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JJ McKay, 1982

JJ McKay was a local guy who had grown up listening to WPGC in Silver Spring. He had worked at WGH in Norfolk and joined WPGC in 1981. JJ moved to afternoons in 1982 when Dude Walker, recently relocated from Q107 moved to mornings with Dave Foxx as 'Dude & Dave'.

While at WPGC, JJ had the unfortunate experience of calling in sick one day for his Sunday afternoon shift in the Fall of 1982 only to be spotted at RFK at a Redskins game that same day!

He eventually landed in mornings at Q107 after the Elliott & Woodside fiasco and would also go on to work in Washington at WAVA. Other stops took him to Denver, Dallas and Los Angeles where he once did middays at KIIS on the AM side during non-simulcast hours.

In recent years he spent most of his time doing imaging work with his company, JJ McKay Productions and was a weekend news anchor at WBAP in Dallas. Following hip replacement surgery, he had been in poor health for several years.

Sadly, JJ passed away on 01/25/19 at age 64.




JJ McKay in WPGC DJ lounge in Greenbelt in July, 1982.



Sound Files


Summer 1981 - :46
7/05/82 - 16:39
7/20/82 - 8:18



7/05/82 Bumperstickers at 7-Eleven (live) - :09
7/21/82 Ramblin' Raft Race - :15
1983 Tell A Friend 4 - :54
1983 Tell A Friend 9 - :50



7/20/82 Send E.T. Home - 3:48



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