The Greaseman, WWDC-FM Washington – DC101 | March 30, 1988

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How long has it been since The Greaseman was DC-101’s morning guy? Courtesy of Matt @ Big Apple Airchecks, this will surely bring back fond memories of the man who had a million stories (or so it seemed). We sure miss hearing Doug Tracht and here’s why.

Here’s a real personality – someone who was a shock jock long before that term existed! Nothing and nobody was off limits, even on his local radio show before syndication.

This starts out with Greaseman taking calls from people who are bulking up – weight lifters who wish to get a bit of advice from Grease himself. The show just goes downhill from there. You’ll hear news, traffic and weather (the morning airstaff consists of he, him and hisself – all under different names!)… and he does play songs in the morning (all of which are scoped, of course), but for an AOR station – check out the variety!!! Smokey Robinson on a station which played Rush & Van Halen as staple artists in 1988? Wow!

Greaseman, as he’s known, was heard for a long time in Jacksonville, Florida on the legendary “Mighty 690” WAPE in the 70s. His show was later syndicated out of WJFK Washington after his gig at WWDC-FM. It’s been many years since ol’ Grease was heard on a major radio station, which is too bad – he’s one of the greats!