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of the Good Guys Golden Galaxy of Solid Gold...'
least six different guys used the 'Bob
Raleigh' house DJ name at WPGC. But none used it longer than
Bill Miller who joined the station in 1966 from KOIL
in Omaha for nights in the Nation's Capitol. He would eventually
move into morning news
in 1968 and became the station's Production Director, roles he
would play through the Great
Strike That Struck Out in May of 1977.
here on a Summer's Sunday eve not long after coming to the station,
he presents WPGC's 'Weekend Spectacular', featuring an
oldie every other song on Father's Day, 1966.
the larger than life role DJs played on the station during the
Glory Days of Top 40, listen for contesting
in the form of the 'Good Guys Swimming Derby' in which
listeners would guess the pre-determined and pre-recorded outcome
of the station's personalities racing in a pool. That's General
Howard doing the play by play. In this particular case the
prize up for grabs was a Mamas & Papas album.
Guys sweatshirts had long become a promotional staple on the station
by the time of this aircheck.
Even John Lennon had one - see it here.
Listen for a station promo
detailing how listeners could get their own. The air talent on
this is unknown.
become ingrained in our collective consciousness by virtue of
sheer repetition. In the Washington area, such was the case with
those for Eddie Leonard's Sandwich Shops, featuring Marv
Brooks at the tail end of it. You'll also hear his voice on
the spot for Charlie Cooper's Cheverly Citgo. When Marv
left the station in 1968, it was Bill Miller who succeeded him
as News Guy
& Production Director.
commercials linger on in our memory because of their irresistable
hooks, much like mini-songs. 'Buckle Up for Safety' from
the National Safety Council is heard on this tape and is
bound to bring back a smile or two.
curious remark about 'welcome back on the FM side' is a
reference to WPGC-AM's daytimer status. By 8:30 in the evening
during the month of June, the AM was off the air and only the
FM carried on after dusk, a harbinger of a wholesale change to
come in listener habits a decade later as the teens who grew up
with the station in the '60's more than willingly made the transition
to the FM side in the '70's.
heard throughout this tape are primarily from PAMS.
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