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Ron Lewis - 03/12/78

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Ron Lewis did weekend overnights at WPGC in the Spring of 1978 while he worked at WYRE in Annapolis. Heard on this aircheck from early one Sunday morning in the Spring of '78, he plays the hits of the day, mainly from 'Saturday Night Fever'. With no fewer than a half dozen singles from the Soundtrack out concurrently, the station began routinely featuring double plays from it. In the course of this tape covering about 90 minutes, 'How Deep Is Your Love' / 'Stayin' Alive' and 'Night Fever ' / 'More Than A Woman' are heard back to back. The Disco phenomena was at full speed!

When not shaking their collective booties, listeners had the chance to win, of all things, Ted Nugent's latest album and qualify for a trip to LA to see the California Jam II. Other upcoming contesting included, 'Go For It' in which listeners had to correctly identify the last three songs played, then got to identify other songs hooks to go for even more cash.

A quick promo teasing it is done by late night guy, Steve Michaels. Preceding him on the air every evening was Waylon Richards who does the one for the World of Wheels show in which a pinball machine was being given away by the station. One lone commercial is included on this aircheck, an agency one for Pabst Extra Lite beer.

Ron does a couple of newscasts on this tape. A terrorist attack in Israel and the 96 day nationwide coal strike were among the stories featured. Liz Kiley, the overnight voice during the week is heard on a Soundoff about Police response codes used in emergencies. This particular one was in response to an earlier one complaining about the manner in which Police respond to non-emergencies. Following the Great Strike That Struck Out in May of 1977, the voicing duties on these were done by the airstaff. Prior to that time Bob Raleigh, (Bill Miller) long time newsguy deposed by the Strike handled the chore. For many years earlier however, General Manager, Bob Howard did the task as the anonymous, 'Mr. Soundoff'.

Jingles were from JAM from the 'Positron' package originally created the year before for WABC / New York. Both stations identified themselves at the time as 'Musicradio'.


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