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

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!