This was our big springtime promotion at “The Fine Ninety-Nine-Nine.” Giving away a CD player and discs might not sound like a big deal today. But back then, the player was worth about $800 and the discs went for $20 each! Needless to say, we had many people who were trying to win this contest.
This promo is voiced by Lee Barr and Rick Nulton. Lee was my Program Director. He also hosted middays from 9AM-1PM. Rick did mornings from 6-9AM, served as Operations Manager, and was also responsible for sales in the Leoti/Scott City/Tribune region.
This was recorded on a Panasonic mono AM/FM/cassette recorder. The source tape was a Certron 60 which was accidently destroyed several years ago, So, this is a second generation dub of what was a so-so recording to begin with. Still, it’s held up pretty well for nearly 29 years. A fun look back to when radio in western Kansas was live, local, and fun.
The song coming out of the promo/jingle is “Lonely in Love” by Giuffria. Their followup to “Call to the Heart.” In my opinion, both are considered “Lost 45s” of the 1980s. Gotta love the hair bands!