Great site on the WKBR reunion... worked there as a jock in the
air name when I worked at KBR from 79-81 was Tim Riley. I was
hired by then P.D. Dennis Burke who had been a jock at the old
WHDH and filled in Larry Glick on WBZ. In '79, the KBR lineup
was Bill Morrissey 5-9...Eddie B. Baker 9-noon (yes, it was Al
Blake Sr.'s idea to bring him back to boost the sagging ratings)...me
from noon-3...and Dennis Burke from 3-6...then Rudy Nelson..Talk!!
(He was a memorable character to work with!)
was fired, replaced by Holland Cooke who changed the format back
to Top 40..we were playing standards!! This was after then-owner
Don Teeters pulled the plug on the talk format which had some
success but could never beat 'GIR.
We even had the KBR Moose (ala San Diego Chicken) which made personal
appearances but to no avail. It was all very funny, and I was
just a kid at the time.
Tim Riley, Hot Talk 1080, KOTK Portland, Oregon