Ruth Meyer Passes
January 24, 2011 at 9:11 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of RUTH MEYER, who died SATURDAY morning (1/22) at her home in KANSAS CITY.
SCOTT BENJAMIN profiled MEYER on www.musicradio77.com, writing "RUTH MEYER -- who handled much of the programming and promotions at WMCA from 1958 to 1968, during its hey day as a Top 40 station -- said that she initially struggled with her 'Good Guys' approach because 'talented air people don't want to be part of a team, they want to be a star.'
"In the early 1960s, RUTH promoted the station, which was at 570 on the AM dial, as the 'Good Guys' and had the air personalities work on remotes together, wear the same suits and have similar hair cuts. They even cut a record album together, called 'The Good Guys Sing.'
"The lineup during RUTH's decade with the station included SCOTT MUNI, HARRY HARRISON, HERB OSCAR ANDERSON, JOE O'BRIEN, JACK SPECTOR, B. MITCHELL REED, GARY STEVENS and ED BAER.
"She also designed the popular Good Guys sweatshirts."