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The WMMS Christmas Carol – 34th Anniversary!

December 23, 2009

We closed out 1975 with a project that became one of our crowning achievements, a contemporary version of A Christmas Carol. Denny Sanders and promotion and marketing director Dan Garfinkel scripted the adaptation from Charles Dickens. Murray Saul was Iggy Scrooge, and he played it to the hilt.  David Spero was his ghostly partner, steel […]

The Buzzard Theater of the Air presents Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

December 20, 2008

We closed out 1975 with a project that became one of our crowning achievements, a contemporary version of A Christmas Carol. Denny Sanders and promotion and marketing director Dan Garfinkel scripted the adaptation from Charles Dickens.  Murray Saul was Iggy Scrooge, and he played it to the hilt.  David Spero was his ghostly partner, steel […]

The ascension of Kid Leo

May 27, 2008

In the spring of 1974, David Spero, long-time afternoon drive host and the last of the former WNCR personalities on WMMS, resigned to become the manager of the Michael Stanley Band. Although I had greater latitude of autonomy than most of my peers in FM rock radio, I still had to clear major programming decisions […]

Soundwaves bounce back!

March 6, 2008

We didn’t have a marketing budget – period.   Existing promotional dollars were funneled to the promotion of WHK’s dreadful “cover hits” format. In the fall of 1973 – hallelujah –  I got approval to run one quarter-page paid print ad – for the National Lampoon Radio Hour’s “Richard Nixon Impeachment Special.”  It ran in Scene’s […]

WMMS Christmas Carol (1975)

December 18, 2007

  In December, 1975, we did one the first special programming features to show the true versatility of the emergent WMMS staff. We produced our own contemporary version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring the WMMS airstaff, our receptionist Verdelle Warren and special guests, Michael Stanley and Alex Bevan. Denny Sanders and Dan Garfinkel […]