1080WKLO.com "What Used To Be New" Page

Here are items that used to appear in the "What's New" section on the Home Page.

June 21, 2015

We've added a bunch of scans of 1967-1969 WKLO music surveys here.

April 23, 2015

Thanks to Honus Shain for our first aircheck of WKLO's Carl Strandell, circa 1970.

February 21, 2015

A great big thank you to Misty Lee for all the new content that has been added to the WKLO Toys for Tots page.

December 6, 2014

A semi-scoped aircheck of Bob Lyons from September 6, 1961 is now available here.

October 27, 2014

New WKLO music surveys from 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971 have been added here.

October 18, 2014

Thanks to Mark Strauss submitting two early 1976 WKLO airchecks of him as "Mark Sebastian". Find them here.

July 2, 2014

Another WKLO legend has left the building. Big 1080 DJ and PD Carl Truman Wiglesworth passed away July 1. Listen to CTW WKLO airchecks here.

June 8, 2014

Sorry to hear of the passing of early '70s WKLO DJ Chuck Brady (Jim Felton). Remember how Chuck sounded on "The Big 1080" here.

December 25, 2013

Added a 2013 photo of four WKLO jocks from the 1970s here.

September 11, 2013

Several cuts from WKLO's "Charisma" jingle package from TM Productions have been added here.

April 29, 2013

We've posted an audio interview with former WKLO DJ Bo Brady (Tad Murray) here.

October 14, 2012

Compliments of Tad Murray, there's a new WKLO exterior pic on Photo Page 9.

October 4, 2012

Check out the cool 1974 WKLO Gary Major Control Room shot on Photo Page 9.

August 22, 2012

Thanks to David Stockhoff for the 1962 pic of Paul Cowley at a WKLO Coca-Cola Hi-Fi Club Dance. Find it here.

July 10, 2012

We've added video from the 2012 WAKY-WKLO Reunion here. A DVD version is also available.

June 14, 2012

A great big thank you to WHAS Radio's Terry Meiners for sharing the aircheck of his June 8, 2012 interview with former WKLO DJ (and current CBS Radio President) Dan Mason.

June 7, 2012

Our appreciation to Tad Murray for the cool 1973 exterior photo of the WKLO storefront studios. Find it here.

May 9, 2012

Thanks to Mark Steven Williams for the much longer (by 7 minutes) great-quality 1962 aircheck of Bob Lyons.

February 29, 2012

Our first airchecks of Jack Crawford are now online, as Jack counts down the WKLO Top 100 of 1970. Again, thanks to Michael Poole for his copies of the original recordings.

February 26, 2012

More WKLO surveys have been posted (from 1960, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65, '68 and '69) from the Leonard Yates collection.

February 25, 2012

We have our first WKLO aircheck of Johnny Locke here, courtesy Michael Poole.

February 23, 2012

Thanks to Gary Major for the 1975 pic of him, Lee Gray and recording artist John Dawson Read, which you can find near the bottom of Photo Page 9.

February 20, 2012

We've added a pristine-sounding Bill Bailey aircheck from May 19, 1967, complete with unscoped newscasts and commercials. Thanks to former WKLO PD Terrell Metheny for sending it our way.

January 14, 2012

The Duke of Louisville has left us. Bill Bailey passed away this morning at the age of 81: Bill Bailey Tribute Page

December 2, 2011

Thanks to Bill Love for another great early-70s shot of him in the WKLO control room. Find it here.

November 21, 2011

A big 1080 salute to ex-WKLO newsman Michael Scott (Mike Wascher) for a whole bunch of cool WKLO airchecks from the 70s, including audio from Chuck Brady, Mark Elliott, Lee Gray, Bill Love, Dan Mason, Ty Meredith (love "The Peytonians"), Mike Rivers and Jonathan Stone. Plus, there are three super-sized montages of Michael Scott newscasts. Look for the light blue backgrounds to quickly spot the newest stuff.

September 27, 2011

With the recent passing of legendary WKLO DJ Paul Cowley, we invite you to visit (or revisit) our Paul Cowley Page, as well as his bio on the DJs Page.

July 18, 2011

Thanks to Tim England for two new airchecks: Tim's last WKLO DJ show, plus a April 1979 "Kentuckiana Week In Review" show with Tim, Angie Murray and Woody Stiles.

February 7, 2011

We've added WKLO surveys for November 1 and 8, 1968.

December 6, 2010

Thanks to Jason Hines, nephew of the late Jonathan Stone, for the new pictures on Photo Pages 6 and 8, additional info for Stone's DJ bio, and a November 3, 1971 WKLO Music Survey.

Also, our appreciation goes out to Gary Griffin for sending us the Courier-Journal account of Lee Gray's death.

November 27, 2010

We found two WKLO jingles (circa 1960) on a Richard H. Ullman-marketed IMM jingle demo. We're not sure if they were ever used on the air, but you can hear them here.

November 13, 2010

Great to hear from "missing in action" 1969-70 WKLO newsman and DJ John Irwin. Check out his updated listing here.
September 27, 2010

Thanks to Gary Griffin for the pic of the Montgomery Hogg WKLO button, which you can see here.
September 24, 2010

Our appreciation to Tim England for the contribution of two of his 1978 WKLO airchecks.
September 21, 2010

Listen to a scoped aircheck from the last night of Beautiful Music WCSN (the former WKLO-FM) from 1979 here. Thanks to Ted Fleischaker for the original recording.

August 24, 2010

We've replaced the low-fi RealVideo clip of the 2005 WAKY-WKLO Reunion with a much better quality version, streamed from YouTube.

April 25, 2010

We've updated Jack Sorbi's bio on the DJ Page with info on his 2008 passing.
April 8, 2010

Another goodie from Leonard Yates: a pic of a WKLO ashtray he received in 1963. See it and read the story behind it here.
April 2, 2010

More information was added to the Toys for Tots page. Our thanks to Leonard Yates.

February 27, 2010

Read bits from old Billboard magazines about WKLO on our new Billboard Blasts page.

February 17, 2010

We switched our site search from FreeFind to Google Custom Search. Now when you use the search box near the top of the main page, it searches all of our radio tribute sites at once, not just this one.

October 30, 2009

Gary Major spent six years at WKLO in the 1970s, starting off as a night jock and eventually ending up as the station's last PD. Listen to our hot-off-the-Ampex two-part phone interview with Mr. Major here.

August 23, 2009

Thanks to Bill Love for the WKLO aircheck of Ron Lake from December 1973. Hear it here.

July 28, 2009

Nice to hear from 1963/64 WKLO DJ Larry Baker (today known as Jerry Baker). Check out his updated DJ listing here.

July 26, 2009

We've posted some early 1960s Uncle's Furniture Outlet commercials, voiced by Joe Holcomb. Our appreciation to Leonard Yates for sending them our way.

March 13, 2009

Nice to hear from early 70s WKLO DJ Mark Elliot (Rufus Hurt). Find out what he's been up to since his 1080 days here.

February 16, 2009

Thanks to Jim Brewer, who recently sent us an incredible unscoped WKLO aircheck he recorded on Sunday, October 13, 1974 while a freshman at the University of Louisville. Even though we had to snip out some of the music for online presentation, all the jock breaks, commercials and "station stuff" (including some wonderful Mike Rivers production) are left intact for your listening pleasure in our first 1080WKLO.com aircheck of Fleetwood Gruver.

January 25, 2009

A Big 1080 salute to Big Bill Love for sending us our first Radio WKLO aircheck of Charlie Knox. Enjoy the authentic 1966 Top 40 goodness here.

December 20, 2008

Thanks to Ray Redman for the August 1966 aircheck of Johnny Randolph plus the mid-60s session recording of Paul Revere & The Raiders doing an ID for JR.

October 22, 2008

Former WKLO DJ Joe London sat in with WAKY-FM's Johnny Randolph on September 19th, and thanks to "big1080" we have an audio recording of the event. Experience it here. We also added a new photo of Joe at the bottom of Photo Page 14.

October 16, 2008

Thanks to Tom Hoehler for the November 1972 aircheck of Brother Love, complete with unscoped commercials and a great Mike Rivers promo.

August 17, 2008

Our appreciation to Jeff Gabbard for adding two new 1973 WKLO surveys to our online collection: March 7 and August 30.

August 1, 2008

We've posted scoped versions of XM Radio's June 20, 2008 WKLO "Sixties on Six" Tribute here.

July 31, 2008

Thanks to Louisville's Carol Cronen for sending us June 1975 airchecks from Bo Brady doing PM drive and Shotgun Sam Lee's last WKLO show.

June 14, 2008

Our appreciation to Allen Bryan's better half who was cleaning out the attic and found more photos from the 1991 WKLO reunion -- and to Allen for scanning them and sharing with us. See them here.

May 8, 2008

Thanks to Jerry Kiefer for the background on the "Chris Conner Jingles" and Jimmy Logsdon. Find it here.

May 5, 2008

From the 1080WKLO.com Instant Gratification Department: We've added an embedded Media Player from Yahoo to most of our pages with audio (like Airchecks, Jingles and Audio Interviews) so you can listen to WKLO golden goodies without having to download them first. Look for the little arrows next to the audio links. (Just ignore the "Buy" button on the player; all of our online audio remains free.)

March 3, 2008

1973-74 KLO jock Shotgun Sam Lee has found us -- and you can read his updated entry on the DJs Page.

December 30, 2007

A 10,000 watt ten-eighty thank you to John Frank of Oakland, California who surprised us with text-based versions of dozens of WKLO Music Surveys from the 1960s. Not only does this let the sight-impaired with screen-reading software to enjoy the surveys, but it lets everybody scan through the years of WKLO hits (and misses) a lot quicker. Find them here and here.

December 3, 2007

Thanks to Louisville music historian Leonard Yates for "the last new WKLO survey I saw" from May 9, 1979. Find it here.

September 16, 2007

Former WKLO 1969-1970 DJ Dave Carson checks in with a great letter (check his listing on the DJs page) and scans of flyers showing the late '69 WKLO DJ lineup and the WKLO state-of-the-art basement production studio. There's also a new pic of several of the 1080 jocks awarding a winner a new set of wheels. Find the photo and the flyer links on Photo Page 4.

September 3, 2007

Our appreciation to Robert Ballard for the photo of engineer Ben Pflederer in the studio at the WKLO transmitter.

August 6, 2007

Thanks to Robin Oldham for the just-posted WKLO music surveys from 1972 and 1973.

May 2, 2007

Several 1963 WKLO music surveys have been posted, courtesy Mickey Lunsford.

April 29, 2007

We've begun adding recent photos of WKLO on-air folks to their listings on the DJs Page.

April 28, 2007

Thanks to Randy Davidson for sending us a scan of the WKLO November 12, 1965 music survey.

April 20, 2007

We've added a site search function to the Website.

March 31, 2007

Louisville native Bob Cline did two tours as a WKLO DJ in the 1970s, plus put in airtime at several other Derby City radio stations in the '70s and '80s. On March 16, 2007 Bob talked to us about the station that inspired him to enter the radio biz, being a Louisville radio listener in the '60s, some of the folks he worked with at the Big 1080, his mentors, and his thoughts on the state of radio today. Download both parts of the audio interview here.

February 27, 2007

A recent photo of Terrell Metheny (Mitch Michael) and Carl Truman Wiglesworth has been added to Photo Page 13.
February 21, 2007

Thanks to Leonard Yates for the 1971 aircheck of Dick Braun plus a Braun-produced Tricycle Race promo.
February 19, 2007

Three airchecks of Byron Rohrig newscasts from the Summer of 1970 have been added here, complete with a few snippets from WKLO DJs of the time.
February 16, 2007

It's the most-played WKLO jingle of the '60s...and the most requested WKLO jingle we didn't have -- until today. The famous WKLO "stab" (an edit of a sonovox cut from PAMS Series 18) is now online here. Thank you Byron Rohrig!
February 13, 2007

A great big 1080 thank you to Leonard Yates for his contributions of numerous WKLO promos and commercials from 1968 and 1969. (The tapes originally belonged to Dick Braun.) You'll hear lots of creative writing and production from Dick, Bill Bailey and other WKLO announcers of the period. Find them here.
January 25, 2007

Dottie Knight not only was married to WKLO's first Top 40 PD, but she was the station's first female Top 40 DJ...a rarity in radio the late '50s and early '60s. Download our 2007 audio interview with Dottie here.
January 21, 2007

Additional info on the station that sports the WKLO calls today has been posted here, courtesy Jason Archer.
January 12, 2007

Thanks to Tim Tolbert for the new aircheck of today's WKLO (in Hardinsburg, Indiana). You just might hear a couple of blasts from 1080 WKLO's past. Find it here.
December 15, 2006

Airchecks of the remaining three hours of the XM Radio's '06 WKLO salute are now online.
December 13, 2006

Scoped airchecks of the first two hours of the December 8, 2006 WKLO XM Radio tribute are now available.
November 14, 2006

We've posted a two-minute composite of Louisville's present day 1080 AM, WKJK, on this page. Thanks to WKJK PD Jim Fenn for sharing it with us.
October 30, 2006

Check out the great-sounding 1974 spot that the late Mike Rivers produced for Stewart's Department store. Thanks to WHAS Radio's Mark Travis for sending it our way.
October 22, 2006

More WKLO music surveys have been added for the years 1971, 1972 and 1975.

October 9, 2006

Thanks to Gerry Cunningham for sending us a copy of his 1975 WKLO aircheck as "Robert E. Lee."

October 6, 2006

We're fortunate to have many scans of WKLO music surveys on this Website, but viewing them is a problem for the vision-impaired. So we've begun to post text-based surveys on this page, which can be enjoyed by those with screen-reading software.
October 1, 2006

More scans of 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971 WKLO Music Surveys have been added. We extracted some of the survey photos and put them on Photo Page 4. Thanks to Clyde Phillips III for letting us borrow the surveys to scan. 
September 29, 2006

Rip Rinehart sent us a scan of a print-ad for the short-lived WKLO-TV. Find it here.
September 22, 2006

Thanks to Paul Westpheling for the montage of 1970 WKLO jingles and IDs. Download it here.
August 12, 2006

Download most of a '76 Shirley Smith newscast here.
August 10, 2006

Thanks to Allen Bryan and Jack Thurston for the new pics of '60s WKLO DJs and Newspeople.
July 30, 2006

Nice to hear from late '60s WKLO DJ Bob Shannon. Check out what he's been up to since then in his letter on the DJs Page.

July 9, 2006

Pics have been added to Photo Pages 12 and 13.

Download the July 7, 2006 WFPL "State of Affairs" show with Allen Bryan, Mike Griffin, Mason Lee Dixon and John Quincy here. Thanks to Mike Griffin for rolling the aircheck.

June 12, 2006

How did John Wayne come to endorse the big 1080? Newsperson Shirley Smith gives us the story...and the raw audio...here.

May 9, 2006

We added a 1977 photo of Jody Hein and Shirley Smith in the WKLO Newsroom to Photo Page 11. Thanks to Jody for sharing.

May 7, 2006

1080 in Louisville became country formatted WCII in the '80s. Thanks to Jim Banks for the scan of the Top 100 Country Hits of 1985 WCII survey.

April 21, 2006

Our appreciation to Rob Calhoun for providing two 1991 Courier-Journal columns about the end of WDJX-AM (formerly WKLO, WKJJ and WCII) and the WKLO DJ Reunion Weekend.

We now know what newsman Robert Paul Westpheling sounded like on WKLO in the Spring of 1970, thanks to the aircheck he's contributed.

April 19, 2006

We added an aircheck of a complete 1968 morning drive newscast from J. Paul Roberts. It includes a bit of WKLO DJs Bill Bailey and Jack Sorbi.

April 15, 2006

Thanks to late '60s newsman J. Paul Roberts for the great pictures we've added to Photo Page 3 -- plus the scans of the "What Does It Take To Be Number One" promotional piece that show photos of all the people who worked at WKLO in the late '60s,

April 1, 2006

Chances are that if you're viewing this Website, you're interested in Louisville's Top 40 radio history. One of the best pieces we've seen on that subject is a March 1971 Louisville Scene feature. Thanks to Leonard Yates, we're delighted to offer it here.

March 26, 2006

Former WKLO GM Ernie Gudridge contributed some new items for the Toys for Tots Page.

March 25, 2006

The WKLO Memories Screen Saver is now available...and it's absolutely free! All 32-bit versions of Windows are supported.

March 21, 2006

Check out the note from Jim Rivers (WKLO DJ in '70 and '71) under his listing on the DJ Info Page.

We've also been doing some sprucing up around the site, upgrading the menu system and hopefully making some of the pages easier to navigate.

March 17, 2006

We've rearranged the pictures in the Photo Pages into a rough chronological order, plus moved many images to the Promotional Items area of the Surveys Page.

March 12, 2006

Jim Nall contributed a 1967 WKLO QSL letter which we've posted in the Promotional Items section of the Surveys Page.

March 9, 2006

Thanks to Leonard Yates we have our first 1962 WKLO music survey posted.

February 19, 2006

Allen Bryan became WKLO's News Director in 1965. We had questions about how the news department at the Big 1080 worked. Allen had answers. Very interesting answers. Read our Q&A here.

February 16, 2006

Short and sweet...that's our newest aircheck from Carl Truman Wiglesworth.

February 14, 2006

He did overnights at WKLO in '73 and '74 and has had a stellar career in radio programming and management since then. Download our audio interview with Dan Mason here.

February 8, 2006

We've reorganized the Features Page, which will hopefully make similar things easier to find.

February 2, 2006

Listeners to WKLO in the early 50s will appreciate announcer Ed Farron's letter under his listing on the DJs Page.

January 27, 2006

You might not remember Steve Warren from his 1963 WKLO "Summer Fun Festival" gig, but this New Albany High School graduate remembers a lot about WKLO (and WAKY) in the early '60s. Due partly to what he learned at 'KLO, Steve went on to be a major market air personality. Find our audio interview with Steve here.

January 9, 2006

For our first new item of 2006, we thank Tim Tolbert. Want to hear how the WKLO call letters are being used today? Download a brief aircheck here.

December 5, 2005

Thanks to Jay Marks for 1967 WKLO airchecks of Mitch Michael and Carl Truman Wiglesworth. Jay also provided a Summer '67 aircheck of Ken Douglas, who by that time had moved to WINN -- but we thought many WKLO fans might enjoy it.

November 19, 2005

We've posted three big .zip files of '71, '72 and '73 WKLO music surveys -- many of which haven't been on this site before. Find them under the appropriate year heading on the Surveys Page.

November 18, 2005

Thanks to Brian Kauffman for his contribution of two wonderful early 1966 WKLO airchecks: Carl Truman Wiglesworth and Johnny Randolph. We welcome your comments on these 'checks (as well as anything else on this site) on our Message Board.

October 4, 2005

We've added a fifth page of WAKY-WKLO reunion photos.

September 29, 2005

Check out February 1972 WKLO airchecks of Lee Gray, Mark Elliot, Chuck Brady, Brother Love and J.J. Wright. A great big 1080 thank you to Buddy Tate for his contribution.

September 23, 2005

War On The Airwaves is an article from the Scene section of the Courier-Journal from March 29, 1980. It offered a snapshot of the state of Louisville's "rock radio" (including WKLO successor KJ-100) right before 1980's Spring ratings period kicked off. Thanks to former WKLO Boss Jock Ron Lake for saving it for 25 years so we could share it with the world.

September 12, 2005

WKLO was history by 1982, but visitors to this site might be interested in the '82 Courier-Journal article "Voices In The Morning" which profiled all of Louisville's commercial radio AM drive DJs at that time -- including some with WKLO connections. Thanks to Leonard Yates for making it available for us to transcribe.

September 7, 2005

We added a couple of new images to Photo Page 13 thanks to Ron Lake, plus Ron Lake's 1973 WKLO rejection letter from Bill Hennes and the 1973 Louisville ARB ratings.

August 25, 2005

Thanks to Rip Rinehart, our exhibit of the PAMS Series 34 WKLO jingle package is nearly twice as long -- and even better quality, as it was taken right from the PAMS reference reel. Plus, you can view scans of the original WKLO PAMS reference reel cue sheets.