Talent: THE BYRDMAN
Station: WGCL Cleveland
Date: February, 1978
Time: 32:39 (unscoped)
It was 1978, and even though the term hadn't been invented, "I-Pod Radio" had arrived.
At WGCL the usual elements of the music-first, personality-less format were there in all its glory with longer music sweeps, less jock involvement and a more sterile sound.
We like the music on this 'check and love The Byrdman but he doesn't get to talk enough. Sound familiar?
Who is The Byrdman? His real name is Tim Byrd and from his first radio job in Johnston, S.C., he moved on to Charlotte, N.C., Jacksonville, Fla., Cleveland (WIXY), New York before going into TV at VH-1. He returned to radio in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., before finally settling in south Florida.
Enjoy The Byrdman on WGCL n 1978 (UNSCOPED) here.
Enjoy The Byrdman on WGCL n 1978 (UNSCOPED)
(The Charlie Ritenburg Collection)
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