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105.7 WVBF / Boston

JoJo Kincaid, WVBF “F-105” Framingham/Boston | January, 1979

This aircheck contributed by Big Apple Airchecks!Continuing the broadcast of WVBF from January (we suspect the 15th), 1979, here’s midday guy JoJo Kincaid. Nevermind that he’s one of your webmaster’s radio heroes from my youth, talk about talent! WVBF is still giving away free money, and hopes listeners will call in to say how horrible AM radio is…. because this is FM RADIO!

I’m still amazed at the amount of effort was exerted to get listeners to tune out the big AM stations… WVBF’s main competition during the 70s was, of course, 68 WRKO. But since WBZ (1030) was and even today still IS the reigning king of Boston radio, it was in WVBF’s best interest (along with the rest of Boston’s FM stations) to move the audience off the AM band. And, it worked. Eventually.

This is another really great look at WVBF. The salad days would continue, for the next year or so, but while FM radio would take the market by storm by 1981, the writing was almost on the wall for WVBF in ’79.

WVBF F-105

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  1. I was a huge fan of WVBF Stereo 105 pre-F-105 days. When the station increased their power and banged into Boston, the lineup station was awesome with a Top 40/AOR sound. They sounded like WMEX but on FM with Bud Ballou, Ron Robin, and others like Austin in Boston, Marc Davis (News), Charlie Kendall, and Harvey Wharfield “on the Stereo”. F/FM 105 spent too much time buying their listeners…and it worked for a while.

    • JoJo was one of THE BEST jocks ever heard in Boston! F105 was LIGHT YEARS ahead of its time!

      • I’ll have to give that Honor to Dale Dorman!

  2. Great stuff. Takes me back to why I spent some hard earned cash at Boston’s famous Northeast School of Broadcasting in the early ’80s, watering down my Boston accent, and learning the art of slip cueing with legends like Bill Rossi and Dick Power.

  3. One of the most ENERGETIC jock I EVER met. He used to talk up the song to the post (where the vocal kicks in.) I loved to watch him at KISS when he worked the 6-9pm shirt. He would bounce to the music and smile as he LOVED his job. He is still doing the magic in California and doing a lot of voiceovers.

  4. I wanted to BE JoJo! I interned at Kiss 108 way back in ’82 and ’83 and I used to go up to the station with my Sony Walkman just to LISTEN and WATCH JoJo work. He was, and still is, amazing! I’ve never heard anybody who could post up intros better than JoJo.

  5. Really impressed with the ‘Lotta Love’ and ‘Grease’ links. Note the way he hits two posts on the latter – takes real awareness of the intros to do that.

  6. GREAT…. F-ing G R E A T !!!! Thanks for posting !!!!

    Dave ‘DrDave’ Wilmont….

  7. 3 days after my birthday. Pretty cool to hear this!

  8. Had the pleasure of working with all of them. Hired by Big John Gillis. All great guys and totally enjoyed. Would love to work at wror. I did everything including wkox. Chris jobs, etc

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