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102.9 Hartford WDRC-FM

Date of Recording: 1983 (Exact date unknown)
Station: 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford, Connecticut
Format: Top 40
Featured Air Talent: Ken Gilbert
Contributor: Paul DiMarco
Airchexx Entry: 1,436

DRC-FM, playing EVERYBODY’s Hit Music!


Well, here’s an interesting aircheck. This is from a period of time in 1983 when both DRC-FM and TIC-FM used a very similar approach to their respective Top 40 formats. As a listener, I preferred DRC-FM, partly because I could rarely pick up TIC, and partly because it seemed that DRC-FM let their jocks talk a bit more. Whatever the reasoning, this is a great aircheck! Just under 5 minutes in length and a bit processed in house because the source cassette played at slightly the wrong speed and sounded a bit gurgly… still does to a point, but these bits of hit songs will certainly bring you back, including an incredibly RARE hit from Huey Lewis and the News called “I Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do”!! A ‘WOW’ moment if ever there was one!

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of and - All the BIG Hits!

3 thoughts on “Ken Gilbert, 102.9 WDRC-FM “FM 103” Hartford | 1983”
  1. VBaskin2010 – I'm 31 years old, i'm single, i love toys anime and cartoons. I grew up on Power Rangers even since i was 7 years old, i like different types of music except EDM and Classical. I hoping to become a radio DJ as well be a Program Director too.
    Vaughn B. says:

    Ha! It’s a good thing that their CHR format wouldn’t last.

    1. Well, for Oldies fans. I was actually a big fan of DRCs Top 40 format. It was tight, the music as right on the mark. For me, they could have waited a few years to go Oldies.

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