DUANE SMART | JAY HAMILTON | JEFF SNYDER’S RARE AUDIO | KIRK WILDE | MIKE CHERRY | RON DEHART
RADIO CONFERENCE CALL | SAM LAWSON’S AUDIO VAULT | STEVEN L. SMITH | VICTOR STREDICKE
1972 TM Impressions Jingles For KVI 570From jinglesamplers.com, the TM Impressions package for KVI 570. At the time, KVI had their MOR format and personalities, Bob Hardwick, Ray Court (replaced by Greg Aust), Jim French, Dick Cross (replaced by Jack Morton), Tracy Steel (replaced by Al Cummings), and longtime all-nighter Don Fuhrmann.
Peter B. 1st week @ KVI (1973) |Peter B at KVI (1973) | One day @ KVI (1978)
Greg Aust Meltdown
STEVEN SMITH writes:
I met Greg in 1973 when he was a new hire at KVI and I was new at the KIXI newsroom. We met in the elevator at the Towers Bldg, KIXI studio on 9th floor. A young guy introduced himself in the elevator, seeing that I was going to the upper KIXI floor. He said I had a deep KIXI voice and he was Greg Aust….new at KVI and he was in the elevator because he lived in that same building.
I started listening to his mid-day show and loved it. Later, when I was with SRO, I spoke with the former KVI GM, Jack Bankson. Jack said Aust was unpredictable, one day he announced he was doing his show naked and a quick peak proved that to be true. One year he got a great book and demanded a raise. Greg got the raise but, next time his numbers were down and he came in the manager’s office and resigned.
I do not know of any Aust KVI airchecks, but his voice is available as Austin in Boston and Chuck McKay at CKLW. A search online will turn those up. The McKay tape is infamous as weird, so if you have not heard it, then check it out.
Bill Taylor with KVI News – 1978
Mike Webb @ WARM 106.9
Jack Morton – KIXI
KVI ‘Sound of the City’ & the KJR ‘Sound Citizen’-Jet City Song