1360 AM Hartford, WDRC, Big D

Jack Miller, WDRC Hartford | June 17, 1972

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Jack Miller at 1360 WDRC Hartford circa 1972
Date of Recording: 06.17.1972
Station: 1360 WDRC (AM) Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Format: Top 40
Featured Air Personality: Jack Miller (WARE / WEIM / WFEA / WBBQ / AKFN / WSPR / WWLP-TV / WBZ / WCBS-FM / WWYZ / WPIX-FM / WKZE-FM)
Contributor: Steve Tefft

…Sue, hello Sue – that was terrible!

Curator’s Notes:

Jack Miller did a weekly talent show on WDRC where listeners could call in and perform just about anything. It was, of course, all for entertainment, and some of the callers were truly awful. But, Jack Miller is the star of the show, and he DOES entertain. Shown here in this 14 minute original recording, Miller is a great host, who is much more than a disc jockey. His quick wit and ability to control this ‘talent’ show while playing along with the contestants, serves as a lesson to today’s radio people, that there’s far more to being a jock than playing non-stop music and talking like the kids in high school.

1360 WDRC Hartford

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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.

Comments

Lee Scott
November 22, 2009 at 1:27 am


WDRC was also the American Top 40 station in Hartford



Gerry
December 6, 2009 at 4:39 pm


Sounds like the same Jack Miller who did mornings on WCBS-FM.



swami
December 8, 2009 at 3:27 pm


Yes, it was. Every Sunday night at 7.
I used to listen and chart the records.
Big D ruled the Connecticut airwaves(well, apart from WPLR at least) in those days.



Sarah Miller
July 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm


Great to hear my dad, and he enjoyed listening to it as well! He is doing well and living in MA! Thank you for posting!
Sarah 🙂



Sunny
March 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm


I remember Jack from WSPR in Springfield MA back “in the day”. Great voice, great on-air personality, great sense of humor. Always willing to hear about new musical artists he may have been unfamiliar with, ie: Johnny Lyttle, The Velvet Sounds of Jazz. Just an all around groovy guy!
Miss him!
Sunny



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