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Jones came from WAMS in Wilmington, Delaware and went on to
become one of the original staff of Buzz Bennett's 13Q in Pittsburgh
after leaving WPGC. He then went on to program WRVR-FM in New
York for quite a few years when it was a jazz station owned by
the time of this aircheck,
WPGC would soon face a new rival in the Top 40 battle with WRC.
NBC would given up it's battle against long time MOR market champ,
WMAL and go
after the more fickle teenage fans of WPGC in October of '72.
a defensive tactic, WPGC began touting it's strengths, notably
FM Stereo (WPGC AM's daytimer status forced it to sign off at
sunset), something which 'The
Great 98' would not be able to duplicate. Another ploy
was avoiding long periods away from music. Notice how pre-recorded
by midday man, 'Columbus'
are buried in stopsets, allowing the station to meet it's news
commitment without breaking away for extended newscasts.
part of its 'hipper than AM' stance, segues from one song
to another were periodically heard on this tape as were the titles
of albums given when song titles were mentioned. And in keeping
with the More Music approach, commercial sets never ran
over three minutes but for the occasional Soundoff
(listen for one by General
Howard as 'Mr. Soundoff'
on permanent glue stickers).
themselves were a balance of national agency cuts (among others,
Heaven Scent perfume and the immortal, 'PSSSSSST' instant
shampoo-in-a-can are heard herein) with local commercials for
Hillcrest American Motors (featuring the equally immortal pipes
of midday man and future morning
Calvee's (voiced by newsman,
Raleigh [Bill Miller] and the Hanger Club & DeYoung shoes
(done by Program
Washington Senators had recently abandoned the Nation's Capitol
at the time of this tape, leaving DC without a baseball team.
Hence the advent of 'Good
Guys Baseball' (play by play by General
Howard) consisting of contestants guessing the outcome of
pre-recorded scenarios in which one of the station jocks would
get a single, double or triple. Other tried & true contesting
conducted at the time was the 'Good Guys Cash Rip-Off' (with
$1,739 in the cash call jackpot!).
heard on this tape are from PAMS
Series 42a. Station ID's were given on both the hour and half
hour with the (not completely legal) 'Powerhouse 50,000 watt
WPGC-FM Stereo, Morningside' identifier.
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