WKTU flips from the mellow sound to disco, a moment that also signals the beginning of the end for WABC.
31st in the disco Chart
69th in the r&b Chart
Rob, I was very young when this flip happened, but have been hoping to hear this moment for over 40-years.....yes, finally!! Many thanks!Do you know who the 6pm jock was?And did Paco start on the same day at 10pm?
I wish I had that information for you, but I was living in Los Angeles at the time.
Rob, thank you for this recording. Do you have any more tape of WKTU before its format change?
Only one, of Murray The K's morning show. But it needs some restoration work before it will be ready to post.
LOVELY!!!! Thank you sooo much!!
Arushi, you are everywhere, hehe :)
Let's all think a good thought for Paco Navarro, who was the man to suggest that KTU flip in 1978
I didn't know that, Bazbo. I recall at the time that consultant Kent Burkhart took credit for the WKTU format.
https://dhinckley.medium.com/rip-paco-navarro-his-crime-wasnt-bringing-disco-to-new-york-radio-fd2f43ac708f as Paco told it just before his death to David Hinkley, Paco was working for sister station WJIT and during some brainstorming suggested