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 167. 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
|from left: Bud, Gypsy, Johnnie & Billy|