WDAS-FM 105.3 Philadelphia – Doug Henderson & Mimi Brown –  December 1983

In the early 1970s, Philadelphia’s WDAS-FM switched from a “Progressive Rock” format to “Progressive R&B.” “Progressive” in early ’70s radio lingo meant “album-oriented.” Just as progressive rock stations were trying to do the opposite of the AM Top-40 stations, the progressive soul stations were trying to be the opposite of the AM R&B stations, with lots of album cuts, and an on air mix of soul, jazz, & spoken word. WDAS-FM would become one of Philadelphia’s legendary stations and is still a ratings leader as an adult-oriented R&B station. This aircheck features Doug Henderson, son of legendary R&B jock, Jocko Henderson. Doug hosted afternoon drivetime on WDAS-FM from the 1970s through the 1990s. It also features Mimi Brown, who started with WDAS-FM in the 1970s, and as of 2021, she is still on air there. This aircheck is a compilation of recordings from a Friday & Saturday in December 1983 -Ellis

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