790 WFUN

QuickCheck: Jack Armstrong, WFUN Miami | October, 1968

Heres’s a very young Jackson Armstrong (with a slightly higher pitched voice) on WFUN, one of the early AM Top 40 stations in Miami. This has all the elements that many personality oriented stations had, reverb, PAMS jingles, and a lot of jock patter. Certainly not the streamlined Drake approach, more like a WABC approach, circa 1964. It’s only slightly over 3 minutes in length but you can certainly get a feel for what things sounded like in the tumultuous year of 1968.

Composite: WFUN (Miami) Jocks | 1968

Matt’s done it again! Here’s a 25 minute scope of 790 WFUN as heard in the heyday of its popularity in the late 60s. WFUN was in very close competition with Miami then-giant WQAM, a battle which WFUN eventually lost and led to its demise after being sold in 1976 and changing format. Alan Polasky (CORRECTED) owns a tribute website to the station, www.wfuntribute.com – “Fun 79”. There, he describes what led to WFUN’s final days as a Top 40 radio station: “Top 40 on AM became more competitive, too, when WINZ briefly joined the fray. Ultimately many listeners moved to FM for music, and in 1976, WFUN was sold and became News/Talk WNWS and later middle-of-the-road station WMRZ, followed by WAXY which was brokered talk. Now “790 The Ticket” sp...

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