Mason Dixon (Jimmy Crawford) was the operations manager and very popular afternoon drive guy for Tampa Bay’s Q105 WRBQ-FM from 1978 through the 1980’s. But after the station took a beating from upstart The Power Pig WFLZ, the Memphis native (who had worked earlier in his career for hometown station WHBQ, KHJ Los Angeles and KCBQ San Diego) left and hooked up a gig in Birmingham.
Although it proved to be a brief stay, Mason did hang in there long enough to transform WKXX-FM into the “Power Cow,” a goofy satire on his former competition back in Tampa. With the situation there not living up to his expectations, he returned to Tampa (he always loved the area) in 1990 and began a successful morning show at Mix 96 WMTX-FM. In 1996, he left for 100.7 Kiss FM WAKS, followed by oldies U92 WYUU-FM, and then back where it all began for him in Tampa Bay at Q105.
Mason’s talents and abilities have been recognized by various trade publications, including Billboard magazine. He has been named Air Personality of the Year (1996) and Operations Manager of the Year, and today (2008) continues to host the Q105 morning show.
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