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
26th Anniversary Show
Richards had previously worked in California, Omaha, Tulsa,
Kansas City, Dallas & San Antonio and joined
WPGC following the Great
Strike That Struck Out in the Summer of 1977 from WGCL
he did late nights 9p-1a then moved to 6-10p when Program
Mason took himself off the air to tend to National Program
Director duties for First
the arrival on Don
Geronimo in the Fall of 1979, he moved to 10p-2a. He
left WPGC in 1982 for mornings in Baltimore at B104.
he runs his own advertising agency in San Diego.
let's dispense with the factual error that 10/20/80 was WPGC's
actual 26th Anniversary. In fact, a Construction Permit was issued
by the FCC to Washington electronics engineer and
former FCC employee,
12th, 1953. (The FM had been on the air since January 18, 1948
The tower for WPGC-AM was erected in April, 1954 and broadcasts
began on April 24, 1954 from a
studio in Morningside on the farm of Duval
B. Evans on Walters Lane off Suitland Road.
said all that, the Fall ratings period made an excellent excuse
to celebrate the long standing heritage of the station. Other
than a couple of old jingles
on this aircheck, not much else is offered in the way of featuring
the station's past but for Waylon mentioning former WPGC Program
Director and afternoon guy, Charlie
rest of this tape
is pretty straightforward and reflective of the times, particularly
with respect to the battle for supremacy with Q107.
The station's primary positioning statement, 'WPGC, Continuous
Music' alludes to the more music battle underway as does the
'30 minutes of continuous music every hour after 10AM'
a 'WPGC Wants To Make You Rich' promo
by midday man (and future WPGC morning
man) Dave Foxx
illustrates the no holds barred skirmishes common between the
two competitors. Speaking of Dave, he couldn't speak, having had
oral surgery the weekend before. Waylon fills in admirably for
with the alleged 26th Anniversary, contesting
included WPGC Birthday Suits and tickets to Frank Sinatra's
first film in ten years, 'First Deadly Sin'. Other benchmarks
of the midday show included Office of the Day and the Mystery
Song of the Day.
than a live read spot
for RC Cola by Waylon and a recorded one by morning news
Woodside for Harriman Ford, every single commercial
is agency produced and is of National or Regional origin, including
one for Red Rose Tea. The pipes heard on the tag at the
end of it is none other than Asst. Program
Director (and future WPGC Program
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!