Bill Lee, 610 KFRC San Francisco | December 13, 1980

KFRC was at the top of its game in 1980 and still pulling huge ratings despite the encroachment of FM competition.

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Storm Coverage: The Blizzard of ’78 – WBZ 1030 Boston | February 6, 1978

There have been many storms that brought snow, ice and wind that seemed bad, but nothing in my memory or the memory of meteorologists in the Boston area remotely compares with the super blizzard of 1978.

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The Breakfast Flakes, Power 108 WPHR Cleveland| September 13, 1989

  For 5 years, Cleveland had a cool little Contemporary Hit Radio station, WPHR, Power 108. It had well produced imaging, promos, music, and personalities. It even had some big time radio personalities like Program Director Steve “Big Steve” Kelly, Jimmy Bosh, […]

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Charlie Kendall with Ed “Flash” Ferenc, 100.7 WMMS Cleveland | 1975

  WMMS 100.7 FM has been rocking Cleveland for over 5 decades, and is still rolling. It started out as part of the MetroMedia Radio group of Progressive Rock stations, which included KMET/Los Angeles, KSAN/San Francisco, WMMR/Philadelphia and WNEW-FM/New York, but low […]

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Tim Griffin, 95BBF WBBF Rochester | January 2 1972

  From the late 50s, until the late 70s, 95 WBBF was a Top 40 powerhouse in Rochester, New York. It dominated in the ratings against competitors WSAY & WAXC. Many legendary western New York names worked at WBBF, including longtime morning […]

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Dennis John Kahill, Famous 56 WFIL Philadelphia | 1984

  From the mid 1960’s, to the mid 1970s, Famous 56 WFIL was on fire in Philadelphia. The station was played everywhere. The WFIL Boss Jocks seemed bigger than life! It seemed like they were at every event in Philly. Parades, sporting events, high schools, and […]

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Andre Gardner, 1540 WPGR Philadelphia | 1984

    How do you make money as an AM daytime in a major market? It’s not easy. Through the 1980s & into the 90s, WPGR 1540 in Philadelphia did it by playing Oldies targeted to Philly. The station began cranking oldies […]

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Tom Collins, Philly 15 WSNI-AM Philadelphia | 1983

  In the early to mid 1980s, many AM stations were struggling to reinvent themselves as many listeners had migrated to FM. Some stations were moving towards News, Talk, or Sports. Some were trying different approaches, like big personalities, All Oldies, or […]

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KSWD 100.3 The Sound, Flips To KKLQ K-Love Los Angeles | November 16 2017

  November 16, 2017, was a sad day for music lovers in Los Angeles. It was the day Adult Album Rock formatted station KSWD “The Sound” 100.3 FM went off the air. The station had a wide music playlist, by today’s standards, […]

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Hollywood Henderson, Power 95 WWPR New York| 1988

  In the mid to late 1980s, WPLJ, Power 95, was doing well. It was normally trailing behind CHR Leader Z100 WHTZ, but billing was high, and ratings were good. On December 20th, WPLJ did something that shocked many in New York. […]

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Jim Kerr, 95.5 WPLJ New York | August 29 1975

In the 1970s, New York’s 95.5 WPLJ was a Rock powerhouse. I have noticed that many seem to thin WPLJ was a hard Rock station in the mid-70s, but it was not. The boundaries of what the station considered Rock, was pretty […]

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