WTXL (was Re: Memories of John Garabedian and V-66...)

Glenn and Judy Spatola gjspatola@wavecable.com
Fri Jun 22 01:07:14 EDT 2007

Those pictures of WTXL brought back memories.  I was at UMass. in the 
mid-to-late 1960s and auditioned for a job there.  It was 1967.  I remember 
listening on the way to the station and hearing the AM drive jock give the 
"tixel tele-time" and "tixel tele-temperature" after every song.

1490 WTXL was a daytimer as I recall, 1000 watts daytime and 250 watts after 
sunset.  Their low budget top 40 sound was OK, such as it was.

I was asked to record an audition tape in their production studio, and I 
did.  One of the songs I used was Kenny Rogers and the First Edition's "Just 
Dropped In (to See What Condition My Condition Was in)."  It would have been 
the perfect station for my first "real" radio job (after WMUA), but it 
didn't happen there...

Glenn Spatola

> Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 15:17:45 -0400
> From: "Kevin Vahey" <kvahey@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Memories of John Garabedian and V-66...
> To: "Doug Drown" <revdoug1@verizon.net>
> Cc: bri@bostonradio.org, "A. Joseph Ross" <Joe@attorneyross.com>
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> On 6/19/07, Doug Drown <revdoug1@verizon.net> wrote:
>> WHYN had a lesser Top 40 competitor in Springfield; was it WMAS or WSPR?
>> -Doug
>> WTXL out of West Springfield
>> http://www.springfieldradio.com/wtxl.html

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