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Ross Brittain; Harriet Coffee, 106.1 WZGO (Z106) Philadelphia | September 24, 1985 – 9:45-10:30 AM

Spanning the changeover from Morning to Midday drive times, here’s a somewhat rough sounding recording of the Ross Brittain morning show (“Brittain for Breakfast”).

Our ‘annonymous’ Contributor says this was recorded between 9:45 and 10:30 AM, so what we get to hear is almost constant banter from Ross Brittain and crew, the final stop set for the 9 AM hour, then the Top of the Hour ID. From there it’s into regular format, which starts with six songs in a row. Then, the final break on this aircheck with Harriet Coffee and the start of a stop set, which runs through half of one commercial before the tape runs out.

It’s a nice throwback, hearing dead segues with only ONE image liner! What station does THAT anymore?

What a great sounding CHR station this was! Unfortunately, it didn’t last too long after this was recorded. The station became WTRK on 5/19/86, then, a long stint as “Eagle 106” – WEGX beginning on March 13, 1987.

The only distraction on this recording is the ‘gurgle’ sound on the first 1/3 or so of this aircheck. It was that way in the tape deck and there’s no processing I could do to fix it. Other than that, this is CLASSIC Ross Brittain – and one you really MUST listen to!

Steve West

Heard on great radio stations like WGKX "Kix 106" and WMC-FM Memphis, online at HitOldies.com (and once upon a time at RadioMaxMusic.com), loosely contributed to some yearly countdowns at MusicRadio77.com, and most importantly, Webmaster of this great Radio Historical site, Airchexx.comLook for me on the Ham bands. Perhaps one day you'll have a QSO with K1FRC. Happy DX and Happy Listening!

1 Response

  1. Ellis B Feaster says:

    Boy, that brings back memories. I’ve always loved Harriet’s presentation.

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