WOCA-AM 1370 Ocala FL Fred Petty 1991

Back in my Ocala radio days, Fred Petty was Program Director at WOCA and sister station WMFQ “Q-Lite 92.9. We ran Rush Limbaugh live on the AM from 12:00-3:00PM. Our news adjacency spot didn’t always time out correctly.  To remedy this, Fred recorded an intro using Rush’s opening theme music aka “My City Was Gone” by the Pretenders. The board op would mix this with the actual opening intro that was provided by the network.  As you will hear, the beats didn’t always match up perfectly.  Close enough, though.  Only us radio geeks noticed this.

I wish I had more of Fred Petty to share with you.  He was a great talent, not only on WOCA/WMFQ, but also on Ocala’s “Key Radio” WWKE-AM 1370 during the 1970s and early 80s.  You may have heard his voiceovers for “The Villages” which air on cable TV systems across the country.  Unfortunately, this is the only aircheck I have of Fred. 

I received this from my residence just south of Ocala using a Realistic AM/FM/CD/cassette portable stereo.  The built-in AM antenna provided plenty of signal.  Source tape is a Sony HF90 cassette.


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