Dr. Bop Show, WAWA-FM Milwaukee | 1966
Station: 102.1 WAWA-FM Milwaukee (Menomonee Falls), Wisconsin, USA (WLUM)
Format: Black Gospel / R&B
Featured Air Personality: Hoyt Locke (Dr. Bop)
Contributor: James Edwards
This goes way back to 1966. It’s a rare FM show, rare because there were very few FM stations that programmed popular music independently of a co-owned AM. Here, Dr. Bop mentions that some of the day’s programming is on FM only.
This show is what would probably be classified today as Urban CHR… but in 1966 there was no such format, so we’ll just say it’s a mainly R&B oriented Top 40. A purely Rhythm and Blues station surely would never have played The Beatles!