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Singin', Swingin' Sound in Greater Washington'
fewer than six different Air
Personalities used the 'Bob
Raleigh' moniker during the '60's & '70's at WPGC. But
Ferrar was the first, arriving at the station in March of
1963 from West Palm Beach, Florida. His tenure lasted only about
a year until he left the station sometime in 1964 over a pay dispute
Howard, who quickly hired another 'Bob
Raleigh' despite the fact that Rolle
Ferrar continued to the pseudonym at WWDC as the 'Real' 'Bob
the most remarkable thing about this aircheck
is the complete and total absence of any Beatles tuneage at the
height of Beatlemania
in June 1964!! In fact, the closest thing to any evidence of the
British Invasion is an artist ID by Peter & Gordon!
a shockingly Middle Of the Road sounding show is heard with the
likes of Tony Bennett and Arthur Fiedler & the Boston
Pops!! Ever wonder why DJs don't select their own music anymore?
To avoid night & day differences in the sound of the station
from one daypart to the next (bear in mind that at the time of
this tape, school was out for the Summer and plenty of teens were
available to listen in middays - and probably were - to WWDC &
WEAM who offered a virtual non-stop diet of Fab Four platters).
Rolle on a recorded spot for Guys & Dolls Billiards
as well as the live commercial
for Mount Vernon Dodge ('Get a Dodge Dart for $1859!').
Speaking of cars, listen for Clue #15 in a 'Win the Good Guys
featuring an unknown air talent.
bit on morning
Moore being from Michigan was merely one of comedic license;
Harv was actually from New Paltz, New York and had come to WPGC
by way of Lexington, Kentucky. He and Rolle both started at WPGC
on the same day in 1963 and became fast friends. In fact, Rolle
is Godfather to Harv's now adult son.
of Harv, listen for a mention of his 'Over 30 Club' with
a typewriter up for grabs as a prize. In an era when stations
seemingly could be all things to all people, or at least tried
to be, the appeal to both teenagers and adults alike is very much
evident in this tape. The great irony of course is that the teenagers
of the '60's who grew up with WPGC-AM would so willingly migrate
over as Adults a decade later in the '70's to WPGC-FM.
station was billing itself as 'The Big PG' at the time
of this tape.
are from PAMS
but for one home grown cut for 'The Tiger', produced the
year before by former morning
G who by this time was doing nights at KYW in Cleveland. And
for the public service minded, the open and close of a Sound
Off is heard with a whopping weekly prize of $10!!
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