In 1977 the world
of pop music was shaken to its roots by word of the premature death
of one of its superstars. The King of Rock 'n Roll was dead.
WDRC was quick to respond. Production ace Dave Overson produced
a nine-minute montage of Elvis Presley's number one songs. The piece
was narrated by program director Charlie
Parker and it aired frequently over the next several days.
penned an ode to Elvis that was printed alongside the WDRC
Big D Big Sound Survey for the week ending August 26, 1977 (right).