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Jim' Madison was a house name used by several different jocks
at the station over the years. This one was Bob Benson who
began doing nights at WPGC in 1966. He is remembered for using
the 'It's him, Gentleman Jim' slug line.
He previously had worked at WSMB in Waldorf, WHMC in Gaithersburg
in Rockville before joining WPGC. His airshifts were Mondays,
Tuesday, Saturdays & Sundays, 6-11PM.
on a Saturday afternoon on this aircheck,
WPGC was already fortifying its adult numbers while catering to
its teen age core with the 'Weekend Spectacular' which
consisted of playing an Oldie (or 'Smashback' as the good
Gentleman refers to them) every other song, alternating with the
latest hits. Now, Mom & little Suzie could both listen
for their favorite songs! Better yet, they could even request
them with the WPGC 'Request-O-Matic' line. Morning
man, Harv Moore
is heard on the stager
alerting listeners to phone in their suggestions.
Director / afternoon guy, 'Cousin'
Warren Duffy appear on the promo
for the station's Chinese New Year's contest
in which listeners could pick a fortune cookie that would describe
the prize they won inside. Typically, this included Chinese dinners
and watches with the numbers in Chinese!
in use at the time were primarily from a package known as 'Funtastic'
from Spot Productions of Dallas, ordered in 1966. Numerous cuts
from previous PAMS
packages however, particularly from Series 25, 'The Happy Difference'
in 1963 are also on this tape.
are as thick as traffic on the Beltway in rush hour. Hear the
triple play line-up now showing at the Ranch Drive-In Theater
voiced by Harv
Moore. Need a new car to go to the drive-in? Marv
Brooks touts the new models for Colonial Dodge. Or
drive one of the competitor's models from Cope Ford, done
Raleigh (Bill Miller).
don't miss the frenetic pace of night guy, Jack
Alix who miraculously performs the neat trick of appearing
at two places at once with dance-hops running simultaneously
in both McLean and Manassas (accompanied by the London Luv
Go-Go Girls)! No doubt he made appearances at each location
wearing a tie ('in mod, mad prints') from the Carnaby
Street Shop at the Hecht Company ('in tune with
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