Sunday, November 12, 2017

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #147

KIM MARTIN 

He was a known radio name in the Wilkes Barre/Scranton market. For years he did the morning show on WEJL AM, 630 on the dial. Then he moved to WARM first at mid days, then the mornings before he moved on to WIBG in Philadelphia as McClintock. 
Here's audio from this brief  time on The Mighty 590. 

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #148

WARM AND THE AD FROM 1955

Check out this radio ad for WARM Radio, January 1955. This was for WARM TV and 590 AM. 
 


Saturday, October 28, 2017

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #149

THE SOUNDS OF WARM (PART 2) 

KING ARTHUR KNIGHT

This video is a small compilation of the work of King Arthur Knight who did a few stints at WARM. Knight was one of the first jocks to arrive and set the standard for others that followed. Knight came from WICK, left WARM in the early 60s to work at the Susquehanna based station WHLO in Akron Ohio and the moved on to WICE in Providence, another station in the chain. He also worked at WMEX, in Boston. At some point in this taping, he mixed up the frequencies when on WARM to 1290 AM.  
Knight then went on to WPRO in Providence where he was named to the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame. 
His real last name was Osterhout and he passed away in February 2016. He is buried in Clarks Summit. 

The sound archives come from Joe Middleton, Duplication was done by Bobby Day of WARM and Arena fame and post production was done by some very good people. (Please keep in mind that this is a fifty year old tape of an on air presentation).

Monday, October 23, 2017

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #150

THE SOUNDS OF WARM (PART 1)

LEN WOLOSON 

This video is a compilation of some of Len Woloson's work on WARM, The Mighty 590. Woloson was born in the Honeypot Section of Nanticoke. He began his career at WPTS in Pittston. Woloson was known as The All Nite Satellite on the early days of WARM's rock an roll format. 
When Susquehanna needed him elsewhere, he went to begin the growth of radio station WHLO in Ohio. He did a stint at WSBA in York before returning in early 1969 to WARM as "The Morning Mayor". 
His on the air hallmark was sound bites that he'd drop in utilizing records. Many who saw him work said he was a master at this. 
After WARM, Lenny went to KENO in Las Vegas where he lived until his death a few years back. 
Here is this video. The sound archives come from Joe Middleton, Duplication was done by Bobby Day of WARM and Arena fame and post production was done by some very good people. (Please keep in mind that this is a fifty year old tape of an on air presentation).

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #151

WARM AND THE SONGS OF OCTOBER

The Beatles were dethroned in October of '65 with Roy Head. It hit number one on the WARM charts. Head is best known for the 1965 blue-eyed soul international hit, "Treat Her Right recorded by Roy Head and the Traits. After going solo, Head landed several hits on the Country and Western charts between 1975 and 1985. 
During his career of some 50 years, he has performed in several different musical genres and used a somewhat confusing array of record labels, some too small to provide for national marketing and distribution. Roy Head and the Traits held reunions in 2001 and 2007 and were inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2007. 
Number 2 was "A Lover's Concerto" by the Toys. Bob Dylan debuted at number 30 with "Positively Fourth Street" followed at number 31 by The Bachelors and a chapel song too.  


 

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #152

WARM RADIO AND THE MUSIC OF OCTOBER 

Here are two survey sheets from October of '65. The Beatles were on top at number one with "Yesterday" Barbara Lewis was at number 4 with "Make Me Your Baby",  but those pesky Liverpool Legends debuted again in the top 40 at 27 with "Act Naturally".

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #153

WARM TV AND RADIO BROADCASTS THE BREAKFAST CLUB

Here are the principles from the "Breakfast Club" show that was on WARM.