WPXI SCHEDULE FOR TAPES, NEWSCASTS, ETC.
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Part of the "fun" when you worked on the air at 1250 WTMA in the 1970s was also being responsible for the automated FM station, WPXI (95.1) which was down the hall from the WTMA control room.
This included changing music reels and recording newscasts and weather forecasts. To coordinate who did what when, Lee Richards issued these schedules in 1974:

TO: MR. SMITH
JOHN TRENTON
KAYE
NEWSROOM
CONTROL ROOM
ALL JOCKS
RE: WPXI SCHEDULE FOR TAPES, NEWSCASTS, AND WEATHER REPORTS.

WPXI SCHEDULE FOR CHANGING MUSIC TAPES. THE TIMES SHOWN HERE INDICATE WHEN THE TAPES START PLAYING. THEY MUST BE CHANGED SOMETIME DURING THE PRECEDING TWO HOURS.

5 AM MONDAY THROUGH 6A SATURDAYS

TIMES PERSON HELD RESPONSIBLE TAPE DECKS
12 MID JOHN BURWELL 5 and 6
2 AM JOHN BURWELL 7 and 8
4 AM JOHN BURWELL 5 and 6
6 AM JOHN BURWELL (AL KAMHI ON MON) 7 and 8
8 AM JOHN BURWELL 5 and 6
10 AM KAYE 7 and 8
12 NOON KAYE 5 and 6
2 PM KAYE 7 and 8
4 PM KAYE 5 and 6
6 PM KAYE 7 and 8
8 PM JACK WILSON 5 and 6
10 PM STEVE RUSSELL 7 and 8

SATURDAYS

10 AM AL KAMHI 7 and 8
12 NOON AL KAMHI 5 and 6
2 PM JACK WILSON 7 and 8
4 PM JACK WILSON 5 and 6
6 PM JACK WILSON 7 and 8
8 PM KIRK VARNER 5 and 6
10 PM KIRK VARNER 7 and 8
12 MID KIRK VARNER 5 and 6

SUNDAYS

2 AM JOHN BURWELL 7 and 8
4 AM JOHN BURWELL 5 and 6
5:30 JOHN BURWELL PA SHOW
6:00 JOHN BURWELL PA SHOW
6:30 KEN NASH PA SHOW
7:00 KEN NASH PA SHOW
7:30 KEN NASH 7
8:00 KEN NASH 5 and 6
10 AM KEN NASH 7 and 8
12 NOON KEN NASH 5 and 6
2 PM GERY LONDON 7 and 8
4 PM GERY LONDON 5 and 6
6 PM KIRK VARNER 7 and 8
8 PM KIRK VARNER 5 and 6
10 PM JOHN BURWELL 7 and 8
12 MID JOHN BURWELL MONDAY TAPES UP

WPXI SCHEDULE FOR NEWS AND WEATHER:

1. NEWS SHOULD BE 50% LOCAL AND 50% NATIONAL.

2. WEATHER

(A) MORNING WEATHER SHOULD BE FOR THE DAY
(B) STARTING WITH 3PM, WEATHER SHOULD BE FOR THE NIGHT AND NEXT DAY.

5 AM MONDAYS THROUGH 5:30 AM SUNDAYS:

PERSON: NEWS AND WEATHER: WEATHER: LENGTH REQUIRED:
JOHN BURWELL   12:30 AM 10 - 15 seconds
  1 AM (00:54:30)   5 minutes
    1:30 AM 10 - 15 seconds
  2 AM (01:57:30)   2 minutes
    2:30 AM 10 - 15 seconds
  3 AM (02:57:30)   2 minutes
    3:30 AM 10 - 15 seconds
  4 AM (03:57:30)   2 minutes
    4:30 AM 10 - 15 seconds
  5 AM (04:57:30)   2 minutes
    5:30 AM 10 - 15 seconds
AL KAMHI 6 AM (05:57:30)   90 seconds
    6:15 AM 10 - 15 seconds
  6:30 AM   90 seconds
    6:45 AM 10 - 15 seconds
  7 AM (06:58:00)   90 seconds
    7:15 AM 10 - 15 seconds
  7:30 AM   90 seconds
    7:45 AM 10 - 15 seconds
  8 AM (07:58:00)   90 seconds
    8:15 AM
8:30 AM
8:45 AM
10 - 15 seconds
  9 AM (08:57:30)   2 minutes
    9:30 AM
10:30 AM
10 - 15 seconds
  11 AM (10:57:30)   2 minutes
    11:30 AM
12:30 PM
10 - 15 seconds
  1 PM (12:57:30)   2 minutes
    1:30 PM
2:30 PM
10 - 15 seconds
JACK WILSON 3 PM (12:57:30)   2 minutes
    3:15
3:30
3:45
4:00
4:15
4:30
4:45
10 - 15 seconds
  5 PM (16:57:30)   2 minutes
    5:15
5:30
5:45
6:00
6:15
6:30
6:45
10 - 15 seconds
  7 PM (18:57:30)   2 minutes
  11 PM (22:57:30)   2 minutes
    11:30 10 - 15 seconds
JOHN BURWELL 12 MID (23:57:30)   2 minutes

SUNDAYS:

KEN NASH 7:30 AM   90 seconds
    7:45 AM 10 - 15 seconds
  8 AM (07:58:00)   90 seconds
    8:15 AM
8:30 AM
8:45 AM
10 - 15 seconds
  9 AM (08:57:30)   2 minutes
    9:30
10:30
10 - 15 seconds
  11 AM (10:57:30)   2 minutes
    11:30
12:30
10 - 15 seconds
GERY LONDON 1 PM (12:57:30)   2 minutes
    1:30
2:30
10 - 15 seconds
  3 PM (14:57:30)   2 minutes
    3:15
3:30
3:45
4:00
4:15
4:30
4:45
10 - 15 seconds
KIRK VARNER 5 PM (16:57:30)   2 minutes
    5:15
5:30
5:45
6:00
5:15
6:30
6:45
10 - 15 seconds
  7 PM (18:57:30)   2 minutes
  11 PM (22:57:30)   2 minutes
    11:30 AM 10 - 15 seconds
  12 MID (23:57:300)   2 minutes

FORMATS FOR ALL NEWSCASTS AND WEATHER REPORTS CAN BE FOUND IN THE NEWSROOM. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE FORMATS EXACTLY AS WRITTEN.


TO: NEWSROOM
FROM: KAYE WILLIAMS

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1974 at 5:00 A.M., PIXIE WILL BEING TO OPERATE UNDER A NEW FORMAT.

The news and weather schedule which were are now using will stay in effect,, however there will be major addition to the weather schedule. From 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and from 11:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. there will be weather at the half-hour of every hour. This should be the same short style of forecast that you use every quarter hour during drive times.

Attached are the extra file cards for the addition to the schedule.

 


 

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