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Q105's Mason Dixon to welcome former cohorts, including Scott Shannon and Arch Deal, in July 22 tribute to Q-Zoo

q105.gifFor those who remember when local radio was filled with signature personalities, WRBQ-FM (Q105) morning man Mason Dixon has planned a reunion July 22 featuring an assortment of folks who have appeared on the show over the years.

According to a press release from Q105, the guest list includes former station personality Scott Shannon, who went on the national success after developing the Q-Zoo morning radio format at WRBQ with Cleveland Wheeler in the early 1980s. Others expected to show are WFLA-Ch. 8 anchor Gayle Sierens, former WFLA anchor Arch Deal, Ronnie "Night Train" Lane, Roger P. Schulman and more.

The Q-Zoo format featured skits, song parodies and an irreverent, biting style which drew more adults listerners than any station in the country in its heyday. Expect to hear lots of stories about all that history, which became the building blocks for many of the bits used in modern day commercial radio.

Look below to see the release from Q105:

Classic Hits station Q105 will be remembering and rebroadcasting some of the great moments from its storied history.  Mason Dixon has been a staple of Tampa Bay area radio since 1978.  Mason was originally on Q105, home of the legendary Q- Zoo until 1990, and in 2002, Dixon re-launched Q105 and his morning show that Tampa Bay had enjoyed for more than three decades.

Listen to the Mason Dixon Morning Show on Friday, July 22nd for a LIVE On Air Reunion featuring some of the famous and infamous people to come through the radio and into our lives.  Making appearances will be Bill Connolly, Ronnie “Night Train” Lane, Pat Brooks, Roger P Schulman, Deputy Mike, Pat George, Dick Crippen, Gayle Sierens, Arch Deal, Cat Summers and more.  And listen for a special appearance from Scott Shannon checking in live from New York.

This summer everyone will enjoy great memories from the original Q- Zoo, the Tales of Tunequa, the Friday Festivities with Mason Dixon and the crazy cast of people who brought the shows to life, and life to your day.  And what of the elusive Tookie Bird?  The Bird is back too! 

Each day throughout the summer, Q105 will feature great moments On Air, actual audio from its history, and online at photos and video that will take you back and have you laughing all over again. 


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WRBQ FM is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WYUU, WQYK, WQYK-AM, WSJT, and WLLD in Tampa.

[Last modified: Monday, July 4, 2011 1:15pm]


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