October 7, 2012
On July 4th weekend, 1976, the Declaration of Independence was personally celebrated by signing off at KOME at Midnight on Friday Night, and then signed on at KSJO 6PM on Monday. Even with the confines of the streaming 128kbp file, you’ll hear the highs, lows, and stereo separation improve as I was tweaking the Top 40 compressor/limiters that were putting out a “wall of mud” sound. You can hear the volume drop for a second as I found the dials during Gary Wright’s “I Know A Place.” The changes are happening as Santana “Batuka / No One To Depend On” plays.
Listen to Lobster celebrate freedom and independence in the first hour at his new home…listen to the mostly local and very few commercials and the claws finding their way at the unfamiliar controls. After the first night, it was down to business the next day when the office was opened. The slow cueing turntables were changed at my request, and an Optimod was bought to replace the the old school “pump and suck” processing. Have fun entering a time machine before the words “Corporate” and “Rock” were linked. Click the play button below to listen.
Btw, the Billboard campaign was part of the contract. Our Program Director, Donald Wright, did the artwork. Listeners would call and ask me what was burning in the claw…and I assured them I didn’t smoke tobacco. ; )