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Wilson joined WPGC in 1969 as Program
Director and afternoon man. This aircheck came from a few
months before he gave up programming duties and eventually moved
to overnights before leaving the station altogether for WEAM
would soon face a new rival for the Top 40 crown as WRC
would drop its MOR format for an all out war in less than
six months. Attempting to pre-empt the competition from doing
so, WPGC began calling itself everything under the sun. Positioners
heard on this tape include 'Stereo 95', 'WPGC #1", 'All
Hit Music', 'Radio #1', 'Full Time Stereo' and so on.
records were still in use as heard by Dennis Coffey's, 'Taurus'
being started at the wrong speed! Also noticeable is the high
percentage of national agency spots for the likes of Sprite,
Stri-Dex, Papermate, Duracell, Tame and Soft & Dry
(the latter voiced by WABC's
produced spots included ones for K-TEL (voiced by versatile
Raleigh [Bill Miller] (the news story buried in the stopset
just before the K-TEL spot is him too!), an anything-but-PC
spot for the 1320 Club done by long time morning
man, Harv Moore,
and Hillcrest American Motors by midday man (and future
whose voice is also then heard immediately afterwards on a spot
for the Washington Post featuring a special section on
Imported Cars which aired immediately after the American Motors
included the time honored, 'Cash Rip-Off' call (for $1,076). Contestants
were still being identified by name, town and street address in
the pre-stalker era! Also heard on this aircheck is a twist on
fantasy baseball in which contestants had to guess whether a jock
on the station would hit a pre-determined Single, Double or Triple.
Listen for General
Howard doing the play by play on Good Guys Baseball. What
made this all the more timely is it coincided with the Washington
Senators leaving the Nation's Capitol.
him too as the voice of 'Mr. Soundoff'
on a moronic listener's gripe about newspaper articles using words
that are too big to be easily understood.
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