Moore 'The Boy Next Door' is a native of Pelham, New
York but came to WPGC from Frankfort, Kentucky in March of 1963.
Initially, he did nights till sign-off but within a few months
was moved to mornings
when Jerry G
left for KYW in Cleveland, starting just days before the tragic
was also Program
Director when Dean
Griffith (Dean Anthony) left in 1964 for WMCA
in NY until the arrival of Cousin
Warren Duffy in 1966. He also served as Music Director from
1971 when Davy
Jones left for WMAL-FM but was promoted to Program
Director again in 1972 when 'big'
Wilson vacated the position.
continued in mornings
until early in 1975 when he accepted an offer from former WPGC
Howard to do mornings in Buffalo at WYSL.
on this aircheck
as 1965 began, young Harv had been doing mornings
for approximately 14 months and had been the Program
Director for less than 90 days. Much of the shtick that he
was known for during his long run as the Morning Mayor
was yet to come.
this early stage in his development, Harv performs more as a DJ
who happens to be on in the morning, as opposed to the bona fide
man he would become. Yet his comedic tendencies are evident
especially with respect to the use of 'wild tracks', particularly
noticeable at the end of the tape.
Listen for a vintage standup comedic performance from Bill
Cosby in the Comedy Corner too.
abound in the course of this aircheck
which covers approximately half an hour. During that time, more
than a dozen spots
are played. Harv does some of these live like for Miller High
Life, Citizens' Bank of Maryland (now with Saturday hours!). But
most are pre-recorded such as for Safeway (where thankfully,
'Food Is First!'), Dave Pyles Lincoln Mercury ('in compliance
with Maryland law, closed on Sundays!'). Agency produced spots
are heard too for Black Label Beer ('Mabel, Black Label!')
and Jim McKay Chevrolet.
the era, jingles
are heard everywhere in this aircheck.
All are from PAMS
of Dallas including packages such as 1963's Series 25, 'The
Happy Difference' and 1964's Series 27, 'The Jet Set'.
unmistakable voice of morning news
guy, MacNamara ('MacNamara here and I have news for you!')
is showcased on Pulsebeat News as well as on a station
in DC was light years away from the continual congestion that
typifies the Nation's Capital nowadays. Relying on the resources
of the AAA, reports were heard only once every half hour! Reporter,
Dave Durham elaborates on various bottlenecks on local streets
but never once even mentions the Beltway!!
consisted of the 'Good Guys Fun Club' in which serial numbers
from membership cards were read on the air to win fabulous prizes
like wristwatches, radios (AM & FM of course!) or record albums.
In a variation on a theme, names were also read on the air for
listeners to call in & win a Good Guys Sweatshirt. Incidentally,
the Contest Line (JOrdan 8-8525) was not to be confused
with the Good Guys Top Ten Tunes of the Week Line (LUdlow
itself alternately as 'The Big PG' and 'Good Guys Radio',
WPGC was quickly transforming itself from a colloquial daytimer
in the Maryland suburbs to a legitimate Washington radio force
to be reckoned with. Beatlemania
wasn't even a year old in the States yet but in the short time
since their arrival, driven by hordes of Baby Boomers entering
adolescence, WPGC had more than become the equal of WEAM
in Arlington and WWDC in the District, despite the AM having to
sign off at sunset.
before most people even had an FM radio in their home, let alone
in their car, WPGC-FM was breaking new ground in continuing the
AM's programming till midnight each night. The Legal ID heard
on this aircheck
includes the familiar 'AM & FM, Morningside'. Not a
full year had passed yet since January 27th, 1964 when
the FM's City of License had been changed from Oakland, MD to
thanks to Ed Brouder from Man
From Mars Productions for this tape!