October 18, 2021

13 thoughts on “Uncle Johnny, 107.3 WRQX Washington DC | December 26, 1983

  1. So, it’s a quiet Wednesday afternoon. The wife is at work so I start surfing. I need to hear some airchecks. Jeezawee! My past is smacking me in the face! I’m glad the statute of limitations is up.



  2. You did good Uncle Johnny, thanks for “providing the entertainment”.

    Incidentally, the Billy Joel and Shannon “stiffs” were big hits at the time, going to #3 and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart respectfully.

    Speaking of music, it was also great hearing the original intro to Naked Eyes’ hit “Always Something There To Remind Me” (the one with the cathedral bells, minus the drum machine).


  3. It had to have been BETTER THAN than Jack Diamond. Jack’s chosen format of laugh-at-every-word the host says, kiss every b-list interviewee’s rear-end, and feature as many bobbleheaded sidekicks to agree agree agree. “You’re right, hahaha” “WOW, Jack!” “Oh yes, absolutely! You are soooo right.”

    If Erika didn’t laugh at EVERY joke or agree with EVERY word Jack uttered the show would be less predictable, but not by much.

    The result is a morning show that’s the cotton candy of radio, only less filling. …If that’s what you’re into.

  4. Back then it seemed all the popular kids in school listened to Q107. A Q107 bumper sticker on your car was kind of a symbol of coolness. If I remember I think Q107 ran a campaign in ’80 or ’81 where they would randomly stop a car with a Q107 bumber sticker and give them $107.00 cash. I remember a lot of Q107 stickers all over the place.

  5. I remember driving all over DC, Maryland and Virginia bumper sticker spotting. We never had to wait very long to find them. People would see the van and race to get in front of you. I wore out a set of brakes trying to avoid rear ending people.

  6. Uncle Johnny In this era, is awesome omg they even played already gone from they Eagles. i was 10 yrs old 1983.

  7. I have some recordings of Uncle Johnny from around December 1980 if you guys are interested (if I can locate them).

  8. I was totally into Q107 back in the day–Jr High at the time–and when the movie St Elmo’s Fire came out when I was in college I almost had a heart attack when I saw that bumper sticker on the wall in the bar. I was convinced St Elmo’s was a real bar!

  9. Man, I loved Uncle Johnny. I was just wondering where he is nowadays and found this.

    The clip brings back so many memories; I can even remember calling Uncle Johnny to make requests. He was pretty cool to the kids (like I was) who called. And not all DJs were cool to callers.

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