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. . . talk about skimpy swimwear! I've seen more cotton at the top of an aspirin bottle! . . .[Description by Uncle Ricky for contributor Greg Barman]
This wonderful aircheck was recorded by a friend of contributor Greg Barman. Because there was a "radio guy" involved, the original 'scoped aircheck included a lot of the commercial sets and promos, all of the jingles, and every word by the late Jackson Armstrong. A portion of this hour was sponsored by AM&A's, a long-time Buffalo department store, and Jackson is featured with several "live reads" never more "live" than when performed in extemporaneous Armstrong hyper-drive.
Sandy Beach, another legendary WKBW personality, opens this exhibit by introducing both Armstrong and newscaster Alan Jennings, better known in later years as a television newsman. Jennings appears frequently throughout this recording, but only for a few seconds each time.
In the last few minutes, this recording jumps from the end of the 8PM hour to the end of the 9PM hour. Prior to that, the music was restored, excluding two tired and/or repeated tunes on the tail. Even with the truncated newscasts, it is obvious from the length of the 'scoped exhibit that almost half of the aircheck is not music.
The "mass appeal" of Top 40 is illustrated with the broad demographic of spots for Greenmeadow Riding Stables, The Royal Lipizzan Stallions, and a spot for Dragway Park. Cayuga!
Big Daddy Don Garlits beat his 1972 record, and so did Jack Armstrong.
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