Good Guys Today
In The News
Like You Wish!
Radio Tribute Sites
space provided by:
above to hear more vintage broadcast radio airchecks from the
Reel Radio Repository.
tax-deductible contribution to
will help keep this site online
site is in no way affiliated with WPGC Radio
today, or with
CBS Radio, Inc.
above to visit WPGC today.
Dedicated in memory
in 'Pulse, Hooper and the A-R-B'
Moore 'The Boy Next Door' is a native of Pelham, New
York but came to WPGC from Frankfort, Kentucky in March of 1963.
Initially, he did nights till sign-off but within a few months
was moved to mornings
when Jerry G
left for KYW in Cleveland, starting just days before the tragic
was also Program
Director when Dean
Griffith (Dean Anthony) left in 1964 for WMCA
in NY until the arrival of Cousin
Warren Duffy in 1966. He also served as Music Director from
1971 when Davy
Jones left for WMAL-FM but was promoted to Program
Director again in 1972 when big
Wilson vacated the position.
continued in mornings
until early in 1975 when he accepted an offer from former WPGC
Howard to do mornings in Buffalo at WYSL.
is notable for the complete absence of reverb (or any processing
for that matter)! This is explained by the fact that it was recorded
off the Program channel directly from the control board and not
off the air.
the time of this tape, NBC management was about to make the decision
to blow up WRC's
MOR format for a head to head Top 40 battle with WPGC. That came
to fruition in October 1972. As a blocking move, WPGC began using
any potential on-air positioner so that the competition couldn't.
Among those heard here are 'WPGC #1', 'All Hit Music', 'Stereo
95', 'Music 95', 'Where the Hits Hit First', and 'The Powerhouse
Twins, WPGC FM Stereo & WPGC AM 1580'. One can only imagine
the confusion this caused with diary keepers!
show itself was now being identified as 'Harv
Moore & Co.', a reflection of the numerous character
voices he had created such as 'The Colonel', 'Kay Sera', 'Orville'
& 'Tonto' (sadly, none are heard on this tape).
took the form of a 'Cash Rip-Off' jackpot (at $1,130!),
tickets to the film release of the 'Concerts for Bangladesh'
as well as a form of fantasy baseball; fantasy in the sense that
the Washington Senators had recently left the Nation's
Capitol and DC was left without a baseball team. Hence 'WPGC Good
national, agency produced spots are heard throughout this tape.
Of particular note is the Pepsi spot by Bobby Bloom
(whose career was by then well beyond the point of 'blooming').
Also listen for local spots for Fresca & Rogers
Chevrolet voiced by midday man (and the next WPGC morning
man when Harv
left the station in January 1975), 'Columbus'.
things to listen for:
A remarkably sexist spot for the 'Wigwam Club' in Waldorf,
MD featuring an all girl topless band calling themselves, 'Eight
of a Kind'!
A :60 pre-recorded news
story by weekend jock, Brad
Scott on a U.S. Ambassador getting drunk on a flight to France.
The station was burying stories like these in the middle of commercial
stopsets as a means to meet its FCC commitment without breaking
away from music for long newscasts.
A WPGC 'Sound
Off' by General
Howard on trash collection. The cash prize for the 'Best Sound
Off of the Week' was a whopping $20!
This non-profit historical site
is not affiliated in any way with WPGC Radio today or CBS Radio,
Inc. Use of copyrighted material is consistent with the "fair
use" provisions contained in §107 of the Copyright Act
of 1976 due to the following characteristics: Use of copyrighted
material is of a nonprofit, educational nature, intended for the
sole purposes of research and comment and does not significantly
negatively affect "the potential market for or value of the
copyrighted work(s)." Use of registered trademark material
is not subject to civil action or injunction as outlined in §1114
and §1125 of the Trademark Act of 1946 (the Lanham Act) due
to the following characteristics of this work, and the registered
marks published herein: Use of reproductions of registered marks
is not for the purpose of commerce, nor is the use connected with
the sale, offering for sale, or advertising of any goods or services.
Use of reproductions is not likely to cause confusion, mistake,
or deception as to the affiliation, connection, or association of
this work with owners of published registered marks, nor as to the
origin, sponsorship, or approval of this work by owners of published
registered marks. Wherever possible, the copyright or registered
mark owner's name has been noted near the copyrighted work or registered
mark; however, all material used in this site, including, but not
limited to, newspaper articles, syndicated themes, promos, commercials,
photographs, playlists, press releases, ratings, airchecks, newscasts,
traffic reports, sports reports, 'sound-offs', sweepers, bumperstickers
and station logos, should be considered protected copyrighted material
or registered mark with all rights reserved to the owner, named
or unnamed. So there!