105.7 WROR

Boston FM Composite: 1983

Here’s a quarter hour worth listening to. Starting with the great Joe Martelle, on the old 98.5 WROR, this goes back and forth between WROR and 103.3 WEEI-FM. Just two years before this was recorded, WROR had just morphed into a soft, personality AC from its days of automated Oldies. The fun part of this is listening to how much WROR tried to sound like WABC – they have Jam jingles (WABC cuts!) and even call themselves MUSICRADIO WROR! It was, in my opinon, the best that WROR ever sounded during its short-lived venture into the world of CHR. The WROR portion includes a healthy dose of Mike Waite (WPRO-FM) doing HIS thing! You’ll hear Dale Dorman on WXKS-FM… briefly. Also included, 103.3 WEEI-FM, before the station changed call letters to WHTT… a VERY rare airc...

Charles Laquidera – The Rock Radio Reunion, 105.7 WROR Framingham/Boston | September 20, 2002 – 5:00pm

Second up on this special weekend at WROR was Charles Laquidera. Here’s a jock who really deserves more attention as one of perhaps Boston’s most legendary Rock Jocks. Unlike Top 40/CHR formats where the jocks are known for their lightning fast presentations over the intros of songs, Rock Jocks of the AOR era generally would wait till a song was over to speak and would do their thing and THEN begin playing a song. Its been said that repeating call letters, time, temperature and the intro of a song are really all just a crutch that so many jocks use to mark time (something that still rears it’s ugly head at so many stations even today). But these Rock Jocks had to really be entertaining all my themselves WITHOUT the help of all these traditional elements. One of the best w...

Tai – The Rock Radio Reunion, 105.7 WROR Framingham/Boston | September 20, 2002 – 2:00pm

This begins a few minutes before 2 pm and you hear WROR’s normal Classic Hits format for a couple of songs – at least you get an idea what it was like with the song titles and station imaging. At about a minute into this scoped aircheck, you hear the first Legal ID to mention the Rock Radio Reunion. The first Rock Jock to take the mic for this weekend event was Tai, a longtime voice on the old 104.1 WBCN. This is a shortened aircheck, because the original recording went for about 30 minutes, then stops and picks up for Tai’s last few breaks just before 5pm. On the original cassette, provided by Contributor Jeff Lehman, you hear both this segment with Tai, and then immediately into the 2nd Rock Jock for this event, another WBCN legend, Charles Laquidera. We’ve separa...

Harvey Wharfield – The Rock Radio Reunion, 105.7 WROR Framingham/Boston | September 21, 2002 – 2:00pm

Nine years ago this month, Classic Hits station 105.7 WROR decided to switch gears for a weekend, bringing in some of the most legendary Rock Jocks ever heard in Boston, and transforming WROR into a 1970s-style AOR station. In fact, it was the most accurate representation/re-enactment of the old format I’ve ever heard. Here is one of your webmaster’s all-time favorite ‘Rock Jocks’, Harvey Wharfield. Wharfield made a name for himself at Top 40 WVBF… ironically, the station that was on 105.7 in the mid-1970s. From there, Wharfield moved on to Rocker 107.3 WAAF Worcester. From the end of the 70s through approximately 1980 (I don’t remember exactly when he left), Wharfield could be heard in all five New England states, as WAAF’s signal – the tran...

Joe Martelle, Rock & Roll Reunion, 98.5 WROR Boston Pt. 2 | March 17, 1985

Posting out of order, here’s part two of a two part aircheck of Joe Martelle’s “Saturday Night at the Oldies”, which ran for many years on the old 98.5 WROR. This event was actually an all-weekend affair, with former RKO jocks and some others coming in to join Martelle on the air. It made for very exciting radio! In this segment, guest jocks include J.J. Jeffrey, Dan Donovan (WMEX, WFIL) and the musician Little Anthony. Listen for lots of old WROR jingles and imaging, and a special ‘aircheck montage’ put together by Joe Martelle’s morning news guy Lou Josephs. Special emphasis is given to WROR’s sister station, 68 WRKO, as many of the personalities featured here were on WRKO during the years when WROR was an automated Oldies station during th...

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