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    Jay Kuppers

    As I mentioned in my Post about Roscoe P. Goodtyme, WQPD-AM in Lakeland Florida was the most influential station to my broadcast career.  And no one was more of a partner and mentor to me than Jay Kuppers. While I learned a lot about comedy from Roscoe, I discovered the business of entertainment through Jay. I am really struggling to remember even some details from that long ago, and I can’t remember the sequence of when I worked with Jay. Based on moving to the Tampa radio market a few months after Roscoe’s death and returning to WQPD after Jay had already left the station it must have been before.…

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    Roscoe P. Goodtyme

    I worked for a few different radio stations in Lakeland, Florida in the late 70’s and early 80’s but none was as much an influence on me as WQPD. Back then I was mainly doing the “Morning Show” and producing radio commercials. As part of the two-person Morning Show, my job was to deliver real news without being too serious. When not announcing the news, my on-air persona was the live studio laugh track for the other guy. It’s weird recounting this now with the distance of some 40 years. It’s hard for me to place the timeline accurately for when I worked with the two main people who made…

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    Gerald Ford

    On December 26, 2006, Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States died in Rancho Mirage, CA. The next day I received an email from a reporter from the Winter Haven News Chief who found out I had an occasion to meet President Ford when I was a reporter in central Florida.  After a very nice phone interview, this is what appeared in the paper. Former Polk Radio News Reporter Interviewed Ford In 1980sBy Diane NicholsNews Chief staff It was only a sliver of time that took place decades ago, yet Tom Anthony, a former Polk County news reporter for radio station WQPD-AM in Lakeland, remembers those minutes well.…