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Welcome to LKYRadio - Classic Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky Radio
A MESSAGE FROM CURATOR JOHN QUINCY
ABOUT JOHN QUINCY
Even though he
was born 15 years earlier, Lexington, Kentucky native John Quincy
[Real name: Ted Tatman] didn't really discover Top 40 radio until he
smuggled in a transistor radio to a church camp outside of Louisville in the summer of 1970.
After a few hours of listening to the legendary WAKY in his
dorm room, he
caught the radio fever.
return to Lexington and a visit to local stations to find out how radio stations really performed that on-air magic, he
Shortly thereafter a high school teacher told him about a Junior Achievement program being sponsored by WVLK-AM.
Every Wednesday night WVLK would turn over a half hour of their programming to high school kids, who would sell, operate, and program it.
made sure he
was one of the ones chosen to be one of the teen DJs.
junior and senior year of high school, Quincy
scored a summer job working seven days a week at WBGR AM & FM
in Paris, Kentucky.
Most of the time was spent running the board for Cincinnati Reds baseball games, but for part of each shift he
got to play DJ.
While it was country music (which was especially bad in the early '70s), it was radio.
From that point, Quincy
never looked back.
There were stints in other Lexington area radio stations (WEKY, WAXU, WCBR, WKDJ, and WBLG) before Quincy
got the call in 1979 to escape Lexington's
chilly winters and work in sunny Savannah, Georgia (WKBX and WZAT).
Then in 1981, Quincy
moved up the coast to Charleston, South Carolina to take on PM drive duties at rock station WSSX.
Later Charleston gigs included AC WXTC (where he
spent nearly 10 years as PD), All 70s WJUK, Country WBUB, Oldies WXLY, News-Talk WTMA, and Country WNKT.
Subscribers to Tom Konard's Aircheck Factory service might remember Quincy
as one of the narrators of "Around The Dial" and various profiles.
Welcome to 79WAKY.com - WAKY-WKLO 2005 Reunion
Sitting L-R: Bill Bailey, Dude Walker, Johnny Randolph, WAKY DJ wannabe John Quincy, Bill Crisp and Tim Tyler
You'll hear John Quincy
, Johnny Randolph, Bill Bailey, Mason Lee Dixon, Don Meyers, Dude Walker, Tim Tyler, Tom Dooley, Bill Crisp, two of Bill's granddaughters, Bill's daughter Jennifer, and Gary Rawlings.
While in Louisville for the reunion, 79WAKY.com/1080WKLO.com Webmaster John Quincy had the honor of being a guest on Joe Elliott's and Terry Meiners' WHAS shows.
John Quincy and Terry Meiners
: The reunion far exceeded expectations and goes down as the greatest night of my life.
Welcome to 79WAKY.com - WAKY Newspaper Articles
Randolph told WAKY archivist John Quincy, "when I first went to Louisville, WAKY and KLO were battling neck and neck.
Long time fan John Quincy
has created a tribute site that lovingly tells the story of one of America's great stations.
Although never employed by either station, Tatman -- who today is known as John Quincy at WSUY-FM in Charleston, S.C. -- has organized the reunion of former WAKY and WKLO air personalities and staff for the second consecutive year.
"The whole thing is a labor of love," Quincy
South Carolina broadcaster John Quincy
, a native of Lexington who liked WAKY
so much that he
created the tribute Web site www.79WAKY.com, said the site registers thousands of hits each month from fans who fondly remember the original WAKY after all these years.
, who maintains a popular Web site about the original WAKY
, wrote in an e-mail, "The new WAKY
is helping to keep the legend of the original alive, especially since the folks in charge were big fans of the Big 79.
Welcome to 79WAKY.com - WAKY-WKLO 2006 Reunion
Michael Louis Griffin and Mason Lee Dixon surprised John Quincy (the curator of the WAKY and WKLO tribute sites) by reading letters from former WKLO PD Terrell Metheny and former WAKY PD Johnny Randolph proclaiming him an honorary WAKY and WKLO air personality.
The letter was later signed by other WAKY
and WKLO folks (read the letter here) and Quincy
was presented a customized "staff" jacket with the logos of the two stations on the back.
customized WAKY-WKLO Staff Jacket
Welcome to LKYRadio - Classic Lexington, Kentucky Radio - WAXU Page
John Quincy Remembers WAXU
John Quincy in front of the WAXU studios on Ironworks Pike
John Quincy in the WAXU Production Room (1979)
John Quincy in the WAXU Control Room (1979)
John Quincy (1974)
John Quincy (1979)