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Mike Demambro, 105.7 WVBF Framingham/Boston | December 31, 1980


105.7 Framingham Boston WVBF F-105

…don’t bring any kind of fire water into the city!

Salvaged from my personal collection, here’s Mike Demambro on a somewhat subdued WVBF toward the end of the ‘F-105’ era.

It’s New Year’s Eve, and WVBF was in the waning days of Top 40 before going what would be VERY soft AC within a year. Still, listen for all the hits as a Boston legend rang in 1981!

Most notable on this aircheck, jingles which hadn’t been used on WVBF since about 1977. Not sure who made em, but “New England Listens to F-105” was a great theme for these jingles… thematics, of course, nothing new to Boston. These might have been put on the air in response to 98.5 WROR‘s legendary “I’d Rather Be In Boston” jingle series… jingles which literally got requested more than songs!
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Compare this aircheck, to THIS ONE featuring Jo Jo Kincaid from nearly two years earlier. WVBF was as close to a hot CHR (before the term existed) as one could get on FM at that time. And that was the legacy of Fairbanks’ WVBF – a true rocker which, had FM taken off a bit earlier, would have destroyed crosstown 68 WRKO.



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.


Jeffrey Gray
December 24, 2005 at 9:09 pm

I’d have to guess that these jingles are from Heller, who usually did the jingles for Fairbanks’ stations.

October 30, 2006 at 6:35 am

This is a nice sounding aircheck. In December of 1981, I just completed basic training for the Navy in San Diego, Ca. I used to listen to the “mighty six ninety out of Mexico. Anthony D. Jordan, Sacramento, Ca.

don wooster
October 4, 2007 at 10:01 am

The jingles are definitely Heller, but not the “strange” ones they were using in the seventies. I’ve got a great collection of them, such as “electronic mama”, “I am sound”, etc. Some of them were quite bizarre, especially after doing a little weed back in the day.

December 31, 2013 at 11:36 am

Where is Mike Demambro now?

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