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people if any ever worked at WPGC as many times (3) using as many
names (3) as did Mr. Ed. Originally heard doing overnights in
1970-72 as 'Todd Reynolds', he returned to the station
for part time work as 'Ed Kowalski' after leaving WYRE
in Annapolis from late 1975-early 1976 before departing for WWSW
in Pittsburgh. From late 1977-1978 he made yet another appearance
as a part time jock, this time as 'Ed McNeil' while he
was working full time in Baltimore at WCBM. Today, Ed Gursky is
an administrator with the Voice of America in DC.
on a Sunday night on this aircheck,
Ed pipes virtually jump out of the radio thanks to the amazing
audio processing designed by Chief Engineer, Smitty
which included wall to wall (((reverb)))! Songs were also sped
up noticeably as a matter of practice. This tape
is playing at the correct speed; the songs actually aired
that fast then!
mentions Jim Elliott
being on the air the following morning. Although Jim would eventually
inherit the morning
show for himself after returning from the Great
Strike That Struck Out in May of 1977, this was the period
between the time when former WPGC morning
had left the station for WLS
in Chicago and before the arrival of Tim
Kelly from WCFL, also in Chicago.
station's identifiers at the time were 'Stereo 95' and
the venerable, 'Musicradio' which was very apt since it
would be hard to play more than the 59 minutes of music this hour
that Ed promotes during the course of this aircheck.
consisted of various LP giveaways by major acts of the time including
the Bee Gees', 'Main Course' and Elton John's, 'Rock
of the Westies' along with new releases by Bad Company &
are comprised of a couple read live by Ed for VOB Datsun and the
Rabbit's Foot Nightclub as well as agency produced ones for Private
Hill Apartments and a concert spot for acts appearing at the Capital
Centre including BTO, Kansas, Peter Frampton, Foghat, Gary Wright
Raleigh (Bill Miller, the fifth of six different jocks to
use the name at the station over the years) is the voice on the
about lack of heat in Government offices. He had joined the station
back in 1966 from KOIL
in Omaha doing nights and later middays before landing the dual
roles of morning news
guy and Production Director. He had previously occasionally
as 'Lt. Tweety' when former WPGC General
Howard (the anonymous voice of 'Mr. Soundoff') was
unavailable to do so and inherited the job when Howard left the
station after its sale in 1974.
heard on this tape are from PAMS
and were from one of the final packages they produced which were
created the year before for WLS,
appropriately enough called, 'LS auditions'.
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