© 1997-2018 Steven M. Geisler
A Tribute to Florida’s first radio station - Tiger Radio in Miami, Florida - One of the great Storz Stations
HELP!
WQAM Jingles Needed   I am desperately looking for the following WQAM jingle packages: Ullman “One-derful” Series Pepper Fun Series CRC Series 34 Holiday Series Futursonic Time and Temperature Jingles PAMS Series 25D “Cheerleaders” - Male Vocals PAMS Series 17 and 18 - Instrumental Cuts A 1963 package by a group called the Skipjacks It was a complete set of jingles including new time and temperature jingles. Any jingles prior to 1962 If you have any of these please contact: wqam@560.com
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WQAM Automation

December 1961-April 1963
In 1961, Todd Storz, President of the Storz Broadcasting Company, decided to try automation on 3 of the 6 Storz stations. Unfortunately, WQAM was one of them. KOMA and WDGY were the other two. The employees, including the DJs, didn’t like it either. It had problems. If the equipment missed a cue or somebody made a programming mistake, things would go haywire.  One time the stop cue for a Charlie Murdock wild track was missed and it continued playing all of Charlie’s wild tracks one after another through the next record. The tracks were supposed to be funny sayings by Charlie but sounded idiotic playing over a record.  Once when I was listening,  something went wrong and the temperature jingle for 77 degrees played 17 times in a row!  The listener’s could tell the difference too and the ratings started to drop. Thankfully, the decision was made to phase out the automation and the DJs went live again.  Click on the picture and articles to enlarge and read them for further information.
© 1997-2018 Steven M. Geisler
HELP!
WQAM Jingles Needed   I am desperately looking for the following WQAM jingle packages: Ullman “One-derful” Series Pepper Fun Series CRC Series 34 Holiday Series Futursonic Time and Temperature Jingles PAMS Series 25D “Cheerleaders” - Male Vocals PAMS Series 17 and 18 - Instrumental Cuts A 1963 package by a group called the Skipjacks It was a complete set of jingles including new time and temperature jingles. Any jingles prior to 1962 If you have any of these please contact: wqam@560.com
In 1961, Todd Storz, President of the Storz Broadcasting Company, decided to try automation on 3 of the 6 Storz stations. Unfortunately, WQAM was one of them. KOMA and WDGY were the other two. The employees, including the DJs, didn’t like it either. It had problems. If the equipment missed a cue or somebody made a programming mistake, things would go haywire.  One time the stop cue for a Charlie Murdock wild track was missed and it continued playing all of Charlie’s wild tracks one after another through the next record. The tracks were supposed to be funny sayings by Charlie but sounded idiotic playing over a record.  Once when I was listening,  something went wrong and the temperature jingle for 77 degrees played 17 times in a row!  The listener’s could tell the difference too and the ratings started to drop. Thankfully, in early 1963 the decision was made to phase out the automation and the DJs went live again.  Click on the picture and articles to enlarge and read them for further information.

WQAM Automation

December 1961-April 1963