Nine years ago this month, Classic Hits station 105.7 WROR decided to switch gears for a weekend, bringing in some of the most legendary Rock Jocks ever heard in Boston, and transforming WROR into a 1970s-style AOR station. In fact, it was the most accurate representation/re-enactment of the old format I’ve ever heard.
Here is one of your webmaster’s all-time favorite ‘Rock Jocks’, Harvey Wharfield. Wharfield made a name for himself at Top 40 WVBF… ironically, the station that was on 105.7 in the mid-1970s. From there, Wharfield moved on to Rocker 107.3 WAAF Worcester. From the end of the 70s through approximately 1980 (I don’t remember exactly when he left), Wharfield could be heard in all five New England states, as WAAF’s signal – the transmitter back in those days was on Mt. Asnebumskit in Paxton MA alongside BM competitor WSRS, was third biggest in New England, behind 94.9 WHOM up on Mt. Washington and the aforementioned WSRS.
Wharfield would later move on to WCOZ and stay right up until the station went CHR as WZOU in 1984. From there, I’m not sure where he went. But it was sure GOOD to hear him here on WROR this September weekend back in ’02.
Thanks to Contributor (and fellow DX’er) Jeff Lehman for recording and sending in this bit of wonderful audio!