Sunday, November 15, 2015

Regarding Claude Tomlinson~

"There is no doubt in my mind that Claude was the most creative, inventive, entertaining and versatile individual to ever sit behind a microphone, not only in Knoxville, but anywhere radio existed. He wrote and recorded his own jingles and agency quality commercials, wrote and aired his own comedy bits, shared among 3 world class characters (all created and played by him), picked the music and created most of the contests and promotions for a daytime only station that routinely embarrassed stronger, full time stations for many years. To judge the work of a radio person, one must first have a working knowledge of what goes into doing the job, and I have followed the industry and its people for over seventy years. Nobody ever came close to Claude the Cat in his prime." (Johnny Pirkle)