An Evening with Frank Holler, 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford

All new from Contributor Ken Gilbert is this RARE recording of WDRC AM 1360) original OBG jock, and then Program Director Frank Holler, hosting “Jukebox Saturday Night”. Straight from the source, Ken Gilbert was proud to tell us that he began and […]

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Ken Gilbert, 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford | June 17, 1989

Courtesy of Contributor “Mr. 70s“, Paul DiMarco, here’s a pristine quality recording of my friend Ken Gilbert on the old “Big-D 103” oldies station. The recording is so good, in fact, you’ll swear this is being broadcast live as you stream it! […]

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Ron Sedaille, 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford | July 21, 2007

As posted here on Airchexx, WDRC-FM’s “All Request Saturday Night” had a long run.  From its humble beginnings during the station’s Top 40 incarnation in 1984, through the mainly 50’s and 60’s format to the Classic Hits incarnation in the days just […]

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Ken Gilbert, WDRC-FM 103 (102.9) Hartford | 1982

WDRC-FM, from 1986 to 2014 was a live, personality-based Oldies station.  It had been a Top 40 outlet beginning in 1969, with a three-year period as Album Rock from 1977-1980.   The station has been Classic Rock as “The Whale” since 2015.  This […]

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An Evening with Frank Holler, Part 2: 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford

Part 2 of this scoped hour features more Frank Holler, more PAMS original jingle sings, re-sung for Big D 103, and because of the way this tape was recorded, includes an undated couple of breaks from our Contributor, Ken Gilbert! What apparently […]

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Jack Miller, WDRC Hartford | June 17, 1972

Date of Recording: 06.17.1972 Station: 1360 WDRC (AM) Hartford, Connecticut, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Jack Miller (WARE / WEIM / WFEA / WBBQ / AKFN / WSPR / WWLP-TV / WBZ / WCBS-FM / WWYZ / WPIX-FM / WKZE-FM) […]

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Ken Gilbert, 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford | 1982 – Part 2

Date of Recording: 1982 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford, Connecticut, USA Format: CHR (Oldies; Classic Hits; Classic Rock) Featured Air Personality: Ken Gilbert (WAQY; WTIC-FM; WDRC-FM; WKNE-FM; WZRT; WVTK) Contributor: Paul DiMarco Airchexx Entry: 1,520 Curator’s Notes: And the Hits […]

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WDRC-FM Oldies Sampler | 1980s

Date of Recording: Unknown Station: 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford, Connecticut, USA Format: Oldies Featured Air Talent: Ken Gilbert (WAQY/WTIC-FM/WDRC-FM/WDRC/WKNE-FM/WZRT/WVTK) Contributor: Ken Gilbert Airchexx Entry: 1,455 “I see Jerry Kristafer has a friend who travels there” Comments: For the sake of just ONE break […]

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Ken Gilbert, 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford | December 27, 1987

Date of Recording: 12.27.1987 Station: 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford, Connecticut, USA Format: Oldies Featured Air Personality: Ken Gilbert (WAQY, WTIC-FM, WDRC, WDRC-FM, WKNE-FM, WDOT, WZRT, WVAA, WVTK) Contributor: Ken Gilbert Airchexx Entry: 1,482 DRC-FM plays million dollar music!… Comments: Yet another Ken Gilbert […]

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

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Ken Gilbert, “Jukebox Saturday Night, 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford | 1984

Date of Recording: 1984 (exact date unknown) Station: 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford, Connecticut Featured Air Personality: Ken Gilbert Contributor: Ken Gilbert Date of Contribution: 08.12.2016 Aircheck Entry: 1,430 Comments: “Every hour Music Means Money on Big D 103, Hartford’s Oldies Authority…” Every great […]

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Ken Gilbert; Dean Richards, 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford | March, 1988

Date of Recording: 03.1988 (exact date unknown) Station: 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford, Connecticut Featured Air Personality: Ken Gilbert, Dean Richards Contributor: Ken Gilbert Date of Contribution: 8.12.16 Aircheck Entry: 1,432 “…here comes Cher – I think this before she had tatoos and a […]

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