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Don Geronimo - 07/25/81

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Don Geronimo got his first job in radio at age 14, at WRWC in Rockton, Illinois. His stellar career thereafter reads like a who's who in the annals of radio history with stops at 13Q / Pittsburgh, 99X / New York, PRO-FM / Providence and WDRQ / Detroit before coming home to Washington and WPGC in the Fall of 1979 where he was brought in by Program Director, Scott Shannon for the first real skirmish with Q107's Uncle Johnny.

His impact was immediate and long felt; during his tenure WPGC righted itself and regained the CHR crown in DC. In 1981 he left for KIIS-FM in LA followed by stops at WLS & B96 / Chicago.

Don made his return to the Nation's Capital in 1985 doing afternoons at WAVA then moved to mornings the following year replacing Charlie & Harrigan. By then he had teamed up with Mike O'Meara and the rest is radio history.

Heard on this brief aircheck shortly before he left the station, listen for his treatment of movie tickets for the film, 'Heavy Metal'.

WPGC's annual summer promotion, the 'Ramblin' Raft Race' was back for it's fourth edition. A promo decribing the upcoming event is voiced by midday guy (& future morning man) Dave Foxx. Dave's skill with the blade was heard on many a produced bit on Don's show.

All commercials heard on this tape are agency produced including one for Miller Beer sung by Dave ('We Just Disagree') Mason. Another spot promotes the release of the new Dudley Moore film, 'Arthur'.

Though not heard here, jingles in use at the time were from a a TM package, 'Radio Express' in 1981. Station positioners in use included the straighforward, 'Better Music on WPGC'.


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