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?
A: 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.
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
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.