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
95 of 1983
To hear audio
you will need the
Media Player 9 installed.
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
Mason. Today, he is the imaging guru at Z-100 in NY.
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
left in January of 1982 for big dollars and big disappointment
Dave was teamed up with Redskins quarterback, Joe
by the Elliott
move, former Q107
Walker soon joined WPGC. Not long afterwards, he & Dave
were teamed up as 'Dude
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.
arrival of new Program
Casey in 1983 prompted yet another change in direction for
the morning show. Al brought together two of his former colleagues,
(now at WAVA)
& David Burd
(now at WTOP)
Neither had ever worked together before but there was no denying
the pair had a chemistry. Predictably, Dave was reassigned to
middays yet again.
this particular aircheck,
Dave is filling in for the vacationing Baker
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
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
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.
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.
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!