Boomerang/January, 1962 - Joel
Cash brings back an oldie but goodie; notice that you have to
mail in your entry to win!
Hits For Vicks/January, 1962 -
Art Johnson also asks listeners
to mail in an entry, naming an oldie but goodie to win an album.
- Jerry Bishop has drawn an entry
and called the contestant; if she guesses the Funword she's a winner!
Circle Fun on Radio One/ January, 1964
- Diamond Jim Nettleton gives
Linda Della Rippa a shot at Big D Record Roulette.
Sound game/July 26, 1964 - Dick
Pace has $84 for the first person who can mail in the correct
round of sound.
Big D started doing phone-in contests, the volume of
calls put a strain on Bell Telephone.
No More Calls - If the deejay
asked for caller #9, he would actually interrupt the song to tell
listeners he had a contestant. This montage shows how Long
John Wade and Kurt Russell
When You Hear This Tone Hang Up Your Phone
- In late 1964 WDRC came up with an electronic tone to notify
listeners to stop calling for a contest. Jim Nettleton explains.
June 30, 1968 - Here's how the
tone interrupted music less obtrusively than a spoken voice.
Variations On A Tone - In 1972
a female voice was added to the tone. And if listeners still didn't
get it, there was a more direct variation.
for Help/August, 1965 - Long
John Wade warns us to standby as The Beatles Holler for Help!
Tickets to see their new movie are on the line.
Secret Sound winner/December, 1965
- Ron Landry introduces
us to Bertha Harrington who cleans up, winning $504.
Cash Call/1967 - Don
Wade wakes up a contestant but doesn't give away the jackpot.
Note that FCC rules about putting people on the air without warning
prevented us from hearing the contestant!
A Sitar/December 5, 1967 - A cosmic Joey
Reynolds voices what may be the longest promo in Big D
history; Sandy Beach delivers
a live tag.
Mission Impossible/June 30, 1968 -
John Rode is the voice who wants
us to identify the "golden oldie from yesteryear."
(hint: think Kinks).
the Speed of Little D the Big D Dune Buggy/June 2, 1969 -
Al Gates qualifies a listener to win a nine-foot surfboard.
Don't Say Hello/March 26, 1972 -
Big D is 50 and Dick McDonough
says we have to say so to win.
The Birds/Thanksgiving, 1973
- Find out who the real turkeys are!
1979 - Disco & inflation are sweeping the nation
as Tom Kelly urges us to win a Big D Discodisc
and win tickets to see the Village People & Gloria Gaynor!