My first job was a dream job. At the age of 16, when I got my driver’s license, I managed to get a summer job delivering prescriptions for Security Pharmacy in Lubbock, Texas.
Nothing could have been better than getting to drive all day! I was so past ready to get my driver’s license. I got my license later than my friends because we moved from Louisiana to Texas. I had to wait to take driver’s ed.
I, Bill Windsor, used to drive up and down our short driveway. We had an ugly green Valiant with push-button transmission. This is my Mom standing in front of the infamous green Valiant at our home at 3019 40th Street in Lubbock, Texas.
Bill Windsor’s second job was as a cameraman at KLBK-TV in Lubbock, Texas. Then I was a DJ at KLBK-Radio.
I was a cameraman in the television studio. We filmed commercials and operated the two floor cameras for the news, weather, and sports.
I punched a time clock. The other crew members and I would try to eat lunch as fast as possible so we could get punched back in. We would race from the cafeteria to the time clock. When we got really lucky, we would be logged out for only six minutes.
I got the jobs because my Dad was the General Manager of KLBK. My Dad was ALWAYS a fabulous supporter of me in everything I ever did. He was truly special in so very many ways. My Dad lived to be 89 1/2.
Before I had a real DJ job, I was the “host” of a one-hour weekly show called “Teen Topics.”
I spoke about what was going on at Monterey High School. I wasn’t paid.
I had to study and go to Dallas to take a Third-Class Radiotelephone Operator’s License to be able to DJ. In those days, we did it all — announced, played the 45-rpm-records, and operated “the board.” There was no engineer to help. It was great fun. I had the midnight to 6 am shift, and all the high school and college students “knew” me. It was a Top 40 radio station.