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PLAY Lee Sherwood, WQAM Miami FL July 29, 1966 (59:51)

. . . we have an accident on the expressway, and everybody slows down to see what it's all about, and then the traffic's backed up for 27 miles . . .

[Description by Uncle Ricky]

With PAMS jingles used in commercial sets, smooth-talkin' Lee Sherwood and his dog host the 5PM hour on Miami's WQAM from July 29, 1966. To your curator, the dog sounds a lot like Wonder Dog Blue used by Long John Silver at WNOE and WAYS, but isn't that great?

Aircheck purists will enjoy the genuine drop-outs, atmospherics and a few whiny whistles too unpredictable to filter for this presentation. This aircheck was obviously recorded at some distance from the transmitter; a few of the dropouts were related to re-positioning of the receiver - or so it sounded.

It's strange how the mic and production sounds pretty clean, but the music is all muddy and grungy. Or is it? That's the way it was. Now and then, we get a nice capture of that wonderful tremelo reverb - apparently, business as usual for AM Top 40 in Miami. Stan Freburg makes an appearance for Salada tea. Lots of other great Miami-centric spots and references, too! Have an Orange Nip and enjoy!

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