96.5 WCMF

Chuck Ingersoll, 96.5 WCMF, Rochester NY | January 24, 1980

Description written by Contributor Chuck Ingersoll: The golden days of “underground album radio” were pretty much done by this time, and soon new ownership/management would clean almost all of us out of the WCMF album rock house. Features Jim Hooley, now a TV news reporter in Denver. Chuck hosted the morning show on ‘CMF from 1977 through early 1980, serving at PD for awhile, before moving on to The “New” WSAY and doing middays and PD in 1981. After that experience, he realized that while the advertising business (where he’d started out of college) was wacky, it wasn’t quite as crazy and radio, so he went on to work as a writer and creative director at Rochester agencies and own his own ad agency, Ingersoll et al, for 10 years. Today he keeps his hand and mouth in by doing voiceovers for t...

The Sound of 96 WCMF, Rochester, NY | 1979 Sales Demo

Description by Contributor Chuck Ingersoll: A promotional tape put together for the sales department of WCMF, album rock in Rochester, in 1979. Includes mornings Chuck Ingersoll with Blaine Schwartz and Jim Hooley on news, midday Bill Martin, Trip Reeb afternoon drive, Gary Whipple evenings. Features a couple station promos and drops, including one by Rich Little as Richard Nixon, plus recorded promos from Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons, and Cheap Trick.

Chuck Ingersoll, 96.5 WCMF, Rochester, NY | August 22, 1977

New Contributor Chuck Ingersoll describes this first aircheck of 96.5 WCMF Rochester: It was getting near the end for underground album radio, but in 1977, the jocks at WCMF, Rochester still got to select and program their own music and shows. It was loose, it was informal, it was fun, and it made a good deal of money for a period of time. This summer aircheck includes newsman Blaine Schwartz, who later worked in radio in Cleveland at WMMS and is now an attorney in Buffalo, NY. Chuck hosted the morning show on ‘CMF from 1977 through early 1980, serving at PD for awhile, before moving on to The “New” WSAY and doing middays and PD in 1981. After that experience, he realized that while the advertising business (where he’d started out of college) was wacky, it wasn’t quite as crazy and radio, ...

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