|Our thanks to Clark Besch for this recording of Sandy Jackson. Clark grew up in Dodge City, Kansas. With his dad's 1940 Hallicrafter multi-band tuner, he'd search for the new Beatles record and the great stations of the day. Sometimes, the skip would allow him to catch WABC a lot, and even KHJ in the winter coast to coast dialing! His favorite stations were WLS, KOMA, WCFL, WKYC and WABC, plus a mountain of others. It was the day when you could go 10 KC either direction to find another great station.|
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Sandy Jackson, KOIL Omaha NE March 7, 1962 (59:23)
. . . Every day's a special day at Hinky Dinky! . . .
[Description by contributor Clark Besch]
My friend Sandy Jackson died January 16, 2006 at age 84. He was my broadcasting hero. I never knew Sandy until after his career in broadcasting was over. When I learned his story, I interviewed him and we became great friends over the last 2 decades.
Crosstown rival KOIL switched to Top 40 in 1959. With KOIL being a fulltime station, KOWH lost listeners and soon Sandy jumped to KOIL. Storz sold KOWH, and sadly died in 1964. KOIL was owned by Gordon McClendon's good friend, Don Burden. Don made Sandy production director at KOIL.
Through it all, he made the transition from daytime AM big band shows to Top 40 innovation, to garage band teen clubs to FM. The man was a radio icon in Nebraska and the nicest guy anyone would ever want to know.
I have to say that this 3/7/62 aircheck came from my good friend Tom Konard. THANKS, Tom! [Portions Restored]
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