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93.9 WKYS / Washington DC

Donnie Simpson, 93.9 WKYS “Disco 93” Washington DC | 1979

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This blows by in less than four minutes, but is a good representation of what evolved into the Washington DC market’s biggest Urban station. Seemingly every major market had one by the time 1979 was over. A Disco station. If anything, this represents the format that put the final nail in AM Top 40’s coffin. By the time most of these Disco stations moved on to a different format, around 1981, most of the AM Top 40 stations had given up on the format.

Donnie Simpson is a big name in the DC market. To think, in many ways, to what came later in this market, it all started right here at WKYS.

Casablanca Records - THE Disco label!!

WKYS "Disco 93" Washington DC

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  1. I was an Air Personality in Knoxville, Tennessee in the late 70’s to mid 80’s and listening to Donnie Simpson’s Air Check reminds me of radio at it’s best when it was about the DJ and his show.Donnie is truly one of the best.


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