I can laugh about it now. I was working at KULF Radio in Houston back in the late 1970’s. I was working as a newsman for the struggling AM station trying to rise above the surge of FM radio.
It was a Saturday morning. The air personality staff included heavy weights. Pat Patterson worked the mornings at KULF for a while. Later Scotty Brink, a legendary broadcaster from Chicago, would join the morning show. Chuck Buell, another highly popular DJ from Chicago, joined our staff. I was pretty star struck. That Saturday morning we had a fill-in announcer – another Chicago radio star with the biggest voice I’ve ever heard. His name was Steve Lundy.
Steve was finishing up a song and getting ready to hit the news jingle for me to come on and give a five minute report. Steve hit the jingle but nothing happened. So he simply said: “And now the news with Bill Leslie. Take it away you turkey!” It made for an interesting transition. I called it my Thanksgiving newscast. I have never had one like it since.
Steve Lundy died in 1999. He was a character.