HARTFORD RADIO HISTORY
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Brian Battles said:   December 25, 2011 11:54 am PST
Excellent job with this site, brings back great memories, keep it going! Brian Battles WCCC 1979-80, 1983-84, 1985 WBAB 1980-1983 WAQY 1984 WXLS 1978-1979 WHUS 1975-1979

David Millson said:   December 15, 2011 8:55 pm PST
Thanks for the memories!! Played marimba (like a tenor xylophone), of all things, on WBRY's Uncle Don show in the early 50s; hung around WBRY and WATR as a late '50s teenager -- Lou Dennis, Al Vestro, Sam Elman, and a very cranky talk show host on WATR -- and went on to WHUS at UConn when it was more fun than business. Other faves were WDRC, WTIC (Who can forget Bob Steele?), WAVZ, WWCO and WQXR. Captain Midnight; Dragnet; One Man's Family; The Lone Ranger; Doctor Christian, The Buster Brown Show; (Dare I say it?) Amos 'n Andy; Let's Pretend; Kaltenborn, Heatter, Winchell, Murrow, Don McNeil, Paul Whiteman, Ted Mack, The Army Air Force Band, R&B, blues, 50s quartets, bubble gum, rock and roll (not "rock"), elevator music, Gershwin/Ravel, Classics (hadn't yet discovered country/bluegrass yet); thanks, Radio, for bringing me up right. The Lord alone knows what happened to ya' from there.

Bill Flower said:   November 6, 2011 3:21 pm PST
Your WWCO history of the late 1950s and early 1960s needs a bit of correction. The 65 Bank Street location was on the 5th and 6th floors of that building, not the 3rd & 4th as stated in the history. I started there in the spring of 1959 as a vacation relief DJ and returned each summer vacation (from college) until 1962 when I became the station's first full-time News Director ( a 1-man News Department.) The boss was owner Herb Bloomberg. Bob Rouge was the long-time afternoon DJ. Bill Flower

John Roman III said:   November 1, 2011 7:40 pm PST
Two more thousand watt AM's are history as commercial stations. COX has sold WSTC1400/WNLK1350 to Sacred Heart University. I have been in and out of radio after my 30 year stint at WSTC.

Pat Mancinelli said:   October 22, 2011 5:22 am PST
I've been listening to radio and its programs for years (I'm 66), and I love the reminiscing about the stations, the different programs, and the audios being played on WDRC this morning. Thank you for the memories.

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