Competition . . .
||Over the years there were
many Pittsburgh radio stations that tried to challenge KQV for the top
40 crown. Among those were KDKA, WEEP, WIXZ, 13Q, WZUM, and WPEZ.
WIXZ 1360 took to the air
in February, 1969 when Wain & Weiss purchased WMCK. WMCK's Terry Lee
made the switch along with a whole new lineup that included George Brewer
from 6 - 9 am, Jerry Butler from 9 am - 4pm, 'Wild Child' Dick Kemp from
4 - 9 pm, Terry Lee from 9 pm - 1 am, and Bobby Harper from 1 - 6 am as
the WIXZ Supermen. T.L.'s 'Music For Young Lovers' was kept and incorporated
into the new WIXZ 1360. The format was a carry over of WIXY 1260, Cleveland's
Super Radio. Seque the robot transitioned the station from WMCK to WIXZ.
WIXZ failed in it's attempt to knock off KQV and eventually moved to more
of a gold based format as WIXZ Solid Rock and Gold. Mark Roberts spent
time at WIXZ before moving over to WTAE. Jeff Christie was WIXZ's morning
man before moving over to KQV in October of 1972.
thanks to WT Koltek for providing this aircheck recorded by the late Gary
More on WIXZ, see DJ Randy McDaniel's Tribute page to WIXZ
||Part 1 includes Seque the
Robot & 'Wild Child' Dick Kemp. Part 2 includes Dick Kemp and Terry
Lee introducing the WIXZ Supermen on WIIC-TV's "Come Alive. A Jeff Christie
WIXZ Aircheck appears on Uncle
Ricky's Reelradio website
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