Courtesy of longtime Contributor Robyn Watts, this 7 1/2 minute composite is the first feature on a tape called, “Billboard Radio Competition Winners”. We know this is from the year 1980.
The clip opens with a narrative by Program Director John Sebastian. This is the man who took WCOZ to the very hard rock “Kick Ass Rock And Roll” format in 1977. The format flamed out as the 1980s kicked in, leading to the eventual demise of AOR on 94.5 in 1983.
The voices heard in this aircheck include morning man Tom Doyle, Cindy Balin and Jeremy Savage, who would go on to do many years of CHR at WKSS Hartford.