Month: June 2010

Jack Spector, 570 WMCA New York | 1967

Curiously, we’ve never featured anything by Jack Spector. Now, courtesy of contributor Paul Ford, we take a listen to a very high quality recording of WMCA Good Guy Jack Spector. This is short, but compare this, early 60s approach to Top 40 with any of our ‘checks of crosstown 77 WABC during this time and you’ll instantly notice the difference! WABCs streamlined, yet personaility/jingled approach to the format buried WMCA. Jack Spector is great, however. WMCA would change formats away from Top 40 in just a few short years, but here, the station is full of energy!

Steve Bleecker, WJBQ (98 JBQ) Portland, ME | July 1983

Description by Steve Bleecker: Harry Nelson had recently come from KFRC, and I got the call to “get my ass” (his words) to JBQ to do mornings! Almost as soon as I arrived… he left for Fargo, N.D. and JBQ’s FORMER PD, Brian Phoenix was called back to JBQ, to resume as PD! In between Nelson and Phoenix – we all had the best fun! The fun stopped as soon as Phoenix got back – he ‘let me go’ in early Jan ’84, and it wasn’t pretty! I was on a medical leave of absence – hepatitus – when he came to my apt. – to fire me – as I was so sick, already! That’s when I got completely out of radio! Webmaster comments: Well, that’s how radio goes. It’s sometimes a cruel business and while one programmer may...

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