When I was still a teenage DJ in 1982, my first really, really big time job was with Q95 in Indianapolis. I was trained by another, slightly older guy who had also just been hired as a weekend jock by the station. He was Jay Baker, and he out-lasted me at the station and went on to fame and fortune, or at least fame, by writing and performing with Bob and Tom, most notably as “Dick Nixon.” There were out of town radio stops along the way, but he was still connected to the station as late as (I think) about 2000. Eventually he was also shown the Fall Creek Door, although I don’t think he had to be escorted out.
Friends told me Dick Nixon had been back on with B&T recently, which sent me Googling for information. I’m happy to report that Jay is now apparently back with the station, including a show on Saturday afternoons. Luckily for him, they are still running much of the 1982 playlist. (Rimshot.) He joins some other old friends of mine on the air. (And man, do I mean OLD.) (Rimshot #2.)
I remember an incident where both of us went together to bitch to the General Manager about our identical, meager hourly rate. Jay, I hope you held out for more than 4.25 this time. And can you get me some t-shirts and concert tickets?