Monday, January 28, 2013

101 features (as Your Dave would call it) "oldie but forgotten goodie"...this is a previous post, time for a 101 Reload from 2008~

Where were you in '84?

Today 101 strolls down radio's memory lane...

The new year started with a "bang" at WATE TV 6. Out the door were Lloyd Immel, Jeff Jacobs, Keith Brunson, and Sundra Thompson. Ouch!

The Big Orange basketball team featured Willie Burton, Rob Jones, Fred Jenkins, and Tyrone Beaman. Don Devoe was the head coach.

In late January Michael Henry Martin took over mornings at U-102. Bill Miller (Suitcase) was Program Director. Anchoring the news were Mike Clark and David Henley.

6 Mark Herzog aka MHM
10 Tom Van Hart
3 Larry Trotter
7 Jeff Freeman
12 Bill Bailey

Remember this?...WIVK AM became WHIG and featured CP and Walker in the morning, Becky Lynn middays, and Your Dave afternoons.

In '84 WRJZ had not yet turned gospel, the DJ's there were Bob Ziegler, Martin Baker, Jim Donovan, and Lynn Davis.

In May, Sam Brown returned to WATE TV from KDKA Pittsburgh.

Robert Redford had another big movie hit in '84..."The Natural"!

Over at WIMZ, longtime great Phil Williams did morning drive and the station was programmed by Kerry Lambert, who also did middays.

In the summer of '84 WEAG Alcoa "The Doctor" was on the air with Jim Donovan doing mornings, moving from WRJZ, Paul Vincent middays, and Scott Black was on in the afternoon. Ernie Baker, aka Ernie the Bartender, was news director.

ABC hosted the '84 Olympics and their coverage was headed up by Jim McKay, Frank Gifford, and Kathleen Sullivan.

By fall WHIG was back to being WIVK-AM and the AM/FM simulcast morning and afternoons with Claude Tomlinson in the morning and Ed Brantley afternoons. Bob Thomas was middays on FM and CP worked 10-noon and Your Dave was on 12-3p on AM 850.

In the fall WOKI-FM 100 was Jeff Jarnigan 6-10, Greg Williams 10-3, Jim Wilson 3-7, and Shotgun Stevens 7-12.

There you have it, some tid bits from 24 years ago in Ktown! Do you have great radio memories from '84?