|ON THE MURRAY-GO-ROUND
That's where you'll find our new morning personality ..... Hal Murray ... "On the Murray-Go-Round." What a guy! What a talent! What a bundle of energy! He's the most enthusiastic fellow we've ever seen hit this market. Work? He never stops. He took to the KQV mikes on February 17th, and he's been on the go ever since. Just to give you an idea, in less than a month ... he's handled four different emcee jobs at the University of Pittsburgh; he's made several appearances in the K Q Vehicle; he's participated in the March of Dimes Celebrity Bowl on TV; he's broadcast his program from our showcase studios wearing a night cap and night shirt and holding a lighted candle; he's been the subject of special mailings to agencies and clients and he's been featured in both the Pittsburgh Press and the TV Radio Digest.
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A FEW PERTINENT FACTS ON HAL
The Press calls him KQV's zany new morning man ... "he pours corn with his coffee." The TV-Radio Digest says .... "Murray's show is a much needed additive to the area - his gags quick and funny - he works relaxed and enjoys it." Calling himself "The Theif of Badgag," Murray came to KQV from KDWB in Minneapolis where he earned the title of "Mr. Twin Cities" with his highly-rated laugh riot. He's been in radio 25 years and has done legitimate theater, night club acts and television shows. He also writes, having turned out numberous musical reviews while with the Army Signal Corps. Murray is married and the father of two children .... Michael and Mark.
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QUOTABLE QUOTES ON THE MURRAY-GO-ROUND
From Mrs. John Connors, Shady Side ... Dear Hal, you don't realise it, but you have been keeping company with me for the past few mornings. It is a delight to have such a fresh new talent in town. Keep up the good work."
From a Squirrel Hill houswife... "KQV has really added talent to its programming."
From a Monroeville woman... "When I first heard Hal Murray, I said where did they ever find him? Now, I'm glad they did. I wish I could take my radio to work so I could hear all of his program."
That's the tenor of all the correspondence. Murray is "Growing