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Gary Albert Schaefer (aka 'GAS') worked part time at WPGC in 1971-72
while in the Air Force where he made films for the military.
he is retired in Miami.



Good Guy Gary writes:

My 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.

I 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 in Buffalo.

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, Detroit.

Best / 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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8/11/71 - 4:12
1/01/72 - 1:02 - Top 100 of 1971
1/01/72 - :20 - Top 100 of 1971
1/01/72 - :58 - Top 100 of 1971


8/11/71 Spinners Softball - :31



8/11/71 Temple School (Live) - 1:01


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