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Tales of a Late Night DJ, by Derek Hoyle – KFJC Edition 001

kfjc   10/16/2019  

By Derek Hoyle

Circa 1985-86, “Fun with Dick and Jane” started as a Graveyard, team show with KFJC veteran, Derek Hoyle and new DJ, Diana Rupp. They had a “dog,” Spot, whose “voice” was on this Cart, pictured (remember those?).

Fun with Dick & Jane cart

Spot had several “voices,” as Derek had recorded several dog barks and growls from sound effects records in the “B” Library, and, as an over the top addition, he made a tape loop in the production studio which he then echoed, and used it when Spot got into the magic mushrooms (apparently Spot liked them a lot).

“Fun with Dick and Jane” cart

It was quite a sophomoric show, but Diana and Derek had a lot of fun and they played some fantastic new music. The listeners loved it. So much so, they were moved by the Program Director to Thursday’s drive time, 6 to 10 AM.

Unfortunately, the show ended not too long after that because it got in the way of Diana’s professional career as a NASA contractor.

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