Here's a fun promo that was aired on WBEN, or Radio 930, back in 1985. It was voiced by Tom Pagnotti (known to listeners/viewers as Tom Kelly) who did afternoon drive at Radio 930 back then.
You'll need to click over to my Digital Mark blog to listen.
There's the sound of an electric typewriter in the background, along with an aircheck from one of my newscasts with a hint of the WBEN Trafficopter at the end of the spot. I did the afternoon traffic reports on Tom's show (as well as for Rock 102 on FM) before heading into the station to do the news at the top of the hour on John Murphy's One-On-One Sports. My 'casts began at 7 pm and continued through 11, when we had a half-hour show. Of course, Murph (who now does play-by-play for the Buffalo Bills) introduced me to my wife Jeanne.
Pete Weber, who also worked at 'BEN and other sports duties around Buffalo back then, is now the voice of the Nashville Predators of the NHL. Pete had held on to this spot and kindly gave it and some other items to be in digital form.
Tom, by the way, has a successful voiceover enterprise. He'd worked in recent years in Washington on Oldies 100 before the station changed formats, unfortunately. Tom now lives in Bath, Maine. We've all kept in touch over these many years. Another talented colleague there was Kevin Keenan, who continues to do communications work for the Buffalo Diocese and has his own firm now.
I worked at WBEN for about 18 months before being hired by the AP to handle radio reporting/anchoring duties in Dallas. I was there for a year before transferring to Washington.