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Barb Adams

Barb Adams was a secretary at the station in the early - mid '60's. If anyone knows of her whereabouts today, please email the webmaster.


Shelby Austin



Polyester prone
in 1977!

With Vicki Mallgrave & Sheila Chandler


With Vicki Mallgrave in Star Wars Halloween Costumes

WPGC's longest employee ever, since 7/8/73, she still works at the station today as the Controller!!!

Shelby writes:

My most vivid memory has to be the Great Strike That Struck Out in May of 1977. Truckers trying to run the Lincoln (WPGC Money Car) off the road while I was driving it, watching the picketers out of my apartment window, picking up non-union jocks at the airport...and yes I was on the air doing the Sunday morning was AWFUL.



Harry Boomer

Harry Boomer was a Programming Assistant in the early '70's.



Beverly Burch


(L-R) Sue Gardiner, Anita Miller, Beverly Burch & Bobbie Sweitzer in '72.

Station receptionist in the early '70's.



Nancy Burgess

Nancy (later known as Stevie) was the Traffic Manager in the late '70's. She eventually married General Manager, Bill Prettyman.



Sheila Chandler


With (L-R) Shelby Austin
& Vicki Mallgrave

With Vicki Mallgrave



Sheila worked in the Accounting Department in the late '70's through the '80's.



Gregg Davis

Gregg was a Programming intern in 1983-84. He later worked at Radio Marti at the Voice of America.



Barbara Dubose


Barbara Dubose Adams today.

Barbara writes:

I started working at WPGC in 1976. I smile every time I think about those days. The staff was as close as family members. I am still in contact with some of them today. My office in Bladensburg was right behind the receptionist, the late Phyliss Gammon and next to Music Director, Jim Elliott. My office in Greenbelt was a little isolated from the other offices and we all still found a way to stay close. I moved to the sales department in 1980 or 1981.

I have my own business now, baking cakes for more than eight years for world famous Ben's Chili Bowl and a few other restaurants in DC. Great Site!



Chris Fisher


1974 - Could you tell?


Bookkeeping Supervisor from the '70's - '90's. Chris passed away of lung cancer on 10/15/04.



Phyllis Gammon


Early in 1979


The long time station receptionist passed away in the late '80's.
Today she's at that big front desk in the sky!



Sue Gardiner


(L-R) Sue Gardiner, Anita Miller, Beverly Burch & Bobbie Sweitzer in '72.


Sue Gardiner worked in the commercial traffic & continuity dept.
in the early '70's.



Edith Hayman

Edith Hayman was a secretary at WPGC-AM when it signed on in mid-May 1954 and was married to Harry Hayman, original General Manager of WPGC.



Vicki Mallgrave



With Shelby Austin & Sheila Chandler

With Shelby Austin in Star Wars Halloween Costumes

With Scott Woodside

With Sheila Chandler

With Boston

Vicki worked in the Accounting Department in the late '70's and early '80's. Today she is with NORAD in Colorado Springs.

Vicki writes:

I began there in 1978 in Bladensburg as the Accounts Receivable Clerk and worked in that little tiny room in the back with Chris Fisher and Sheila Chandler. Two years later we moved to Greenbelt and I sat in the very back corner with all the windows in accounting. Some time after we moved there Dale Williamson joined us as our Accountant, then I left a little while after that.

What I remember most is the times I spent with Chris Fisher and Sheila Chandler. Chris was always telling us stories about Elvis as she was such a fan of his and Sheila made me laugh 8 hours a day. Chris must have wondered about us because we were always giggling.

One of the cutest things I remember was when Shaun Cassidy came to the station in 1981 to see Scott Shannon. Scott told all the girls that Shaun would be here soon and demanded that we were not to stand around and gawk (which is always what we did when a celeb came by) and to continue working as normal. So...Shaun arrived and went into Scott's office and they shut the door, we ladies waited out in the hall.

After a while went by I decided I was going to see this guy whether Scott liked it or I knocked on his door with a sealed envelope in my hand with Scott Shannon's name on the front. He yelled 'Come in!' and I walked in and handed him the envelope. I said, 'This just came for you.' as I turned to Shaun with a big smile and saying hello, and then casually walked out of the room. Scott opened it immediately and inside was a note that read 'Ha! Just wanted to get a look at Shaun!'.

I also cracked up every time he asked 'Miss Betty' as Sheila and I called her (a girl from Macon Ga. that worked there with very bleach blonde hair) what she washed her hair in....Bleach??? WPGC was a lot of fun with a lot of good memories.



Dee Masano


Watergate hair, 1974

Dee was the Office Manager in the '70's & early '80's. She passed away sometime during the '90's.



Ken Mezger

Ken was a board-op in 1972-73.



Anita Miller



With Harv Moore in July 1971.

With big Wilson in Dec. 1971.

(L-R) Sue Gardiner, Bev Burch & Bobbie Sweitzer in '72.

With 'Phono Phunnies' Contest winners in 1973.

Anita (aka 'April May') worked in the office from 1971-77.



Mary Nork

Mary Nork was a secretary when WPGC-AM signed on in mid-May 1954 and was married to Don Nork who was one of the station's original announcers.



Susan Raider



Continuity Director

With Lee Chambers (L) & Gene Baxter at 1983 Xmas party.


Susan was an intern who became Continuity Director in 1983-84. Today she is busy raising a family in suburban Maryland.



Collette Roeder


With Pam Brown


Collette Roeder (left) was the Continuity Director in 1982-83. Today she is raising her daughters in suburban Philadelphia.



Bobbie Sweitzer


(L-R) Sue Gardiner, Anita Miller, Beverly Burch & Bobbie Sweitzer in '72.

Bobbie worked in the logging department in the early '70's.



Rick Young

Rick was a board operator and Programming Assistant in 1974-75.


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