Gary Russel, 970 WWDJ Hackensack NJ | December 1972

970 Hackensack NJ New York WWDJ 97DJ

97 WWDJ… the little station that could. And DID. For a time, this station did actually compete with Midtown Manhattan for the ears of Top 40 radio listeners.

We don’t know the complete background of WWDJ, but we have restored a somewhat muffled aircheck as best as possible so that our visitors may listen to this 5 minute scope and decide for themselves if WWDJ EVER really had a chance in the NYC moarket.

Credits gratefully acknowledges the contributions of Steve Bleecker in donating this high quality recording. Thanks also to Andy Kitchen and Henry Frick for their roles in bringing this wonderful recording to our archives, so that all may enjoy and remember how radio was, and how it should be. Thank you.

Contributor Steve Bleecker writes:

“I need to Publicly say “Thanks Much” to Mr. Henry Frick, who is now retired, and living with his wife of many years, in Ft. Worth Texas. Before his long and Successful Career in Railroading…Henry and I were Curry College Buddies in Milton, Mass., and so many of the tapes I now have been able to share were given to me many years ago…and were painstakingly recorded by Henry, either while he was at school, in Milton, or in Greenwich, Conn., at his parent’s home. So…we are so Very Grateful, Henry ! Thank You !”