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WONE AM WTUE FM
WONE "Channel 98" and WTUE-
For a number of years, WONE-
Thanks, again to Gary Peiffer and his website www.geocities.com/garypf_2000
we offer you a few minutes of WONE evening DJ "Tall" Tom Campbell. The air check begins with "Campbell's Case Of Music", which featured at least 24, but sometimes as many as 30 or so songs in a row. (Obviously an attempt to counter program WING, which, frankly, aired a lot of commercials.)
A number of WONE grads from the Top 40 days went on to greater broadcast fame. Dave
Hull, for example, moved eventually to Los Angeles where he became "The Hullabalooer"
WONE finally threw in the towel in the Top 40 wars sometime after this recording
was made in February of 1967. It would re-
As WONE was beginning its' days playing country music, an "experiment" of sorts was happening on the station's FM side. Recently, former station staffer Bill Mc Clelland gave us some insight as to how WONE's FM sister became established.
The station came on the air as WTWO-
At that point, WONE-
In 1969, when WONE-
Shortly thereafter, a man McClelland says was the cousin of WHIO Radio General Manager
Stan Mouse, Bill Struck, was hired as a live 8 pm to 12 midnight DJ. Shortly thereafter,
the call letters were changed. Originally, the station might have wanted to get the
old WTWO call letters back. But by then, another station had grabbed them. Instead,
the calls WTUE were selected, still allowing the station to call themselves "The
Originally, under Rick Stevens' direction, WTUE was a semi-
Once Stevens left the programming reins of the station, Struck took over as PD, hiring
jocks such as Greg Mason (aka Terry Dorsey), Sean McKay, Bwanna Johnny (aka Don Everhart),
Jason "Baby" Roberts (aka Mark Elliott), Billy Daniels, Al Morgan, Pete Boston and
others, there was definitely "a new sound" on the air in Dayton at 104.7 FM. They
Tune in here for an scoped hour of nighttime jock "loveable, huggable" Dave Michaels from February of 1972. (Jingle collectors note: this aircheck predates the station's use of the WLS/Pams "Solid Rock" Series 1 and 2 jingles.)
Thanks, Gary Pfeiffer. www.geocities.com/garypf_2000
By 1975, WTUE's ratings had begun to flag in the face of a new, "hipper" type of
rock format. What was once called "underground" radio had grown into its' own as
"Album Oriented Rock" (or "AOR"). So, in August, 1975, WTUE became "T-
Many DJ's graced the WTUE staff. Patty Spitler (who, for many years became a successful
TV Anchorwoman in Indianapolis until she recently retired due to health reasons),
Alan Sells, Chuck Browning, Dan Pugh (now known as Dan Patrick to you sports fans),
But here, for your enjoyment are a couple of bits from the "Kerrigan and Christopher" archives. (Mom's and Dad's, don't worry. These are rated no worse than "PG".)
(Compliments: The Steve Kerrigan Collection)
Today, Steve Kerrigan teams with Nancy Wilson on WHKO-
Some More Early WTUE Air checks
Here's some more "blasts" from WTUE's past:
Another Dave Michaels aircheck from 1973. (Be patient loading it, it's a fairly large file, but it includes the complete WTUE "Solid Rock Song", created by PAMS of Dallas. (The "Solid Rock" package, by the way was orginally created for legendary AM Rocker WLS/Chicago. The musical "logo" of the two stations are the same, if you're paying attention here. )
Here's Jason "Baby" Roberts from 1973. (You'd know him later as Mark Elliott on the
Finally, a short clip of WTUE late night/weekend DJ Dale Bell.
(Complements: The Ray Glasser Collection)
Classic Photos Of WONE
The orginal WONE Country Gentlemen at A Memorial Hall Shower of stars show with Bill
Anderson & Connie Smith (Left to right -
WONE Urban Cowboys (Back) -
WONE Jocks with Vince Gill 1. Dan O'Brian & Lee Riley 2. Butch Brown & Tim McFadden (Tim was The RCA rep) 3.Vince Gill & Jon Reed 4. David G McFarland
WONE used to do all kinds of crazy promotions . Here's David G McFarland at the start of an elephant race.
David G McFarland introducing McGuffey Lane
Longtime WONE morning host David G. McFarland was well known for his "Bowling For Dollars" TV show. Here, though he's doing a little "bowling" for Jerry's kids with the late Johnny Walker on the annual MDA telethon.
The 2008 WONE Staff Reunion at "Mountain Days" at Eastwood Lake. Left to right: Bill Kirby, Jim Manley and Butch Brown
WONE's Lora Lewis and Tom Carroll at the 2008 WONE Staff Reunion
David G McFarland with a young Marie Osmond
Thanks to the David G McFarland Collection for his pictures above.
OK, who remembers "Quadrophonic" Stereo? (We do! We do!) Here's a 1973 WTUE "Top Ten Plus 40" Tune Index. Want to see it up close? Just click to enlarge.
The late Don "Bwana Johnny" Everhart on the air in the WTUE Control Room, around
In the WTUE control room -
For You "Radio Jingle" Fans...
Some jingles from WONE Radio's "Top 40" days.
WTUE Rocks Dayton!
Many thanks to former WTUE jock Steve Ford for donating this air check of one of his shows from 1983.
This was pretty much the "heyday" of the station when it mostly featured current album rock hits. Today, though still rocking and still a popular station, WTUE spends more of its time playing classic rock and what it calls "archive classics", than current hits.
Steve also shared with us this promo he produced for the station's softball team, the WTUE "Masterbatters"
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