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Bob Raleigh (Bill Miller) - 07/10/66

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'From the Funderful One, WPGC.....'

At least six different guys used the 'Bob Raleigh' house DJ name at WPGC. But none used it longer than Bill Miller who joined the station in December, 1965 from KOIL in Omaha for nights in the Nation's Capitol. He would eventually move into morning news in 1968 and became the station's Production Director, roles he would play through the Great Strike That Struck Out in May of 1977.

Weekends were a showcase of the best of the new and old musically with a 'Weekend Spectacular', consisting of every other song from the 'Fab Forty Survey' and the balance from oldies in the station's library, many heard via the 'Request-o-matic' line at 779-1580.

Jingles heard on this aircheck are from the 'Funtastic' package from Spot Productions in Dallas, the same company that produced the thinly-veiled, 'Thatman' package for WPGC as a rip-off, er, homage to the Bat-craze sweeping the nation.

Listen carefully to the announcer intro-ing the Fortunes rendition on the 'Things Go Better With Coke' commercial as being 'Cousin' Brucie at WABC in New York.

With school out for Summer, contesting took on an even larger role on the station with 'Good Guys' Sweatshirt giveaways. One might think a sweatshirt would be a trifle hot during the summer months, but lest we digress, listen for a promo of an upcoming contest voiced by two unidentified personalities for the 'WPGC Good Guys' Thorobred Sweepstakes', yet another in an endless stream of pre-recorded, theater of the mind type races featuring station DJs in fictious competition with one another that listeners had to successfully predict the outcome of to win a prize (a sweatshirt, no doubt!).

Typically, these contests were voiced by General Manager, Bob Howard. It's he who is also heard as 'Mr. Soundoff' on a listener's gripe about loud barking dogs on hot summer nights.

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