It’s been said that the call letters WGH stood for “World’s Greatest Harbor”. Perhaps, in the early days of broadcasting. And it’s true in the sense that Hampton Roads, in general, has perhaps the best harbor in the U.S., with a quarter of the U.S. Navy stationed there. But, in the world of radio, WGH holds a special place in the greater Norfolk area. It really WAS Hampton Roads’ first Top 40 radio station (a slogan that WGH-FM would later use in 1987-89).
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As evidenced here in this 45 minute example recorded in 1977, WGH in true Top 40 fashion played it all. Rock, Disco, slow ballads… and some great personalities. Here, we listen to Dan O’Brien.
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