Who would have thought the guy on the left
would grow up to be one of Louisville's most popular nighttime disc
jockeys? This 1960 photo shows future "Weird Beard" Burt Markert with his
Late '60s WAKY promotional piece
Janis Joplin and Weird Beard
Mason Lee Dixon and Weird Beard have a ball.
Weird Beard, taken at a Ewing Lane "Hop" in Jeffersonville in November 1967
Many Derby City residents belonged to this
Signed Weird Beard "business" card
Weird Beard (November 1968)
Weird Beard and his wheels (November 1968)
WAKY's Weird Beard (top) and Dude Walker at an apartment complex opening
This painting of Weird was given to him as a
This Weird Beard painting hung in the WAKY
lobby with portraits of the other jocks.
This picture shows Burt "Weird Beard" Markert as he appeared in 1982. Also pictured with Weird is his wife,
Sunny Markert, and her two sons from a previous marriage (Mike & Paul). At
the time, he was living in Pittsford, NY (near Rochester) where he was
working for the Rochester City Police Department.