THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF MY CAREER, I've always done my shows alone, or, "solo", never having been part of a team or group. But, in mid-February of 1988, I received a call from the owner of KRJY, Richard Miller, asking me to meet with him about some changes he wanted to make at the station. At that meeting, Richard said that he wanted to change the Morning Drive show and said that he wanted me to be a part of it.
Richard had hired an old friend of mine, ED GOODMAN to do the Morning Shift and wanted me to be "co-pilot" on the show. I'd do news, weather, "color commentary", etc., and Ed would be the leadman and do the "heavy lifting" for four hours a day, Monday thru Friday, with our "K-JOY/JOY 96" soft-rock/adult format.
Well, though Ed and I had never worked at the same station before, we had known each other since I returned here in 1973. Ed was was working at KSHE Radio while I was at the competition, KSLQ, and we both ended up in the Fall of 1973 doing DJ work at St. Louis' Hottest new club "Walter Mitty's". Ed was well-respected in the market, was a solid, good, pro...and had a really good voice, plus a following of listeners that had been acquired through his many years in St. Louis Radio. Also, Ed & I both had backgrounds in acting, as well as Radio, AND, this was important: a very similar sense of humour.
As it turned out, Ed and I ended up doing the show for almost two years, and it was truly a fun, rewarding, and, really great time. We complimented each other very well with our info, knowledge of music, personal likes-dislikes, temperment, and, that aforementioned "sense of humour". It was one of my most memorable times during the course of my career.
SPECIAL NOTE: AROUND 1990, Ed Goodman left the St. Louis market and moved to Florida to work at a station there, then a few years later came back to St. Louis to join KEZK Radio where he did the Morning Show for 18 years. After his KEZK days, Ed moved again to Florida - the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area - where he continued his career but, sadly, after a long bout with cancer, Ed passed away on Friday, January 2nd, 2015. Ed was a long-time friend, and always one of "the good guys" in St. Louis Radio. He will be missed.
R.I.P. Ed, you were not only a friend, but a kindred spirit in an Industry we both loved.
THE AIRCHECK THAT YOU HEAR Of Ed & I is from the Time Period of October,1988-May,1989. It's amazing at how soon we forget what was important, newsworthy, or, topical, in those long-gone years !
But, as you listen, you'll be reminded of - and maybe relive - a part of our Social & Cultural History that you've forgotten, OR, if you're young enough, never knew about to begin with. Names like Michael Dukakis, Tom Snyder, Mike Tyson, George Carlin, and many others, are mentioned.
In addition there are Academy Award Winners, Grammy Award Winners, and many others that were a part of the world we were living in during that Time Period. Some mentioned are still with us, some are not...but, all were a part of our Universe at that time.
ALSO, I will remind you that none of the "bits" that you hear were rehearsed or scripted...they were all done impromptu, naturally, and what you hear is what you get ! JK
(NOTE: Due to the recording equipment available at the time these shows were done, the volume & sound quality of this Air Check may occasionally vary.)
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