Sunday, December 31, 2017

Welcome to the WTIT Photo Blog!

The largest group ever assembled around the WTIT Studio table. The shot taken during our 50th Anniversary Party! 4 of the original 5 DJs were here (Bud, Gary, Billy & Johnnie), along with every significant staff DJ since the First Five! (Cos, Rock, Midnight, Greg & Captain)

Standing from left: Bud Weiser, Gregarious Greg, Captain Morgan, Bouncing Billy & Johnnie Walker
Seated: The Midnight Plowboy, The Cosmic Commando & Galloping Gary

Hi, and welcome! This site is the easiest way to see the visual history of the WTIT Tape Radio DJs over a 50 year period!  In 2017, we have had a celebration of our 50th Anniversary, with a 50th Anniversary Show & Party that happened on April 29, 2017. This picture is from that night. The story is on our website, and on our blog, WTIT: The Blog. Our photos are here! Just scroll down to see pics from 1967 to the present day. 

Glad you stopped by!
© WTIT 1967-2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The WTIT Photo Collage

The photo collage of present and past
WTIT DJs created by James Austin.
© WTIT 1967-2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The One After the Big One - 50th Anniversary Goes On

In the "I" Formation are Billy & Bud. We recorded a take off on a local pawn shop called "Good Ole Thom's". Both DJs felt it was their best commercial spoof in a long time. August 19th will see our guys return.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

WTIT IS 50! The Show & Party

We agreed that every major WTIT DJ was there (except for Gypsy, one of The Original 5, who has battling his health for some time now.) It was April 29, 2017. The very first recording was on May 5, 1967. Standing (from left): Rock, Bud, Greg, Captain, Billy & Johnnie. (Seated left): Midnight, Cos & Gary.

Johnnie, Billy Rock

 Bud & Captain

 Cos & Gary

Bill & Johnnie

Rock, Captain & Midnight

On the WTIT Deck. From left standing: Johnnie Walker, Bud Weiser, Bouncing Billy, Gregarious Greg & The Cosmic Commando. Kneeling: The Midnight Plowboy, Captain Morgan, Rock Rolling & Galloping Gary.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The One Before the Big One

Billy wanted to see Johnnie before the big night of our 50th Anniversary Show & Party. Bud wanted to burn off a tape number so that the 50th would be on Tape 600. We just played music & discussed the upcoming event. It was Sunday April 23, 2017.

Friday, January 27, 2017

First Session of Our 50th Anniversary Year

On January 27, 2017 WTIT began our 50th Anniversary year. From left: Bouncing Billy, Rock Rolling, Bud Weiser and The Midnight Plowboy. We did have North Vietnam President  Kim Jong Un stop by and discuss matters with Siri.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Our May 2016 Session

May 27, 2016  Billy & Bud

Friday, March 11, 2016

Our March 2016 Recording Session

March 11, 2016: Greg couldn't make it but Rock returned. Bud forced him to listen to the previous session's comedy, which was lame and long, but Rock survived... From left: Bouncing Billy, Bud Weiser & Rock Rolling

Friday, January 29, 2016

First Session of 2016: We Do a Sequel

One of the things that's happened here at WTIT that is rather unique is how we've morphed. In the past, when a DJ left somebody seemed to have a friend to step in. Johnnie Walker, who recently moved to Colorado is a case in point. He played little league with Gypsy Joe. On Joe's first night as a DJ, he brought Johnnie with him. We didn't know it, but that started the WTIT classic lineup. But now, instead of new friends joining in, it's old friends returning that fills the bill.

Bouncing Billy (left) recorded the very first tape with Bud and stayed with us from 1967-1985. Gregarious Greg (right) was the first DJ ever to take another DJ's (Gypsy Joe's) place. In 1974 this picture sums up the guys who were doing the most recording. Ironically, it was Johnnie Walker who introduced us to Greg. When Johnnie announced he was moving to Colorado, we asked Greg to join in his farewell.

Greg has returned to us a lot. He was the for our 10th, 20th, 30th & 40th anniversaries. He joined us to welcome Billy back. Then again to wish Johnnie a "bon voyage". We then asked Greg to return full time to replace Johnnie. Greg said yes.  Rather circular, don't you think? On this night we did a sequel to a show we recorded in 1974. That's the neat thing about WTIT. You just never know...

Friday, September 25, 2015

Wallbanger Returns to Record

It certainly has been an era when so many great friends and fellow WTIT DJs have returned to the fold. Bud convinced Harvey to return to Enfield and have a few new stories to add to their nearly 25 years of friendship. It was just a coincidence that the time Harvey chose was a week were WTIT was recording. From left we have Bouncing Billy, Harvey, Bud & Greg. You would never know from listening to the recording (Tape 590) that Harvey had never met Bill or Greg. There is something about both the brotherhood and familiarity of recording on WTIT that makes everyone comfortable. All  Harvey had to say after? "What great guys!" 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Our First Session After Johnnie's Exit

Bouncing Billy
Bud Weiser

We did a WTIT News, Sports & Weather. Rock has taken over the News Anchor chair. Bud stayed with sports and Billy, our very first WTIT Weather guy in 1967 return to his Weather Desk.

Friday, May 15, 2015

After Nearly A Half Century, Johnnie Walker Signs Off

Johnnie Walker, Bouncing Billy & Bud Weiser wait for the others...

Gregarious Greg arrives to Bud's hug...
Greg and Billy embrace...
Rock joins us...
The Midnight Plowboy completes our crew!

Friday, April 3, 2015

2015 Session 2: The March Recording That We Do in April

Johnnie, Bud & Bill
Next Up: We Say Goodbye to a Gentleman, Johnnie Walker.
(Johnnie isn't dying. But he is moving back to Colorado. Our paths will cross) 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

First Recording Session of 2015

WTIT normally records on the odd months since we are odd in general. However, we got "weathered out" in January. So our first recording was on Friday the 13th of February 2015. Around the studio table are (from left): Bouncing Billy, Jumping Johnnie, Rock Rolling & Bud Weiser.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Final Recording Session of 2014

 From left: Bouncing Billy, Johnnie Walker, Rock Rolling & (standing) Bud Weiser

Friday, September 19, 2014

Heather's 40th!

Bud & Billy recorded the birth of Bud's daughter Heather 40 years ago this night. Johnnie & Rock are along for the celebration!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

He Just Knocked on The Door

It really has been a great year for WTIT. As you will see in the next post, four of the Original 5 WTIT DJs had a reunion at Gypsy's home. Gyps has health issues so it was the best place to meet. Bouncing Billy hadn't seen him in nearly 40 years and it was over 20 for both Johnnie and Bud. That left Galloping Gary as the only one of the five that Billy hadn't seen in 40 years either. The last tape that Gary appeared on was "The 15th Anniversary Show" on Tape 137 in 1982. On Friday night July 25, 2014 we were getting together for that month's recording. Billy, Bud & Johnnie were in Bud's den waiting for Rock when there was a knock on the door. We were flabbergasted Galloping Gary was there. He simply said, "We're recording tonight, right?" He was in town visiting his dad and saw that we were record from our WTIT Facebook page. So in a bizarre turn of events we spent a night with 4 of the Original 5 two months in a row. The last time the five of us were together was 1973. For that matter, having four of us together hadn't happened since 1973 either. Here are the photos of that night. In the first shot standing are Bouncing Billy & Johnnie Walker. Seated are Galloping Gary, Bud Weiser and Rock Rolling.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Night that Gypsy Reappeared

from left: Bud, Gypsy, Johnnie & Billy

This was something even a few years ago we'd thought we'd never see. The original five DJs at WTIT were Bud, Johnnie (Who have recorded together for over 45 years) Gary, Billy & Gypsy. Gary moved to DC and Gyps went off to the Navy. Last fall, Bud contacted Billy that led not only to a great time, but his return to WTIT. At Billy's urging, we had to visit Gyps, who was a career caddie on the PGA tour, has since retired and moved back to town. Last night, for the first time since 1973 we all got together. We invited Gary, but he was at a wedding in Colorado. Gyps was the most gracious host. He made delicious food and his company was even better. We took a bunch of selfies, and thanks to Bud's wife Kathy (a professional photographer) to mix a couplke together for this result. So since the first time since the early 70s, here is (from left) Bud, Gypsy, Johnnie & Billy!

Friday, May 23, 2014

23 May 2014

Our most recent session. From left: Bud, Billy & Johnnie
Three of the ORIGINAL five. We spent a lot of time
talking about the crap we pulled in high school!

Friday, March 21, 2014

March Madness: We Try White Whiskey with Law & Order

Our lastest recording session was on March 21, 2014. We introduced Rock to Dickel White whiskey and and began a spoof of "Law & Order". Bud, Johnnie, Billy & Rock recorded Tape 580 and later Rock, Johnnie & Bud recorded Tape 581.

Bud Weiser - Johnnie Walker - Rock Rolling & Bouncing Billy