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Just for fun - KILT Houston "Wallisville Dam" - The Dam Man :^)
  • This is for "older listeners" only!
    Not quite jingles...

    On the UK news the past few days have been stories about a damaged dam / reservoir at Whaley Bridge, down in Derbyshire England..

    Mrs J remarked, that with the word "dam" being used so often, some people not paying close attention might think
    they were swearing a bit.

    Cue to me memory jog to circa 1971, UK jingle collectors tape circulated a US aircheck recording, apparently something that went
    out on vinyl every month, full of airchecks/snippets of stations around the USA, so that PDs in other places could hear the different
    sorts of programming ideas and styles - no internet of course and no-one really able to troop around all across the States to listen
    to other distant stations.

    On that audio, was a chunk of (the original) "Hudson & Harrigan" on KILT 610 Houston Texas, who did comedy sketches as
    part of their show (TM Phase Two jingles by the way - or maybe Phase Three...)

    This one was an interview with the "manager of the Wallisville Dam" nearby. Several minutes followed with intense use of the
    word...."dam" phonetically, including the dam's nickname of the "Diddly Dam". ........I'm sure you all can guess where this was going! :^)

    Has anyone still got that particular audio? Or even the whole aircheck "sampler"? Or any others in the series?
    (Might even be the sampler with the much sought-after PAMS 27 "Port Arthur's KFMP, Its All New, In Stereo" Surf cut).

    Since we've all heard the "Marechino cherry dropped into Lake Michigan" audio again recently, that many of us had back in
    the same era, would be nice to let Mrs J hear the "Diddly Dam" joke !

    The gauntlet is now laid down!
    IJ
    :^)
  • Hi Lain,

    Here you go, it's about 8min & 49sec into the audio, Hudson & Harrigan on 610 KILT & the "Dam" bit, its off a aircheck album called Bootleg Top 40, I believe the airchecks were recorded around 1971-72. There were two albums released, a great timeline of Top 40 Radio here in the U.S. Lot's of great jingles too!

    Richie :)



    Here's links to the other side of the album & Sides 1 & 2 of Bootleg Top 40 #2








  • By The cringe!
    That's indeed it!
    The power of an internet forum...

    Thank you very much indeed Richie :^)

    PS - didn't "AM jocks "sound very "grown up" back then, and very much part of the presentation rather than today's
    "liner card readers" - and even that is out-of-date in this age of cut-and-paste V/O.
    And of course the jingles so much more striking than much of today's product.

    PPS - when hearing some of these clips, as soon as some started I could remember the content - very scary!

    PPPS - as a collector back then I wrote off to quite a few of the stations on those clips (this is pre-World Radio TV
    Handbook era) and scrounged dubs of their jingles - e.g. WNOR Norfolk TM Phase Two

    PPPPS - Richie, that's a "capital-eye" for Iain, not an "Ell" :^)
  • iJinglesiJingles August 8
    What a great listen!
    Hands-on jocks running the board, with skill and talent. Not to mention the voices - everything sounds so BIG.
    Loved hearing those classic stagers put to use on different stations.
    Thanks for sharing :)
  • Aye, you see!
    Us "veteran collectors" aren't just "auld fogies"!
    :^)

    We had all this stuff on Nth-generation 3&3/4 IPS iron-oxide reel dubs circulated in JiffyBags
    when you "youngsters" weren't even a proverbial "twinkle in the eye"!

    And the "computers" at the time were the size of a large room, output was on lineprint at 600 pages per min,
    and programmed on one-line-at-a-time orange punch cards with a bit clipped off the top corner so that they
    "went in" to the 5 feet square "card reader" the right-way-around. Fortran IV...ugh!

    Gawd, its a lot easier "programming" an internet station"!
  • ratnobratnob August 9
    Love this thread, and the audio. Thanks, all.
    G
  • When I got into radio in the early 80's, a friend had given me a cassette copy of Bootleg Top 40, I wore that sucker out listening to it so much, lol! No matter the market size, all those stations sounded BIG! The jocks, jingles, reverb!! One of my favorite parts, is the ballsy top of hour ID for WAYS Charlotte. Glad everyone is enjoying it! :)
  • By The cringe!
    That's indeed it!
    The power of an internet forum...

    Thank you very much indeed Richie :^)

    PS - didn't "AM jocks "sound very "grown up" back then, and very much part of the presentation rather than today's
    "liner card readers" - and even that is out-of-date in this age of cut-and-paste V/O.
    And of course the jingles so much more striking than much of today's product.

    PPS - when hearing some of these clips, as soon as some started I could remember the content - very scary!

    PPPS - as a collector back then I wrote off to quite a few of the stations on those clips (this is pre-World Radio TV
    Handbook era) and scrounged dubs of their jingles - e.g. WNOR Norfolk TM Phase Two

    PPPPS - Richie, that's a "capital-eye" for Iain, not an "Ell" :^)




    Oooops, my bad on the name, lol.. Thanks Iain :)
  • "Oooops, my bad on the name, lol.. Thanks Iain"

    That's OK Richie! Not the first (or the last...
    { Its websites that don't offer more distinctive & deferential fonts that are really the problem! }
    IJ