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Top 95 of 1983

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Dave Foxx came to WPGC during The Great Strike That Struck Out in May of 1977 from sister First Media station, KYAK in Provo and was hired by Program Director, Dan Mason. Today, he is the imaging guru at Z-100 in NY.

Foxx on the Box and been bounced in and out of mornings so many times by the time of this aircheck it had become embarrasing. Initially covering the morning show when Elliott & Woodside left in January of 1982 for big dollars and big disappointment at Q107, Dave was teamed up with Redskins quarterback, Joe Theismann.

Displaced by the Elliott & Woodside move, former Q107 morning guy, Dude Walker soon joined WPGC. Not long afterwards, he & Dave were teamed up as 'Dude & Dave'. Within months of this pairing however the tragic format change occured and Dave was back to middays. That is, until the Spring of 1983 when Dude took off and Dave once again found himself in mornings, now with partner, J. Robert Howe.

The arrival of new Program Director, Al Casey in 1983 prompted yet another change in direction for the morning show. Al brought together two of his former colleagues, Jeff Baker (now at WAVA) & David Burd (now at WTOP) for mornings. Neither had ever worked together before but there was no denying the pair had a chemistry. Predictably, Dave was reassigned to middays yet again.

On this particular aircheck, Dave is filling in for the vacationing Baker & Burd on the day after the Christmas holiday. The original source of this tape is unknown but reception varies from good to so-so. Listen as Dave counts down the Top 95 of 1983, memorable as the year there were more British acts on the charts than even in 1964 (but collectively had fewer songs on the chart than those in '64). Afternoon guy, Long John Dowling is the voice heard billboarding the numbers of the songs.

A few commercials are heard on this tape, among them one for the Washington Area Datsun Dealers (the switch to Nissan was still coming), voiced by long time WMAL Sports talent, Johnny Holiday. All but one spot are agency produced, that for United Business Machines featuring Dave, Long John & late nite guy, Lee Chambers.

Dave had long been the producer of almost all station promos. You'll hear one of those he did for contesting at the time, the upcoming 'Money Game' (later known as the 'Dollar Bill Game') in which serial numbers of currency were read on the air. Listeners who had a bill with the prescribed number won lots 'o cash, commonly $95 but amounts up to $1,000 were awarded at times too.

Jingles are from a TM package produced in 1980 and were used until a new locally produced package for the station was created by a studio in Rockville in 1984.

 




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