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Dozen on the Good Guy Fab Forty....'
Griffith' was a house name used by several different personalities
over the years at WPGC. Dean Anthony was the first to use it in
1960-64. The name of the next DJ to do so in late 1964 was Dale
Tucker. The one heard on this tape is Larry Jarvis (also known
as 'Larry James') who joined the station in April 1965 from
KEWI in Topeka, Kansas. He was heard on WPGC from 6-11PM on Wednesday,
Thursday & Friday nights as well as 2-6PM on Saturdays &
10a-2p on Sundays.
amiable personality comes through bright & clear on this aircheck
from a Sunday afternoon in which the 'Weekend Spectacular'
was featured. Oldies alternated every other song with the
current hits of the day. To
that end, listen for the '#1!' stager
before Nancy Sinatra's chart buster, 'These Boots Are Made
For Walkin' as well as the 'Flashback' stager
before the Kinks', 'All Day And All Of The Night'. Other
imaging elements consist of jingles
which are heard in abundance and are from various packages from
PAMS of Dallas.
at the time included giving away WPGC Good Guy sweatshirts. A
winner of one is heard at the start of this tape.
To win one for yourself be sure to send a postcard to 'WPGC Good
Guys sweatshirt, Parkway Building, Bladensburg, MD. The station
had moved to that location
in late 1965.
Raleigh (Bill Miller, the fifth of six different jocks to
use the name at WPGC) is on the Tom Amatucci Rambler spot
man, Harv Moore
makes an appearance on the one for the Someplace Else nightclub.
Afternoons were handled by Marv
Brooks who the voice heard on the commercial
for Lustine Chevrolet. And speaking of transportation,
Larry Jarvis does a live read on the TWA bit about flying
standby. But it's an agency produced spot
for DC Transit Bus that invokes irony here; WPGC-FM's predecessor,
been owned and operated by the WM&A (Washington, Marlboro
& Annapolis) bus line before being acquired by WPGC-AM in
bombastic was your style, then WPGC 'Pulsebeat News'
fit the bill. Delivered here by newsguy,
stories include the latest developments at home and abroad including
the toll in Vietnam.
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