WLCY AM 138 RADIO

  • WLCY AM 138

    Displaying posts 1 - 30 out of 38.12Mary Ann Baker Yaney

    I was browsing the internet and came across some information about WLCY. OMG!! I can't believe how many memories that brings back. It was the station to listen to before FM radio got so big! I can't believe I just turned 47 and I'm saying this! Its like my parents saying they didn't have TV, only a radio. Now I can tell my kids that I remember when AM radio had the best reception. I have a satellite radio for heaven's sake! But those were the good old days!!!

    over a year ago · ·

    Dana Callahan

    My friends and I would each have our own transisters to listen to that station. Remember the Kung Fu Fighting contest? Was he going to hit "hi, low or in the middle!"

    I often called into the contests and never won the big prize but did get many little ones. Got two tickets to the circus when I was 13, and went for my birthday.

    over a year ago · ·

    Glenda Garcia

    I can remember WLCY 138 hiding a key to a brand new car.Every day they would give a clue to where the key was hidden,by playing a song as the hint.

    My family drove to Lowry Park, when they played "Over the Rainbow",and so did plenty of others. Next day, "Under the BoardWalk"we drove up and down Bayshore,etc......The key was on the Sunshine Skyway.

    over a year ago · ·

    Mike Campa

    We also looked for the key. My grandmother was very into it and listened to all the clues. We would think we had it figured out, go to the place to look, and see tons of people doing the same thing!

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    Sherri Baxley Cuffe

    "THIRTEEN...EIGHTEO.....ON YOUR RADIO!" I definitely remember WLCY!

    My most exciting Christmas gift was my transistor radio. I played it non-stop. It was so wonderful to grow up with the Birth of Rock'n'Roll! We tuned in to

    WLCY to learn all the latest music and danced ALL the time! The DJ's not only told us the name of each recording artist..but also the record label. Then we would rush out and buy the latest 45 record becasue we heard it on the radio. The 50's and '60's were wonderful years with fabulous music! I still love the Oldies..but Goodies!"

    over a year ago · ·

    Lou Garcia

    WLCY, One Thirty-Eight! That station jingle still echoes in my mind. WLCY was simply the best radio station in Tampa prior to the advent of FM. Great stuff! I remember the surfer music they would play, the Stones (Satisfaction!) the Beatles and more. Wasn't West Tampa native Tedd Webb on 138?

    over a year ago · ·

    Edee Courtney-Strickland

    yes Lou he was, actually I am sure he has some photo's and info about the DJ's, check out his website http://www.teddwebb.com/, a wealth of info of days gon by.

    over a year ago · ·

    Lou Garcia

    Thanks Edee. I thought so.

    I've checked his website out on occasion. Tedd Webb is a great guy and a lot of fun!l

    over a year ago · ·

    Beth Crawford

    Lou Garcia, thanks for refreshing my memory about WLCY's ID jingle!

    I used to ALWAYS try to call the station, to win prizes. Could never get through!

    Good times.

    over a year ago · ·

    Lou Garcia

    Beth, I just read you post and had to sing the jingle out loud. Still sounds good -- a jingle from maybe 40 years ago that I remember like if it was yesterday. Isn't that crazy? Sing it now....

    over a year ago · ·

    Chuck Altman

    Transistor radios. Heck WLCY made it into the late 60`s. I remember listening to the world series on my radio. And getting it taken til after school.

    WLCY 138

    over a year ago · ·

    Brenda Scantamburlo Davani

    WLCY was all we listened to . We all had our little transistor radios. Eveybody had a different color . They used to cost $5.OO at Eckerd's and Walgreen's.

    over a year ago · ·

    Chuck Altman

    Yes. Mine was turquoise.

    over a year ago · ·

    Brenda Scantamburlo Davani

    I had a yellow one and a red one . Remember the ear piece?

    over a year ago · ·

    Chuck Altman

    Yes. That was the only way to sneak it into class. Pretty obvious. A hearing aid at 10 yrs. old.

    over a year ago · ·

    Brenda Scantamburlo Davani

    You were brave. I went to Catholic School ,I was too afraid of the nuns.

    over a year ago · ·

    Chuck Altman

    The Academy?

    over a year ago · ·

    Brenda Scantamburlo Davani

    ST Joseph Catholic School in West Tampa.

    over a year ago · ·

    Susan Gruber Bakewell

    WLCY onethirtyeigggghhhhht! Loved Motown and the British invasion. And don't even get me started on the Monkeys!

    over a year ago · ·

    Brenda Scantamburlo Davani

    The Beatles, Herman's Hermits, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Beach Boys, Dave Clark Five,on and on and on. That was the only COOL station.

    over a year ago · ·

    Susan Gruber Bakewell

    I still listen to a lot of that old music. Guess that really dates me, but at this point, who cares?

    over a year ago · ·

    Brenda Scantamburlo Davani

    Yeah Susan, at 56 I still like all the old music too. Don't care either.

    over a year ago · ·

    Phyllis Gruber Ollariu

    My transistor was pink. Oh yes, WLCY was simply the best radio station ever and was the groundbreaker for all the other stations here in Tampa. I, too, used to call in to talk to the DJs and make requests and dedications. They'd always say "turn your radio down", but I just had to hear my voice on the radio!!!

    over a year ago · ·

    Susie Robins Daley

    OMG....the memories!! Love it! I had an amplifier for my electric guitar that would pick up WLCY if I had it set at just the right tone....the station was right down the street...and they used to inject the jingle in the beginning of the song "Sooner or Later" by ???? I don't remember.....And, yes, I still listen to the stations that play those old songs....51 and proud!

    over a year ago · ·

    Terry Jean Potts Nelson

    I think the band was 3 Dog Night....oh so many good memories of that station, soon to be 51 and proud!

    over a year ago · ·

    Susie Robins Daley

    Terry, I finally looked it up....it was the Grass Roots! They used to play it a lot in the morning when I was getting ready for school. And we used to call in our requests on Friday and Saturday nights. So much fun messin' with the DJ!

    over a year ago · ·

    Terry Jean Potts Nelson

    Shoot I couldn't remember if it was them or 3 Dog shoulda went with the Grass Roots :) Heck that song kept going thru my head all day. They were good times, wish I had enjoyed them more instead of rushing to grow up lol

    over a year ago · ·

    Susie Robins Daley

    Where did you go to school, Terry?

    over a year ago · ·

    Displaying posts 31 - 38 out of 38.12Terry Jean Potts Nelson

    Leto c/o 77, Pierce Jr. High, West Tampa for 7th (first bussed class), Crestwood Elementary, and Twin Lakes Elementary.

    over a year ago · ·

    Nancy Garcia Varga

    I remember when WLCY would be at Mass Bros downtown on Saturday mornings - loved going there - it was right after the Beatles, Stones, Dave Clark 5, etc invaded the US

    over a year ago · ·

    Charles Mullen

    Does anyone have the nerve to date themselves and admit they remember WALT before Jim Walters bought it.

    over a year ago · ·

    Joseph Abene

    I remember getting my first car in December of 1965. Had to immediately set the radio station to WLCY. Married in 1968 and still listening to AM Radio and specifically 1380-WLCY. Great, Great memories. Thats when the Oldies were new......

    over a year ago · ·

    Richard Wheeler

    I remember WALT! WALT played more "hard rock", but was limited by the fact they were not allowed to broadcast at night. And nighttime was a big time for teenagers to listen to the radio!

    over a year ago · ·

    Ernest Daniel

    I actually had no tv for a few years and used to listen to radio programs. Then came my own transistor radio and not too long after that came WLCY. I listened to it all the time. I can remember sitting in the middle of the carport listening to Motown music when it first started. The only thing I have ever won in a contest was ten 45s of songs I had never heard from WLCY. The first time I ever heard the Beatles was on that station.

    about 12 months ago · ·

    Patti Comer

    WLCY at the beach. Time to turn over!

    about 9 months ago · ·

    Janine Becker Nickerson

    Was it WLCY that had the sun tanning contest? You applied lotion so that the call letters would appear in your tan. We did use lotion back then. Sometimes it was baby oil and iodine (as recommended by the life guards at the Roy E. Jenkins Pool on Davis Islands). My personal favorite was Bain de Soliel. It was a reddish oil which probably had an SPF of 1, maybe 2. LOL

    about 9 months ago · ·



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  • I'm 40, but I remember listening to WLCY with my seven older siblings and my mother! That was during the disco era, and disco just happens to be my favorite music genre! It was a sad moment when WLCY became news/talk WNSI in August of 1981. That was when Q-105 became Tampa Bay's hit music station!