Sept. 17, 2020

Episode 120: John Peterson & Gordy Young: Media World Memories of Madison

Episode 120: John Peterson & Gordy Young: Media World Memories of Madison

OK, this is a special episode.
I remember the first time I heard John Peterson on the radio. He was doing the morning show on WIBA-FM and this was in the early 80s...this was before Sly took over.
Peterson's show caught my ear, because he was doing phone calls and had a very dry wit. He'd push peoples' buttons...and they would push back. He would bring up controversial subjects and go back to the phones in between classic rock cuts.
When I finally met him in 1986 he was taking the opening day tour of Fox 47. Christa Lane introduced us, and we hit it off immediately. Eventually, because I was in charge of promotion and marketing, I hired John to do some voice work for the station and we started working even more together. We created Nite Owl Movies, a late night movie show where we would cut in to the film to present commercials and goof around a bit. Fun stuff.
We would go on to work together as a radio duo for 92MAD-FM and later, Triple M. 
We pushed the boundaries of radio and created some memorable moments as well as a little controversy from time to time. 
Since I moved back to Wisconsin 5 years ago, we've gotten together a handful of times to have coffee and talk about the old days. I called him up the other day to get him on the podcast. That's what you'll hear...just like old times.
Mr. Peterson? 
Enjoy!
Gordy

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