While Johnny did his show live, all he had in front of him was a couple of buttons that cued the engineer at the Transmitter. This type of set up, along with liner cards o' plenty made KRLA sound canned during that time. On a pleasant note, this mutated thread has been mentioned by KM Richards over at the L.A. Board. He does some good work!
> Johnny did middays LIVE? Man, I coulda sworn it was all
> voicetracked. Not to dis Johnny, whom I respect greatly, but
> if he was live, that was liner-card radio at its ultimate
> ...having said that, I listened
Mostly when I'd had
> enough of KFI's 1.75-hour A-Hit rotation. "Good God, not
> 'Heartache Tonight' AGAIN!"
> - Doc
> > In 1977 Art Laboe was P.D., and had a financial interest
> > the Station. Jack Roth (voice of Nissan) was the A.P.D.,
> > Mike Horn, the sidekick to Art Laboe's V/T'd Morning
> > Art even tracked the Weather from home, (the KRLA
> > Weatherscope©). Johnny Hayes was doing 10A-2P live. The
> > of the day Automated with live Engineer/Board Op's at the
> > Transmitter. It was all very strange at the Sheraton Oak
> > Knoll in Pasadena. For a Station that was run "NOT for
> > profit", KRLA maintained a full-time AFTRA staff of 5
> > "Hitmen". Their sole purpose was to spot KRLA bumper
> > stickers & signs, and give stuff away!
> > > Oh yeah - I remember those years! Automated oldies 24/7,
> > > with Johnny Hayes voicetracking his noon-hour countdown.