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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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John “Cadillac” Saville, 95.7 WKSS Meriden/Hartford | June 3, 2019

“Time to wake up!!” Longtime broadcaster John “Cadillac” Saville sent in this HD quality aircheck of himself. True, this isn’t a ‘classic radio’ recording, but one day it will be.  Truth be told, I’ve been asking John for many years for a […]

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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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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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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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Jerry Kristafer, 88.9 WJMJ Bloomfield (Hartford) CT | June 4, 2018

Station: 88.9 WJMJ Hartford (Wikipedia) (Website) Format: Catholic Radio, Full-Service Oldies Branded: “Where Faith Meets Life” Ownership: St. Thomas Seminary Bloomfield, CT Featured Air Personality: Jerry Kristafer Contributor: Steve West Aircheck #1604 Voluntary Subscription Options Yearly Subscription : $80.00 USD – yearlyMonthly : […]

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Mike Raub, 96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford | Undated

Recording Date: Unknown Station: 96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford (Wikipedia) (Website) Format: Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) Branded: 96 TIC-FM Featured Air Personality: Mike Raub (WTIC-FM/WELI/WKCI/WSTC/WNLK/WCTZ/HitOldies/The Pop Culture Channel/PC Upload) Contributor: Daniel Coulombe Curator’s Notes: Sent in by our good friend Daniel Coloumbe in Canada, […]

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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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A “Happy” Christmas Night, WTIC 1080 Hartford | December 25, 1985

First time I heard this I nearly fell off my chair! Digressing for a moment, most of us on air people have heard or have access to a station blooper tape that got played at various occasions… Station Christmas parties being the […]

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