Chris Connor Country & Western Jingles
from the '50s Download!
10:07 - 4948 KB
Note: The above jingles were furnished
by Don Worsham of the
Society who writes: "These were found among examples of jingles
held by former Futursonic head Jim Wells. They were not
produced by Futursonic. It appears that they were provided to Jim
during his sales contacts with the station. I believe WKLO also had
the Futursonic 'Temperatunes' package of singing temperature
jingles." Don has written a book about the history of radio ID
jingles titled "The Hits Between The Hits". All proceeds from the
sale of the book goes to the preservation work of the foundation.
Don also notes: "On the Allen Bryan aircheck from 1-13-63, the
timecheck jingles are from Futursonic sung by Libba Weeks. The
jingles in the 1959 Ed Bowman aircheck are from IMN (Intermountain
Productions) 'W' package. The sonovox 'stab' in WKLO was from PAMS
Series #18. WING, another Great Trails station, did the same thing.
writes on May 8, 2008: "The first long package from the '50s: I've
heard them before, on an old acetate that played from the inside
out, labeled 'WKLO IDs'. It was cut at the KLO studios. The voice
talent is Jimmy Logsdon who did the country show. The backup
singers on a couple are his sisters. (I have no idea of their
names.) Jimmy was from Panther, Kentucky and had a TV shop before he
got into radio. After KLO he moved on to do the old 'Jamboree' on
WCKY until 1964. Jimmy was one of the jocks with WCLU/1320 when the
station hit the air in Covington, Kentucky in 1965. He moved over to
WZIP 1050/92.5 in '66 where I worked with him in '67 through '69. He
resurfaced again in '71 back at WCLU where I had the pleasure to
work with him again. Jimmy moved back to Louisville in the mid '70s
and ended up being a meat inspector for the state until he retired.
He passed away in the late '80s. Jimmy brought the old KLO jingles
to WZIP one day where we had a big turntable that could play them.
Jimmy did some recording on King and also had one minor hit on Decca
('The Death Of Hank Williams') in the '50s. He was a great talent, a
master of the ad lib. His fans always had him tied up on the request
line. One time I was in the studio when he was trying to get off the
phone and as the record ran out he hit the mike and said, 'Neighbors
I do a better show on the phone than the radio' bidding adieu to the
call with the mike on."
Richard H. Ullman/IMM
Two WKLO cuts from an Ullman-marketed
IMM package Download!
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Futursonic's "Swingin Sound'" Series
from 1959 Download!
10:07 - 4948 KB
PAMS Acapella Audition
This cut never aired to our knowledge.
We assume PAMS did this cut to show WKLO how well they could
copy the Drake acapellas done by the Johnny Mann Singers. WKLO
decided to go with the real thing instead.
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1970 WKLO Jingle and ID Montage Download!
1:24 - 656 KB
Production wizard Mike Rivers
freelanced out of the WKLO studios under the "Life Productions"
name. This early 70s Life Productions "Psycho Promo" demo showcases
some of the incredible Jack McCoy-style production Mike did for WKLO
and WGRD including "Checkmate," "The Great Rip-Off," "The WKLO
Goldmine" and "Pieces Of Eight." Download!
10:10 - 3577 KB
This Programmer's Digest segment
features an interview with WKLO PD Bill Hennes and Mike Rivers'
incredible Last Contest-style "Checkmate" promos Download!
6:40 - 2347 KB
Here's a mid-70s More Music Promo Download!
:28 - 165 KB
1974 Stewart's Commercial
(Voiced by Mike Rivers, Bill Love and
Dan Mason reports that Sarah worked in Lexington at WLAP before
being hired at WKLO.
He said she was, "very very talented. She did the bulk of female
voice work. Sarah was originally from Mt. Sterling. Her father was a
judge there. She later went to Atlanta and did voice work.)
:52 - 307 KB
"WKLO Goes On" Montage
This late-70s piece features a long jingle from TM Productions,
airchecks and promos. Download!
:17 - 106 KB