Danny Bonaduce, Eagle 106 WEGX Philadelphia | 1989

We all remember little 10 year old Danny Bonaduce starring as Danny Partridge on the popular TV series The Partridge Family. After the show ended, Danny’s life took a downward spiral. Acting rolls dried up. Danny had to leave home because of […]

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Hot Rod Hulbert, 1340 WHAT Philadelphia | April 1954

It seems that over the years, so many of the pioneers of early R&B radio have been forgotten about. We may know the names Jocko, & Rosco, but there were so many others unique personalities of the 50s & 60s. One of […]

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Bob Garrett, “Hot Hits”(tm) 98 Now WCAU-FM Philadelphia | November 26, 1982

First, a little history. Before the birth of what’s known today as WOGL, 98.1 was home to a heritage set of call letters and a trademarked hot Top 40 format which graced a dozen or so markets from 1977-1986. Mike Josephs’ “Hot […]

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Gary Shepherd, Power 99FM WUSL Philadelphia | September 1983

      Gary Shepherd was a staple on Philly R&B radio, from the 1960s, covering the Philadelphia riots after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., through 2007. He was usually on air hosting morning or afternoon drive. He held down […]

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Debut of Z106 with Randall & Cooke, WZGO Philadelphia – July 1984

      This is the start of CHR formatted Z106 WZGO Philadelphia from 1984, which replaced CHR Formatted WWSH The Top FM 106, which one year earlier Replaced AC formatted WWSH Wish 106, which one year earlier replaced Beautiful Music formatted […]

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Steve Ross, 92X WXTU Philadelphia | January 1, 1984

  In 1973, Philadelphia’s WIFI 92 instituted a high-energy Top 40 format known as the Boogie Format with the slogan “Let’s Boogie.” It Philly’s first live FM Top 40 station. It performed fairly well for many years. When 98.1 WCAU-FM debuted its […]

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George Michael on 56 WFIL Philadelphia | November 1970

            Long before he arrived at WABC New York to create nighttime energy, George Michael was a very popular night burner at Famous 56 WFIL in Philadelphia. George started at WFIL September 1966, and during his 8 […]

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Jerry Blavat, WCAU-FM Solid Gold 98 Philadelphia |1972

  In 1960 when starting his broadcast career at WCAM in Camden N.J., across the river from Philadelphia, Jerry Blavat was already a local celebrity. Blavat was one of the teenage dancers on the WFIL TV show “Bandstand”— the local Philadelphia precursor […]

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Dr. Don Rose, Jim O’Brien, & Dave Parks, WFIL 56 Philadelphia – 1970

Famous 56 WFIL was a Philadelphia radio powerhouse in the 1960 & 70s. “The Pop Explosion” on WFIL began in September 1966, as they took on Top 40 leader WIBG. WFIL was slick, fast paced, as well as younger & hipper than […]

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Howard Stern’s First Day on 94 WYSP Philadelphia | August 18 1986

In 1986, Philadelphia’s Rock battle was on! MetroMedia’s 93.3 WMMR was winning that war, especially in the morning with John DeBella & The Morning Zoo. Infinity Broadcasting’s 94 WYSP was lagging behind with Scruff Connors in the morning. 90 miles up I-95, […]

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Philadelphia Radio Jingle Mega Montage | 1960s -2014

One day, back in 2014, I was bored. I mean REALLY bored. I started going through my audio files, and thought, I have hundreds, probably thousands of Philadelphia radio jingles. I thought it would be fun to make a jingle montage of […]

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End Of WIBG 99 Philadelphia, Hy Lit & Jerry Blavat | September 10 1977

If you grew up during the glorious days of AM radio in Philly in the 50s and 60s, there were 2 AM radio stations that you probably listened to for Pop music. One option was Famous 56, WFIL. The other was “Wibbage,” […]

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