Turning Back the Clock with WDJO
Even if you're not into 1950s and '60s rock n roll, it's fun to listen to WDJO-AM (1160, or www.oldies1160.com ) to hear the vintage radio commercials. About 300 old spots are loaded into the computer -- for Alber's Supermarkets, Kash's Bargain Barn, Schoenling Beer, Shillito's, Jerry's Restaurants, 1960s cars, Harry's Corner that are dropped in during the day.
Operations manager Rodger Kay (Kauffmann) also has gone back and looked at 1960s top 40 lists to add hit songs from local artists to the play list. One original Cincy rocker, Mel Carter ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"), who is heard frequently on the station, headlines the station's "Ultimate Doo-Wop Show" at the Taft Theatre Saturday night with the Skyliners, Maurice Williams & The Zodians, The Shades of Blue and The Contours. It's the station's first oldies concert since signing on the air February a year ago.
Which old commercials would you like to hear or see? Personally I miss the Kwik Brothers for King Kwik. It was corny, but I'd love to hear or see them again. And remember, you'll always save cash with Kash, the ole country boy!