George Crawford, 1310 WGH Norfolk VA | August 19, 1977

1310 97.3 Norfolk VA WGH AM FM
George Crawford WGH
George Crawford at WGH Norfolk

…unusual fact from Crawford’s Almanac


Curator’s Notes:
Recorded only a few days after the death of Elvis Presley, here’s an aircheck that will evoke strong memories as the Summertime season grinds to a close. The weather in Norfolk is cooler and less humid this day. “The World of Star Trek” contest is still underway and YOU could win! Take note of the high commercial load. There is only one period where there were two songs played back to back, every other song played is followed by a few commericals.

Speaking of commercials, perhaps you’ll remember these national brand names: Exxon gasoline, LaChoy Soy Sauce, 7-Eleven and more! There are plenty of creative LOCAL ads for Tidewater area businesses.

Listen for a full newscast read by Ira Hall, about two-thirds of the way in.
Aircheck courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks


  1. ron kay

    ..humble stuff….trying real hard to sound big time….perhaps a subscriber to Dick Orban or Electric Weenie lame joke service….try’s to adlib the grand canyon joke punchline and blows it. Points for having heart and trying like a sonofabitch. Hard to tell; audio was muddy and might have sounded like a better job if it was EQ’d and the right processing. (No offense…as a former PD I love but listen to the chexx to see if I’d hire them.) That’s also why it’s hard for me to listen to most current music format radio stations……(I listen to public radio classical, with a couple of light jazz blocks in the evenings)…..I can love the programming without having to listen to it critically….only as a afficionado (sp?) of the categories of music. This is the music only public station without news/commentary voice programming.

  2. Gary Kerns

    Who is the guy who voices the Beneficial spot at 1:10? They had the catchy “toot-toot” jingle.

  3. Gary Kerns

    Who did the narration for the Beneficial spot at 1:10? I remember the voice very well as a kid. Also, the sports report at 3:33. Rick Reuschel would go on to pitch for the Pirates from ’85 to ’87. The Royals would go on to win the AL West that year, and the Yankees the World Series. Thanks for this ‘check.

  4. H. Surman

    I enjoyed George’s show.

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