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Photos KIXY-FM 1984

It always seemed that when I'd send out packages looking for a new gig, the best offer was always from the station that was furthest away. The first time I loaded up and headed across the country was to do overnights at KIXY-FM in San Angelo, Texas. I wasnt quite sure what to expect, especially after they told me the station was in a building that had previously been a funeral home.

I rolled into town with less than $10 in my pocket. The station put me up in a hotel, so at least I had that covered. One of my overnight callers was a manager at a convenience store down the street. She brought me bags of groceries every morning for awhile there. I was too hungry to be proud. To quote my old buddy Don Payne, "The shit we put up with for radio, eh?" The PD was Marvelous Mark Franklin. About a month after I got there, Mark quit and went back to Tennessee and I found myself promoted to afternoons. I wasnt anywhere near ready for prime time, so after awhile I got bumped back to nights. A year later I headed across the country again. I spent the next 20 years doing that...


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+3 #1 2011-07-24 05:16
We were younguns at the time but myself and my friend Christie Baker were friends of Marvelous Mark...Does anyone know where he is these days? We've been searching for him...he made quite an impression on us at the time. Him and his then girlfriend/wife took us to lunch and mentored us (troubled teens). We would love to find him to thank him.
+2 #2 2011-07-24 05:26
Marvelous Mark Franklin hired me at KIXY in January 1984. Some of the adventures we had would curl your hair. When the new owners took over, Mark decided to leave and went back to Tennessee. I lost track of him after that. I'd love to find him too. Wish I could be more help.
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