Following up to 'Retired Guy', I dug out an old postcard showing WBUX went all-country May 26, 1967 (after being part of a MOR-Top 40-Country block program schedule many years), original lineup: John Meder 6am, John Nolan 10am, Jim Miller 2pm, Hugh Clinton 4pm. Being reaslly into this at the time, I penciled in some changes showing Jim Scott 12-4pm April-October 1968. Unfortunately for WBUX their timing was bad, as 50,000 watt daytimer WRCP simulcast with FM 104.5 switched to country on September 7, 1967. Eventually all the 'new guys' they brought in moved on and the on-air duties were split between Hugh Clinton & local country singer Dick Rich. by 1970 they re-added block programmed top 40, country & ''50's oldies' (not so old then) with George Maifair. When Hugh left, that was the end of country on WBUX. The station jumped around with formats for another 20+ years, went 24 hour in 1986, and finally was sold & is now all-Catholic WISP.
Also have a postcard for Johnny Dollar concert ("Keystone Jamboree") May 4, 1968 also with Al & Jean Shade (still performing around Lebanon, Pa.) & Dick Cook. I know that my friend's Dad (Buck Tolton) backed up Johnny Dollar on steel guitar that night because I still have an autograph he got for me.
I'd love to get a copy of that aircheck CD - while other kids were listening to WIBG & WFIL I listened to WBUX - partly because my friend's Dad would play live on there sometimes (he said he had to sit on the radiator to play steel, there weren't enough chairs). I can say my basic knowledge & love fro traditional country came from listening to Hughie. I can still remember in my head some WBUX commercials because they had limited sponsors like The textile Discount Center in Quakertown & Sanatone Dry Cleaning. Thanks for sharing your memories - a little off base for the central Pa. board but Hugh was based there many years also.