On October 23, 1980, WKRZ debuted in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton PA with Jumpin’ Jeff Walker as one of its personalities. Four decades later, the duo remains together. This is a montage of the 40th anniversary festivities. Please visit this RAMP article for more details. Many thanks to Scott Fybush of Fybush.com for contributing this aircheck!
With some programming elements that would sound more likely to be heard in the late 1980’s, WKRZ Wilkes-Barre in 1998 was a throwback to a simpler time. The evening show with “Bobby Knight” was phone heavy with a playlist heavy on Pop-Alternative like Paula Cole and Semisonic and long lost teen pop artists like Five and Soap. Bobby Knight would later go on to have a run in afternoons at KIOI San Francisco under the name Danny Mitchell before returning to PA to have programming roles at WLEV/WCTO Allentown and WWYW/WZSR Suburban Chicago before leaving the industry.