WDAK 540 Columbus, GA – Paul Troy – 1970
Courtesy: Paul Toub
In the 1960s & 70s, Columbus Georgia’s 540 WDAK was Top 40 formatted station.
It was known as Big Johnny Reb Radio and “The Giant of the Valley.” It was the dominant station in the Chattahoochee Valley for decades, with it’s 5,000 watt daytime, & 500 watt nighttime signal.
The station broadcast from a beautiful southern mansion.
The station & the format were very successful, until the late 70s, when the station flipped to country.
This aircheck features Paul Troy. He was on air at WDAK from 1969 through 1970. Paul moved on to Philadelphia radio, where he was on air at WIFI 92, & WUSL US1. -Ellis