Mason Lee Dixon, 13 WAVZ New Haven | July, 1973

1300 New Haven WAVZ
13 WAVZ New Haven

Mason Lee Dixon was a star in Louisville, KY – at 79 WAKY, from 1969 to 1972 prior to arriving in New Haven. He’d return there in the late 70s. In the Summer of ’73, WAVZ was red hot… this was John Long’s 13 Waves, with an airstaff of jocks, nearly all of whom would go on to even bigger and better places than New Haven, Connecticut.

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WAVZ Studios in 1973. Photo courtesy of Andy Bologovsky

Listen to the imaging! The Top of Hour was done live, over the same bed used at WXLO New York (in 1978!), and the station featured one shotgun jingle (coincidently, also used at the aforementioned 99X!) along with a couple of variations. WAVZ had a big city sound to it, and was regularly written up in the various trade magazines then in publication.

This is an original aircheck recorded by Andy Bologovsky, who has a large collection of recordings of WAVZ, and in fact, most of our airchecks of this station were donated to airchexx by Andy. So… once again, our thanks!