Station: 1360 WDRC (AM) Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Format: Top 40/Oldies (In-transition)
Featured Air Personality: Ken Gilbert (WAQY, WTIC-FM, WDRC, WDRC-FM, WKNE-FM, WDOT, WZRT, WVAA, WVTK)
Contributor: Ken Gilbert
Our friend Ken Gilbert sent in another goodie! WDRC (Big D, as it was affectionately known) was, by 1983, primarilly an Oldies station. This wasn’t some cheap imitation of an FM, however… as tape restorian Paul DiMarco (who provided the original copy to Ken Gilbert) wrote:
I know times have changed but this is (absurd) !!!
I’d listen to this type of radio before anything else on today’s dial….and it’s AM !!!
….not only is the DJ one of the best anywhere…..there’s some great commercial clips of other radio poineers like Friendly Floyd and Steve Skip.
The audio quality on this AM recording is fantastic. This really is a must-listen!