the many clever promotional stunts dreamed up by Charlie
Parker was a Thanksgiving stunt in 1971.
20, the DJs began updating listeners on an unusual west coast
phenomena - a large flock of birds. Correspondents from the
news departments at Buckley sister stations KOL Seattle
(Gary West), KGIL San Fernando (Frank Bingnam), WWTC
Minneapolis (Tom O'Neill) and WIBG Philadelphia (Pete
Jackson), Big D tracked the unusual birds as they flew across
Being careful not to make any reference to the phenomena in
WDRC newscasts, it eventually became clear the birds were
turkeys headed to Hartford as contest prizes. In this composite
two-day aircheck, listen as Kent
Clark, Gary DeGraide,
Bob Craig and Joe
Hager play out the gag. The following story was published
in The Bridgeport Post on Monday, November 22, 1971.