We begin the all-new Tom Lacko collection with this sales demo tape of WFFM Pittsburgh. Cut from a monaural studio reel (or cart), this tape gives a comprehensive look at the WFFM broadcast day, circa 1980.
For those who never actually worked in radio, a tape like this is something salespeople could take to prospective advertisers to give them an idea of what the station sounded like. Most radio stations that were well programmed made an official demo for the sales department – or, sometimes it was good enough to win a trade magazine award (can anyone say GAVIN?)
Listen to WFFM and see if this wasn’t a station you would have listened to.
The station is known today as WRRK – “Bob-FM” (apparently Jack’s brother…)