The greatest thing for me about working in Tulsa was getting to do the afternoon weather with Jerry Vaughn and the gang at KRMG. I would listen to him and (alter ego) Arlton J. Do Right as I rode my bike home from Junior High... then one afternoon in 1984 I was on the air with Jerry doing the weather!...it was a great thrill....anyone know where Jerry is now??
Anyone still remember his sign off each day..."Hang in ever so lightly and ever...so ever-lovin tightly... straight ahead!"
As a KRMG alum, I have read with great interest many of the guestbook pages on your site regarding others I worked with during my time there (1969-82).
I was very fortunate in that I got to work with so many talented people; Ken Greenwood, Fred Campbell, Chuck Adams, Dick Ford, Johnny Martin, Jim Back, Ed Brocksmith, Vic Bastien, Don Cummins, et al. I was the program director there for seven years and even hired John Erling. Twice.
While KRMG was top heavy with talent, so was the Tulsa radio market in general. Several stations had extremely talented people on their staffs in the 70s and 80s. That, of course, was back in the days when radio was actually fun and not the corporate mess it is today.
While working at a small station in NW Arkansas I would listen to John Chick do his "Tulsa Ballroom" show on KRMG in the 60s and dreamed of the day that I might have the opportunity to work there. Fortunately, I did have that opportunity and also the opportunity to meet John and we became friends. He was such a talented individual.
So sad to hear of Jerry Vaughn's passing. I was just thinking about him and the other greats of KRMG just the other day. Jerry Vaughn, Dick Ralston, Don Cummins, Johnny Martin, represented a great period in Tulsa radio that will never be duplicated.
Sad to hear about Jerry's passing. When I came to Tulsa and was producing the 6 and 10 at KOTV, his afternoon show was my "morning drive" to work, and Johnny Martin was the "evening drive" home.
The CD changer in my car went out today, and I was able to remark how bad radio is now. Nice to see that KRMG still maintains two radio rarities--a news staff and an archive.
I had the pleasure of working with Jerry Vaughn in the early 80s when he came back to KRMG for the last time. Jerry may be the most talented person I've ever worked with.
He was certainly one of the funniest! I still find myself telling people little Jerryisms like, "Simonize your watches" and whenever someone would talk about running into an old friend or acquaintance, Jerry would break in and say, "Which one of you said 'small world'?"
Perusing through the blogs for an hour or so this morning, so much to comment on but will limit my remarks to the passing of Jerry Vaughn, which I learned while reading your web content. What a loss!
Jerry was my best "hire" while I was PD at KRMG. A natural radio talent with a great wit. I loved his air work, and secretly thought he was funnier than me. Plus he was a great family man. Oklahoma has lost a genuine entertainer.