This is obviously from the 1970s. Look at all the carts on the rack and wall. In radio, cart machines have gone the way of the 78 rpm record. BTW, oldies have returned to the area on the AM dial now that WOAP is back on the air from Owosso called The Big 1080.
Hey!That's Betty Clarke!
As one who knew Dave Barber fairly well, I can guarantee that his brain was screaming at him, "Don't look, don't look, don't look, don't look ... oh, hell, just a quick ... OH MY GOD, A NAKED WOMAN 3 FEET AWAY! I LOVE MY JOB!!!"
Doesn't comment #2 need some elucidation?
The picture was after Wally Kennedy left town for the south- Georgia I believe. Maybe 74 or 75. That shot must have made the "bible thumper" quit the Journal and stop listening to Flint Feed Back. JWilly- Dave's surely lucid. unclebuck
I think Pete was just going for the ironic punchline there, but you have to be of a certain age to get it ... Betty Clarke went on the air in the mid-50s on WFDF.
I must have forgot to press the send button. I will try to recount again. I think the time this photo was taken was 73-75. Wally Kennedy was the first host of Flint Feed Back, I believe. He left the program for work in Atlanta, Ga. There was a caller named,' Bible Thumper" who called every night. I'm sure, had he have seen this picture in the Journal, he would have canceled his subscription and quit listening to Dave's show. One thing for sure, Dave is lucid....unclebuck
Peter C. Cavanaugh, you are some kinda guy...that's a mannequin! Betty was busy with her Polish Hour gig then, on Sundays. WFDF I think, along with maybe the Polish Mayor of Polish Village. You should be ashamed of yourself young man. Ha.. unclebuck
A picture is worth a thousand interviews.
Yeah, Pete...that's Betty Clarke and she's sharing her "recipe for love" with Davy or was it her tip on how to get stains out of one's underwear?
I called in to Dave's show one time and told him he was a big fish in small pond. This was the mid 90s when he was the pinnacle of obnoxiousness. Rest assured every hour or so he would remind listeners that he was a "top 100 up and comer" according to Talker's Magazine- some radio yackfest rag I assume. It got so bad I eventually had to turn the dial to the Ted Nugent Show for my commute. Anyhow, I also goofed on him for his role in Chameleon St. He seem embarrassed by this. Barber challenged me to a fight at noon on the corner of Saginaw and First. He didn't show up.
my first up close encounter with Dave Barber was at the old Sports Illustrated Racquetball Club on Beecher Rd.....after working out, I hit the jacuzzi. In walked a couple of older guys who also got into the jacuzzi. Only after speaking did I recognize the man, the myth, the legend...Dave Barber. It became painfully clear at that moment he had a face for radio.
The photo was taken 5/6/77 by my then producer Rick Archambault. Georgina Spelvin "Devil In Miss Jones".It was not "bible thumper" it was BQ "Bible Quoter" aka William "Jack" Brown.As for having a great face for radio, I couldn't agree more! Thanks Slick for remembering me back to 1975.
...and just a few months later, you said to me, "Georgina Spelvin sat in that chair and took off all of her clothes, but tonight I am shocked." --Grace (Hey, I thought I looked pretty good in my cinnamon colored skirt and black sweater! Too bad we weren't broadcasting in color!!)
John the Honey dipper was another favorite call in to the Dave baber show.
Dave, my wife said, "You know better than that, you used to complain about BQ all the time." Well, at least I was close on the date....only missed by a couple years. I'm right on this one though, you didn't back away from the issue when it was in your face, as your predecessor did at times. unclebuck. PS. I wonder if he was related to John Brown. nah
Brings to mind a "dusk til dawn" showing of Devil in Miss Jones, Deep Throat, What's behind the Green Door,etc at the Scene Drive In in the mid 1970s.
The Durand Dirties
Dave, you know women do not like it when you do not look at their faces when you talk to them.
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