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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.
Summer Sunday morning was like no other on the day humankind landed
safely and walked on the moon for the first time. But like all
Summer days, seasonal products were heard often with commercials
for tanning products such as Tanya and Coppertone
as well as their counterparts in the too-much- sun department
for Bactine ('Winter in a can') & Solarcaine.
on this aircheck
are roughly evenly split between National and Local. Among the
latter is the full sing version of Eddie Leonard Sandwich Shops
and one done by night guy, Davy
Jones for the Association's concert at Merriweather
WPGC's Production Director, Bob
Raleigh's (Bill Miller) voice appears on many of the
his voice too heard on the Pulsebeat newscasts
throughout this tape.
The primary topic of course were preparations for the Apollo
11 moon landing.
Howard had long been the voice behind 'Mr. Soundoff'.
Two examples of listener gripes in Soundoffs
are contained herein; one on bank security guards and the other
on radar speed traps.
took the form of 'Name It & Claim It' in which listeners
could win fabulous merchandise if they knew what that hour's prize
was when the station called. That's morning man, Harv
Moore and one of his character voices, Orville on the
how the contest
WPGC Good Guy DJ, Davy
Jones can be heard on both the 7-Up Uncola un-words
contest in which listeners had to submit a list of words beginning
with 'un' to win fridge full of un-soda, and the Lifeguard
Those listeners inclined to do so could submit the name of their
favorite lifeguard to win a Good Guy sweatshirt for him.
on this tape
are a mixture of cuts from various PAMS
packages and others that sound like they came from a Pepper-Tanner
package. The common theme throughout is appropriately, summer
fun! By 1969, Top 40 radio had evolved to the then radical new
concept of playing two, sometimes three songs in a row without
commercial interruption! 'Two-In-A-Row' and 'Triple
Power Play' jingles
heralded the abundance of music, oblivious to the fact that most
songs weren't even three minutes long yet!
for the songs themselves, WPGC had created a reputation in the
industry of being early to add new records. Besides the legitimate
hits of the day, listen for now forgotten classics from the likes
of the Peppermint Rainbow ('Don't Wake Me Up In The Morning,
Michael'), Max Frost ('Shape Of Things To Come'), Shannon
('Abergavenny'), Steve Greenberg ('Big Bad Bruce'),
Underground Sunshine ('Birthday') and #1 in your hearts
if not #1 on the charts, Wilmer Alexander & The Dukes ('Give
Me One More Chance').
had added (((reverb))) to it's signal since 1964 but at no time
was it louder and prouder than in the Summer of '69 (Bryan
Adams remembers it, no doubt). Positioners in use at the time
included 'Good Guys Radio' and the apt, 'WPGC #1'.
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