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1190 WOWO / Chris Roberts / Fort Wayne / Russ Horton

Chris Roberts, “Happy Days” Weekend; 1190 WOWO Ft. Wayne | June 26, 1977

Chris Roberts WOWO

Chris Roberts Promotional Glossy – 1190 WOWO

Recording Date: 06.26.1977
Station: 1190 WOWO Ft. Wayne (Wikipedia) (Website)
Format: Top 40 (Today:) News Talk
Branded: “Eleven-Ninty WoWo
Featured Air Personality: Chris Roberts
Contributor: Russ Horton
Total Time: 35:19 (Telescoped)







If you got time, you might as well slide another one in there

This is Aircheck #1,565

Curator’s Notes:

Here’s a cool recording of Chris Roberts, spinning the hot wax on a “Happy Days” Weekend. Roberts gets the authentic late 1950s sound of jock patter right, complete with lots of Do-Wop and light reverb.

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  1. WOWO always sounded great when it played oldies. In the early ‘90s it featured an evening show that was called something like the “WOWO National Nighttime Oldies Party” where you could call in with requests. this is back when it was still 50kw at night and could be heard from Maine to Florida as well as throughout the Mid-West.


  2. I think the date is wrong. He mentioned that this show was running through Memorial Day (1:56).


    • The date was provided by the Contributor.


  3. This was definitely recorded over the Memorial Day weekend 1977, as “Young Chris” did a normal midday shift on Saturdays. I just happened to be home on leave from the Army and rolled lots of tape that weekend to take back to Germany with me. Those tapes are long gone but the memories of that special weekend are still with me!


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