1. What radio personality
influenced you into getting into radio?
Q and A with
It really wasn't any one personality, but rather a radio station. It was
WLS in Chicago. They ruled in the late 50's and early 60's. Probably before
and after that as well, but those were the years I listened to them.
2. What moment was the
highlight of your time at KQV?
The term would have to highlights and most of them came in my role as MC
for all the rock concerts that came to Civic Arena. I introduced Jesus
Christ Superstar from that stage and Pittsburgh was the first time it was
performed professionally anywhere in the world. Carl Anderson came to Buffalo
to play Judas in the last road show tour and I got to meet him again and
reminded him of that night in Pittsburgh. He died a short time later. Dude,
I partied back stage with Mick Jagger and the Stones. Road crew had to
separate me and the road manager for the Who. He was a pompous, arrogant
ass and told him that to his face, and it was on, but they stopped us before
any damage was done. I became a close personal friend of Jim Croce. There
was no such thing as one highlight of my time there.
3. Of all the personalities
you worked with at KQV, which one(s) were your favorite(s) to listen to?
Jim Quinn and Bob Wood.
4. If you had to pick
one hit song you played at KQV, which one did you really hate?
Road to Shambala (Three Dog Night)
5. What was your favorite
jingle or jingle package from your days at KQV?
It was really the ID sound they played back then for the network. There
would be this incredible brass fanfare, and the announcer would say, "This
is the ABC Radio Network". I whistle that damn jingle to this day.