Next, in case you missed the S.O.S. (Society of Stranders) Fall Migration recently at North Myrtle Beach, here's a report from the aging disc jockey point of view from Jack Kane, noted deejay from Raleigh, NC's WKIX, an early leader in Top 40 and Beach Music radio in the 1960s.
Jack Kane was an on-the-air guest of Charlie Brown on a remote broadcast from the Ocean Drive Resort in Myrtle Beach and heard live on Oldies and Beach 920 AM WPCM in Burlington on Monday."
Charlie and I reminisced about the glory days of radio and WKIX. While we were on the air, a couple walked by our table wearing matching T-shirts emblazoned with the WKIX logo. They had purchased them from http://www.cafepres s.com/radiologol and/979815 - he being 15 years old when he discovered WKIX in 1967 and an avid fan still today.
In addition to myself, Charlie had beach music musicians such as Craig Woolard drop by to chat and to promote as well as the Carpenters who stage CAMMY award show every November in Myrtle Beach.
Following the broadcast, KIX ALUMS Charlie, Sue and I walked over to Main Street in Ocean Drive where 10,000 beach music fans were packed in the barricaded street to celebrate Fun Monday and hear some of the best beach and boogie live music from the top bands in our region. The sound system and "mix" were excellent. It was a perfect afternoon to party - hot and breezy.
SOS Fall Migration and Fun Monday is sponsored annually by the Society of Shaggers and is THE event of the year for Shaggers, SOSers, and plain ol' music lovers. The Craig Woolard Band (CAMMY Band of the Year) performed after backing up legendary blues artist, Deitra Farr from Chicago.
One year before you guys get too old, you should make it to Myrtle Beach for SOS. As the KIX jingle says, 'It's a blast'!
Many thanks to Jack Kane for the report. -- Dalton Hammond