35 Years At I-95…Volume 2
It’s very rare that a radio station has been able to sustain just one format over a 37 year history. Since December 24th, 1976, I-95 has been delivering Rock N’ Roll!!
Since I was hired to rock evenings in February of ’79, over the last 35 years I’ve worked with an interesting array of professionals. Tom Zarecki, who is now a professor in the Communications Department at Western Connecticut State University, was I-95’s very first Program Director back in ’76, and the reason I’m here today. Tom worked morning drive followed by “Your” Jim Schultz in middays from 10am-3pm and Buzz Knight rocked afternoon drive from 3pm-7pm. I’ll never forget that first cramped closet-like air studio with two turntables and a wall of rock n’ roll vinyl. I’ll never forget the evening in 1980 when John Lennon was shot. Jim Schultz and I took phone calls from devastated Beatles’ fans as we played hours of Beatles tunes. Does anyone remember the show, “Roll Your Own”?! Every once in awhile I would invite a listener up to the studio to play guest DJ and ask them to bring along their own albums to roll their own. In our Volume 3 blog, I’ll rundown past morning show partners and where they are today!Here comes your first I-95 history test. From left to right, name the three I-95 Jocks…..Go!!!