Re: The Weagant’s KKEY & More

#62
pdxliberal
Participant

Craig, I don’t know if it’s of any interest, but there was a time in the winters of the late 1970s when they did what I called the winter squeeze. At that time, Mary Pierce was doing 5 to 7 PM and they were going to have to do something about her time slot. Rather than lay her off, they decided to cut Dimmitt back to 90 minutes, run Bob Dye from 10:30 to 12:30, have Mary from 12:30 to 1:30, Lee from 1:30 to 2:30 and Dave Collins after that. This started in October 1977, I’m almost positive of that. I don’t think they did it for more than a couple of winters, Mary and Lee got their full shows back when Rick Miller and Bob Dye left one year and this ushered in Mary’s permanent midday slot.

Also, I seem to remember Lee Evans getting fired by Mrs Weagant about 1987. He had been having quite a few health problems and as I remember had a co-host near the end of his run. It also may be kind of fun to remember the many KKEY careers of Dimmitt and his run-ins with the as he affectionately called her battle-ax.