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Lookin' Groovy Out There, Tiger Night People....'
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 1966 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.
in this aircheck
recorded off the AM as Summer '66 wound down, Tiger
Bob shows his stripes when a piece of equipment malfunctions,
but recovers nicely. Listen for his mention of breaking a machine
while the Chief Engineer (Wayne
Hedrick) watches on.
positioners in use included 'The Big PG' as well as the
more recently adopted, 'Good Guys Radio'. Jingles
on this tape from were a package called 'Funtastic' by
Spot Productions of Dallas and had been ordered by newly
Howard who had brought in Duffy in 1966 from Columbus, Ohio.
The two had worked together about a decade earlier in Baltimore.
Howard was the anonymous voice of 'Mr.
Soundoff'. Listen for him on a listener's gripe about lack
contained on this tape are a mixture of local and national. Examples
of the latter include spot for a new flick by the name of 'Lady
L', starring Sophia Loren, Paul Newman & David
Niven as well as a tasty soda jingle for Wink ('the
Sassy One, from Canada Dry'). As to the former, you can almost
hear the sighs of disappointment in the 1966 season-closing spot
for Glen Echo Amusement Park.
elements heard here include Morning
Man, Harv Moore
on a 'Patriotic Reminder'. That's his voice too on what
can only be considered a seminal promo for FM! Be sure to catch
his 'Got An FM Radio' speil touting WPGC-FM on 95.5, remarkable
in the sense that few cars even had FM radios in 1966.
with the AM's daytimer status, any attempt to convert audience
over to the FM after sunset was well worth the effort. Little
could they have known at the time that exactly one decade later
in 1976, FM listenership as a whole in Washington would surpass
AM listenership as a whole for the first time, making DC the first
FM dominant market in the country.
thanks to Ed Brouder of Man
From Mars Productions for this tape.
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