105.7 Boston WVBF framingham

Dale Dorman, WVBF F-105 Framingham/Boston | January 1979


This aircheck courtesy of BIG APPLE AIRCHECKS!Its the dead of a New England Winter and Dale Dorman is doing wakeups on Fairbanks Communication’s WVBF! Kiss 108 just arrived a few months before this – so, note the conspicuous lack of Disco music (there are a few, but spaced well apart).

Today is inauguration day for new Massachusetts Governor Ed King. It’s colder than a witch’s you-know-what outside, and Pete Falconi not only does news for WVBF, he does live broadcasts. And, just to prove that there really was a guy named Joe Giotta (you’ll recognize the VOICE, anyway, on today’s ‘FLASHBACK’ syndicated Classic Rock show), he’s ALSO a WVBF newsman. Extra credit if you know the name Giotta goes by today.

From the final year of ‘VBF as a Top 40 station, Dorman would soon find himself out of a job, as Loren Owens and Wally Brine would take over the morning slot later in ’79, and stay through several format changes to become the longest running morning show (on the same frequency) in Boston history…. they are STILL there (see 105.7 WROR’s Website). By 1980, Dorman would be heard doing afternoons on Kiss-108, and by 1981, WVBF would morph into a very unremarkable, very SOFT AC known simply as FM 105. It sucked then, but in ’79 it was STILL an awesome station!

Thanks to Matt at Big Apple Airchecks for this selection!

WVBF F-105 Framingham Boston, circa late 70s

105.7 WROR Framingham-Boston today



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.


Jeff Lehmann
August 26, 2007 at 8:27 am

Funny that towards the beginning of this aircheck, Pete Falconi is on the phone looking for people tuned to F105. He’s now Dale Dorman’s program director at Oldies 103.3!

May 13, 2008 at 7:31 pm

I’m stumped. What tv talk show did Dale Dorman co-host in the late 80’s?

Jeff Curtis
October 26, 2014 at 7:20 pm

I remember Uncle Dale and Pete doing mornings on the old F-105… RIP Uncle Dale!!!

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