"KCBQ Becomes A Thing Of The Past" was the classic "play on words" created by Gerry Cagle. The build-up made the listeners think the station was history, as in "going away", as the lead-in to the announcement by Mason Dixon led us to believe. Actually, it became more of a celebration of the past promotions that were a part of KCBQ, including "The Great Rip-Off", "Keep On Truckin'" and "The Last Contest". This piece features airchecks from those classic promotions.
Here's a sample of what afternoon drive and early evening sounded like in Boston, MA on August 1, 1978. This "Groovy Aircheck" features "Big Ron" O'Brien and Willie B. on WRKO, and "Major Tom" and Jojo Kincaid on F-105 (WVBF).
This "Groovy Aircheck" was recorded in a hotel room in Kankakee, Illinois during a cross-country trip on July 24, 1978. It's John "Records" Landecker ("Records" is truly his middle name) on WLS in Chicago. Be sure and check out the 2nd Boogie Check. It seems that the engineer-on-duty didn't know about the "bleep button" ("Hope we got some ratings points for it 'cause I think I just lost my gig!").
There are always plenty of good seats available for you to join us on "Mark's Groovy Trip". This Trip journeys back to 1977, and in our Theme Hour we become "El Viaje Elegante De Marcos" because it's all about Cinco De Mayo (even though the show was on Siete De Mayo). Bienvenidos!
"Mark's Groovy Trip" loves the music of the '70s and we're guessing you do, too! That's why we're taking a "Groovy Trip" back to 1972 and with the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs starting our Theme Hour is all about "Hockey".