The Uncle Ricky Collection
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PLAY Bud Connell, WNOE New Orleans, January 1960 (05:39)

. . . the epitome of pop, mass audience entertainment during this era . . .

Programmer's Digest
[Description by Uncle Ricky]

This exhibit is from Programmer's Digest, Volume 1, Issue 18, dated July 2, 1973. The excellent opening narration is provided by Larry Ryan, at that time from KEEL in Shreveport, LA.

This is a long distance aircheck of Bud Connell on WNOE in January, 1960. The reception becomes less than wonderful toward the end, but this was undoubtedly one of the most exciting and outrageous Top 40 stations in the nation in January, 1960. Connell went on to Miami and decades as a consultant. In fact, I had the adventure of working with Mr. Connell at WFEC (Harrisburg, PA.) in 1975. I spoke to him by phone just a year or so ago (written 5-15-2004). He was one of the originals. When I met him, he was very much into a multi-dimensional music programming system, so we got along very well. One Blue Lifter, all the way!

And imagine a giveaway of PAYOLA - particularly at the time. This was some cutting edge radio, for sure.

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