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In 1966 I took my $300 total stash from graduation money given
me and bought a Knight International receiver / amp. I
then hooked it up to a log / periodic radio antenna on top
of our farmhouse roof (our place was in the country near Woodstock,
VA) where I proceeded to listen to every FM station in the
Valley, plus most of the more powerful ones out of DC, such
FM, and of course, WPGC FM (I could also just barely get the
AM in the car).
where I discovered Bob
Raleigh, Harv Moore,
Marv Brooks, Cousin
Duffy and all of that crazy 60's frenetic sound, right
down the heavy reverb
remember Cousin Duffy's
debut of Harper Valley PTA one summer afternoon; and
the first time I ever heard A Day In The Life by the
Beatles----all on WPGC "Good Guys" Radio. Was it
legal to play a song as long as McArthur Park? They
proved it to be so.
harken back to those early FM days that were so exciting to
me. This website not only brought it all back....but gave
me a sense of "community" with others who shared
those golden, wonderful radio moments, now gone forever. Thanks
to all who helped and to each and every one of us who savor
happened to come across the WPGC website. Needless to say
it is terrific. I only wish there was one for WWDC & WMAL.
Great job, congratulations.
a child of the '60's I grew up with the old WPGC, Harv
Moore and others.
Thank you for a wonderful tribute site. I work in the biz,
have seen many of these tribute sites and this is certainly
the most entertaining and comprehensive I've had the pleasure
to visit...Well done...as they used to say on his drop-in
"Atta boy Harveeeee!"
AM 880 KIXI, Bellevue / Washington
have just spent the better part of seven hours at the site,
only scratching the surface of all the audio files. Never
did we think that anyone cared enough about "our"
station to preserve it such as it has been done on this site.
Fifty Thousand Thanks, Fifteen Hundred and Eighty more thanks
and another Ninety five and a half more. We're gonna party
like it's 1965 again............
Paul T Cerniglia
spent a lot of time on this site. What an excellent job. I'm
MSgt Frederick Scott
Great web site and great memories. I was very familiar with WPGC
having lived in Northern VA from 1964-1968. We drove every morning
into DC for school and listened to WPGC radio morning and afternoon.
In looking back, Radio had a lot of personality and creativity,
plus the music from that time was so good.
web site is amazing. I did not even know it existed until
a friend told me about it. Now its an addiction! My father
worked at WPGC around the time that the Beatles came to DC.
He was a weekend engineer and part time news man on the weekend
only. He left WPGC and had his own morning show on a small
country station in Glen Burnie, Maryland. I was a loyal listener
until I moved away from the DC area in 1978. Thanks again
for all the work that went in to this site.
Dave McGrath, Bedford, Virginia
remember my first transistor radio AM/FM and being able to switch
when WPGC FM went on the air my brother preferred WEAM
in the daytime
as a senior in high school in 1972 I had a chance to work
with 'big' Wilson doing a station
promotion at the DC Armory it was a pie throwing booth
we got hit with pies while sticking face through hole in
a board I remember we had some pies stolen from the car
while loading out.
managed to get a tour of the Bladensburg studios.
on to do radio in Roanoke for a couple of years in the early 70s
and now I am about to retire from 25 years at ABC Radio Networks
for the memories.
moved to the Baltimore / Washington area back in 1977, and WPGC
was one of the first stations I listened to when I moved here.
WPGC was a fantastic station then, and this website is on the
money!!!! I remember Waylon
Richards, Dave Foxx, Scott
Carpenter, Elliott &
Jackson, Don Geronimo,
and the list goes on. I've also listened to some of the airchecks
prior to 1977. WPGC was a great station.
lived in Kansas City prior to moving to Columbia, MD and I listened
to the late Al Casey on WHB,
and I enjoyed his shows very much. I didn't know he came to WPGC
until I checked out this website.
and keep up the good work on this fantastic website. This is one
of the best top 40 Websites available.
listened to WPGC in the sixties and seventies and thought it was
the greatest station in the nation. I liked all the jocks and
energetic sounds of the station. I especially like "Cousin
Duffy" and Bob Peyton
since I had more time to listen to them because of my work schedule.
I no longer live in the area and was sorry to hear that the station
was sold and the format changed. I thoroughly enjoy the website.
Keep up the good work.
Delores & John Garrison, Glasgow, Kentucky
As a baby boomer growing up in the DC area, WPGC and WEAM
were the main stations I listened to on my cheap pocket transistor
radio as a kid. I have bookmarked this site as there is not nearly
enough time to read it all in one evening.
I remember meeting Cousin Duffy
on his March of Dimes walk, also winning a Kinks album from Jack
Alix at the Subway, a youth nightclub near Tysons Corner who's
name predated Metro. I'll be back! Thanks for honoring an exciting
time in DC radio.
Ron Perlik, Warrenton, VA
I grew up in Baltimore but included WPGC in my station rotation.
I worked with Bill Miller (Bob
Raleigh) at WPOC in the late 70's and early 80's. He moved
on to sales at WFRE Frederick after being let go at WPOC. Last
I heard was he was living in the Frederick area and heavily involved
with his passion of model trains. Bill and I were good friends
for many years.
just tripped over your website, and just want to say thanks. I
grew up in Arlington in the 60's, and trolling through your site
brought back a ton of memories. It was great to see all these
names again. There are even a few people I got to meet in later
years, and had no idea they had done time at WPGC.
great research project!! Keep up the good work.
a great site! I grew up in Upper Marlboro and Bowie, listening
to WPGC constantly, from about 1964 to 1972. My sister and I had
a couple Good Guys sweatshirts from 1967, I graduated was good
friends with Bob
Raleigh's (Bill Miller's) stepson Don, we were ringers for
the Basket Bunglers in '71 and '72.
I remember playing the Washington Redskins in a game. In about
two minutes on the court I managed to get called for fouling Ted
Vactor, who, if I recall, was a kick returner. We also played
some school faculties and the police down in, I think, Chesapeake
Beach. "big" Wilson
was the player-coach. There was also a guy named Harry Boomer
who played on the team--I think someone told me he was the music
also remember hearing the phone call that cost
Chris James his job. (I think he was arguing with his wife
or girlfriend about her not being ready to go out, or somesuch.)
subject, back in 1971 Davy Jones
had a pretty hot 1968 Corvette for sale. He gave me a ride in
it, but I couldn't convince my dad to go for it. Big surprise,
it's great to see the old pictures and hear the jingles and airchecks.
I love the site. It sure brings back a lot of great memories.
grew up in the DC area. I discovered radio at a VERY young age
and even to this day rarely go anywhere without a radio (of some
kind). From those young days in the early 60's through the "golden
days" of top 40, WPGC was almost all I listened to. I (like
a lot of us) used to record stuff off the radio and seeing your
site makes me want to go dig through my old tapes and see what
I have. I remember the old studios
on Southern Ave. and I visited the Parkway Building studios once.
And being a engineering type, I used to drive by the transmitter
site once in a while. Its
a shame that radio isn't what it used to be. Even television,
which I been working in for over 20 years now, has changed a lot
since then. Thank
you for preserving an important part of DC radio (and my personal)
D. Weaver, WJLA-TV
I grew up in NYC, one of the highlights of going to DC (summer
vacation or class trip) was listening to WPGC, Good Guys Radio.
Thanks for the great website, saluting a great station.
lots of memories here. On April 1, 1967, I got to meet Harv
Moore! No April fooling here. It was at a dance at the Greenbelt
Armory. Harv was actually representing Channel 20, rather than
WPGC, that night. He was a temporary host of the "Wing Ding"
dance party show on that station. I was not a regular "Wing
Ding" watcher, but I listened to Harv just about every morning,
Monday through Saturday, on WPGC. Of
course, I asked Harv all kinds of questions about his background
and the station. Gentleman
Jim Madison had just departed, so I asked what happened to
him, and Harv said he had gone into the Army. The name turned
up again later at the station, and this site confirms what I had
thought - that it was someone else using the same name.
I have died, and gone to Heaven. I can't thank you enough for
putting together this awesome web site! I grew up in Seat Pleasant,
and like so many others, I listened to WPGC from sun up to sun
down, and finally got a FM radio and could listen until midnight.
I remember going to their studios in Corral Hills and meeting
Larry Justice, while Dean
Griffith was on the air, working his magic with the turn tables
and tape cartridges of jingles and commercials. I
also remember listening the day, Larry
locked himself in the control booth and played that record over
and over. I also remember his last day on the air, Dean
Griffith started his show with "Hat's off to Larry"
by Del Shannon, funny the things you remember. Again, I thank
you for the wonderful trip down memory lane. God bless you.
Joe Jackerson / Deltona, Fla
you brought back a bunch of memories. WPGC was "the"
station...the only station when I was growing up. I remember my
folks won a hundred bucks one time by having a bumpersticker on
the back of their car.
grew up in Baltimore in the '60's, and I've been a radio fanatic
since junior high school. I spent a lot of years with WPGC as
a radio companion. Around
1970, they used to read a headline and then say, "Stand by!"
(for the news). Then they'd go into a commercial. The headline
was usually a little sensational. Once I was listening and Bob
Raleigh (Bill Miller) came on and said, "Murder, robbery,
rape! A day of crime! Stand by!" Pretty funny.
much for the great site. It covers virtually everything about
the station, most of which I remember vividly. I've spent a lot
of hours here in the last few days. Anyhow, thanks again.
grew up listening to WPGC and Harv Moore and I love this website.
I am the ultimate WPGC fan. I still have surveys from the mid-70s.
awesome, totally enjoyable, all that & more. The website
is incredible. Thank you!
the mid to late 60s, if you called the request line, you usually
got a busy signal. But you also could hear other request line
callers in between the busy beeps. Callers could talk to each
other. It caught on quickly and became an AOL chatroom long
before it's time. It was called the WPGC pipeline. I remember
one jock even saying that a people had met on the pipeline and
ended up married!
tribute site! I remember riding through the DC area with my folks,
going from NJ where we were living, back home to NC. Funny thing
was, we usually made the trip at night, and since we didn't have
an FM radio, WEAM was all I knew of Washington radio. Then, we
started making the journey during the day and it was on one of
those trips that I discovered a Washington station that was in
the same ball park with WABC, WMCA, WIBG and WFIL..Good guys radio
WPGC! What a station! And this site re-affirms what I thought
when I was a pint sized radio geek.. You have a TON of great stuff
on here..keep it up!
PD/OM WAZO & WRQR
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