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JoJo Kincaid, WVBF “F-105” Framingham/Boston | January, 1979

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JoJo Kincaid
Continuing the broadcast of WVBF from January (we suspect the 15th), 1979, here’s midday guy JoJo Kincaid. Never mind that he’s one of your webmaster’s radio heroes from my youth, talk about talent! WVBF is still giving away free money, and hopes listeners will call in to say how horrible AM radio is…. because this is FM RADIO!

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I’m still amazed at the amount of effort was exerted to get listeners to tune out the big AM stations… WVBF’s main competition during the 70s was, of course, 68 WRKO. But since WBZ (1030) was and even today still IS the reigning king of Boston radio, it was in WVBF’s best interest (along with the rest of Boston’s FM stations) to move the audience off the AM band. And, it worked. Eventually.

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This is another really great look at WVBF. The salad days would continue, for the next year or so, but while FM radio would take the market by storm by 1981, the writing was almost on the wall for WVBF in ’79.

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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

SS
August 27, 2007 at 3:33 pm


I was a huge fan of WVBF Stereo 105 pre-F-105 days. When the station increased their power and banged into Boston, the lineup station was awesome with a Top 40/AOR sound. They sounded like WMEX but on FM with Bud Ballou, Ron Robin, and others like Austin in Boston, Marc Davis (News), Charlie Kendall, and Harvey Wharfield “on the Stereo”. F/FM 105 spent too much time buying their listeners…and it worked for a while.



Harry Davis
January 24, 2010 at 2:12 am


Great stuff. Takes me back to why I spent some hard earned cash at Boston’s famous Northeast School of Broadcasting in the early ’80s, watering down my Boston accent, and learning the art of slip cueing with legends like Bill Rossi and Dick Power.



Darryl
July 24, 2010 at 9:36 pm


One of the most ENERGETIC jock I EVER met. He used to talk up the song to the post (where the vocal kicks in.) I loved to watch him at KISS when he worked the 6-9pm shirt. He would bounce to the music and smile as he LOVED his job. He is still doing the magic in California and doing a lot of voiceovers.



Tom Calococci
March 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm


I wanted to BE JoJo! I interned at Kiss 108 way back in ’82 and ’83 and I used to go up to the station with my Sony Walkman just to LISTEN and WATCH JoJo work. He was, and still is, amazing! I’ve never heard anybody who could post up intros better than JoJo.



June 4, 2014 at 5:49 pm


Really impressed with the ‘Lotta Love’ and ‘Grease’ links. Note the way he hits two posts on the latter – takes real awareness of the intros to do that.



June 6, 2014 at 9:47 am


GREAT…. F-ing G R E A T !!!! Thanks for posting !!!!

Dave ‘DrDave’ Wilmont….



Brian
July 30, 2016 at 8:27 pm


3 days after my birthday. Pretty cool to hear this!



William DiCarlo
March 18, 2017 at 8:47 pm


Had the pleasure of working with all of them. Hired by Big John Gillis. All great guys and totally enjoyed. Would love to work at wror. I did everything including wkox. Chris jobs, etc



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