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Sunday, January 14, 2007

WAKY

I was over at Bucky's today, checking out her post this morning. It was funny enough to see Bob Seger from the 60's. But I was curious about the hosts. I was pretty sure that one was Mark Lindsay from Paul Revere and the Raiders.

While I was looking for Google images of Mark Lindsay I ended up on this site. WAKY was THE station to listen to rock music when I was a kid in Louisville. I'm sure the joke was that rock music was wacky. Maybe Sometimes Saintly Nick knows more history about the station than I do.

It just brought back fun memories of being a kid on a lazy, hot summer day, listening to late 60's rock music.

Update:
Here's another link for WAKY thanks to Sometimes Saintly Nick!

25 comments

Blogger Susie said...

As an "Earl" fan, your title made me say, "Wakey, wakey, hands off snakey!" I liked Bucky's Bob video; and that did look like Mark Lindsay. "That was groovy..."

Sun Jan 14, 07:39:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi Susie! I love Earl, why can't I remember that line? It sounds like something Randy would say, though.

That Bob Seger video cracked me up. When I looked up Paul Revere and the Raiders it said that Paul Revere and Mark Lindsay co-hosted Happening '68 and It's Happening. I think it was one of those because I saw the word Happen behind Bob Seger.

Anyway, it was definitely a groovy journey. :)

Sun Jan 14, 07:50:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

You are SO right. Earl said that TO Randy. And, I heard something about "Happening" in that video.
Guh-roooovay.

Sun Jan 14, 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I LOVE Earl! And check out the backdrop behind Bob Seger. The word Happen is all glittery and stuff.

Definitely guh-roooovay!

Sun Jan 14, 08:15:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Rock n Roll! Those were the good old days, weren't they. Makes me want to flic my bic (if I had one) and wave it in time to the music.

Mon Jan 15, 12:35:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

See, the good thing about growing up with a packrat of a mother is having boxes and boxes of records from the 60's to pass the time to. Of course, she was so souped up back then she mixed a lot of them up and the labels wore off over time so I never really knew what I was listening to... or from what decade... but it was always nice to drift off into rock and roll dreams.

Good smiles. Good times.

Mon Jan 15, 01:13:00 AM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

Nick knows everything about everything!

Ahem, Squirl, you are showing your age when you come out with memories from the 60's!

xxx

Mon Jan 15, 01:44:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Laurie, yes, but we were a bit young to be flic'ing Bics in the 60's. :)

Kittn, yeah, you've probably heard all of that music. Even if you don't know what it's called or who did it. ;)

JDR, I hope Nick stops by as he is a font of wisdom.

And, I WAS quite young in the 60's. ;)

Mon Jan 15, 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

We were ALL young in the 60s!

Mon Jan 15, 06:24:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I went to my first concert in 1968. I'll never forget it. See, I was flic'ing my bic in the 60's! ;-)

Mon Jan 15, 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Wow! I've missed a LOT of cool photos over here!! I love a nostalgic walk down music-memory lane. Glad Bucky took you on one!

Wed Jan 17, 12:41:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, you were very young in the 60's.

Laurie, they let you play with lighters before you were a teenager???

Eclectic, hi sweetie. Nice to see you back. Thanks for the e-mail. Yes, it's interesting how surfing the internet turns up so many things, including memories.

Wed Jan 17, 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Weren't Paul Revere and the Raiders the hosts of Where the Action Is, also?

So what was everybody's favorite Paul Revere/Mark Lindsay song? Mine was Indian Reservation.

Wed Jan 17, 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, I just looked in Wikipedia. It says that they were on Where the Action Is, but Dick Clark hosted it. They hosted the two Happenings shows.

I love Indian Reservation. But I also like Kicks.

Wed Jan 17, 03:38:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

All I remember about the show are the credits. The Raiders were on a roller coaster, singing the title song.

Thu Jan 18, 03:00:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, I can't remember that one. We must not've watched it.

Fri Jan 19, 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Even though WAKY is a mere 85-ish miles away, I knew nothing about it. However, I still flipped through every page of photos and it reminded me that radio used to be a lot more fun than it is now. Shades of WKRP in places and the photos of DJs with Janis Joplin and Gene Simmons were pretty cool. Not sure what that Jennifer Wilson (I think that was her name) did to get in 3-5 photos...

Fri Jan 19, 11:41:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Yeah, Bone, in these days of Clear Channel we aren't going to see much more of that fun kind of diversity. Glad you enjoyed it.

Fri Jan 19, 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Squirl, here's your best source for WAKY info: http://www.79waky.com/

I remember it well. I was 14 when the radio station began broadcasting, which is (I think) about the age they directed their music toward.

Sat Jan 20, 08:36:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Nick, I was sure you would know about WAKY! I'll have to check out that link.

Sat Jan 20, 08:50:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Before I got my current mode of transportation, the previous ride had a non-functional tape deck and I wasn't looking to dump any money into it at the time. I had a choice of radio or silence. After hearing Led Zeppelin's Black Dog more times than I could take, I often chose silence.

To paint the picture for you all, this is kind of how it went down.

"Hey hey mama..." (click)

Tue Jan 23, 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, you just can't depend on other people to pick out your music for you, I guess.

Tue Jan 23, 07:19:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

They should hire me. Sure, no one else would appreciate the musical chestnuts that I chose, but it would be fun. At least until the FCC fines and threats of incarceration kicked in.

Wed Jan 24, 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, I'd say it's a good bet you'll never get a job with Clear Channel. But I bet you'd be a lot of fun to listen to.

Wed Jan 24, 06:08:00 PM  
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