My first on air job at KCIN in The Green Tree Inn.
Ah .... in the days when I had hair and pant size was in 30 range.
If I could, I’d work there again and this time do it for free.
It was a great place to be in those days so long ago. Maybe 69 or early 70s.
When I originally posted this a few days ago, I forgot all about an interesting side story I should have told. So I do so now. Late but better then never.
Sometime after this photo, don’t know how long, I was canned.
This being my first on air job and all, I was disappointed of course, but took it in stride. I knew the risks of this business beforehand and happily accepted them.
Well, I lost this job because an out of work DJ passing through the area had the station tuned in and decided I was pretty bad and he could do better.
So he found the station and spoke to our program director/station manager, Ron Parker I believe, and told him that he had some years experience and could do better then me and do it for less. Heck, I was already getting the least they could pay, being a daytime station and all. And there wasn’t that much to advertise out in the desert at that time. So I was given two weeks pay which they didn’t have to do, and left with no ill will or hard feelings.
Six years later I won the DJ of The Year award for my market, as well as a gold album for my promotion and hounding of Ovation Records, to release a single off that album. The song won Song of the year two yrs running, which was not usual for Country Music and put The Kendalls on the charts until the sad and untimely passing of a kind and good man, Royce Kendall.
That was probably me from Bishop, CA. I noticed when I went to BMEWS that it showed up as “Victorville”.
When I acces from home in Corrales, NM, I show up as “Albuquerque”.
Imagine that ... a job where you get paid to twiddle your knobs all day long!