are more features we think WKLO fans will enjoy.
1966 was a good year for Radio WKLO. See the year's highlights in
this scan of the back of
a year end Kentuckian Countdown.
Allen Bryan Q&A
came to WKLO as a newsman in 1960 and became News Director in 1965.
We had a bunch of questions about his News Director position and how
the WKLO news department worked -- and he answered every one of
them. Read our Q&A with Allen here.
These "hot clocks" were used in the early '70s when Bill Hennes
was Program Director.
WKLO 6 a.m.-9 a.m. Hot
WKLO 9 a.m.-6 a.m. Hot
Letters to Allen Bryan
Allen Bryan joined WKLO in 1960. These two letters came from
WKLO management prior to his arrival.
4, 1960 letter
April 5, 1960 letter
Louisville Radio Ratings
See how Hooper rated
the Louisville radio market in
April-May, 1965 and
Here's a scan of a page
from the Fall 1978 Arbitron Louisville ratings, one of the last
ratings books for WKLO.
Other 98 Letter
This 1968 letter was
sent to future WKLO DJ Rip Rinehart (among others) by Carl
Truman Wiglesworth. Rip writes: "In the late 60s WKLO used to
sponsor an annual event called 'Other 98 Day' to honor the '98% of
kids you don't hear about' who stay out of trouble. The lucky chosen
ones got to be station employees for a day, with the really lucky
ones getting to go on the air. I applied in 1968 (at age 13) and was
elated when I was selected. Although I didn't get to go on the air,
I still got to tour the place and meet my idols."
WDJX-AM Heads Into The Sunset
Read two 1991
Courier-Journal Tom Dorsey columns about the end of decades of
pop and country music on 1080 in Louisville, plus the WKLO DJ
Welcome Jack Hood Memo
1979 memo from
General Manager Bernie Thompson welcomed new morning man
Jack Hood to the WKLO family. Jack evidently realized the end
was near and didn't stay too long.
The WKLO Call Letters and 1080 AM Today
The WKLO call letters
were surrendered by the 1080 AM station in Louisville in early 1979
in favor of WKJJ-AM. Shortly thereafter they ended up belonging to
an AM station in Danville, Kentucky co-owned by former WKLO jock
(and WAKY PD) Johnny Randolph. Today they're attached to
6000-watt 96.9 FM in Hardinsburg, Indiana,
which is programming the satellite-fed "Real Country" format from
ABC. Thanks to Tim Tolbert for providing the short aircheck
below that shows how the WKLO call letters are being used in 2007.
aircheck of today's WKLO
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|Today's WKLO is owned by
Hembree Communications, which is based in Loogootee, Indiana
but is operated through a lease agreement by Diamond Shores
Broadcasting consisting of Blair & Kelly Trask. Diamond Shore
owns WUME & WSEZ in Paoli, Indiana.
In late December of 2005 WKLO
began broadcasting out of the Diamond Shores Studio on the
Paoli Square along with WUME & WSEZ, Previously the station
was operated out Loogootee through the WRZR facility and had
their turn at ABC's Hot AC format before switching to ABC's
The WKLO tower is located in
the small rural community of Valeene, roughly 10 miles south
of Paoli off of SR 37 in the southern portion of Orange
County. The station is about 50 miles from Louisville, or
around an hour's travel time.
Visit the WKLO Website
Today the 1080 AM spot in Louisville
is occupied by Clear Channel's Talk-formatted
Thanks to WKJK Program Director Jim Fenn for providing the
WKJK composite and legal ID montage below. Both are in MP3 format.
Download a 2006 composite
of 1080 AM WKJK
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Download a montage of legal IDs from 1080 AM WKJK
:53 - 367 KB
WAKY-WKLO 2006 Reunion Slideshow
This 27,092 KB executable file
contains the slideshow we looped in the Reception Hall at the 2006
WAKY-WKLO Reunion. After you download it to your PC, double-click on
the file to run it.
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