David Bickford

Sample: 97.7 WINQ Winchendon MA | August 6, 1985

Date of Recording: 08.06.1985 Station: 97.7 WINQ (WSNI) Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA Format: Standards (MOYL) “Wink” Featured Air Personality: None Contributor: David Bickford (WFGL/WFMP/WXLO/WPKX/WCTZ/WCAX-TV, others) Airchexx Entry: 1,468 WINQ, Wink. Your good music station Comments: Somewhere, there’s a group dedicated to the history of the “Music of YOUR Life” (MOYL) format, which if memory serves, was launched in 1978 at 1450 WMAS (AM) Springfield, Mass.. WINQ was launched on 97.7 in 1983 after battling the FCC for several years just to get on the air. It was a late bloomer. The owner, Ed Mattar, initially set the station up as nearly all instrumental, Beautiful Music. This evolved into MOYL, with some newer music thrown into a mix of 40s through non-ro...