Scott Campbell and Elise Michaels were Central Oregon’s most popular morning show during the late 1980s. I say this even though I was employed by their direct competitor at the time. You see, “Scott & Elise” teamed up for mornings at KXIQ “Q94”, enjoying a successful run on that station. Shortly before I arrived in town, they were hired away to KLRR “Clear 107” and headed down the road. Literally. The two stations were on the same side of town, less than a mile from each other.
I was in Bend, auditioning and interviewing as their possible replacement. So of course, I wanted to aircheck my competition and see what I would be up against. In the end, I decided I really didn’t want to drag out of bed at 4AM, so I joined the Q for afternoons instead.
This is typical Scott and Elise. Elise does news, weather, the Clear Road Report, and the Ski Report. Scott does what he did best: just being himself. He truly was a great talent and I regret not getting to know him during the time I was in Central Oregon Radio. The rivalry between these two stations was intense, bitter, and extended to management. As a result, the jocks weren’t exactly allowed to hang out and have beers together.
This was recorded from my hotel room near Mount Bachelor, using an inexpensive Realistic AM/FM/cassette monaural unit. Source tape is a BASF normal bias 90 minute cassette.