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Lawrence started at WPGC part time while still a student at
the University of Maryland in August 1971. By the following year
he was doing the overnight shift, albeit 'part time' (never exceeding
25 hours a week so the station wouldn't have to pay benefits).
1972 he began the live broadcasts at the Black
Ulysses restaurant in DC. In 1973 he graduated college and
left WPGC for nights and later middays at KBEQ in Kansas City.
had been broadcasting 24 hours a day since 1968. Initially, Famous
Amos Anthony & Handy
Andy Andrews (billed as 'Amos & Andy') broke up the overnight
show, midnight - 3AM and 3 - 6AM respectively. By the time of
however, the graveyard shift was split up by Alexander
Goodfellow 12 - 3AM and Todd
Reynolds 3 - 6AM.
on this aircheck
early one Monday morning (the aforementioned's day of the week
off), Bryan spends seemingly most of his time doing live spots
for the Esquire Shops, the sole sponsor of the overnight
shift! Not to be outdone, a recorded commercial
for said mentioned retailer is also heard, voiced by Program
Director and afternoon man, 'big'
great way for stations to meet their news commitment with the
FCC was by burying large portions of it in the overnight show.
Such is the case here where Bryan is heard doing a much longer
than normal newscast
including a story about the Redskins having won their first four
games of the season, the first time since 1943 that had happened.
ever present voice of General
Howard is heard as it had been for years as 'Mr.
Soundoff' reading a listener's gripe about being overworked
as a waitress. The $20 awarded for the best Soundoff
of the week would no doubt have been larger than her average tab
back in 1971.
on the station included the 'Columbusmobile',
a '55 Chevy that newly arrived midday guy (and future WPGC morning
would give away in about a month's time.
the time of this tape,
the station billed itself appropriately, as 'WPGC #1'. Jingles
are a mix of packages including some cuts from three years earlier
in 1968 from the Pepper-Tanner collection, 'The Now
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