You may wonder what equipment it takes to run an internet radio station. Well, trust us it does NOT require everything you are about to see. Dr. Boogie just likes having stuff whether we NEED it or not. Mostly it’s “not.”
In many cases the B100.fm Studio is filled with “not necessary” hard and soft ware. But that’s part of the FUN that we consider so important. Obviously we aren’t doing this to make money so costs don’t matter. Except that we don’t have much money so we are often forced to buy used, pull it out of trashcans and/or steal it from one of the many radio stations that fired us.
In this tour you will see the actual equipment that transmits the Bitchin’ Music and Fun that Bobby’s B-100 is hoping it will eventually become famous for.
I first met Scott when I moved to Toledo, Ohio. He was in high school and had already decided he wanted to be a radio dj. He applied for a job at WOHO and he got assigned as phone answerer for my show. I immediately felt a connection (that later inspired the most successful project of both of our broadcast careers) which I still feel all these years later.
We hit it off immediately and began a lifetime relationship that felt like the closest of brothers. We each went our separate ways, he to Cincinnati, San Fransisco, Miami and me to Los Angeles, San Diego, New York among others. When I was offered the opportunity to head up a morning show in San Diego he was my first choice. I hired him and our team show (The “Rich Brothers”) became number one at B-100 in San Diego.
Later he went on with his radio career as did I, but we never separated as the brothers we had become. Once I was settled in Tucson, and he in Salt Lake City, we got talking about what we wanted to do with the rest of our lives. We agreed that recreating B-100 was the way to go. As his health deteriorated we decided to do a tribute on the Internet. I planned it and we discussed how he could move to Tucson (he wouldn’t leave Salt Lake City until his kids graduated from high school–even though he was long divorced from their mother) and we would do it together. Just like the good old days.
Sadly, he died and I felt the absence of the best friend … and the brother I never had.
The original spark to do a Tribute to B-100 was for Scott. I still think of him every (EVERY) day.
This historic photo was taken the weekend before B-100 signed on for the first time (March 1975).
Within a short period several Boogie Brothers and Sisters joined the B-100 family, including Gary Kelley, “Just Kevin” Anderson, Phil Flowers, Glen McCartney, Ken “Beaver Cleaver” Levine, Cherie, J.R. Rogers, Gene Knight, Shotgun Tom Kelly, Danny Wilde, John Fox, Ellen K (Thomas), Danny Romero, Mike Novak, Christopher Lance, Kathy Aunan, The Rich Brothers: Frank Anthony, Scott Kenyon, Pat Gaffey & Bobby Rich to name a few.
The First Voices were:
- Rob (Bob) Landree. B-100’s first morning dj, aka “Rick Dees Jr.” Best Known for being a “wing-ding-wisenhiemer”
- Willie B. Goode. Afternoons. Face of 16-voice of 45 year old man. The girls really liked him.
- Terri Lynn. News Director. Nobody knew her last name and nobody knows what happened to her. Likely witness protection program.
- Bobby ‘Dr. Boogie’ Rich. Part time dj and Program Director. Best known for “I is the PD, you is the peon”
- Dave Conley. Mid-days stolen from KCBQ. Everybody’s weird oldest brother.
- Scott “Rocketman” Wright. Nights. Best remembered for “Playing so much boogie it’s drippin’ down my leg.”
- Billy Martin. Overnight Drive. Member Hair Club for DJ’s (joining Willie and Rocket)
- Jimi “Fox That Rocks” Fox. Early evenings and Music Director. Best known for screaming over the intro of Roberta Flack ballads, “B100,it’sthegreatest-rockandrollradiostation-intheuniverse-blibbityblibbity-Ican’tbelieveit-hahahahaha”
How do you like our cool website?
Here you can hear. Here you can enjoy. Listen to and learn about the legendary San Diego station B-100 (now heard on the internet.)
And, I will be filling you in on a lot of cool stuff right here on our new website.
VERY special thanks to Gregg ‘Four G’ Garcia and long (LONG)-time friend and Hall of Fame broadcaster Bill Vancil for their leadership in creating and upgrading this site.