Tom Collins, Philly 15 WSNI-AM Philadelphia | 1983

  In the early to mid 1980s, many AM stations were struggling to reinvent themselves as many listeners had migrated to FM. Some stations were moving towards News, Talk, or Sports. Some were trying different approaches, like big personalities, All Oldies, or […]

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KSWD 100.3 The Sound, Flips To KKLQ K-Love Los Angeles | November 16 2017

  November 16, 2017, was a sad day for music lovers in Los Angeles. It was the day Adult Album Rock formatted station KSWD “The Sound” 100.3 FM went off the air. The station had a wide music playlist, by today’s standards, […]

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Hollywood Henderson, Power 95 WWPR New York| 1988

  In the mid to late 1980s, WPLJ, Power 95, was doing well. It was normally trailing behind CHR Leader Z100 WHTZ, but billing was high, and ratings were good. On December 20th, WPLJ did something that shocked many in New York. […]

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Jim Kerr, 95.5 WPLJ New York | August 29 1975

In the 1970s, New York’s 95.5 WPLJ was a Rock powerhouse. I have noticed that many seem to thin WPLJ was a hard Rock station in the mid-70s, but it was not. The boundaries of what the station considered Rock, was pretty […]

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Irv Homer discusses The Rolling Stones, 96.5 WWDB Philadelphia | November 1981

  Irv Homer was grouchy, a bit of a curmudgeon, and thought the world would be a better place if everyone did things his way.  Philly loved him! Many considered him “the voice of the blue-collar worker.” From 1975 till 2000, Philadelphia’s daily […]

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Big Mack, 1250 WTMA Charleston | April 30, 1982

  For many years, 1250 WTMA was a Pop powerhouse in Charleston. WTMA flipped to a Top 40 format in the early 1960s and was hugely successful. As the late 70’s approached, WTMA’s numbers started to falter, as was happening to many […]

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Dan Ingram, 77 WABC New York | January 22 1979

The dreaded “WABC Disco Era!” Many people consider this the beginning of the end of Musicradio 77 WABC. In December 1978, the new Disco 92 WKTU defeated WABC in the Arbitron ratings. It was the first time an FM station had beaten […]

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Howard Hoffman, 77 WABC New York | January 1980

In late 1979, the winds of change were blowing through MusicRadio 77 WABC. People were spending more time listening to FM radio, and the once mighty WABC, was seeing it’s numbers drop. WABC management thought changes were needed save the station. One […]

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Dale Dorman & JoJo Kincade, Kiss 108 WXKS-FM Boston | 1983

    From the late 1970s, until today, Kiss 108 WXKS-FM Boston has been a Pop music powerhouse. Starting as a Disco formatted station in the late 70’s, the station evolved into an Urban Contemporary format, then by 1982 to continued to […]

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Greaseman, DC101 WWDC Washington | 1985

  There are three radio personalities, who normally work alone, who have blown me away with what they can do on the radio. All 3 make it look so easy. First is Gene Shepherd, who would tell stories on the radio every […]

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Salute to American Radio, BBC Radio 1 London | July 4 1976

In the mid 1960s, there was nowhere easy for British youngsters to listen to rock ‘n’ rollers like The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones. Commercial radio wasn’t yet an option, and the guardians of the publicly-owned British Broadcasting Corporation considered […]

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FINAL Dan Ingram Radio Show, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | September 16 2007

  I’m warning right up front, that this aircheck is a little hard to listen to. It’s Dan Ingram’s final radio show. WCBS-FM had returned to it’s “modified Oldies” format 3 months earlier, after the Jack FM debacle. Dan was invited back […]

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