The legacy of New York’s 98.7 continues now with this late edition of WOR-FM featuring the pipes of Mark Driscoll.
Listening to this, one might wonder why RKO General felt the need to change call letters. WOR-FM sounds here, much as WXLO sounded a year later, only with different jocks. Listen to the variety! While this is short, you’ll sample the playlist featuring songs from Paul Simon, The Four Tops, The Doors to even Led Zeppelin! What we wouldn’t give to hear a solid hour of this unscoped!
Listening to this, its amazing that WABC didn’t have a much bigger ratings challenge earlier on in the 1970s. If this had been on WOR AM 710, perhaps WABC’s days as a Top 40 station would have ended much sooner than they did. Remember, this was 1972 – and FM wasn’t *quite* ready for the bigtime just yet.
Airchexx.com gratefully thanks Contributor Steve Bleecker for donating this high-quality aircheck to the archives. Mr. Bleecker in turn would like to thank Andy Kitchen for providing him with tape decks, reel to reel machines, etc., in order that he could master the tapes he sent in to us. And, finally, Steve Bleecker and Airchexx wish to thank Mr. Henry Frick, whose efforts in recording this aircheck and many others like it are ultimately the reason this recording is in our archive to begin with. Or, to put it in Contributor Steve Bleeckerâ€™s own words,
â€œI need to Publicly say â€œThanks Muchâ€ to Mr. Henry Frick, who is now retired, and living with his wife of many years, in Ft. Worth Texas. Before his long and Successful Career in Railroadingâ€¦Henry and I were Curry College Buddies in Milton, Mass., and so many of the tapes I now have been able to share were given to me many years agoâ€¦and were painstakingly recorded by Henry, either while he was at school, in Milton, or in Greenwich, Conn., at his parentâ€™s home. Soâ€¦we are so Very Grateful, Henry ! Thank You !â€