Geoff Fox and WPEN both have exciting histories – Fox was an AM Top 40 Deejay before obtaining a degree in meteorology and launching a career in Television. He was a longtime Weatherman for WTNH News 8 in New Haven, CT before being let go in 2010 (in favor of a young female Meteorologist). Fox moved to NBC Connecticut in Bristol shortly afterwards.
WPEN – 95 PEN as it was know by through most of the 1970s, was a pop music station, with more of an AC lean to the format towards the end of the 70s’, before flipping to Adult Standards in 1980. WPEN was also a pioneer in the use of Motorola ‘C-Quam’ AM Stereo through much of the 1980s, 1990s and even the early 2000s.
Recorded in 1978, here’s Geoff Fox sounding fantastic as a Top 40 personality – I’m sure you’ll agree he’s got the perfect voice for the format, and his timing is right on the mark! You’ll really enjoy this high-quality AM recording, with just a hint of carrier whistle on the signal, as this was apparently recorded with a good, fairly wide-banded AM receiver on tape that survived the test of time very well.
Philadelphia radio historians are cordially invited to comment on WPEN’s format in 1978.