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!