And as I looked over at owner Joe MacCabe I asked, “Do you miss the old KY 102 days?” He waited a moment, looked out the window as the rain came down and then said, ”Whaddayou think?” then turned and walked back into the kitchen.
Rock and Roll baby!
Deejays like Max Floyd, Dick and Jay, Randy Railey, Frankie, Katie, and then at the top of the hour – for the ten thousandth time – STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN!!!
Thirty years ago if you had your windows down at a stoplight, loved Rock and Roll but your Pioneer Super Tuner was on the fritz, no problem.
Because every one at the stoplight would be blasting KY 102 at 110 DB with 40% total harmonic distortion.
For the better part of three decades the personalities, music, humor and unbridled optimism of KY 102 was the Baby Boomer soundtrack to Kansas City life.
With eminence grise Max Floyd setting the tone for an irreverent and hilarious format, KY was there with us when we graduated from High School, chased each other through water holes, got married and raised families.
There’ been s a great deal of discussion on KCC about radio station sales and changes in ownership.
So I thought it might be nice to post a picture of some radio folks who some of us knew really well, for a really long time. People who made life better in good times and bad.
Check out this “Television Field Car” from the 1940’s…
You can read, ”WDAF -TV” right above “The Kansas City Star.”
Who was “scooping” who back then when they were car pooling for breaking news? Those were salad days indeed for Kansas City journalists. Compared to now certainly.
And what’s with the cage on top? Did they buy the car used from Fred Sanford? Did they get it from the Vatican, like a used Popemoble?
In December of 1971, the Blue Ridge Cinema opened featuring “4 Motion Picture Theaters Under One Roof!” Seating 1,250 people, the emphasis was on “Family Entertainment.”
If you ever went in there, you may remember the huge chandelier in the lobby. I thought about the Blue Ridge Cinema when I hung the two chandeliers at the Raphael on the Plaza a couple years back. And the lighting was pretty cool inside and out for a structure built in the 1970’s.
At one time, shopping malls were a “Great Notion.” Now, with the exception of Oak Park Mall, they’re deader than Paul Newman.
No, not everything old will necessarily be new again.