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Dan Steele - 01/27/74

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Dan Steele did nights at WPGC from 1973 - 1975. For many years he was the Program Director and morning man at Big Oldies 92.7 in Harrisburg, PA which changed format and went Smooth Jazz.

Heard on a Sunday afternoon on this aircheck, Dan plays the hits in Stereo, baby! Format competitor WRC had gone Top 40 not long before and was making a run for the crown. As a blocking move, WPGC began using virtually every identifier and positioning statement imaginable including the apt, 'WPGC #1', 'All Hit Music' and 'The Stereo Rock' (a direct swipe at WRC's 'The Rock of the Capital' which had been 'borrowed' from WLS' 'The Rock of Chicago').

Stopping the music for extended periods for news invited the competition to deliberately play music at the same time. To combat this counter programming strategy, WPGC inserted individual stories into commercial sets. Afternoon guy and future WPGC Program Director, Jim Collins (for whom this site is dedicated) does a story on the Pomponio land scam.

Only one commercial is heard on this tape, an agency produced one for Woman's Day Magazine, the latest issue of which featured an interview with Rose Kennedy and a hat which un-liberated happy homemakers could croquet!

Dan's claim of WPGC being 'where the winners are' was on the mark. Contesting at the time took the form of the time honored, 'Name That Tune' for $100. Thus far, $3,600 had been given away in the promotion.

The voice of god on the WPGC winners promo belongs to that of midday guy and future WPGC morning man, Columbus. Truly, WPGC was the place 'Where People Get Cash'!


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