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95 of 1983
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,
Jeff Baker & David Burd 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.
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.
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