Keep The Needle Peaking

by Gary Corry & Red Neckerson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/18/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781450246996
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781450247009

About the Book

Before Jeff Foxworthy, Gary Corry’s alter ego Red Neckerson was already a household word in Atlanta. Soon Neckerson was telling radio audiences to “jist ask” themselves from coast to coast. Borrowing from the Barbara Mandrell song, Gary was redneck before it was cool. The reason behind the success of Red Neckerson is no less than Gary’s skills as a humorist. Anyone can do a redneck voice; not every redneck voice is wildly hilarious. When not in character as Neckerson, Gary’s sharp wit and word crafting helped boost the ratings of several morning jocks. In an earlier era, Gary would have been rubbing elbows with Stan Freberg, Jack Benny, and bob and Ray. Besides all that, Gary was a damn fine air personality and program director. The story of his radio career is fascinating. He is a good man and I am fortunate to have him as my friend. John Long President,The Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame

About the Author

About the Author Gary Russell Corry worked his way through Southern Illinois University as a DJ, newscaster and sports play by play announcer at WRAJ in Anna/Jonesboro, Illinois. In 1963 he went to suburban St. Louis to work for WIBV, and then quickly accepted a position with WCPO in Cincinnati as head comedy writer for the station. He was soon promoted to full-time Disc Jockey and was retained by the new owners when the station was sold and the call letters changed to WUBE. In 1969 he was hired as Program Director of legendary WQXI in Atlanta. In 1971, the company entered the New York City radio market with WWDJ and Gary was moved there as the morning drive DJ. When the station changed formats in 1974 he worked briefly at WPAT. Corry returned to WQXI Atlanta in 1974 and was eventually named Program Director for the second time. As a contributor to the Gary McKee Morning Show he created the Red Neckerson character which became an almost instant success and the feature was soon syndicated nationally and beyond to more than 300 radio stations. Gary has recorded Grammy-nominated comedy albums; he wrote a long-running humor column for an entertainment newspaper the Hudspeth Report, has toured comedy clubs, appeared on national TV in commercials and as a guest and has been a television booth announcer. When WQXI dropped the music format, he was hired by WYAY as a commentator, writer and character voice performer on the Morning Zoo Crew anchored by Rhubarb Jones. After the station was sold, Gary joined WSB’s Cap’n Herb Emory’s cast as Red Neckerson on the weekly NASCAR talk show. His current CD is “Stock Car Comedy.” In 2008 he was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame. He is also an accomplished artist and horseman. He and his wife Dixie live on their small horse farm in North Georgia.