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Bob Raleigh (Bill Miller) - 1/01/74


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Top 100 of 1973

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The growing influence of FM is evident in this year's countdown, as WPGC began touting its Stereo broadcast (an aspect market competitor WRC on AM couldn't) with positioners like 'The Stereo Rock' and 'W - Stereo - PGC'.

The 'Bob Raleigh' heard on this tape is Bill Miller who had inherited the house name from several other jocks using it on the station before him. He had been at the station since arriving from KOIL in Omaha 1966 when he began as the night guy as 'Tiger Bob'. His act is far less teen oriented here, a period in which he served as the station News Director and Production Director but still pulled one weekend airshift. He would stay with the station until the 'Great Strike That Struck Out' in 1977.

As in previous year's countdowns, contesting played a role. This year the WPGC 'Musical Mystery Tour' had listeners guess by title & artist, three mystery songs which had been locked in the WPGC Gold Money Car (no doubt it would have been even more compelling if the WPGC Money Girls had been locked in there too!). During this run of the countdown however, no listener guessed all three songs correctly to win the $3,000.

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