Ed Rodriguez, 1390 WEAM, Arlington VA | 1976
Seven O’Clock with Ed Rodriguez at the Rock Entertainer!
Very few recordings exist of 1390 WEAM. This fulltime 5kw AM station has the distinction of being the FIRST Top 40 radio station serving the greater Washington DC area from right across the Potomac River in Arlington VA, even earlier than the later, better known station WPGC (AM and FM). WEAM stayed with the format despite being outgunned in the 70s and early 80s right up until 1984, when it changed call letters to WMZQ and became a simulcast of Country formatted WMZQ-FM 98.7. Interesting radio history.
Here’s a 5 minute scope of Ed Rodriguez, whom we have never featured here on Airchexx before. Ed is capable and upbeat, and definitely does the format justice, right in the middle of 1976.
Honestly, this sounds GOOD! Imagine listening in the car on a good radio!
Contributor Chris Roth is the Director of Programming for WAVA Arlington, VA. Our thanks to Ed for this wonderful aircheck!