The Morning Man here is Eddy Gallagher. We don’t know anything about him, but surely some of our visitors do – and that’s where you come in. Be sure to comment below the aircheck player (be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page!).
While the news reports are scoped out, along with the music by our Co-Contributor, Lee Chambers (See Below), take note of the news anchor names: Chandra (it sounds like) Phillips (first newscast) and Mike Cavanaugh (2nd newscast). Also take note of the Legal ID and News Sounder. WASH-FM was owned and operated in 1978-79 by Metromedia, the same great company which owned WNEW 1130 in New York City. Metromedia was a broadcaster known for its quality programming and superb personalities, no matter what format or city their stations happened to be in. WASH-FM was no exception.
Also, take note that this is *NOT* high-energy, uptempo programming. In ’79, the fledgeling Adult Contemporary FM stations were often times, as demonstrated here, rather dry, smooth in presentation – something that did endear these stations which played the softer hits of the day to ‘adult’ audiences, 25-54 years old. Remember, many of these stations at this point were evolving from either very slow “Soft Rock” formats (think the old WEEI-FM Boston) or sleepy Beautiful Music formats. Just five years later most of these stations were pretty up-tempo.