101.3 WKCI “KC-101”

Big Rich Baker, 101.3 WKCI Hamden (New Haven) KC-101 FM | 1981

Date of Recording: 1981 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 101.3 WKCI Hamden (New Haven), Connecticut, USA Format: CHR Slogan: “KC-101” Featured Air Personality: Big Rich Baker Contributor: Daniel Coulombe (CKTS/CJMQ) Airchexx Entry: 1,500 Comments: Contributor Daniel Coulombe submitted this 8:45 scope of KC-101 as an unscoped 30 minute tape which we’ve been holding on to for a few years now. We know nothing about the jock, “Big” Rich Baker, but he comes across as pretty laid back. In fact, this recording shows a KC101 that seems more like an Adult Contemporary station than CHR. We’ll chalk that up to the year in music 1981, which was very soft rock oriented at nearly all the major stations. In our opinion, perhaps so much so that it helped put the whammy on ...

Willie B. & Floyd Wright, WKCI KC-101 Hamden/New Haven CT | 1979

Originally posted on 10/21/04 in Real Audio format. Kopps/Monahan was one of those small broadcast companies that believed in doing things right. In New Haven CT, their highly rated 13 WAVZ was a ratings success story. In 1979, they decided to launch the format on FM, flipping WKCI 101.3 to Top 40 as KC-101. Here is a composite from later in their first year… Starting with Willie B. (whom I think was on WAVZ, KC-101’s sister AM Station) finishing with ‘Friendly’ Floyd Wright. Wright was later heard on WTIC-FM Hartford, then on WWYZ Waterbury, after the format flipped from AC to Country in 1988. Update (12/16/11): These days, Wright is doing afternoons on Oldies 102.9 WDRC-FM.

Tony Terzy, WKCI KC-101 Hamden/New Haven | Undated

Found this in a pile of tapes – okay, that’s not very good housekeeping on our part, but this was sent in sometime since Oct. 09 and I wanted it posted, because it’s SO good! I believe this was recorded sometime in the early 90s. It features Tony Terzy (sp) in a scoped presentation that sounds light years better than the station does now. Listen closely, you’ll hear a hint of reverb as Terzy interacts with callers (a female contest winner from Milford, CT – hey, was that you?) and plays Connecticuts Hottest Music! Listening to this one more time… on the Top 10 at 10 here, Madonna, New Kids on the Block…? This has to be 1989. The station is imaged by Charlie Van Dyke! Oh yes, this is so awesome! This is KC-101 at it’s 90s best!