David Bickford

Sample: 93.5 WCFR Springfield VT | February, 1989

Date of Recording: 02.xx.1989 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 93.5 WCFR Springfield, Vermont, USA Format: HotAC Featured Air Personality: None Contributor: David Bickford (WFGL/WFMP/WXLO/WPKX/WCTZ/WCAX-TV, others) Airchexx Entry: 1,480 Comments: Contributor David Bickford (now working at WCAX-TV Burlington VT) writes: I think the air date was February of 1989. Was satellite format from (then) Transtar. The News person is Amy Stewart. While the station here was branded “Kiss 93.5 FM” which is usually a CHR monniker, the station was really a HotAC station. Definitely worth a quick listen. This station has been gone so long that today’s WCFR is an AM/FM simulcast (it was once before in the 1970s and early 1980s but on different frequencies), 1480 and 106.5. The AM is the ORIGI...

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...

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