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Anthony (Dean Griffith #1)
ol', Fat ol' Dean-o' was kind enough to not only grant
an interview with the webmaster about his recollections as the
first PD of WPGC as a rock & roll station in 1960 (see miscellaneous
audio), but also contributed some very early station materials
from his personal collection including station promotional photos,
air personality profiles, coverage maps and sales related one
sheets. Dean was the Program Director at WHLI
on Long Island for 20 years until his death in the fall of 2003.
has been one of the most frequent contributors to this site.
Many of the year end countdowns were provided by him that he recorded
on a reel to reel deck as a teenager growing up in Woodbridge,
VA. Walt has a very excellent site of his own, Old
Radio Shows.com which contains vintage airchecks from other
stations around Washington. If you're a fan of 'American
Top 40' (or countdown shows in general), don't miss his extensive
collections of shows from the '70's & '80's.
is a veteran of Radio
Caroline in the U.K. and has an extensive website dedicated
in memory of one of the earliest 'Pirate Radio' stations.
He's been collecting jingles worldwide for as long as he's been
in radio (which explains why his collection is so huge)!
Norm's expertise was of great help in determining which jingles
were used on WPGC and when.
Bene has been doing mornings
on world famous KROQ
in Los Angeles for the past ten years as one half of the 'Kevin
& Bean' radio program show and was brave enough to have
contributed tape of himself as a baby DJ at WPGC.
you grew up in DC, chances are you've seen many of the vintage
Children's television shows featured on Bob's dcmemories.com
site. In his research for the site, Bob found numerous articles
from Washington area papers that mentioned WBUZ-FM
as well as WPGC.
Mars Productions' has one of the largest collections of airchecks
around. If you're looking for tape of a vintage performer,
chances are he's got it, as he did numerous WPGC jocks whose airchecks
appear on this site.
to Jerry for permission to reproduce articles about the WPGC strike
in May of 1977 from 'Inside
huge thanks to Tommy Edwards (whom you may remember as 'Little
Tommy' from WLS)
for permission to include the amazing time sweep of songs from
1960 - 1982 that he produced for WABC's last day as a music station.
Hear the entire 30 minute 'Musicradio Montage', complete with
era - appropriate WPGC jingles here.
has provided countless hours of tapes to this site from hard to
find weekenders to long time fulltimers, all in pristine condition!
thanks as well to 'Radio
& Records' CEO, Erica Farber for permission to
various articles from 'R&R' written about WPGC over the years.
is a long time listener to the station and like so many other
teenagers at the time, recorded audio off the air which covered
the period from 1971 - 1982.
Gursky (aka 'Todd Reynolds' / 'Ed Kowalski' / 'Ed McNeill')
Ed is believed to hold the record for working at the station
the most number of times (3), using 3 different air names, no
less! Today he's an administrator with the Voice
of America in Washington and has often provided chronologic
background information about the station and has been of great
help in tracking down station alumni.
Irwin ('Uncle Ricky')
are simply inadequate to express the sincere thanks of this site
to 'Uncle Ricky', the founder of the
Radio Repository, an astonishing collection of vintage airchecks
and commentary of some of the industry's most legendary performers.
Do yourself a favor and visit his site (but be prepared to spend
hours there, with page after page of awesome audio!).
generosity in allowing this site to use his server space made
all the difference in launching this one. Due to the tremendous
amount of space required to support this site, it would have been
cost prohibitive to launch it without his kind benevolence.
Inc. is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to the
preservation & presentation of music radio history. Your tax-deductible
contribution to REELRADIO,
Inc. will also help keep this site online.
Aircheck' is another excellent resources for vintage tape
from a bygone radio era (and not just from stations in CA) .
He was kind enough to donate several WPGC weekly playlists
and various airchecks to the site.
James' 'Slo Jams' syndicated program originates in LA on 'The
Beat', KKBT. Thanks
for his remembrance of his days working with the late Jim
Collins, for whom this site is dedicated.
Guy' Davy Jones is a real friend
to this site, having provided tape of himself at various times
on the station during his days at WPGC from 1968-1971.Today he
is one of the principles of Image
Generators in suburban DC.
(whose real name is Bob but couldn't use that on the air at WPGC
because of too many other 'Bobs' there at the same time) is the
Prgram director of Mix
100 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Those smiling photos of you know who
his live overnight broadcasts from 'Blackie's in DC) came from
you know where!
present day Chief Engineer grew up listening to the station during
its Glory Days as a Top 40 monster and kindly donated pictures
of the legendary dual FM transmitters in use from 1969-2004. See
was one of the first contributors to this site as well as one
of the most frequent. His information about the
station promotions in the '60's
(quite a few of which he won as a kid!) was invaluable.
you haven't seen the Great
98 WRC tribute site he put together, be sure to check it out!
Moore ('The Boy Next Door')
Morning Mayor' has contributed numerous stories about his
days at the station including the creation of the 'Cruisin'
'69 album. Harv's
still on the air today at Oldies
104, WHTT / Buffalo from 10a-3p, EST.
is busy raising her daughters and graces us with the infamous
'bumpersticker your butt' photo.
Walker was one of the very first employess of WPGC starting just
two weeks after AM signed on in 1954, and was kind enough to grant
the webmaster an interview. hear excerpts from it here.
is a radio veteran who has made numerous contributions to the
site including many of the earliest recordings he made of the
station off the air from 1959-1962.
is another guy who's been in radio way too long and has the airchecks
to prove it. He's also a great supporter of this site and has
contributed numerous airchecks & vintage station playlists.
every other kid was recording songs off the radio, Jonathon Wolfert
was recording station jingles off the air! That may explain
why JAM Creative
Productions in Dallas consistently turns out some of the finest
jingle packages in the industry. Jon also has the rights
to all the old PAMS
jingle masters and has been kind enough to grant permission to
use the WPGC jingles from
1963 - 1982 heard on this site. Hear a 14 minute medley
of them in chronologic order here.
is the President & CEO of the Platinum
Pen Co. in Atlanta today. His contributions about working
at the station, particularly about the creation & evolution
of 'Congressman Cottonpicker' are appreciated.
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