What do you remember about other people you worked with? Art Johnson,
Jim Raynor and Jerry Bishop, for instance, were all there before
the format change. Why were they never given a shot at morning drive?
I don't know why Art Johnson,
Jerry Bishop, or Jim
Raynor were never offered, or never accepted, morning drive.
Perhaps they weren't nutty enough. You have to be a little wacky
to get up in the middle of the night to do a morning radio show.
Buckley and Jaeger were accustomed to Klaven and Finch and that
was a tough act for anyone to cover. John Jaeger lived across Long
Island Sound and received a clear WDRC signal. On several occasions
he called, while we were on the air. "Morning Ken. Dee Finch
and I are sitting here in my den, listening to my favorite radio
show, Reeth and King." Those calls were guaranteed to shake
us up every time.
Bishop sat in for us one day, when Eddie and I went to New York
with Buck Forker, to entertain at a Radio and Television Executive
Society luncheon. He sounded real good. Another time, he sat in
for me when I had the flu. He did a terrific job as straight man
and Eddie had a ball.
Freeman ran a terrific news department, with Mike
Stein and Bud Steele,
while Jerry was a terrific air personality. Ron
Landry started at WDRC the day Godfrey (and Reeth and King)
left. We met Ron later, in passing, when we came by the station
to pick up a check. I suspect Ron was hired as a solo, because he
was a damned funny, creative guy who did a helluva radio show.