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Buzz Bennett, WTIX New Orleans May 21, 1967 (01:01:38)
. . . first 12 months of more music radio for New Orleans . . .
[Description by Uncle Ricky]
A very young, pre-legendary Buzz Bennett is jocking Sunday midday and reading news on WTIX, New Orleans from May 21, 1967. Apparently, just a year before, WTIX had introduced "More Music Radio", and it's Birthday Bash Time this hour, with a custom greeting from Martha of The Vandellas who offers congratuations on the first year of Boss Radio.
Buzz sounds a bit "frantic", here, frequently overlapping things. The microphone is a little muddy, and the traditional Storz reverb doesn't help intelligibility. There are a few misfires, too, probably a result of excess nervous energy. Maybe he knew he would be programming in San Diego in a couple of years and was a little excited. It does sound like he heard some tape from Los Angeles, it would be highly unlikely that the Boss Radio moniker was coincidental.
As for Buzz, we've been asking since 2005: Where is Buzz Bennett, and how's he doing?
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