Here I am as "Brother Love" on "the Big 1080" WKLO in Louisville in 1972. I came to Louisville direct from Hartford and I must say I don't believe any group of DJs ever had as much fun as we did at WKLO. Lee Gray, Mark Elliot, Chuck Brady, Jon Stone, J.J. Wright and more made radio great fun. Our PD was Bill Hennes who put the perfect staff together and we became #1 in Louisville.

      We broadcast from a storefront studio on Walnut street (now Muhammad Ali Blvd.) in Louisville . Here's a pic of me at the reworked Gates control board. Note the rubbermaid 45 rpm record holder and the big turntable to play them on. Below the pic you can click on the players to hear air checks of me doing nights in '71 and '72, middays in '73 and then morning drive in '74 thru '76. There seems to be a great difference in the personality of "Brother" Love vs Bill Love.

                      morning drive 1976     1971  nights    middays 1973  nights 1972     nights 1971
like all other rock stations, WKLO published a "top 30" each week. Here's one from November 8, 1972. Check out some of the big boss hits:"Papa Was a Rolling Stone"- The Temptations, "I am Woman"-Helen Reddy, "Witchy Woman" - The Eagles,"Listen to the Music"-The Doobie Bros,"Ben" by Michael Jackson.
 
Above are some more "Top 30" WKLO surveys. The pictures were taken with our creative Service Director Carolyn Davidson's Polaroid. On the left is  my name plate that we all diaplayed in the window.

Below is a rating sheet when ARBITRON was called "American Research Bureau". This shows WKLO at our height of popularity. This is when I was doing the 6-10 PM shift as "Brorther Love" and going against WAKY's Coyote Calhoun. There were only five stations in double figures  evenings 18+ including WKLO #1 with a 17.2 . WAVE was #2 with a 13.1 and WAKY was third at 12.4.


 Above is an interesting picture taken from inside the WKLO control room looking across Walnut street about 1972. These are a couple of our loyal listeners that used to stop by and hang around outside the window and listen to a speaker outside the entrance. This shows an intresting view  of the businesses that were across the street.  On the left is Kaelin's clothing and directly across the street is the "Carnival Club" - a topless club that saw a lot of action (and we saw a LOT of action watching the activities at the club!). Stewarts department store is to the right of the Carnival Club.

Remember the "streaking" craze of the mid 1970's? I'd like to forget about it but Ray Stevens had a super big tune, "The Streak" ("Don't look Ethel") that made it impossible to ignore.

Well - here I am becoming the first DJ in the world to "streak" while  on the air. It made the front cover of the radio station audio magazine "Programmer's Digest". I also saved the audio of me stripping down and running around the control room "naked". Just click to listen if you dare......



Actually through the magic of radio mind tricks I wasn't really nude and I strung some teletype paper across the front of the control room broadcast area so folks walking and driving by our storefront window couldn't see that I was actually wearing swim trunks.
 
We made some pretty big news on a slow news day and got on WHAS TV's evening news. Don't they say that ANY publicity is GOOD publicity?

 I've found myself in a lot of different costumes in 50 years of radio. At WPOP in Hartford I actually did a couple of remotes dressed as the "tooth Fairy" see that wonderful episode here. At WKLO I did several remotes as "Professor Hay wood" from Haywood Dairy complete wth moustache, Van Dyke beard, monacle and cap and gown borrowed from the University of Louisville.

In the photo at left  from the Louisville Times shows me dressed as Santa Claus to do a couple of remotes.

Below I'm doing a hop at Campbellsville High. Looks like greasy long hair was in.

 

 

Above is another posed picture for the WKLO  top 30 survey. All the folks in the picture are office and news staff. 

Below are momentos from the WKLO "Toys for Tots" show. Each year we hosted a great concerts at  Freedom   Hall in Louisville and the admission was a toy. We had some great  entertainment like Harry Chapin, The Archies, Bill Withers, Parliment& Funkadelic
All the toys then went to the Marine Corps
Christmas Toy drive The cup from the famous Louisville Hadley pottery company was given to all
participants in 1971 and the key fob is from 1973


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