Tag Archive: WFUN

Jun 26

WQAM’s Roby Yonge And the Elusive Butterfly

Bob Lind with Jeff Lemlich

A power couple’s wedding and an enterprising disc jockey turned an obscure folk rock song into a major hit – and helped make South Florida history. It all started when Roby Yonge – WQAM Radio’s famed Big Kahuna – had drinks with singer Jackie DeShannon at Martoni’s, a Hollywood record industry hangout near Capitol Records. …

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May 06

560 Flashback #1 – WQAM vs. WFUN

The Miami Radio Wars, heating up in 1966

If ever there was any doubt as to whether the rivalry between radio stations WQAM and WFUN was for real, the following memo should put those questions to rest. The rivalry wasn’t just real – it was intense – and grew to monumental proportions after WFUN’s Morton “Doc” Downey’s dirty tricks on WQAM program director …

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