why radio is better off without me

WVUD-FM, Kettering/Dayton Ohio_1983

Quite frankly if I were a program director at a radio station, I wouldn’t have hired me in 1982.

I came across some old reel to reels of air checks and production demos from WVUD. The one I have has some technical problems that maybe I can fix but the rest of the world can probably only handle a minute of my God awful jock talk.

I apologize in advance for stealing the next 90 irretrievable seconds from your life to hear a 1985 air check of a 23 year old disc jockey in Dayton, Ohio.

[audio:http://www.audioconnell.com/clientuploads/mp3/OConnell_Aircheck_1985_edit.mp3]

You have free reign to take me out to the barn in the comment section below, once you stop the bleeding from your ears.

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10 Responses to “why radio is better off without me”

  1. Aw, ickle Peter’s early days!!

    Pretty cute if you ask me.

    MCM

  2. I diamond in the rough!
    …hmmmmm… “All Hits all the Time “with Air Supply…I remember those days well! 😉

    Peace!

    Liz

  3. Peter,

    Very cute!

    Be well,
    Bob

  4. Hee! 😀 You rock, Peter! Thanks for sharing. That definitely does bring back memories.

  5. Bob and Mary: I was cute – emphasis on the 20+ years past tense – now I am crotchety and old in that order 🙂

    Liz: I’m not sure what sort of sordid memories Air Supply recalls for you but we all hope you blog about it in great detail 😉

    Jodi: I question, given your youthful looks, whether you were even born twenty years ago so I question what memories you may have of those times; possibly you recently listened to an “oldies” station (1050 CHUM perhaps) and it confused you. 🙂

    Thank you all for listening and visiting. You are all always welcome here.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  6. Thanks for the compliment on my age, Peter. 20 years ago, I was in my first year of University. 😉 I don’t listen to 1050 CHUM by the way. I DO listen to Jack FM (92.5) and Q107 though … They play some “oldies but goodies” … And then there’s AM740 if you *really* want to delve deep into the definition of “oldie”. But I’ve always loved 40’s era music too … It still kinda floors me that music from the 80’s could be considered “oldies”… Wow, huh? 😀

  7. i thought it sounded like all hits … all the time!

  8. Jodi:

    Roger, Rick and Marilyn are for Toronto radio for me like Irv, Rick and Tom are for Buffalo television to you. 🙂

    Todd:

    What we played back then rhymed with “hits”.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  9. Roger, Rick and Marilyn! Yup. I remember them… I think two of them are actually still around …

    And yeah – there was a fire in Cheetawaga like EVERY NIGHT or something. What was WITH that?? 😉

  10. Jodi

    I’m not sure why Buffalo Blaze Busters were always dousing another inferno…maybe the station hired an arsonist -er, consultant to boost ratings.

    Of COURSE not, its just a joke.

    😉

    PKO’C

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