>Note: A while back we mentioned that we wanted to do more WTIT features on WTIT: The Blog. Recently we uncovered original copies of what we called WTIT Newsletters. We only did them for a short while in 1967-1968. We thought we’d share them. It might shed insight on how we really thought everyone listened to WTIT. Though you’d have to be in our studio (to this day) to hear it. But back then, we were in high school and we played a lot of tapes at parties. In our high school yearbook three radio stations were selected as the school’s favorites. Local rockers WDRC and WPOP came in first and second, but WTIT came in third. Neat, no? Here’s a piece of trivia: We always say our original staff was Bud Weiser, Galloping Gary, Bouncing Billy, Johnnie Walker and Killer Joe. And that was the first true staff that carried the ball from 1968 to 1973. But in our first year, we had Bud, Gary and Billy had a ton of guys given a shot before we settled on Joe and Johnnie. Anyway, here’s our very first newsletter!
FROM THE FUN TOWER: October 21, 1967
“What’s Terrific in T-I-T-Land”
Volume 1 Number 1
What’s this department? This is the first in a series of newsletters prepared by the DJs of Tape Radio Station WTIT. Our aim is to let our fans learn more about The Big Station and our tapes.
Voila! We’ve started a new policy of cutting off a record if we don’t want to hear the rest. We always say “Here’s a WTIT Record Cut – Voila!” The first caller to WTIT wins whatever is left of the record.
Interpretation Songs! This summer Bouncing Billy, Sid Schaefer and Bud Weiser starting making up our own lyrics to the songs that we play. It tends to usually be the same song, Tommy James’ “I Think We’re Alone Now”. It’s a honey of a disc!!
Mothers! For an interesting view on how to deal with your mother, check out Sid Schaefer’s take on Bud’s show on WTIT Tape 17.
And Fathers? Sid comes through again with the parent of the opposite sex on The Sid Schaefer Show on WTIT Tape 13.
Charlie and Boney! Check out the new additions to The Galloping Gary Garage Show. They’re the latest “engineers”. They are trying to rival Bud Weiser’s cast of Fats and Skinny.
Stop the Tape? Never! But if you phone should go – be in the know! Know how much cash is in the WTIT Jackpot.
Summertime 1967: Fun is the shows we did this summer! Check out WTIT Tapes 9, 11, 13 and 17 for summer fun on Tape Radio Number One!
The WTIT Weather Girl! Whether or not there’s weather, you will find up to the minute (perhaps “up to the year”) reports from our charming Weather Girl Leslie on WTIT Tapes 12, 14 and 17.
The WTIT Top Ten Songs of the Week!
1. The Beatles, “Penny Lane”
2. Aretha Franklin, “Respect”
3. The Rolling Stones, “Let’s Spend the Night Together”
4. The Who, “I Can See For Miles”
5. Jackie Wilson, ” Higher and Higher”
6. Sam and Dave, “Soul Man”
7. The Doors, “Light My Fire”
8. The Buffalo Springfield, “For What It’s Worth”
9. Procol Harum, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”
10. Otis Redding, “Try A Little Tenderness”