1300 New Haven WAVZ

Mike Dean, 1300 WAVZ “Lucky 13” New Haven | July, 1974


1300 New Haven WAVZ

The WAVZ Summer Fun Patrol will be at the beaches and in the parks soon, all you have to do is just watch for us…


Curator’s Notes:

I received this on an audio CD featuring a somewhat muddy tape digitized by Contributor Andy Bologovsky. Imagine my surprise finding nearly 60 minutes of the work of Bill Rock, Brian Phoenix and this guy, Mike Dean! Simply priceless.

It’s a “Solid Gold Weekend”, which means in real terms, lots of songs just 5 or more years old… imagine that today… how could a station brand that?

This was posted much earlier in our site’s evolution, as part of a compilation and the audio was presented as-is – partly scoped and pretty muddy audio. In this NEW version, each jock gets featured as a separate entity (and in the process, is honored for his own talent). I’ve cleaned the audio up and restored it to how it likely sounded when aired in July of 1974! I hope you enjoy this slice of 13 Waves as much as I’ve enjoyed restoring it for you!


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.


July 11, 2018 at 10:47 am

“News WAVZ 13!” That ID has stuck in my head since the 70s. Thanks for posting.

July 11, 2018 at 10:55 am

Based on the weather forecast in the aircheck, and cross-checking it with Farmers Almanac records, this appears to have been recorded either July 7 or July 14, 1974.

Gary Kerns
July 11, 2018 at 4:13 pm

I’d say those dates were very likely, as they were both Sundays that year (as were July 21 and 28). Also, the “Solid Gold Weekend” meaning songs could be 5 years old. As this aircheck was from ’74, a lot of those songs are now at least 50 years old.

Gary Kerns
July 11, 2018 at 4:13 pm

Thanks for this aircheck! Really liked the shotgun jingle.

Daniel Coulombe
July 11, 2018 at 8:46 pm

Amazing how this station sounds a lot like WAPE in Jacksonville

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