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102.9 Hartford WDRC-FM Big D 103

Date of Recording: Unknown
Station: 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Format: Oldies
Featured Air Talent: Ken Gilbert (WAQY/WTIC-FM/WDRC-FM/WDRC/WKNE-FM/WZRT/WVTK)
Contributor: Ken Gilbert
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“I see Jerry Kristafer has a friend who travels there”


For the sake of just ONE break on a 90 minute cassette, the rest of which appears to have been bulk erased (the original tape you can hear bits of audio from a prior recording trying to bleed through), we present a sample of the beginnings of Oldies “Big-D 103”. As Ken describes elsewhere, WDRC-FM morphed from CHR to Oldies over a few months in late 1983 into 1984, and by the time of this recording was firmly in the Oldies format. But its just one break with one listener call-in, and you get the feel for this original personality oriented format as it sounded at its humble beginnings.

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of and - All the BIG Hits!

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