Chip Hobart, 68 WRKO Boston | 1973
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.