John Trenton Memo to the WTMA DJs
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Below is a reproduced memo to the WTMA airstaff
from Program Director John Trenton, circa 1970.

MEMO TO STAFF


WTMA DOUBLE PLAYS ARE TO BE TIGHT! AT NO TIME WILL THERE BE EVEN A SECOND OF YOU TALKING WITHOUT MUSIC UNDER YOU! EXAMPLE....FIRST RECORD OF DOUBLE PLAY ENDING...WHILE YOU ARE GIVING THE NAME OF THE RECORD AND THE ARTIST AND WTMA DOUBLE PLAY TIME THE SECOND RECORD MUST BE STARTED UNDER YOU. SEGUE THE RECORDS UNDER YOUR TALK...NO BREAK BETWEEN MUSIC. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT ANY PLAINER.


THE SAME GOES FOR DOUBLE PLAYS AFTER NEWS.....THE SECOND RECORD MUST BE STARTED OVER THE ENDING OF WTMA DOUBLE GOLD OR WTMA TOP TEN NOW TOP TEN THEN. DO NOW WAIT FOR THE RECORD TO COMPLETELY FADE OUT BEFORE YOU HIT THE CART FOR DOUBLE GOLD OR NOW AND THEN.


LISTEN CAREFULLY...DISC JOCKEYS WILL DEFINITELY BE AIR CHECKED ONCE PER WEEK...THERE WILL BE A STAFF MEETING EVERY OTHER WEEK, TAPES WILL BE PLAYED AND JUDGED...THEY MUST CONFORM TO FORMAT. THIS FROM THE TOP, ALL MUST ADHERE. ANY QUESTIONS SEE ME.


NOW THAT SPOTS ARE GETTING A LITTLE SCARCE; AND WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY MORE THAN TWO RECORDS IN A ROW, ALL THE RECORDS WE PLAY UNINTERRUPTED OF COMMERCIALS WILL BE TIED TOGETHER JUST LIKE DOUBLE PLAYS...NO TALKING WITHOUT MUSIC UNDER YOU. SO IF YOU COME OUT OF NEWS AND CAN PLAY FOUR RECORDS BEFORE THE WEATHER REPORT, THEY MUST BE PLAYED ONE AFTER ANOTHER NO GABBING WITHOUT MUSIC. IF YOU HAVE A CLEVER LITTLE WAY OF ENDING YOUR SHOW DO IT BEFORE THE LAST RECORD, DON'T COME IN AFTER SPOTS WITH TALK, UNLESS THE RECORD IS PLAYING AND YOU ARE TALKING OVER THE INST. BED.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. JOHN.
 

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