classical music radio. I DJ'd at WLOL-FM and did the last sign off of that format to beautiful music. If you want to read about my experiences there, Google "What Does A Classical DJ Do by Jim Stokes." Go to the site hosted by ClassicalWeb, which published my account. Sooner or later, I will also add KTWN-FM to the story. That was the very last, so far, commercial classical music station in the TCs. Would be nice if someone started another one. But I fear it would be impractical. It was so nice while it lasted. I remain a very dedicated classical




Date December 20, 2011
Name Douglas Anderson
Email dandy883@gmail.com
Home Page dandy883.wordpress.com
City Coon Rapids
State MN
Country USA
Comments I would like to hear airchecks of Jimmy Reed from years 1975, 1976, and 1977. And how about airchecks of Johnny Canton from 75 & 76? 77?




Date November 14, 2011
Name Quentin Smith
Email
Home Page
City Hudson
State WI
Country USA
Comments I grew up with WDGY in my backyard, literally! In the late 60's and early 70's my friends and I use to stop by and take tours of the station. The DJ's would give us the old 45 singles. The person that stands out most in my mind is the beautiful blond who was always so nice to us, and I was only around ten. We use to hear the station through our heating vents until our power lines were barried. I saw one of the origanal towers tops topple over in a storm and couldn't believe what I had seen. Learned to like country when the station change it's format. I called the station a few thousand times trying to win stuff. I made a radio in 6th grade and WDGY was the first station I heared. Remember seeing Toro test law mowers in the open fields summer after summer. Couldn't believe the day came when the towers were dismantled. WDGY was a great neighbor and I have found memories of the people and music I heard over the years. Thank You!




Date March 2, 2011
Name "Rich Corey"
Email rcoorsh@cox.net
Home Page
City Alexandria
State VA
Country USA
Comments I worked the graveyard shift at automated LLL-GOL from 74-75 and was inspired by my friend, the late Chuck Holloway. I learned much from the great Jack Fitzsimons, to whom I owe a debt of gratitude, and also from Dave Freer, Ron English, Bruce Hopkins and many others.




Date February 24, 2011
Name Len/Lynn Russell
Email
Home Page
City
State Mn.
Country USA
Comments Thanks to everyone involved in this site, I have a few T-shirts and a photo of me at the state fair from 1980 but I had no audio till now, my daughter wore my tapes out listening as a child. I was 21 years old in 1979 and had to follow Hines and Bush, tough act to follow, I remember my first morning the sweat was running down my back. I had lots of fun there, The USA / Russia miracle on ice game fell in my time slot. We had everyone listening that day to us! (KSTP A.M.). Thanks Again for the site!




Date February 20, 2011
Name Marcia Huey
Email Marcia@nurture.ney
Home Page
City Gig Harbor
State WA
Country USU
Comments Imagine my surprise when I came upon this website! I started out in Mpls. Radio at KQRS-FM as a part-time week-end announcer. This was back when the station wasn't formatted by out of town consultants. Back in the day with Tac Hammer, Benji McHie, Karen Wong and others. I also worked at WAYL-FM (needed a full time gig). When WLOL-FM came to town, they needed a whole new staff. I jumped on the opportunity and was hired! Although that was my last on air job, I've remained in the broadcasting business by doing voice talent jobs, sales, marketing and production. Now I live in the Seattle area and am retired.I have always enjoyed and felt blessed by my radio experience. Thank you so much for this website.




Date November 28, 2010
Name Larry
Email
Home Page
City
State MN
Country
Comments Does anyone know the exact date that KSTP went Top 40? Was it July 10, 1973? The site indicated that Chuck Knapp's second day was July 11, 1973...I'm wondering if he was an original DJ at 15 KSTP?




Date September 15, 2010
Name Bob Abbott
Email babbott@centennialbroadcasting.com
Home Page
City Lynchburg
State Virginia
Country United States
Comments Rick; I just recently came across your WWOD site and really enjoyed the walk down memory lane. I first came to Lynchburg in 1977 and enjoyed competing against OD and WLVA when we put the Triple L rock format on the air. It's 33 years later and I'm VP/Operations for Centennial Broadcasting in lynchburg with WLNI and the Planet. I miss those golden days of Lynchburg radio though. Nice job keeping the memories alive. Bob Abbott