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Radio 65, side A, track 5: “Stevie Ray Vaughan helicopter crash”

stevie and ericSo no joking around about this track.  This was the only time during my radio-taping days that the real world snuck on to my radio station, besides the random news bits and snide commentary that would show up from time to time.  I’ll be honest, I didn’t know who Stevie Ray Vaughan or Robert Cray were at the time, I just knew Eric Clapton and I’d certainly heard of Wisconsin.  I knew this had to be serious because KISD FM never had “breaking news” of any kind unless it was a “world premiere” of a new song.  Unfortunately, we all know how this one ends, but at the time, I was glued to my stereo for something other than just recording the hot hits.

p.s.  Real classy playing Looney Tunes music in the background while reporting on a potentially fatal helicopter crash.  Sheesh.

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