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Elliott came to WPGC from WEAM
(where he was Program Director), for middays & Music Director
duties in 1975. He had previously worked in Washington doing late
nights at WRC.
In 1977, following The
Great Strike That Struck Out,
he returned to the station to do mornings, initially teamed
with Don O'Day.
In the Summer of 1978, Scott
Woodside joined him for morning news.
left the station in early 1982, accepting a then staggering offer
He later did mornings at B106,
middays at WAVA
& eventually became VP of Pop Promotion at Arista Records
in NY. Today
he runs his own airplay consulting firm.
was recorded in a moving car. Thus, reception fades in & out
but is quite listenable. It comes from roughly six months prior
Great Strike That Struck Out
that saw all of the Air
Personalities except Jim replaced by Marriott controlled,
in their effort to rid themselves of the union.
the time Jim was doing middays, 10a-2p (although he had previously
briefly covered mornings
about a year earlier when Columbus
left for WLS
until Tim Kelly
arrived from WCFL, also in Chicago).
are some commercials
in their entirety but others scoped down. Among the aforementioned
are ones for the old Giant Department Stores and for Channel
4's NewsCenter 4 with Jim Vance, Nick Charles on sports
& Willard Scott's weather at 5PM followed by Jackson
Bain, and Jim Simpson sports at 6PM.
primary image contest
at the time was the Visible
in reality a two foot Plexiglass cube stuffed with currency ("eight
cubic feet of cash"). Listeners had to keep track of
on-going guesses of the amount inside it, ala 'Hi-Lo' to
win the big bucks. The winning guess a month later was $9,391.00.
Other contesting present at the time were John Denver concert
tickets & Rod Stewart albums.
were from the first package ordered from JAM,
a compilation of two packages, 'Logoset' & 'Priority
One'. The station's primary positioner, 'MusicRadio'
was featured prominently as the musical logo in said mention jingles.
had long been a staple on the station and had for many years been
voiced by the anonymous, 'Mr.
Howard). When he left WPGC late in 1974 coinciding with the
sale of the stations to First
Media, morning news
guy and Production Director, Bob
Raleigh (Bill Miller, the fifth of six different jocks to
use that name at the station over the years) picked up the duties.
In earlier years he had periodically filled in for 'Mr.
Soundoff' as 'Lt. Tweety' as the need arose!
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