Bill Heywood

KGLQ (Eagle 96.9) – Phoenix – 9/22/97 – Charlie Van Dyke & Michael Hagerty

In September 1997, shortly after a sale from Bonneville to Nationwide Communications, Classic Hits-formatted “96.9 K-Hits” rebranded itself as “Eagle 96.9”, and brought on legendary radio/TV voice talent Charlie Van Dyke to host mornings. For 4 months, he was joined by local (KTVK) news personality Michael Hagerty. This aircheck, of the first show, is a radiogeek’s dream come true. The primary topic of discussion was a brutally honest discussion of the Phoenix radio industry itself. Guest hosts included Bruce Christian (radio columnist for the Tribune newspaper), and Bud Wilkinson (radio columnist for the Arizona Republic newspaper – a position that Van Dyke had also held.) If that wasn’t enough, other Phoenix radio morning show hosts (including th...

KTAR-FM – Phoenix – 1/13/12 – Bill Heywood Tribute

In January 2012, the Phoenix radio community was devastated by the loss of legendary on-air personality Bill Heywood.  This aircheck — a tribute to Bill and his wife Susan — aired on KTAR-FM the following week.  Please see the tags attached to this post for a nearly complete list of all voices featured on the tribute. More information about Heywood’s death and this tribute can be found at the links below. Link #1 Link #2 Link #3

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