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(aka 'GAS') worked part time at WPGC in 1971-72 while in the Air
Force where he made films for the military. Today,
he is the Operations
Manager at Creative Media Management Specialist in Detroit.
Guy Gary writes:
good friend in high school - Bill Schaefer - was the inspiration
for the name, Gary Albert Schaefer (G.A.S. in the PM on the AM),
first used at WGOW, Chattanooga in '70. Name came back at 'PGC.
was drafted out of WIRL / Peoria, did basic training at Ft. Knox
/ KY and was assigned to the medical TV unit at Walter Reed Army
Medical Center / DC. They figured a radio guy was close enough
to TV for gov't work. Did training videos that were distributed
around the world on the first generation of pro- video cassettes
and worked part time at WPGC in '71-'72.
After WPGC, I went to WGRQ, Buffalo, converting WGR-FM from an
automated Drake "Solid Gold" affiliate to live Top 40
on FM 12/31/72. JJ Jordan was the PD and a rookie seller destined
to be a major owner / operator named John Hayes was on staff.
...btw, a young Ben Homel (spelling?) split his time between 'GRQ
and 'GR-AM, using the air names Chuck Stevens and Randy Michaels...
yup, same guy. Coupla zillionaires-to-be came out of that era
Other stints followed at Y-100, Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, WRNO,
New Orleans, Zeta 4 (WINZ-FM), Miami, WKQX, Chicago, WLW, Cincinnati,
WHK, Cleveland, KNEW / KSAN, San Francisco / Oakland, Majic 102.7
(WMXJ), Ft. Lauderdale / Miami, KEZR, San Jose, (Feb '94) Oldies
104.3 WOMC, Detroit and, 94.7 WCSX,
/ worst story while at WPGC is while covering an all-night Sat.
nite/Sun a.m. shift, I fell asleep during The Lutheran
Hour. "Side 1" continued to click in the dead groove
until Todd Reynolds
arrived early for the 6a-12n shift and woke me up. Wasn't I proud!
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