Tuesday, July 28, 2020



Kierney in his later years. (Colorado Springs Gazette.) 
 Kierney in a promotional ad from 1958. He is the second to the right. (590 Forever archives) 

When WARM first went on the air in 1958 as The Mighty 590, Vince Kierney was one of the first personalities. Dubbed “The blonde Adonis” by George Gilbert Kierney did a double shift on WARM. He’d do the afternoon and the drive time evenings. Kierney came to a WARM reunion and was a call in guest to the last WARM reunion sanctioned by a radio station. (That was the old WSGD-FM) Here’s his obit from the newspaper in Colorado: 
Vincent Anthony Kierney departed to heaven on July 8,2020. Vince was born June 14,1935 in Jersey City NJ to John and Stella Kierney. He was a well known disc jockey in Scranton PA and met many music stars of the 1960s, which he cherished. He finished his career as an adjuster for Allstate and moved to Colorado in 1987 to be closer to family. Vince was a loving father and grandfather. He loved going to movies, spending time with family, and was a devoted member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Patricks church. Vince is survived by his daughter Gail, son Kevin, daughter-in-law Max, and 2 grandchildren Joshua and Jeremy. Services will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 11:00am at St. Patricks church in Colorado Springs, CO. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.



It was fifty years ago to the day, July 28th, 1965 that WARM Day was held. There were various WARM days t Rocky Glen Park through the years but this one was the grandest of all. The music had The Four Seasons (riding high on the charts) headlining. Frankie Valli rehearsed at the WARM studios with Tommy Woods. The crowd was so big that Valli and the Seasons had to be brought through to the stage via ambulance. A Hammond organ had to be brought in because the Seasons did everything live, eschewing lip syncing. Others on the bill were the Beau Brummels, Cannibal and the Headhunters, with local talent like Mel Wynn and the Rhythm Aces and even the Joe Nardone All Stars who were a mainstay at San Souci almost every day of the week.
For WARM, it was a celebration of 25 years. (The station went on the air in 1940 but later became the Mighty 590 in June of 1958. Later, a magazine called Amusement Business published by Billboard) featured WARM Day and brought the event and WARM national attention.
We reported on that in 2017 and here’s that link: https://david-yonki.blogspot.com/search?q=magazine+ 
Here’s what the Seasons, the Brummels and Eddie Rambeau sang:
The last video is Larry Voytko's take on Rocky Glen Park  and WARM day. 



Richie Saullo out of Hazleton was known in the broadcast industry for quite a while. He was a Sales Representative at WARM in the 90ds when WARM acquired WAZL. He was a straight forward guy who will be missed.