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117 posts
Nov 18, 2009
2:27 AM
hunt.Yes I remember the Mojo Man. I saw him dj a dance at the Blue Moon in Xenia. He wore a turban. Rumor had it he like very young women and he was fired.
103 posts
Nov 18, 2009
4:26 AM
I think Wolfman Jack also worked at Wing.
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119 posts
Nov 18, 2009
10:33 AM
bigbob.I am not aware that Wolfman was on WING unless it was like hunt69 said and the show was syndicated.
Ever hear the ..3 dog night ..version?
"Clap for the Wolfman"?
1 post
Nov 22, 2009
11:08 AM
My first post... looks like fun here!

maxed out: I remember The Guess Who doing "Clap For The Wolfman."

Also, I have a stack of WING surveys and if I can find one with a picture of The Mojo Man on it, I'll try and find a way to post it here (I just registered; don't know all the ins & outs of this place).

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122 posts
Nov 22, 2009
1:09 PM
Sgot.Welcome aboard.You are right It was the "Guess Who" that did ..Clap for the Wolfman... Thanks
Mike C
54 posts
Feb 12, 2010
8:25 AM
Yes the MoJo Man had to leave because of young girl issues. I do remember that from years ago. I wonder whatever happened to him once he left here?
7 posts
Dec 22, 2010
4:46 AM
Back in the 60's, didn't WING have a large display window at their studio where you could see the DJ live on the air? Wasn't it located downtown near Rike's?

Last Edited by on Dec 22, 2010 5:16 AM
39 posts
Dec 22, 2010
9:19 AM
Yes WING did have a window where the DJ could be seen.
I can't remember the street but it was in the Talbott Towers I believe.
67 posts
Dec 22, 2010
12:18 PM
I think it was at First and Ludlow, wasn't it? I had a doctor on the second floor of the Talbot Tower back in the 60's.
Dewey Hopper
3 posts
Oct 03, 2011
11:29 PM
First, let me say how much I enjoy reading all of the posts...brings back some great memories. I especially appreciate how civil and friendly everyone is...just like I remember it was when I lived there! I knew the Mojo Man. He was hounded for a long time by this young underage grouppie. She showed up at all of his events, waited for him after his shift and followed him everywhere. Stupidly, he gave in and took her to the same motel he and his family stayed in when they first moved to town. After it was over, she went home and bragged to her mom that she had slept with the Mojo man. Mom called the cops and he was history...didn't serve any time, don't know why. He left town...I heard where he went but I don't remember. The Johnathon winters story about why he got fired is a good one, except he wasn't playing music. He was doing his own Indie 500...car sound effects and all. He told the boss his bit went too long and he didn't have time for the commercials. I ran into him a few years back in L.A. He's an amazing man! OBTW, does anyone know how Kirky is doing ? (Steve Kirk)
68 posts
Oct 04, 2011
1:02 AM
Dewey Hopper- I was in Phoenix, Az when you were there. Didn't you arrange for a couple of truck loads of White Castle burgers, escorted by Clayton Moore, for a town's anniversery? Can't rermember the name of the town, but I sure wanted to get some of those burgers. I wound up in Ajo instead and it was all over when I got back. Still have your umbrella?

Last Edited by on Oct 04, 2011 1:03 AM
324 posts
Oct 05, 2011
9:07 AM
One thing about the Mojo Man was that in his PR photos he was always depicted wearing a turban. I got the bright idea in my sixreen year old brainpan that a turban would look really cool with a turtleneck "Dickie" (remember those?) and a Nehru jacket and a brass medallion (remember ditto those?)

So I bought the jacket and the medallion, and some material for a purple turban (I went to the library to find out how to wind it) and donned the ensemble, then went into the bathroom to admire how "cool" I looked.

Well, folks; if there are any younguns reading this I want you kids to know that when your parents say that someday you will understand and thank them; that they are not just blowing smoke. When my dad barged in on me, saw that ridiculous outfit, and busted out laughing so hard Mom thought he was going to have a heart attack; I was embarrasses and angry. And it was DAYS before I heard the end of it, with jokes by my dad about snake-charming ropes into the air, etcetera.

And of course Dad was right. No matter where in the world I might have worn that outfit, let alone the halls of Wayne High School; and even among the kids who wore that Nehru jacket nonsense I would have stood out as a world-class dork. Kids who wore their pants with the waistband up to their sternum with the cuffs five inches above their ankles would have laughed me to scorn.

Dad passed away 2 1/2 years ago.

You were right, Pop. Thanks.
70 posts
Oct 06, 2011
11:55 AM
Dewey, good update to the Jonathan Winters story. I was told the bit about the music and commercials by Jim Briggs, long-time WING employee who was my news director in the early 80s.
19 posts
Jan 07, 2013
2:58 PM
You have just been "Crystalized by the Mojo Man"
85 posts
Jan 07, 2013
11:43 PM
Wolfman Jack broadcast over XERF, just across the border from Del Rio, TX, in Mexico. It was like a 250K watts station, 5 times more powerful than any US station.

While the Mojo Man was at WING, the station was doing a promotion to raise money for a listener (Mrs Runyon) who sadly was in advanced stages of cancer. I remember his requests for money for the Runyon Cancer Fund, "Send in your money boys and girls, Mrs Runyon is dying of cancer.....DYING OF CANCER".
86 posts
Jan 10, 2013
8:47 AM
In the early/mid 60s, at the height of "British Invasion", WING had a DJ known simply as "The Englishman". There was much debate around town as to whether the guy was really a Brit or just doing the accent?

I think I've mentioned it before, but my Dad has, with the exception of a few he missed, the entire run of WING "Hits of the Week". He had a list of maybe a dozen businesses that handed them out, but if all else falied we'd go downtown to the station to pick up a copy. They are in mint condition, he stored them in a "strong box" as soon as he got home. He told me a year or so ago he'd sell them if he could find a buyer.
6 posts
Jan 11, 2013
8:56 PM
My late Uncle was the Coke A cola man on the street for many years in front of Loews Theatre.His Son still lives in the Dayton area.He could tell some great stories about his interviews back then and the people he met.
6 posts
Apr 28, 2013
1:26 PM
@hunt69 Thanks. I was at WING 67-68. Some old fans who live in Arkansas started a MojoMan Fan club on Facebook couple years ago. I have also redesigned my webpage

Last Edited by TheMojoMan on Jan 07, 2015 7:49 PM
8 posts
Apr 28, 2013
1:51 PM
I have some good memories of Dayton. That club in XENIA where we had dances. Teen Dances at the Nat'l Guard Armory in Eaton,Ohio. The concert we had at Hara Arena with Mitch Ryder and Wilson Pickett,,I emceed that show. The Diamond Club when Jerry Lee Lewis was there,,he had a monster German Shephard and was drunk bitchin',,something about Fats Domino (Never did figure that out) I well rem. Mrs Runyan's Cancer Fund. I have stayed in touch with "The Equasions" a Dayton Teen rock band over all these years. Some of them even live near me just south in Sarasota,Fla. I have been in and out of Dayton many times,,friends of mine owned all those Ice Cream Trucks,,they used to be all Orange. In fact their home is in Miamisburg,,the truck lot I believe is in Kettering now. I myself have been in the Ice Cream Vending business with a fleet of 23 trucks for the last 30+ years,,near Pittsburgh,Pa. Trying to retire and sell out the last two years. We're no longer working them. Have sold all the trucks but THREE. Thanks Again see my webpage themojoman.com

Last Edited by TheMojoMan on Jan 07, 2015 7:50 PM
9 posts
May 07, 2013
6:33 PM
DEWEY HOPPER had some of it right. Don't believe everything you hear and only half of what you actually see. SOME TEENS had PHONEY IDs even in the mid 60s. SOME EVEN ADMIT IT IN COURT AND THAT'S THE STORY. For years when I would hear PAUL HARVEY say "And now the rest of the story" I knew exactly what he meant. I left to PD/MD a station,, WCEF in Parkersburg,Wva. and on to other stations after that. Webpage Google it TheMojoMan.com

Last Edited by TheMojoMan on Apr 16, 2015 2:51 PM
1 post
Apr 23, 2014
10:07 PM
To Calhoun or anyone who has any old WING surveys: I'd love to have them if you're interested in selling. They're such an important part of my childhood.
10 posts
Oct 25, 2014
10:49 AM
Yes Bill Payne I was at WGOW in Chattanooga for a while until a bigger,better station and more money beckoned me up the road.

Last Edited by TheMojoMan on Jan 08, 2015 3:22 PM
14 posts
Jan 07, 2015
7:52 PM

Last Edited by TheMojoMan on Jan 07, 2015 7:53 PM
267 posts
Jan 08, 2015
10:56 AM
Sid, not many folks in here have even heard of Cannonsburg, PA.. I had family that lived at 102 and 104 So. Central Ave. , behind the old Standard Gas Station. Perry Como and Bobby Venton are also from Cannonsburg. Enjoyed your show on WING.
15 posts
Jan 08, 2015
3:10 PM
@Billd 1952 Thanks. I see you've read my webpage. I'm actually from Florence,Pa there in Wash.County. My Uncle who I'm named after had a home in Canonsburg up on US 19. I spent a lot of my summers there. Hill Church area. He owned several rental homes up on that hill overlooking 19 and that large service station (was a Texaco for many years). All right above the Cemetery where that little road comes down just past that big church on right beside the gas station.My adopted cousin inherited it all. Also a home at Buckeye Lake,Ohio and 25 acres where we all came from in Arkansas,,Took him just a few years to FART it all away after my Aunt died. He died penniless renting a home from the Bank that he had once owned,,was driving a Taxi in Washington,Pa when he died just a few years ago. He was super spoiled and never really had to learn how to work. Thanks
PS Do you realize you posted on here about me. Jan 7 2013. Two years and a day. WOW

Last Edited by TheMojoMan on Jan 08, 2015 6:22 PM

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