1360 AM Hartford, WDRC, Big D

“1972 – Big D: 50 Years of Broadcasting History”, WDRC Hartford | December 31, 1972

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WDRC Survey, December 22, 1972

Produced for it’s 50th anniversary of broadcasting, this off-air recording (with some additions by your friendly webmaster) starts in 1922 and records many important events, including the Hindenburg Disaster, the bombing of Manilla (WW2), programming highlights including Big Band music shows and radio operas like The Lone Ranger… then it’s on to WDRC’s years as a Top 40 station up to then-current 1972.

The final portion of this is a recording made with a mic at a radio speaker at the stroke of midnight as Big D welcomed in 1973. This is an authentic original recording and we thank Steve for his contribution!

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Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.

Comments

steve
December 31, 2017 at 8:08 am


Steve McVie didn’t give you this recording. I did.



January 8, 2018 at 3:12 pm


The great Fred Foy doing the Lone Ranger intro… awesome.



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