Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Jolly Rogers
Jolly Rogers played pop music from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM. He was there at least two years, from 1956 to 1957. In 1956 he ran a stunt fundraiser for the Have a Heart Fund. He went to "jail" to raise $500. It may not seem like much But that's over $4,000 in today's hyper-inflated dollars.
I suspect he was an original Woodyard hire at WONE in 1949. It'd mean he was with the station for up to 8 years. But after two mentions in Broadcasting Magazine and Radio & TV he disappeared; presumably left broadcasting. Woodyard sold that station in 1961 to Brush-Moore Newspapers. Subsequently the station format changed to adult contemporary before 1967 which thankfully Rogers was not there to endure.