Bud Kelly, 1150 WCOP Boston | 1961


Bud Kelly with all the tunes that catch the public fancy


Curator’s Notes:

One has to wonder what this station was thinking in 1961. There’s more Middle of the Road music here than anything resembling a youth oriented radio station. However, this was Boston and things were a bit, shall we say, stiff… Brenda Lee has the number one song in Boston this week (a clue for historical purists), and one would think that after hearing that, you might hear a Rock and Roll song, but instead it goes the other way… Jerry Vale? Really?

Ok. Bud Kelly does a really good job keeping all the elements in place, and obviously didn’t have much to work with. There is, ONE, WCOP jingle, about two thirds of the way through this scope of some really ancient radio in Beantown.


Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.

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