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Elliott & Woodside - 11/19/81

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Jim Elliott came to WPGC from WEAM (where he was Program Director), for middays & Music Director duties in 1975. He had previously worked in Washington doing late nights at WRC. In 1977, following The Great Strike That Struck Out, he returned to the station to do mornings, initially teamed with Don O'Day. In the Summer of 1978, Scott Woodside joined him for morning news from Atlanta.

Elliott & Woodside left the station in early 1982, accepting a then staggering offer from Q107. Jim later did mornings at B106, middays at WAVA & eventually became VP of Pop Promotion at Arista Records in NY. Today he runs his own airplay consulting firm.

Heard on this aircheck less than two months before they left the station for big bucks and big disappointment at Q107, Elliott & Woodside run through their usual assortment of morning show bits including a phone call with a listener who wants to replace Elliott & Woodside. The irony is thick enough to cut with a knife.

Also featured was the award winning (or so they would have us believe), 'Chooz Yer Nooz' in which Jim would select one of three off the wall stories provided by Scott. In this case it was a double bonus day so two stories were done.

Unfortunately, Scott's other newscasts on this tape are missing as are all but a few seconds of the commercials. Comedy phone bits however are intact. Scott's Pizza Hut bit gives some clue as to his acting background and extemporaneous abilities in that regard.

Contesting at the time took the form of the Great WPGC Money Game in which currency that contained the station's FM frequency of 95.5 in the serial number was solicited from listeners in exchange for a handsome cash payout.

Speaking of money, the third and final version of the WPGC Gold Money Car (this one a Mercedes), long a fixture on the station was in action, driven by the last of the WPGC Money Girls, Pam Brown as she cruised the Capital area. When she pulled up behind someone displaying a WPGC bumpersticker on their car and read their license number on the air, all it took was a wave from the driver to win $100.

Thanksgiving was just a week away at the time of this tape. Listen for a promo by midday guy (and soon to be WPGC morning man) Dave Foxx for the 'Turkey of the Day' letter contest that listeners sent in to win said mentioned bird for the Holiday.

And speaking of Holidays, the annual WPGC Toys For Tots Concert was just days away too. This year's show was the last the station participated in and featured hot acts of the day including Rick Springfield, Juice Newton, Quarterflash and the Spinners at the Capital Centre.

Other promotional activity included an appearance by Elliott & Woodside at an 'After Work Pina Colada Party' at the Sheraton Washington.


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