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Kevin did overnights at WPGC in 1975-76. Today, he can be heard on stations nationally with his syndicated 'Slow Jams' show, including WHUR.





Kevin James today.



Kevin James writes:

My memory on those WPGC days isn't the greatest but I'll do my best.  I believe I was there from 1975 to 1976.  I had started in radio at WFMD in Frederick, MD.  Those were my  beginning days of radio.  I do not have an aircheck.  I probably  would be real embarrassed if I had one to listen to.

Jim Collins was PD. I remember him and the WPGC basketball games.  He would dress up like a clown and get a pie in the face, etc.  Glenn Potter was GM.

My greatest experience was meeting Ted Davita.  Ted was a young boy at NIH with a rare blood disease, a plastic anemia (not sure of that spelling).  He became one of my best friends. I visited him every week and he called me every night. His father was Director of the Cancer Institute.  Do you remember the TV movie "Boy In A Plastic Bubble"? Most of that story was based on Ted including going to concerts at the Cap Centre in my van and him wearing his NASA designed space suit. He died at the age of 17.

Harv Moore was the morning man,  Then it was Columbus, to do mornings, Bob Raleigh (Bill Miller) did news, Jim Collins in afternoon drive, Dan Steele at night, and Dave Kellogg 10p-2a. I did 2am to 6am.

That's as far as my memory takes me. One side note.  I fell asleep while reading the news @ 3:40am.  That might be a radio first and last.




Keith MacDonald writes:

Seems Kevin was single, and he and his dog Wilbur lived mostly out of his van. So Kevin ran most of his social life out of the control room. If someone called in the middle of the night who sounded interesting, he'd invite them to breakfast. He once told me you can invite anyone to breakfast... then if he was still interested he could invite her to dinner and a movie or whatever.

But Kevin didn't know when to quit. Some days he had a date for breakfast, another for lunch, and yet another for dinner and a movie... and well, he'd return to the station two hours before his shift, without any sleep at all. He'd ask me to tell everyone he wasn't there... then he'd fall asleep standing up, leaning against the cart racks in the back of the control room. Never met anyone before or since who could do that... but Kevin claims he still can.

Anyway one night this girl calls...and she hims and haws around and asks me how well I know Kevin, and will I answer a personal question about him. So I asked her what she wanted to know... She says "Is Kevin gay?" I nearly busted out laughing. "What makes you think Kevin might be gay" I said. Her reply was priceless.... "Well whenever Kevin comes over for dinner, I want to, you know, mess around, and all he wants to do is sleep". If she had any idea!




w/Columbus in '75

With Babes
'O Plenty in 1976

Sleep Deprived
in 1977



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