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  1. Thanks for the updates to the site and thanks for keeping the history and memory of great radio alive! Where have all the good ones (WQID) gone?
    Brady Castleberry

  2. Well Hello Bob – I’m sure you won’t remember me, but I did work for you and Mickey Coulter at both WQID and WVMI back in 1979 and 1980. It was definitely a memorable experience, and one that I will never forget – I even remember doing Voice Work for Gene Wooten as Count Dracula for the Haunted Houses — that was fun. Anyway, hope you’re doing well. Mason Ramsey

  3. The MS Gulf Coast and everyone who knew him lost a good friend today .
    Thoughts and prayers to the family and many friends Steve made along
    the way.

  4. Hey Bob,

    Good to hear from you. Are you still working?
    Mike (Terry) Blakeney WQID 6PM-12AM late ’78-early ’79.

    I was preceded by Mike “your top banana” Lana and
    followed by Don Silver.

    Funny story. Once Don did not show up at midnight so I did his shift too.
    Then…you were filling in on mornings and YOU did not show up.
    Some weekend guy, (I think he worked at WNOE some) but I can’t
    remember his name finally showed up around 8AM.
    A 14 hour shift haha.
    I am still doing mornings at the AC station here in Monroe, LA.
    I was the morning PD at the heritage country (a Holladay station)
    for 16 years. I have been doing mornings in Monroe for going on 22 years now.

    I also have a pretty nice free lance voice over business and do car dealers and
    radio and tv imaging. Check out my website if you get a chance. Link below.
    Mike Blakeney
    Radio & TV Imaging
    The Voice of Automotive
    Voice: 318.348.3452
    Fax.Studio:318.388.1573

  5. Worked QID and VMI as part timer from May of 77 through Aug of 79.
    Great times, fond memories. Love the site Bob, thanks for the
    memories. Proud to have had a minuscule role in this great radio
    history. David S.

  6. Lots of great memories on those sites. The best time I ever had in radio by far!

    I met a couple of radio guys on the Ham Radio yesterday. Dennis Tallyn from Ft. Lauderdale, and Jo Jo Kincaid who does afternoons on Q105. I’ve learned a lot about how things are done now… all the voice tracking, etc. Amazing. I could see it all coming from just over the horizon when I left in ’94. Interesting to know how it’s done now and then listen and not be able to tell it’s all tracked.
    Mickey Coulter

  7. t was so nice to see the ‘where are they now’ updates, although sad to note that Charles Ray had passed. He was such a great guy and truly a character. Please add my update because I have such fond memories of working at both QID and K99. We have lived in Orlando since 2005 (Hurricane Katrina) with son Daniel who is a high school senior. Daughter Ashley lives nearby and is married with two children, with whom we spend lots of time at Disney. I now work as a sales manager for several Florida resorts and am enjoying life in the Sunshine State.
    Tara Collins Smith

  8. great hearing from you. Any plans for another Miss. coast reunion ? I would love to attend it
    if the opportunity comes along. Would be great to get together.

    Hope all well with you and Stella.

    Rod Chambers

  9. Hi, formerly STEVE SCOTT from KAAY / WBSR / WDLP / WROA-WZKX / WABB-FM. Ken Knight came to Gulfport with me from KAAY in 1976. I was P.D. for Morgan Dowdy. Ken stayed for about a year then segued to ‘QID in about early ’78. His real name was “BILL JACKSON” from Texas somewhere. I’ve known of you for years, but our paths never merged!.. Last I heard (years & years ago) that KEN ended up in Nashville. Will let ya go… was just looking up old cohorts. Hope all is well. Steve Morris (aka; STEVE SCOTT / SCOTT MORGAN)

    Yes, BILL JACKSON was his real name, & If I remember correctly, he was from Ft. Worth, Tx. They didn’t even know his real name on the KAAY blog!!?? How quickly we forget… Maybe aging has something to do with it!! Brought back a lot of good memories when I saw DENNIS STACY’s name. We worked together for many many years at WABB-fm. …There was only one ‘HOUN’ DAWG!!”.. Best regards BOB. BTW; Is Morgan Dowdy still “alive & kickin’? cul

  10. Hi Bob,

    I was a jock at WGCM and a few other stations on the coast, but the reason I’m writing leads up to that. As a teen, I listened to and idolized most of the jocks on QID. I was wondering what had happened to them since I used to listen to them in the seventies and eighties, so I typed in Mickey Coulter’s name and was directed to your site. It’s great to know what happened to most of the jocks and newpeople that I used to listen to…QID was a highly professional station and I thoroughly enjoyed listening. Thanks for the great memories!

    Jim Winston

  11. From:

    Thanks for the 1975 MIAMI FM scan….I used to live in West Palm and really liked Y100,96X,Zeat4 and SHE103….I had HOURS of these stations taped on 8 Tracks,and My Mom pitched them!!! I wish I could hear them all again!!! Do You know of ANY GOOD websites with these stations from 70-1980??? try http://www.radiotapes.com to hear ALOT of good radio from the midwest…If You find any more y100,96x,she103 put them up…Thanks, Ron

  12. A late happy birthday. Hope you had a good one.
    I have not looked at Facebook in several days, so I am late catching up on things.

    I finally found a web site that specializes in old reel-to-reel belts and parts called VintageElectronics.com.
    I was able to get belts for my 4-track Tascam machine and now I am going through piles of old tapes as
    time allows. I ran across an FM-94 tape with old PAMS demos and a partial set of the FM-94 jingles. I know
    it is partial because I found an air check that has additional jingles from that package that aren’t on this tape.
    So anyway, I scoped it all down because there are count-offs on all the jock shouts and studio talk during
    the session. The dub was noisy so I did a small dose of noise reduction. I have attached it as an mp3.
    As I get time, I’ll send whatever else I have.

    Paul ‘Pablo’ Hughes
    The site looks really good. Hope all is well.

  13. A late happy birthday. Hope you had a good one.
    I have not looked at Facebook in several days, so I am late catching up on things.

    I finally found a web site that specializes in old reel-to-reel belts and parts called VintageElectronics.com.
    I was able to get belts for my 4-track Tascam machine and now I am going through piles of old tapes as
    time allows. I ran across an FM-94 tape with old PAMS demos and a partial set of the FM-94 jingles. I know
    it is partial because I found an air check that has additional jingles from that package that aren’t on this tape.
    So anyway, I scoped it all down because there are count-offs on all the jock shouts and studio talk during
    the session. The dub was noisy so I did a small dose of noise reduction. I have attached it as an mp3.
    As I get time, I’ll send whatever else I have.

    Paul ‘Pablo’ Hughes
    The site looks really good. Hope all is well.

  14. I hoped to find out whatever happened to “Mike Lana” of 94WQID… I remember him from waayyyy back. Best regards, “73”.

  15. From: Glen Murphey
    Phone: 228-218-9090
    E-mail: gmradio@cableone.net
    Message:
    Hello Bob, Glen Murphey here. Use to manage WGUD. Just stumbled across your site here and have enjoyed it very much. Good Job! It was good to see so many of the old faces and names and to find out more about some of them. I retired about the same time you did it looks like, about 3 years ago. I wish I had some of the old pictures and materials on WGUD so I could share with others like you have, but lost the scrape book and all I had in Katrina. Just wanted to say Hi and complement you on such a nice site. Saw Walter Brown a couple of months ago. He’s doing fine. Such a nice guy. Glad we got him into radio! Again, good job!