This came to us on CD about ten years ago, cut up into 21 tracks and mastered from the original source tape.
The Rolling Stones were in the middle of their biggest U.S. Concert tour of their career, the “Steel Wheels” tour, promoting their then-new album of the same name. When Mick Jaggar and company came to Pittsburgh, they played the biggest arena – Three Rivers Stadium, and the city’s biggest Album Rock station came out to greet the band with a live broadcast from the event itself.
On air and behind the scenes WDVE staffers set up outside and inside the stadium and did interviews with the public, handed out plenty of station swag and turned a big concert into a huge on air event! This recording captures the pre-concert party atmosphere on air, as WDVE wove interviews with members of the Rolling Stones into their programming of Stones tunes and other goodies.
Toward the beginning of this hour and a half recording, you will hear an edition of “Afternoon Funnies”.