“Big Ed” Gale as the ad says had 66% of the nighttime listeners. His big brother was Bill Aslinger, aka Bill Warren, Lil’ Billie Warren who was a hit later on Country WDOD. Ed was a Combo Man who worked 8 hours a day as an Engineer, taking care of the big transmitter, which included 3 hours a day as a DJ.
Nick Smith -“Big Ed you handsome rascal!”
Ed – “At one time Ed Gale worked 6:00pm to 9:00pm but later TJ was on from 6-9 and Ed 9:00 to Midnight. He had a quarter-hour listenership in the Arbitron Ratings book of 66, meaning 2/3 of Chattanooga area listeners were tuned to the Big Jet Fli. All the other stations in town shared the remaining 1/3. His Average was 50% of listeners for all three hours he was on. Ed’s big brother was Bill Warren, sometimes called Billy Warren, or L’il Billy Warren, although he was six feet tall.”
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