You guys woke me up.
I was at "the famous 1510" from 1968 thu 1972. Mac Richmond died and things changed. I was with him the night he died (no I didn't kill him) (he died after leaving the station that night). His ghost haunted the station at night..we saw him.
I jocked middays and later took over the talk show after Steve Fredricks went to WEEI. We had pretty good numbers and MEX always made money.
Lots of great Mac stories....i.e. : he came back from florida after a vacation..
while there he discovered the Super X drug stores.....when he returned we bacame Super X for awhile.
Hi Jerry, This woke me up too.
I was jocking at WMEX 6PM to 10 PM Monay through Saturday (just ahead of Randy Boone) when Mac died. It was Mac's companion that named me Al Carter (John H added the "uncle" part soon after). The station had a great momentum until Mac passed away. I too have some great stories from that era. Particularly from my perspective as a tech/engineer at WRKO full time (and weekend on-air at WFEA) when I was hired by John H at WMEX to replace Bud Ballou who was leaving for FM.
WRKO couldn't keep pace with the quick changing tactics of WMEX. I remember the chaos that went on when each station tried to be get to news and back to music before the other. WRKO had to jump through several hoops to make changes to their format clock. WMEX just did it. Then one day WMEX just stopped doing the news for a few days and 'RKO was really surprised
. It was a fun time in radio back then. A healthy competitive environment that was good for the listeners. Unlike the less competitive situation with multi-station ownerships of today.
I fondly recall when I discovered Arnie Woo Woo as a youngster and dreaming about "doing that" at WMEX....
I also remember listening to WMEX the "Big X" and "Color Radio".