May 27, 2014
All 36 hours of "The History Of TMA" are available for
A Keith Nichols aircheck from February 10, 1973 has been
added here, courtesy
Added two new 1985 photos to
Picture Page 15.
August 27, 2013
1970s WTMA DJ Gery London (Christopher M. Pinckney) passed
away on August 26, 2013. He was 61.
March 16, 2013
A 1978 photo of Booby Nash and Dolly Parton has been added
to Picture Page 14.
January 14, 2013
Scans of a 1958 WTMA sales brochure (program schedule and
rate card) can be found here.
January 6, 2013
We've added Lee Richards' 1974 Morning Music list
On-air people in the 1970s at WTMA not only had to worry
about keeping the needles moving on the Big 1250, but they had to
deal with changing tapes and recording newscasts and weather
forecasts for sister FM station WPXI down the hall. To keep track of
who did what when, Lee Richards created
this schedule in 1974.
What did WTMA play on April 15, 1974? Now we have a listing
of every song WTMA aired, in order, from 6:00 a.m. to midnight that
day (courtesy WTMA's PD at that time, Lee Richards). Find it
Thanks to former WTMA PD Lee Richards for providing an
official WTMA/WPXI memo from 1975 listing station policies
(reproduced here), a memo
to the WTMA DJs concerning
WTMA Operating Principles, and a memo concerning
WTMA DJ Do's and Don't's.
Audio of Casey Kasem's December 1978 mention of WTMA on
American Top 40 has been added
We've added the names and bios of WTMA's ORIGINAL air staff
Sad to hear about the passing of early 80s WTMA/WSSX jock
T.J. (Tad) Griffin. Enjoy his WTMA airchecks
here, and our 2007
phone interview with
A great big THANK YOU to Steve Green for contributing a
great 1963 recording of WTMA morning man Doug Randall, plus a 1964
montage of aircheck snippets (including Jim Diamond, Danny Knox and
WTMA's famous mid-60s seductive-sounding sign-off). Find them
March 4, 2012
Nice to hear from late '70s WTMA DJ Tim St. George. We've
updated his bio that includes a 1978
profile by the News & Courier's Stephanie Harvin.
Our appreciation to mid-1970s PD Lee Richards for sending us
scans of his original WTMA
format clocks, plus a 1976 WTMA
Thanks to Mark Manucy for the 1965 studio pic of Brother
Dave Lee (now on Picture Page 5)
and to Ken Nash (aka Beauregard Dean) for his 1974 studio pic (now
on Picture Page 13). We also added
a Beauregard Dean bio to the WTMA DJs Page.
An aircheck of the November 16, 2011 WTMA Morning Buzz
tribute to the late John Trenton has been added
We're saddened to report the death of former WTMA DJ, PD and
GM John Trenton, who passed away this morning after a long illness.
We remember John Trenton here.
1972 and 1973 airchecks of WTMA weekend warrior Terry Allen
have been added here
-- plus promos and on-air production pieces for WTMA's "Numbers
Game" are now online here.
March 20, 2011
A great sounding May 1971 aircheck of then-morning
man/program director John Trenton has been added
February 27, 2011
We've added a 1946 WTMA studio photo to
Picture Page 1.
Video of the July 2010 destruction of what was left of
WTMA's "One Radio Park" has been moved to the bottom of
Picture Page 18.
January 6, 2011
We've obtained a better-sounding, longer version of our
December 1973 WTMA composite with Lee Richards, Billy Smith, Keith
Nichols, Booby Nash, Steve Russell and Gery London. Find it
September 4, 2010
Thanks to Pat Garret for the two 1981
WKTM airchecks of Chris Stevens
(Dave Shropshire) with newsman Hugh Roberts -- plus Chris/Dave sent
us a nice note about his WKTM memories and what he's doing today.
August 27, 2010
We've placed pictures of some of the WTMA PAMS and Pepper
jingle tapes on the WTMA Jingles Page.
May 8, 2010
Thanks to Rosemary Trenton for the great pics of her husband
John from his Mighty TMA days as GM, PD and DJ. Find them on
Picture Page 12.
Three very well done audio productions
have been added to Bob Kight's WTMA
Memories page, (Bob was "Jim Diamond" on WTMA in the 1960s.)
February 17, 2010
We switched our site search from FreeFind to Google Custom
Search. Now when you use the search box on the home page, it searches all
of our radio tribute sites as once, not just this one.
January 21, 2010
We've added video from WTMA's special
anniversary programming from June 1, 4 and 15, 2009 to our
70th Birthday Page.
January 12, 2010
A Mighty TMA thank you to Jeff Flowers
for the great WTMA photos from the early 2000s. Find them on
Picture Page #19.
November 26, 2009
Our appreciation to Terry Allen for
giving us a circa-1970 memo to the DJs from PD John Trenton, which
has been reproduced here.
October 2, 2009
Thanks to Steve Russell for all the
new pics for our WKTM section.
September 8, 2009
1970s WTMA DJ Billy Smith has passed
away. Read his obituary on the DJs Page.
August 23, 2009
Check out our new
WTMA 70th Anniversary page with photos, airchecks and other
audio from the station's June 2009 celebration.
July 4, 2009
We've added a new page for print
articles about WTMA: WTMA Ink. (Have an
article or feature about WTMA you'd like to contribute?
June 28, 2009
Thanks to Danielle Gordon for the
great early 1970s photos of Rudi Gresham and John Trenton. Find them
June 24, 2009
See pictures from WTMA's Official 70th
here. Prints are available from
May 25, 2009
We've added a
new photo page featuring WTMA pics
from the 2000s.
February 28, 2009
Check out the just-posted December
1973 WTMA aircheck
composite featuring Lee Richards, Billy Smith, Keith Nichols,
Booby Nash and Steve Russell. We thank Lee for sending it our way.
January 3, 2009
Our appreciation to Gerry Cunningham
for sending us a 1975
WTMA aircheck of his on-air alter ego, Robert E. Lee.
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