I started working in radio at WJDX the summer of 1967 and stayed till early fall of 1968. I thought I'd drop some names of folks I worked with during those my time at WJDX-AM-FM/WLBT and WRBC/WJMI.
Sorry to roll so long, but maybe one of these names will spark another posting. Thanks for letting me ramble.
Don't know how I missed this thread. A very good read to say the least..WRBC "Rebel Radio" Home of the Good Guys! I was still in high school when Herb Guthrie became GM of WRBC. His son and I grew up together. When WJMI-FM was under construction Herb offered to pay us (very little) to play music during testing. In those days ya had to have a 3rd phone FCC license in order to read the meters and keep transmitter logs. I ditched school for a few days and went to DC and took the test. That summer Rodney and I would take turns playing music on WJMI at night. I believe Marshal McGee was on afternoon drive & Bill Cagle had the night shift. I got my first real taste of Top-40 when they would let me have the WRBC chair from 12m to 1:am some of the nights.
Herb Guthrie got me into a broadcasting school in DC with the promise of a job after the course. I started full time at WRBC in Jan 67. .... Ahhh yes I remember kicking tha power up after midnight. Don't remember any log issues coming up. I would always wait until there were only PSA's to run & made sure to drop the power back to 1KW when running the FCC required station id each half hour.The chief engineer always got there around 12:30 to do his work.and always had fresh donuts. What was his name? Sometimes we just stayed on the air until the morning man arrived.
I remember when Dennis Hudson arrived on tha set. He went on to do very well in broadcasting doing news for WCBI-TV and later writing a book. He will be missed. Think I'm gonna wait till tha next post before going to WJDX-FM.
Thanks for a good show