Edition #1292
Week of April 21, 2024

Station: WABB Mobile, Ala.
Date: April 25, 1964
Time: 8:41

"This is award-winning WABB News!"

It's rare that listening to an aircheck can leave you exhausted, but that was our experience in this fascinating find from the spring of 1964.

Delivered in breath-taking tones, Wayne Moss puts together a newscast that certainly gets your attention, to put it mildly. Your ears are bombarded with sound effects and news items that are shouted as much as read. It's more infotainment than news, a precursor if you will of CKLW's 20-20 news in the '70s.

By the way, George Whitmore - the teen arrested for murder in the lead item - was later found to have made a false confession. All of the charges against him were eventually dismissed and another man was convicted. Whitmore died of a heart attack in 2012 at the age of 68.

Hear Wayne Moss on WABB here.

(The Bill Dulmage Collection)

More 1964 airchecks here!


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