1360 AM Hartford, WDRC, Big D

KenGilbert-InStudioDate of Recording: 07.xx.1983 (Exact Date Unknown)
Station: 1360 WDRC (AM) Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Format: Top 40/Oldies (In-transition)
Featured Air Personality: Ken Gilbert (WAQY, WTIC-FM, WDRC, WDRC-FM, WKNE-FM, WDOT, WZRT, WVAA, WVTK)
Contributor: Ken Gilbert


Our friend Ken Gilbert sent in another goodie! WDRC (Big D, as it was affectionately known) was, by 1983, primarilly an Oldies station. This wasn’t some cheap imitation of an FM, however… as tape restorian Paul DiMarco (who provided the original copy to Ken Gilbert) wrote:

I know times have changed but this is (absurd) !!!
I’d listen to this type of radio before anything else on today’s dial….and it’s AM !!!
….not only is the DJ one of the best anywhere…..there’s some great commercial clips of other radio poineers like Friendly Floyd and Steve Skip.

The audio quality on this AM recording is fantastic. This really is a must-listen!

WDRC AM 1360

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 Airchexx.com and Hitoldies.net - All the BIG Hits!

3 thoughts on “Ken Gilbert, WDRC-AM 1360 | July 1983”
  1. I remember Ken Gilbert when he first started Radio, and he really new how to keep a audience alive,and new his music, one of the best in the Hartford area SBS was his Logo and it still is, only those who know him what the SBS is all about and it is his trade mark for life.
    Thanks Kenny for the Oldies keep them Rockin for ever !!

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