105.1 Arlington Washington WAVA

Don Geronimo on All-Hit 105 WAVA Arlington | 1985


Originally posted on 10/15/04 in Real Audio format.

This station was somethin’ else! WAVA was Washington’s hit station for about 7 years and during that time they did plenty of innovative and creative things on the air.

Sadly, it all came to an end many years ago when the station was purchased by a religious broadcaster and turned into a 24/7 preaching outlet.

Return with us to 1985, and this slice of DC radio history with Don Geronimo on All-Hit 105 WAVA!




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.


October 31, 2004 at 7:42 pm

Everyone, of course, know that Don Geronimo is now one half of the infamous “Don & Mike Show,” syndicated to about 50 stations nationwide by Westwood One. They started their show later in 1985 as the “WAVA Morning Zoo.” The character of “Sol” is actually Mike O’Meara, the other half of D&M. Both Billy Reed and Frank Murphy (heard on this aircheck) have been involved with D&M at some point during their nearly 20 year run.

June 3, 2008 at 8:01 pm

please, please, please, come back. Please.

August 17, 2008 at 2:02 pm

so much talent, my favorite thing he does is when he says “hello” after they say Don Geronimo and before they say WAVA, love it

June 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm

I would like to know the name of the song that comes after the “Miami Vice” theme song. Sounds great…All Hit 105.1 WAVA, a historic station with tons of memories.

August 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm

For Kelly: The song was “Hurts To Be In Love” by Gino Vannelli, from the album “Black Cars”. It peaked at #57 on the Hot 100, but did better in Canada where it hit #14.


October 19, 2013 at 10:24 am

Ummm Can You Do Don Geronimo’s Days At WBBM-FM Next Please?!

Vaughn B.

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