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If you grew up in Central Indiana in the 70’s and 80’s you probably listened to WNAP. Cris Connor and his band of rebel “djs” changed the radio landscape and left a mark on many a listener. I would be one.

I was in high school when I first heard “the Wrath of the Buzzard”. It was in your face, loud, exciting, topical, and the music: free form. It sounded like their parents were gone for the weekend and they could get away with anything, and they did.

I was fortunate to sit down in the Bob & Tom studios with a few of the major players recently: Cris Connor, Fast Freddy Fever, Bruce Munson, Ann Craig and Buster Bodine. Talk about stories.

We find out how all of this madness started, how each player came to be a part of the station, the beginning of the legendary Raft Race, and some promotions that may not have been so successful.

Also favorite memories from each of our guests. One involves death and another a carpet square (guess which jock carried his own carpet square).

We also discuss other great jocks who honed their skills at the controls of 93.1 The Buzzard.

This show was so much fun and a dream come true for this gal. I am proud to say I did join the ranks of the Buzzard in 1981 albeit part time. So now, not only can I say I was on the staff I can also call these talented folks my friends!

If you are interested in learning more about the history of WNAP: naptownrockradiowars.com

3 Comments

  • Amy J Rhoton says:

    THANK YOU KRISTI FOR THIS WONDERFUL PODCAST! I used to listen to NAP all the time in the early 80’s up until B & T began in 1983. Loved hearing the jocks’ names and voices again, what great memories!

    • Lee Ponton says:

      Amy- I just remembered the call letters WNAP. Thanks for your post. I was a traveling salesman and I had the station on my radio continually. My question is about the most popular local musician in the mid-70s. His first name might have been Bill. Wrote his own songs. Sort of folk-pop. Produced a few albums. Performed at all the local bars and music venues. I remember really liking his material. But what was his name? Can you help? I’d love to hear his stuff again. Thanks–

  • steve says:

    Bill Wilson, I believe is who you are thinking of.

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