680 Boston WRKO Chip Hobart, Dale Dorman Johnny Dark Harry Nelson JJ Jordan JJ Wright Mike Addams Eric Chase Charlie Van Dyke Jordan Rich JJ Jeffrey Charlie Fox 68 RKO

Here’s another glimpse of Early 70s WRKO with Chip Hobart at the controls. If you heard that WRKO was known as New England’s Album Station, this is the proof that 68 was, indeed, trending toward an AM AOR format, but with jingles and the jock talking over records. Obviously, the format evolved differently on FM.

Chip Hobart is – informative, well versed, and someone who definitely knows the music.

I’m curious as to where these jingles came from. They don’t sound like Johnny Mann sings… Heller, perhaps? Who was around in ’73?

Compare this aircheck with this other, both courtesy of Steve Bleecker.


By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of Airchexx.com and Hitoldies.net - All the BIG Hits!

2 thoughts on “Chip Hobart, 68 WRKO Boston | 1973”
  1. Thanks,Steve.I was in my early 20’s then. Those were the Johnny Mann jingles.They were the best.I’m retired now,but do Wed 2-6pm on musicheads.us.I’m still Lenny Laidback..just an old peace lovin’ hippie!

    1. Oh yea! Internet radio! Well, the big boys on FM won’t have us but we still get to play. I dare say, Chip, some of our internet stations have more and better talent than these FM stations do. Maybe we’ll be considered the REAL competition soon. Glad to hear from you and… keep on truckin’ baby!

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