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It was one sweet reunion going back to my radio roots, San Diego. Flashback to ‘86. The radio tower was located atop a hillside in Tijuana, Mexico so the DJs had to make the daily trek across the border. Directions to the studio were (I kid you not!) “turn left at the dead dog.” The board looked like something out of World War II. Although we didn’t realize it at the time, we were living the glory days of alternative radio. “91X, the cutting edge of rock.” I was a young, sassy copywriter. If I wrote an especially clever radio spot, I would get restaurant script & treat my roomies to free food. Right now, I’m going through old reels, yes REELS & will have them mastered in 21st century format so I can post some of those vintage spots. One was for the club, Mannequins on Garnet in Pacific Beach. 91X is where I first started doing character voices with Berger & Prescott in the morning along with Rusty Nailz. Prescott has retired, Russ is still doing his comedy act & Berger is a big time voice-over artist. Lend an ear at www.michaelberger.com
Above, former 91X Brit DJ & SD icon, Steve West & moi.
Thanks to fun-loving & former wild man, Steve Nagelberg for making this special evening come to fruition. Steve is now in traffic sales at Clear Channel.
Meg Banta-DJ now on KPRI, Robin Rockwell is in charge of PR at KOFY-TV 20 in SF, Katy Manor was the female star of the 91X Breakfast Club, yours truly & Oz who did middays at 91X. Oz is now MD & DJ at KPRI in San Diego.