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This is a
very RARE 45 - locally produced by Cliff Sarde & Tom Khaler, this
record was done to promote Crazy Dave Otto on KOPA (one of the funniest
DJ's ever to grace the airwaves). The A side is kind of a country-ish
thing talking about Dave's antics. The B side is a ragtime-y thing
that's about his penchant for waking up folks - If I remember
correctly, you could call in and tell him about someone you knew who
was still sleeping and he would call them and wake them up live on the
air. However, my memory is not quite what it used to be so correct me,
if you please.
When KZZP signed on for the first time (as 104 KZZP)
in early 1980, they raided KOPA for AM Driver "Crazy" Dave Otto. KOPA
never dominated the then-Top 40 market, but they were really the only
game in town since KUPD went rock a few years before. Dave Otto,
however, owned the 12-24 demo in AM drive.
So KZZP sees
Crazy Dave doing his schtick at KOPA and decides to make him an offer.
He accepts and starts on KZZP a few days later. But wait! There's MORE!
KOPA counter-offered and Dave returned to KOPA. The news was heralded
on KOPA in PM drive to the strains of the "Welcome Back Kotter" them
song. Dave did indeed come back...for a day or two, because KZZP
counter-COUNTER offiered and Dave went back to KZZP to stay. KZZP then
began to utterly dominate the Top 40 crowd and was on its way to
legendary status (in its first incarnation - forget the lame 1990s
version.) KOPA hung on for a while, but ultimately flipped to KSLX in
He later went to Houston, paving the way for the
first incarnation of "Johnny in the Morning" on KZZP. Dave eventually
came back to KZZP a few years later, but not in AM drive. He didn't