|Our thanks to Wayne Scott of Great Scott Productions in Ridgeland, Mississippi for this contribution.|
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Earlie Wright, WROX-AM Clarksdale MS March 1984 (15:54)
. . . All the teenager's just alike, white and black like the same thing . . .
[Description by Uncle Ricky]
Earlie Wright on WROX-AM is a composite of several Earlie broadcasts, but most of this exhibit comes from March 1984.
Contributor Wayne Scott has previously blessed the Repository with some excellent and exclusive WOR-FM airchecks. I thought it interesting that he would also contribute this unique recording - just about as far away from "The Big Town Sound" as you can get.
So, here is something it's getting harder to find every day. It's a local radio personality on a local radio station serving the community to which it is licensed. It's not Top 40, but Earlie does play Stevie Wonder and Rick James. Formatically, it's Personality-based free-form R&B laced with Gospel and Spiritual elements, and LOTS of local content. This is not something you can syndicate, or put on the satellite. But even as late as 1984, with a kilowatt on 1450, it paid the bills.
About this exhibit, contributor Wayne wrote:
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