It's late October '76 at Double Super WNOX (AM 990) and The Aardvark is about to be on the loose...exiting for (I think Washington DC area). The 101 Audio Vault captures his last show...
The following week Terry Phillips was added as midday DJ to complete the line up of-
6-10 Eddy Roy
10-3 Terry Phillips
3-7 Dick Winstead
7-12 Scott Sams aka The Night Bird
12-6 Russ Brown
Fast forward to January '79 and The Aardvark is back...as Scott Majors. He's the new Music Director and the DJ crew has changed a bit as longtime PD Eddy Roy is gone and Knoxville staple Phil Williams is holding down middays.
530-10 Dr Dave Dunaway
10-2 Phil Willliams
2-6 Mike Beach
6-10 Scott Majors
10-2 CC McCartney
2-530 James Turk
PS- Happy Birthday this past week to Mike Beach!
PSS- in case you were wondering, Aardvark aka Majors is (real name) Robin Huff!
Our Knoxville Radio History 101 podcast has dropped again...that's good! On today's podcast...we listen to great air check archives, all from my cassette recordings...Kent Newton, Wayne Bernard, and Smokey Burns!
Today we join J Worthington Smith and Eddy Roy bantering in J's 29th hour on the air during the WNOX strike!
Is this cool or what...it's 4am (his show was 4a-6a) and this is 15 year old Randy Miller in the WBIR 1240 AM studio. Yes, his Mom always drove him to the station. His show came on before "Date with Doc" each day! Randy can be found at Brainstorm Media these days!
Today it's "Slick Maurice's Thanks for the Memories"
One of my most memorable and funniest moments when I was at WNOX didn't happen when I was on the air but while I was off the air. It was during the Scott "Scooter" McLeod era. His idea of programming was to be a little edgy and he came up with a station mascot the WNOX Mother Duck. I'm sure you can figure out what it really meant. I volunteered to dress as the mascot and the Duck was heavily promoted on the air and he was everywhere.
One time the circus came to town and they had the traditional elephant walk downtown to the Civic Coliseum and the Mother Duck rode on the elephant. It was fun but scary and all I was thinking was please don't fall off, please don't fall off.
Since the Duck couldn't talk we got a duck caller so when little kids would come and talk to the duck...he would go quack and I would do the WNOX Mother Duck dance. I remember being at a grand opening of a store and one of the people there was watching me do the Duck dance and I guess he thought that I couldn't hear because he said "I don't know who's in there but he sure has a lot of rhythm". I laughed so hard I almost swallowed the duck caller!