Here's the early '70s
version of WKLO Control Board. Note the Lazy Susan that's holding
3x5 cards (live PSAs). Somehow it managed to end up at WAKY when a
certain WKLO jock left. This is the same board that was put in place
when WKLO started broadcasting from the Walnut Street showcase
studios in the mid-60s, except it's been modified by the WKLO
engineering staff. The middle row of push buttons and the large
knobs to the right of the buttons have been removed, replaced by
five smaller pots.
The WKLO Control Room
in 1974; note the addition of the "homemade" row of pots and remote
starts and the addition of the ITC triple-decker cart machine.
Eventually another ITC 3D machine would be added. The board was used
all the way through WKLO's demise in 1979.
Shotgun Sam Lee with
Rusty Rodgers in the news booth (1974)
Mid 1974 shot of Gary
Major in the WKLO Control Room
This circa 1973 photo
of the WKLO storefront studios was contributed by Bo Brady (a.k.a.
Tad Murray) who wrote: "Nowadays can you imagine kids standing
around watching a guy play records?" Bill Love (Bill Herald) added:
"Notice the speaker in the ceiling of the entry alcove. At one time
it used to blare WKLO to people on the street but the jocks would
open the mike and say hello to girls on the air so management had to
disconnect it. Those are the current top 40 survey sheets taped to
the window, and on the left of the entry alcove is a small display
window where a featured client's products were displayed. Our
copywriter Carolyn Davidson was in charge of that window."
Ron Lake, Country
Singer Rusty Weir, and WAKY's Coyote Calhoun at Volunteer Jam
Empty WKLO Control
1975 pic of PD
Lee Gray, APD/MD Gary Major and recording artist
John Dawson Read,
who stopped by WKLO to promote his first album "A Friend Of Mine Is
Mid 1970s exterior
photo of the WKLO Walnut Street studios