Sunday, May 5, 2013

WKDA



  If you are my age or older you listened to radio station AM 1240 WKDA. In my late teens I discovered country music and fell in love with it. Before that it was strictly rock & roll. WKDA went on the air in 1947 and was behind the big three in popularity, WSM, WLAC and WSIX. Between 1957 and 1967 it became the top rated station in Nashville and was the most popular with ages 18 to 49. There were on the air personalities like Captain Midnight who was Roger Schutt, Bill Berlin, Scott Shannon, Bill Craig, Ray Lynn, Dick Buckley, and Doc Holliday. Captain Midnight probably worked for every radio station in Tennessee at one time or another because he was always getting fired. During the 1960's WMAK became it's biggest competitor. On February 23, 1970 WKDA went to a 24 hour Country format. The middle picture is WKDA DJ's left to right Bill Berlin, Roger Schutt, Bill Craig, Ray Lynn, Dick Buckley, and Doc Holliday. The singing group is the Shang gri la.




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