JJ's Big Splash
August 6, 2007 at 6:31 AM (PT)
ABC RADIO NETWORKS affiliate dude JO INTERRANTE tells ALL ACCESS, "On SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, over two dozen former employees and fans got together to munch, talk, joke, spin tales and honor the genius who decided to create and launch 24-hour music formats via satellite, JOHN TYLER. It all started in a little strip-mall in MOKENA, IL in 1981 with two formats, AC and Country. By the end of the '80s, SATELLITE MUSIC NETWORK was re-situated in DALLAS and had over 600 stations nationwide. SMN was aquired by ABC in the early '90s and by 2005 the format menu grew to a dozen formats.
JJ JORDAN (JAY DURKIN) gathered a great crowd for JOHN TYLER, including GEORGE WILLIAMS, MIKE TYLER, PATRICIA HARVEY, JACK BISHOP, MARTY RAAB, JACKIE MACK, BOB LAWRENCE, JOHN HICKS, BARRY PROBES, BUD BUSCHARDT (retiring this month from the ABC RADIO format, TIMELESS), MARK and BJ EDWARDS, BOB BRUTON in his fuzzy tiger slip-ons, RALPH RILEY, CLARK TUCKER, JO INTERRANTE, JERRY THOMAS and CHARLIE STRICKLAND.