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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
left the station in early 1982, accepting a then staggering offer
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.
on this aircheck
less than two months before they left the station for big bucks
and big disappointment at Q107,
run through their usual assortment of morning
show bits including a phone call with a listener who wants
to replace Elliott
The irony is thick enough to cut with a knife.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
activity included an appearance by Elliott
at an 'After Work Pina Colada Party' at the Sheraton
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