I hired Bill Ward in Atlanta in 1961 to do morning drive; recommended Jay Lawrence to Rick Sklar at wabc; and of course was pleased that my news boss Bill Gill got the big gig with ABC.
"After getting my MBA in 1985 I joined our family manufacturing business ( Atlas Machine and Supply ) where I'm now chairman and owner.
A week after I purchased a house in Louisville I was canned by waky.
Later worked at wtmt and other Louisville stations.(See the wklo Tribute Site for more details.) Real Name: Harold Hines Died of cancer in 2002."Although I missed working with Mason Dixon at waky, he and I nearly started in radio together at wrsl in Stanford.In Louisville during this period, wklo and wgrc began to program the typical rock 'n' roll segments, with sponsored hillbilly live programming, 'good' music and network commitments the rest of the day.
AND, the Duke of Louisville, ( Bill Bailey ) was an amazing talent.
"I didn't work directly with him very much in the news department, but talked with him several times and was generally familiar with him.
" I'm from Kentucky (the mountains).
After leaving waky in 1962 when McLendon sold the station to LIN, he got out of radio and was with Columbia Records and other music business interests in New York and the West Coast.I have 3 children: Erick (30 Emily (12 and Anthony (9).A, b C,.In October 1986 the station switched to beautiful music and became 'Beautiful 790.' (waky stayed only as the legal calls.) Sometime around March 1987 the station became 'waky Country.' "Around March of 1988 the station dropped the country format and simulcasted wvez.Weird Beard was very good to me -always a pleasant guy to work with.Rusty partnered with colleague Dick Osburn from kxol in the late 1970s and formed a chain of Texas small market station including kean in Abilene, kyks in Lufkin, kykx in Longview, kixs in Victoria and kagg in College Station.