When I listen to my early air checks, I have no idea how I wound up making a living at radio/TV broadcasting for more than 40 years.
Here’s a sped up audio compilation from my first radio job in 1976. All I had to do was change tapes on an automated system. That was all well and good until they nudged me into doing a few station breaks.
The accelerated audio actually improves my boring on air repartee.
I would have flushed out of this business after the first year, but program director Dick Hungate saved my job into 1977 which gave me time to improve. Check the last paragraph of the memo posted below (with bad math, no less)!
It’s obvious that the WKQQ management kept me because I was such a sharp dresser.