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Being "Father's Day Eve", I think it's fitting that I (Mark...Dad's eldest of 4 awesome "Bros"!) hijack Dad's website and share with all of you, and him, a few really great memories of and stories about my dad.  I'll leave out the parts where he told me repeatedly, as a todler, that he was from Jupiter (I believed him!) or that he would make my Matchbox cars fly when he would come home from work (which being the son of an Engineer made me quite angry..."Dad!!...cars don't fly!!).  He also instructed all of his sons in the art of practical joking.  Hey, it was always fun when we were around family.  My brothers and I would always wonder what Dad was going to "pull" while they were visiting.


We all know that my dad isn't just an Electronics Engineer (God knows how many times I've been reminded of that in my lifetime) but, that he was also an on-air "D.J." in one of the coolest periods (in my opinion) of music and broadcasting history.  When I was in elementary school...sixth grade I think...he wrote me an excuse to be out of class and took me on a trip with him (just the two of us) to Cincinatti, OH to purchase the old Gates broadcast board which would become our UNMATCHED in-home audio entertainment "Disneyland".  I remember Dad, my brothers and Me getting more fun and more mileage than George Patton and the 3rd Army out of that studio!  Dad and I, still, on occasion, run accross old cassette recordings of all the "D.J.'ing" that took place in our basement.


All of that being said, I still couldn't stand to hear myself on tape...even though everyone else said my voice was amazing for a young "kid".  I remember, one day when I was 14 years old, Dad told me I should audition and apply for a position in radio as my first job.  He said to check the classifieds in our local paper (no Google back then) and, even if there were no listings, that I should apply at every radio station in town.  He told me to sit down behind the microphone and record myself reading articles in the newspaper.  I didn't curse back then but, if I'd been allowed, I'm sure I would have due to how much I hated the way my voice sounded to me.  In fact, I never was happy with the recordings but, finally, recorded a take or two and "let'em ride" for submission.  It was only a very short time later that I was hired by WQLT...the #1 100,000 watt FM station owned by Sam Phillips (Yep...the same Sam Phillips who owned Sun Records and "discovered" Elvis Presley!).  What do you know?!  Even though I had no faith in myself...Dad did...and he was RIGHT!!...WOW!!  Dad, from an early age, encouraged, coached and pushed me...helping me get to where I am today!


I could go on for a very long time...if not forever.  Rather than take over the entire Homepage of Carl's Gold, I just wanted to be sure my dad...and as much of the world as possible...knows how much I appreciate and love him!  He was and IS the GREATEST dad a son could hope to have and I credit him for a huge portion of the successes I have enjoyed.  I LOVE YOU DAD!


Love Forever,


Mark

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Carl's Gold Radio

Carl's Gold Radio, a bell curve, if you will, of entertainment history and music from the 1940s through the 1960s with excursions as far back as the 1920s and as far forward as this very day.  Enjoy the wonderful “Pop Fifties” years, that glorious period between the Big Bands and Elvis.  Plus the dawn of Rock 'n' Roll in the late fifties, the “British Invasion” in the early sixties and a splendid touch of the “swinging seventies”…all on Carl's Gold Radio.

If you want to go back to the roots of pure, absolutely Classic American Country Music, then join Georgia Radio Hall of Fame personality Red Jones on Carl's Country Classics!  Red spins (yes…we have long forgotten "only to be found on" vinyl) the biggest Chartbusters of all time including many wonderful old songs that you thought that you would never hear again.  Plus, enjoy the "Comedy Corner" and from Red, humor, wisdom and "sometimes" useful information and philosophy from "The Cracker Barrel!".  For more about our beloved Red Jones, click HERE.

War Years Radio

The long gone days of the Big Bands, Old Time Radio programs and historic news clips and broadcasts from WWII...a true time machine.  All original period recordings (with absolutely no modern material of any kind) as it was heard from 1939 through 1945.

If you enjoy 100% classic, solid gold music, then you'll love workin' in the gold mine with me!  We'll dust 'em off and spin 'em again and again and again!  I hope that you enjoy this site as much as I enjoy presenting it to you day by day.  I guarantee to serve up wonderful memories for you.  Thank you for visiting!


Carl B. Peeples

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