Charlie Brown, a familiar name to KJR radio listeners through out the 1970s, in the early ’80s moved to KUBE, teamed up with Ty Flint . . and it turned out to be a long-running morning show on KUBE-FM. Somewhere along the way, during the KUBE years, Mary White became an integral part of their morning team. In 1994 KJR-FM joined the company and it sure made sense to put Charlie on the The Greatest Hits of the ’70s. Not wanting dissolve a very successful KUBE morning team a very clever (I don’t mind me saying) a KUBE/KJR-FM simulcast was assembled. In September 1997, Charlie retired . . . and almost before they themselves realized it Ty and Mary were also retired.
It wasn’t long before the inexperience programming manager (it wasn’t me – I had given up the PD job a year before) realized that it would have made more sense to keep Ty and Mary to team with me in the mornings during at least a transition period before the next morning guy showed up (That ended up being Gary Bryan).
KJR-FM, Charlie & Ty’s Last Show, September 1997