Monday, June 08, 2009

Deja'Vu All Over again, Again

Please forgive me if this seems self-absorbed but sometimes The Past sneaks up on you and blows smoke past your ear as it giggles....

One of the readers of KCAC Lives! knocked me over with an email the other day, telling me he is now working at CBS Radio (KOY) in Phoenix. He was clearing some storage and came across a job application I had filed at KOY on April 1st, 1969. Understand that was the FIRST job application I had filed in Phoenix, about 4 days after my arrival from Dallas, via San Fransisco.

Bill was "Little Willie Sunshine" at KRUX drawing huge ratings. Hank was at KOOL (I think) also doing news.

Later I joined Bill at KRUX for the summer and very nearly starved to death. I was about to return to San Fransisco and had dropped by the station to say goodbye when he told me about George Soderquist and KCAC..

Anyways, here is a scan of that old KOY job application courtesy of E.Schecter - who because of his appreciation of the past, quite likely will enjoy a wonderful future in radio..... and life as well.

♥ Ron






Scott Niccolson tells me he has a bunch of KDKB DJ music logs....

Wow.

9 comments:

vagabondvet said...

Whoa, too cool, Ron. A leetle beat o' history... ah, the memories just keep on comin'...

:~)

Fran Bennett said...

Oh my God...a mimeographed form? How positively paleolithic! :) What a cool blast from de past.

Jimmy said...

Judging from the inked-in corrections, you dropped out of the Rosicrucians between typing and submitting the application. Hmm, what happened there?
Otherwise, looks like you stayed true to a lot of the interests you listed way back when. Interesting!

Anonymous said...

Gotta luv them there 8X11 yellow legal pads : Evidence...?

I reckon you just had to BE there...

Raydeo

John B. said...

Haw! A DITTOED job application! Remember those? Each Ditto master was good for 100 or so copies. I used to try to get high sniffing the Ditto fluid (but all I got was a headache).

Good times, good times!

Greetings from a former Phoenician & KNIX/KCAC/KDKB listener.

Marty said...

Just checking in .. and just in time to find this! Great stuff, and thanks to Eric Schecter, long time Phoenix radio crazy and brilliant engineer.
I love the soooo Texas spelling of Duaine

Mariah Fleming said...

Wow! Wonder where those glossy photos are now?

All you KCAC originals made unique and indelible contributions to those halcyon radio days. The memories people like Eric unearth and you all share with us, keep that time dear in our hearts, eyes and ears. Thanks doesn't say it.

Ok, fellas. Now I'll stop being so darn sentimental...

Anonymous said...

Wow! coming across this blog has blown my mind, so many memories of times and people loved and missed. Will never forget listening to the incredible string band sign off of good night before the noise reclaimed the night. I'll never forget so much. Best to all my old phoenix friends.

Michael Schwartz

Anonymous said...

Michael Schwartz?! Is that really you?! Michael as in Michael and Pam?

Geez, I was just telling someone the story about when I visited you In LA when you were engineering at Sunset Studios. Any idea what happened to Rafaello Mazza?

Are you still in town? If you want to email me go to the "Contributors" list & click on my name. I hope we can reconnect - it would be fun if my husband could meet you and we could share some memories of the good ol' days with our loved ones.

Hoping you and yours are healthy and happy.
"God is alive, magic is afoot."

Your redheaded Irish pal from long ago...
Mariah Fleming