Thursday, October 7, 2010

WUNI

WUNI was a Country station in Mobile, Alabama from 1963 until 1984. The call letters stood for "you and I" and their mascot was known as the Woonie Bird.  1410 AM now carries a Catholic format as WNGL "Archangel Radio."

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  1. My dad was the engineer for this radio station from the very beginning even after it changed ownership. He passed away in Jan 2004. Lots of fond memories. We still have one of the original Woonie Bird pins and a few photos of the radio van he had for putting on remotes. Called, The WUNI Wagon.

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  2. my uncle marvin had a job as dressing up as a wuni bird for special events the station had.

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    1. This comment is exactly why I was looking up this particular radio station to see if I could get a picture to share with his children, he was not my blood but he was an uncle to me and my siblings,we loved him very much ,was always laughing and cutting up with us ,lots of fond memories with him and aunt Teresa Robinson Cleveland

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  3. I worked this station for a couple of years as Clint Gates around 1980-82. We did female wrestling on remote and at the fair and had many good fun announcers.

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  4. I was a mid day dj on Woonie in 1966-68 as Cliff Cole, went off to finish college, back in 1971 as News Director Les Coleman. By 1978 I was RKO Radio Network White House Correspondent. (233 stations ).

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  5. Great to see some of the old "cast" from Woonie on here! I was doing overnights in '82 with PD Mike Malone, Kirby K Stevens, and Doug Walker in the newsroom then moved up to afternoons when Tillis turned it into WMML. WUNI was a great station with the best staff!

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    1. I worked with Mike Malone at Wizard-104 (WIZD-FM) before and after he became the PD. I was saddened some years back to hear of his passing. He was a great guy.

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  6. I have a Mic from WUNI 1410 looks real cool does any one have an intrest in old mic my email is iampopeye60@yahoo.com

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    1. If it is a Sennheiser, it was the on-air mic we used. many stations still use it. i own one myself.

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  7. I worked there doing all nights in 1984-85 after it changed its call letters to WMML and Mel Tillis owned the station. I worked with Ricky Barnes, Doug Walker, Bill Black, Kathy Richardson, Charlie Moss and Gary "Valley" Hill. I still keep in touch with Charlie Moss and Gary Hill. I'm sorry that I can't remember the Chief Engineers name, Jimmy comes to mind but not sure. A week before I hopped over to WABB-AM 1480, Hurricane Elena hit us and we were all cooped up in the studio, including the engineer. We managed to keep it on air most of the night but the transmitter was on the causeway and got flooded and knocked us off the air around 4 am. My airname was "Denny Williams". Its my real name reversed. Bill Dennis. I stayed in radio until 1991 and my last job was at THE WAVE 96.1 (WAVH-FM). I've been a computer programmer since. I now live in Orlando, FL

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