Boom Boom Brannigan passes on
Thu Oct 28 11:14:07 EDT 2010
I thought he did a good job of it, too. He was probably brought in because
WGY's audience was aging out. So even though they claimed to have 80-85% of
all the radio revenue in the market, they decided to change the format.
That was pretty gutsy.
Harry Downie had been a rock jock before he came to the station, and when I
ran the board for him, we kept it pretty tight. Don always said he could
tell when I was on duty. I asked him if that was a problem and he said no,
he wished the station always sounded like that.
One summer, I put all the music on carts, and that by itself tightened up
the sound a lot, except for the cart that skipped...
To get the job done on schedule, I had to do two at a time, so I didn't
listen to each cart all the way through. On one, the record skipped a
couple of times. That made for a pretty funny entry on the discrepancy log
the first or second day after we started using the carts.
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Subject: Re: Boom Boom Brannigan passes on
> I remember hearing some startling stuff on WGY around that time, too. It
> was a long way from being a rock station, but it seemed Brown was trying
> to move it in a somewhat more contemporary direction, probably to enable
> it to remain competitive. -Doug
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