950 WBBF

Jessica Savitch/Rob France, WBBF Rochester | June, 1967

Here’s a slice of 1960s upstate New York gold, reverb and all! This is the old 950 WBBF (now WROC). This was obviously recorded on a wideband AM receiver – those were the norm back in the 1960s at a full 16khz wide, and there was a thunderstorm or two somewhere in the area judging by the static crashes in the background. Notice the level of bass response with the music. Could have been the tone was set to bass. We’d love to guess the brand table radio this was captured with… You’ll get a full newscast from June 1966, then Rob France begins his show, with one break after the news before this aircheck comes to a close. As always, listener comments are highly encouraged below. Share your memories.

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