In 1953, Todd Storz, a young man from Omaha, Nebraska changed the
sound of American radio FOREVER. In that memorable year,
Todd Storz created the "TOP FORTY" radio format. Rock n' Roll
music was in it's infancy at the time and it almost seemed that the new
format was created to spotlight this exciting new sound. Prior to this
time, radio stations that programmed nothing but music were
practically non-existent. Radio stations were programmed much the
same as TV stations are today, with soap operas during the daytime
and comedy, mystery and variety shows scheduled at night. Music
shows were rarely more than one or two hours in length and were
usually used only as fillers between other "legitimate" shows. The new,
revolutionary Storz format was nothing BUT music, interrupted only
by short newscasts each hour. Best of all, it featured only the 40 top
selling songs in the area at any given time. In 1954, Storz purchased
WHB radio in Kansas City, MO, and made it the FIRST 24-hour
Top Forty station in the WORLD! That's right,....it didn't start in
New York or Los Angeles.....it ALL started right here in KANSAS CITY!
From 1954 through the mid 70's, WHB totally DOMINATED the radio
ratings in this part of the country, as well as influenced popular
opinion throughout the world.
Heard in 6 states in the daytime and 10 states at night,
as well as in parts of Canada and Mexico, WHB had BY FAR the largest
audience in the history of Kansas City Radio, and TO THIS DAY retains
that record. The station's Deejays were and still are household names
throughout the Midwest. One of the most well-known of ALL it's
personalities is Mr. PHIL JAY. During the 60's and 70's, Phil
established himself as one of the MOST listened to personalities EVER
in this part of the country. Hundreds of THOUSANDS of young people
in SEVERAL STATES grew up listening to the PHIL JAY SHOW daily
In 1968 PHIL JAY founded his own company. In those days it was
popular to hire a well-known radio personality to spin records after
sporting events in the school gyms. These dances were referred to
as "Sock Hops," and were quite popular everywhere. WHB deejays
were CONSTANTLY in demand for these events, and JOHNNY DOLAN
and PHIL JAY were the most requested of all personalities. Deciding
to actively pursue more of this work, Mr. Jay formed Phil Jay
Productions. Since that time, Jay has performed at THOUSANDS of
events, including weddings, corporate functions, conventions, trade
shows and class reunions tall over the Midwest. Phil Jay services are
still popular to this day because of his consistently popular personality.
It takes more than good music to make a party successful.
A SUPER PERSONALITY can create a party atmosphere and make
almost ANY event a success! Phil also features state-of the-art sound
systems and CD libraries with thousands of tiles from all eras.
Let PHIL JAY the DEEJAY make your next event a HUGE success.
Call 913-782-9667 TODAY for information.
PHIL JAY the DEEJAY!
Serving Kansas City longer and better than any other Deejay service.