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Ray Durkee inducted into South Dakota Rock & Roll Music Association's Hall of Fame... 

December 04, 2012 12:28 pm  •  Associated Press

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"SIOUX FALLS | Ten bands and four individuals with ties to the South Dakota area will be inducted into the South Dakota Rock & Roll Music Association's Hall of Fame next year. The April 13 induction ceremony will be headlined by The Trashmen, a Twin Cities band that hit it big with the 1963 hit "Surfin' Bird..." 

-Rapid City Journal (2012)

 

"Sunday at the Memories"

January 17, 2010  •  Blog of JB "The Hits Just Keep On Coming"

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"At my first paying radio gig, in Dubuque over 30 years ago, I worked Sundays from noon to 6. There was a lengthy noon newscast to engineer and a public affairs program to play (“The KDTH Voice in Dubuque” with Gordon Kilgore), but my main job was to run a syndicated program called Sunday at the Memories..." -Blog of JB 'The Hits Just Keep On Coming'

 

"Katie Ellen & The Double K"

2006  •  John Rook

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"Ray Durkee, ushered in the night time with his program beginning at six pm. 'Durk' was to my knowledge the first to coin the radio term 'oldies'. Rock music made its entrance in the mid to late 1950’s, with only those current hit records played on radio.  Those recordings that dropped from the best selling surveys were discarded, considered 'dead'..."

-John Rook, 2006

 

Billboard Magazine - Ray Durkee

-Billboard MagazineSep 23, 1978

"Used to listen to Ray faithfully...no one had a better show...or could have put together a better format...he is missed..."

-Amethystlady2 - July 25, 2010

forum.radioreference.com

 

"Ray Durkee's
Sunday at the Memories

March 09, 2015 8:37 am  •  Denver Post

 

"When radio was young, Ray Durkee’s “Sunday at the Memories” was a vibrant nostalgia show, a hit launched at Denver’s KHOW and eventually syndicated to more than 100 radio stations nationally. The local ratings were huge, even beating a Broncos broadcast..." 

-Denver Post (2015)

 

Sunday at the Memories”
oldies radio show returns

April 28, 2015  •  Denver Post

 

"This just in… James Durkee says, “I am happy to announce “Sunday at the Memories with Ray Durkee” will be returning to the air in Denver for an encore performance starting May 3 on Cruisin’ 950.”

-Denver Post (2015)

 

SATM at ESMRC!

October 11, 2015

 

Sunday at the Memories with Ray Durkee is now playing for the residents of Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community in Denver! Today we launched the series and each week we'll play a new show. The show plays on the in-house cable TV system for residents to listen in their rooms and...

 

 

Ray Durkee Inducted to the BPC Hall of Fame 

October 23, 2015

 

"As a high school student, Ray Durkee wanted to become either a commercial airline pilot or a disc jockey. Radio came through first and in 1956 a 34 year broadcasting career was born. After working on air in his home town of Aberdeen South Dakota, in 1958 he moved to KQDI in Bismarck, North Dakota where he became Program Director. He sent air checks out to secure a better paying job in a more prestigious market, and landed at KOSI in Denver in 1959...." 

-Broadcast Pioneers of Colorado(2015)

 

57 Years Later...

December 27, 2015

 

"A new milestone in the New Year for Sunday at the Memories. Ray Durkee first came to Denver in 1959, his first job was with AM 1430 KOSI. Fast forward 57 years to 2016 and the All New Cruisin' 1430 AM is now home to Ray Durkee's Sunday at the Memories....”

 

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