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WPOP program director Dan Clayton
WPOP program director
Dan Clayton

The "help wanted" ad to the right contains more than a tinge of frustration. Dan Clayton started at WPOP in January 1967, replacing Woody Roberts as program director a year later.

WPOP had a reputation for talented jocks, but the place was a revolving door with constant personnel changes. Consider the number of announcers who exited the Big 14 during Clayton's first year-and-a-half as boss at THE BOSS:

Rusty Potz (Ron Jackson) - after February 10, 1968
Bill Winters - after May 11, 1968
Bill Bland - June 1968
Mike Heid (Terry McKay) - July 14, 1968
Steve O'Brien - July 1968 (he would return in Jan. 1969)
Don Tracy - after September 6, 1968
Steve Morgan - November 1968
Tom Tyler - November 1968
Larry Black - early 1969
Chuck Crouse - January 1969
Gary Girard - January 1969
Frank Holler - June 22, 1969 (he would return in 1970)
Steve O'Brien - around July 4, 1969

Before August 1969 was over, three more BOSS JOCKS would depart: Mark Driscoll, Dick Heatherton and Allen King. Clayton himself left WPOP in August, 1970.

WPOP help wanted ad in Billboard Magazine - August 2, 1969, p.26
Billboard Magazine - August 2, 1969, p.26
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