1. What radio personality
influenced you into getting into radio?
Q and A with
Blaine Harvey, who later became Dan Donovan at WMEX, WFIL and other stations.
He's still working at the oldies station in Minneapolis-St. Paul, although
we've lost contact over the past 15 years.
2. Which KQV contest or
promotion was your favorite?
My favorite promotion was the fight song we wrote for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
They didn't have one up to that point, and I made a big deal out of it
on my show. So Bob Harper the P.D. worked a deal with National Record
Mart, had the song recorded by Jimmy Pol (to the tune of the Pennsylvania
Polka - we wrote the lyrics), and sold the single through the stores, turning
the profits over to charity. The Steelers actually adopted the song as
their theme, and still use it today although with different lyrics.
3. What moment was the
highlight of your long-time at KQV?
Recording and releasing Convention '72. You have no idea what a kick it
is to see your whacko creation move up to the Top 10 in Billboard.
4. Of all the personalities
you worked with at KQV, which one(s) were your favorite(s) to listen to?
By far Jim Quinn. What a talent!! Chuck (Brinkman) second.
5. If you had to pick
one hit song you played at KQV, which one did you really hate?
Which Way You Going Billy? God, I HATED that song.
6. What was your favorite
jingle or jingle package from your days at KQV?
By the time I got there, the great PAMS packages were things of the past.
Short Jingles and Jock Shouts were kinda normal and not terribly exciting.
My favorite all- time package was PAMS Series #27 Jet Set featuring the
high soprano voice of Gleni Tai. I also liked Series #33 - Fun Vibrations.
We had them at WICE in Providence while I was working there as a jock and