A Slice of i95 Radio History: The Navel Patrol in 1981
In 1981, I was 30-years-old with hair, and into my third year as "The Cooker" Ethan Carey rockin' evenings from 7 till midnight on i95.
The Program Director of i95 was Buzz Knight in '81, and he decided I should be in charge of a monthly newsletter called "The Rock N' Roll Gazette." As you can see, working on the August 1981 issue brought me great pleasure! Read on to get the full history:
That good lookin' fella, Rich Sutton sandwiched in the middle of the throng of lovelies was one of i95's first-morning shows. One of his many challenging responsibilities was to travel with a pack of barely dressed i95 Navel Patrol members to various Connecticut beaches during hot and sweaty weekends giving away i95 swag like t-shirts, Moosekateer Buttons, etc.
Where Are They Now
The i95 Navel Patrol - Jeanne, Debbie, Sandy, Holly, Lynda, and Irene. It would be interesting to find out what these ladies are up to 37 years later.
Buzz Knight - Buzz was already working at i95 doing afternoon drive from 3 to 7 when I came on board in February of '79. He eventually became i95's Program Director and co-host of i95's morning show, 'The Breakfast Flakes' with Tim Scott. Buzz was a true visionary in the radio biz which is why he moved on in the mid-80's to program the legendary classic rock station in Columbus Ohio, WLVQ and then WKQQ in Kentucky. From there he moved into managerial positions at Greater Media in Boston and now at Beasley Media Group as Vice President of Programming.
Rich Sutton - Rich was hired as one of i95's first morning shows in the early 80's. From i-95, Rich went to work overnights at the legendary WBAB on Long Island and is currently employed with a real job as the Chief Revenue Officer at Everyday Health in Syracuse.
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