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Top 100 of 1976

Special thanks to Walt Bailey for this tape.

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'Big' Ron O'Brien ruled the night time air waves at WPGC during 1976-77, a period after the demise of cross town competitor WRC the year before. Broadcasting in fine tradition every evening from the 'Bladensburg Space Needle' (the studios were located at the time in Bladensburg, Maryland), he stayed until the aforementioned strike in '77. He later would go on to WNBC, New York, KIIS-FM in LA and many other legends in radioland. The Big One went to that great transmitter in the sky on April 27th, 2008 at age 56 from complications due to pneumonia.

Things to listen for:

- Several listener 'Sound Offs' by News Guy, Bob Raleigh (Bill Miller, also deposed by the strike) on the Redskins season, Christmas season gripes and people opening car doors into traffic.

- A 1976 promotions recap promo by Tim Kelly & a Top Ten LPs giveaway promo by afternoon guy & Program Director, Jim Collins (for whom this site is dedicated).

- An agency spot for a new movie at the time, 'A Star Is Born'.


WPGC TOP 100 FOR 1976


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WPGC TOP 100 FOR 1976


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