Used To Be New" Page
Here are items
that used to appear in the "What's New" section on the
February 16, 2009
Thanks to Jim
Brewer, who recently sent us an incredible unscoped WKLO
aircheck he recorded on Sunday, October 13,
1974 while a freshman at the University of Louisville. Even
we had to snip out some of the music for online presentation, all
the jock breaks, commercials and "station stuff"
(including some wonderful Mike Rivers production) are left
intact for your listening pleasure in our first 1080WKLO.com aircheck
of Fleetwood Gruver.
January 25, 2009
A Big 1080 salute to Big Bill Love
for sending us our first Radio WKLO aircheck of Charlie Knox. Enjoy
the authentic 1966 Top 40 goodness
December 20, 2008
Thanks to Ray Redman for the August
1966 aircheck of Johnny
Randolph plus the mid-60s session recording of Paul Revere & The
Raiders doing an ID for JR.
October 22, 2008
Former WKLO DJ Joe London sat in with
WAKY-FM's Johnny Randolph on September 19th, and thanks to "big1080"
we have an audio recording of the event. Experience it
here. We also added a new photo of Joe at the bottom of
Photo Page 14.
October 16, 2008
Thanks to Tom Hoehler for the November
1972 aircheck of Brother Love,
complete with unscoped commercials and a great Mike Rivers promo.
August 17, 2008
Our appreciation to Jeff Gabbard for
adding two new 1973 WKLO surveys to our
online collection: March 7 and
August 1, 2008
We've posted scoped versions of XM
Radio's June 20, 2008 WKLO "Sixties on Six" Tribute
July 31, 2008
Thanks to Louisville's Carol Cronen
for sending us June 1975 airchecks from
Bo Brady doing PM drive and
Shotgun Sam Lee's last WKLO
June 14, 2008
Our appreciation to Allen Bryan's
better half who was cleaning out the attic and found more photos
from the 1991 WKLO reunion -- and to Allen for scanning them and
sharing with us. See them here.
May 8, 2008
Thanks to Jerry Kiefer for the
background on the "Chris Conner Jingles" and Jimmy Logsdon. Find it
May 5, 2008
From the 1080WKLO.com Instant
Gratification Department: We've added an embedded Media Player from
Yahoo to most of our pages with audio (like
Jingles and Audio Interviews)
so you can listen to WKLO golden goodies without having to download
them first. Look for the little arrows next to the audio links.
(Just ignore the "Buy" button on the player; all of our online audio
March 3, 2008
1973-74 KLO jock Shotgun Sam Lee has
found us -- and you can read his updated entry on the
December 30, 2007
A 10,000 watt ten-eighty thank you to
John Frank of Oakland, California who surprised us with text-based
versions of dozens of WKLO Music Surveys from the 1960s. Not only
does this let the sight-impaired with screen-reading software to
enjoy the surveys, but it lets everybody scan through the years of
WKLO hits (and misses) a lot quicker. Find them
December 3, 2007
Thanks to Louisville music historian
Leonard Yates for "the last new WKLO survey I saw" from May 9, 1979.
Find it here.
September 16, 2007
Former WKLO 1969-1970 DJ Dave Carson
checks in with a great letter (check his listing on the
DJs page) and scans of flyers showing
the late '69 WKLO DJ lineup and the WKLO state-of-the-art basement
production studio. There's also a new pic of several of the 1080
jocks awarding a winner a new set of wheels. Find the photo and the
flyer links on Photo Page 4.
September 3, 2007
Our appreciation to Robert Ballard for
the photo of engineer Ben Pflederer in
the studio at the WKLO transmitter.
August 6, 2007
Thanks to Robin Oldham for the
WKLO music surveys from 1972 and 1973.
May 2, 2007
WKLO music surveys have been posted, courtesy Mickey Lunsford.
April 29, 2007
We've begun adding recent photos of
WKLO on-air folks to their listings on the DJs
April 28, 2007
Thanks to Randy
Davidson for sending us a scan of the WKLO November 12, 1965
April 20, 2007
We've added a site
search function to the Website.
March 31, 2007
Louisville native Bob
Cline did two tours as a WKLO DJ in the 1970s, plus put in airtime
at several other Derby City radio stations in the '70s and '80s. On
March 16, 2007 Bob talked to us about the station that inspired him
to enter the radio biz, being a Louisville radio listener in the
'60s, some of the folks he worked with at the Big 1080, his mentors,
and his thoughts on the state of radio today. Download both parts of
the audio interview here.
February 27, 2007
A recent photo of Terrell
Metheny (Mitch Michael) and Carl Truman Wiglesworth has been added
to Photo Page 13.
February 21, 2007
Thanks to Leonard Yates for
the 1971 aircheck of Dick Braun
plus a Braun-produced Tricycle Race
February 19, 2007
Three airchecks of Byron
Rohrig newscasts from the Summer of 1970 have been added
here, complete with a few
snippets from WKLO DJs of the time.
February 16, 2007
It's the most-played WKLO
jingle of the '60s...and the most requested WKLO jingle we didn't
have -- until today. The famous WKLO "stab" (an edit of a sonovox
cut from PAMS Series 18) is now online
here. Thank you Byron Rohrig!
February 13, 2007
A great big 1080 thank you
to Leonard Yates for his contributions of numerous WKLO promos and
commercials from 1968 and 1969. (The tapes originally belonged to
Dick Braun.) You'll hear lots of creative writing and production
from Dick, Bill Bailey and other WKLO announcers of the period. Find
January 25, 2007
Dottie Knight not only was
married to WKLO's first Top 40 PD, but she was the station's first
female Top 40 DJ...a rarity in radio the late '50s and early '60s.
Download our 2007 audio interview with Dottie
January 21, 2007
Additional info on the
station that sports the WKLO calls today has been posted
here, courtesy Jason Archer.
January 12, 2007
Thanks to Tim Tolbert for
the new aircheck of today's WKLO (in Hardinsburg, Indiana). You just
might hear a couple of blasts from 1080 WKLO's past. Find it
December 15, 2006
Airchecks of the remaining three hours of
the XM Radio's '06 WKLO salute are
December 13, 2006
Scoped airchecks of the first two hours of
the December 8, 2006 WKLO XM Radio tribute are
November 14, 2006
We've posted a two-minute
composite of Louisville's present day 1080 AM, WKJK, on
this page. Thanks to WKJK PD Jim
Fenn for sharing it with us.
October 30, 2006
Check out the
great-sounding 1974 spot that the late Mike Rivers produced for
Stewart's Department store. Thanks to WHAS Radio's Mark Travis for
sending it our way.
October 22, 2006
WKLO music surveys have been added for
the years 1971, 1972 and 1975.
October 9, 2006
Thanks to Gerry Cunningham
for sending us a copy of his 1975
WKLO aircheck as "Robert E. Lee."
October 6, 2006
We're fortunate to have
many scans of WKLO music surveys on
this Website, but viewing them is a problem for the vision-impaired.
So we've begun to post text-based surveys on
this page, which can be enjoyed by
those with screen-reading software.
October 1, 2006
More scans of 1968, 1969,
1970 and 1971 WKLO Music Surveys have
been added. We extracted some of the survey photos and put them on
Photo Page 4. Thanks to Clyde Phillips
III for letting us borrow the surveys to scan.
September 29, 2006
Rip Rinehart sent us a scan
of a print-ad for the short-lived WKLO-TV. Find it
September 22, 2006
Thanks to Paul Westpheling
for the montage of 1970 WKLO jingles and IDs. Download it
August 12, 2006
Download most of a '76
Shirley Smith newscast here.
August 10, 2006
Thanks to Allen Bryan and
Jack Thurston for the new pics of '60s
WKLO DJs and Newspeople.
July 30, 2006
Nice to hear from late '60s
WKLO DJ Bob Shannon. Check out what he's been up to since then in
his letter on the DJs Page.
July 9, 2006
Pics have been added to
Photo Pages 12 and
Download the July 7,
2006 WFPL "State of Affairs" show with Allen Bryan, Mike Griffin,
Mason Lee Dixon and John Quincy
here. Thanks to
Mike Griffin for rolling the aircheck.
June 12, 2006
How did John Wayne come to
endorse the big 1080? Newsperson Shirley Smith gives us the
story...and the raw audio...here.
May 9, 2006
We added a 1977 photo of
Jody Hein and Shirley Smith in the WKLO Newsroom to
Photo Page 11. Thanks to Jody for
May 7, 2006
1080 in Louisville
became country formatted WCII in the '80s. Thanks to Jim Banks for
the scan of the Top 100 Country Hits of 1985
April 21, 2006
Our appreciation to Rob Calhoun
for providing two 1991 Courier-Journal columns about the
end of WDJX-AM (formerly WKLO, WKJJ and
WCII) and the WKLO DJ Reunion Weekend.
We now know what
newsman Robert Paul Westpheling sounded like on WKLO in the Spring
of 1970, thanks to the
aircheck he's contributed.
April 19, 2006
We added an
aircheck of a complete
1968 morning drive newscast from J. Paul Roberts. It includes a bit
of WKLO DJs Bill Bailey and Jack Sorbi.
April 15, 2006
Thanks to late '60s
newsman J. Paul Roberts for the great pictures we've added to
Photo Page 3 -- plus the scans of the
"What Does It Take To Be Number One"
promotional piece that
show photos of all the people who worked at WKLO in the late '60s,
April 1, 2006
Chances are that if
you're viewing this Website, you're interested in Louisville's Top
40 radio history. One of the best pieces we've seen on that subject
is a March 1971 Louisville Scene feature. Thanks to Leonard Yates,
we're delighted to offer it here.
March 26, 2006
Former WKLO GM Ernie
Gudridge contributed some new items for the
Toys for Tots Page.
March 25, 2006
WKLO Memories Screen Saver is now
available...and it's absolutely free! All 32-bit versions of Windows
March 21, 2006
Check out the note
from Jim Rivers (WKLO DJ in '70 and '71)
under his listing on the DJ Info Page.
We've also been doing
some sprucing up around the site, upgrading the menu system and
hopefully making some of the pages easier to navigate.
March 17, 2006
We've rearranged the
pictures in the Photo Pages into a
rough chronological order, plus moved many images to the
Promotional Items area of
the Surveys Page.
March 12, 2006
Jim Nall contributed a
1967 WKLO QSL letter which we've posted in the Promotional Items
section of the Surveys Page.
March 9, 2006
Thanks to Leonard
Yates we have our first 1962 WKLO music
February 19, 2006
Allen Bryan became
WKLO's News Director in 1965. We had questions about how the news
department at the Big 1080 worked. Allen had answers. Very
interesting answers. Read our Q&A here.
February 16, 2006
sweet...that's our newest aircheck from
Carl Truman Wiglesworth.
February 14, 2006
He did overnights at
WKLO in '73 and '74 and has had a stellar career in radio
programming and management since then. Download our audio interview
with Dan Mason here.
February 8, 2006
We've reorganized the
Features Page, which will hopefully
make similar things easier to find.
February 2, 2006
Listeners to WKLO in
the early 50s will appreciate announcer Ed Farron's letter under his
listing on the DJs Page.
January 27, 2006
You might not remember
Steve Warren from his 1963 WKLO "Summer Fun Festival" gig, but this
New Albany High School graduate remembers a lot about WKLO (and
WAKY) in the early '60s. Due partly to what he learned at 'KLO,
Steve went on to be a major market air personality. Find our audio
interview with Steve here.
January 9, 2006
For our first new item of 2006, we
thank Tim Tolbert. Want to hear how the WKLO call letters are being
used today? Download a brief aircheck
December 5, 2005
Thanks to Jay Marks for 1967 WKLO
airchecks of Mitch Michael
and Carl Truman Wiglesworth.
Jay also provided a Summer '67 aircheck of
Ken Douglas, who by that
time had moved to WINN -- but we thought many WKLO fans might enjoy
November 19, 2005
We've posted three big .zip files of
'71, '72 and '73 WKLO music surveys -- many of which haven't been on
this site before. Find them under the appropriate year heading on
the Surveys Page.
November 18, 2005
Thanks to Brian Kauffman for his
contribution of two wonderful early 1966 WKLO airchecks:
Carl Truman Wiglesworth
and Johnny Randolph. We
welcome your comments on these 'checks (as well as anything else on
this site) on our Message
October 4, 2005
We've added a
page of WAKY-WKLO reunion photos.
September 29, 2005
Check out February 1972 WKLO airchecks of
Brother Love and
J.J. Wright. A great big 1080
thank you to Buddy Tate for his contribution.
September 23, 2005
War On The Airwaves is an article from the Scene section of the
Courier-Journal from March 29, 1980. It offered a snapshot of the
state of Louisville's "rock radio" (including WKLO successor KJ-100)
right before 1980's Spring ratings period kicked off. Thanks to
former WKLO Boss Jock Ron Lake for saving it for 25 years so we
could share it with the world.
September 12, 2005
WKLO was history by
1982, but visitors to this site might be interested in the '82
Courier-Journal article "Voices
In The Morning" which profiled all of Louisville's commercial
radio AM drive DJs at that time -- including some with WKLO
connections. Thanks to Leonard Yates for making it available for us
September 7, 2005
We added a couple of
new images to Photo Page 13 thanks to
Ron Lake, plus Ron Lake's
1973 WKLO rejection
letter from Bill Hennes and the
1973 Louisville ARB ratings.
August 25, 2005
Thanks to Rip
Rinehart, our exhibit of the PAMS
Series 34 WKLO jingle package is nearly twice as long -- and
even better quality, as it was taken right from the PAMS reference
reel. Plus, you can view scans of the original WKLO PAMS reference
reel cue sheets.