Saturday, January 4, 2014

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #414

590 FOREVER REWIND!!!!!

NOT  THE ORIGINAL SENSATIONAL 7!!!!  BUT CLOSE. THIS WAS A POSTER FROM 1959.


THIS IS WHAT FOLLOWED IN THE MID '60s. 

When I posted 590 Mighty Memory # 416, I had said that the only living members of the original WARM Sensational 7 alive were Harry West, Tom Woods and Joey Shaver. That was incorrect. Harry came from the Lehigh Valley in the late 50s as a newsman and Woods and Shaver came from stations in the Wilkes Barre Area. What I should have said was that in my day of listening to WARM as a child in the 60s, those three gentlemen were part of my daily listening habit. But they weren’t the original Sensational Seven. 
When Don Stevens left in the mid 60s, WARM reduced it’s roster to 6. Harry West took on an additional hour and worked until 10am. George Gilbert moved from noon to 3 to 10am to 1, Ron Allen moved up from 3 to 6 to 1  to 4pm and Tommy Woods took over the 3 to 7PM slot. Joey Shaver and Bill Stuart alternated the 7 to midnight and midnight to 6am shift. By my logic, I should have included Bill Stuart in my Christmas thoughts too. (The red photo was on book covers in the mid 60s and were distributed at Carroll's Restaurants. Don Stevens was still there but this was before Joey Shaver joined the staff.)
A reader pointed out who the Original Sensational 7 were and here is his rundown. 
Harry West, Joey Shaver and Tommy Woods were not “original”.
When WARM went on the air as a rock and roll station the “original seven” were: 6 – 9 AM Harry Newman 9 – Noon 
Don Stevens Noon – 3 
Jack Murphy noon to 3pm, 
Bart Maldon  3-4 and then 7 to 9
Vince Kearney 4pm to 7pm 
Jack Gower 9 to midnight. 
Len Woloson was added, Midnight to 6 AM on January 1, 1957. In addition; Here are some of the other jocks who were on WARM: Kerby (Confer) Scott Paul Roberts Jim O’Leary Art Knight.   
Blog reader Dal Giuliani provided that information and says that all of these listed, plus the guys you always refer to made WARM the memory that it is today. We thank Dal Giuliani for his input and I'm just so curious as to why Burt Waldon would have a split shift. In my research no one seems to know. Someone told me that it had to do with mine updates but no one else could confirm that. So if anyone out there has an idea why, let me know. And if anyone has anything to contribute to this blog in memory of the Mighty 590, send it along. 

1 comment:

Marion said...

In all my school girl years, I don't think I ever woke up to silence. Always Harry West's cheerful "Harry West, the Harry West Shoe", and "At Beneficial, you're good for more." The sound and smell of coffee in the perculator and my lovely mother's voice complete the memory so many seemingly endless happy mornings.