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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!

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!

5 thoughts on “Mike Dean, 1300 WAVZ “Lucky 13” New Haven | July, 1974”
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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