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California Radio WJR FM 96.3

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California Radio WJR FM 96.3

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:44 pm

Anyone remember this station in 1970 & 1971 it was an oldies station where they played 1 current song an hour I believe the #1 song of the week also WOR FM 98.7 in New York was formatted the same.



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Re: California Radio WJR FM 96.3

Post by Arthur Mometer » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:01 pm

I remember they had jingles for WJR-FM, not really fancy but well sung. I think it went on into 1972, as I remember listening to it in Harrisville in 1972 in the good old days of FM DXing. It faded in and out but was usually there on my Sony AM-FM Cassette unit, just using the telescoping whip antenna.


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Re: California Radio WJR FM 96.3

Post by Chris1980 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:23 pm

Drake-Chenault's "Solid Gold Rock and Roll" format. It was carried in Los Angeles on KHJ-FM (now KRTH) as well, which may have been the first station ever to use it. KHJ-FM was sort of the proving ground for various D-C formats, including the MOR/adult contemporary "Hit Parade" which was carried on 101.5 WSPD-FM in Toledo.

There was a real explosion in oldies programming on FM at the time... W4 had a similar oldies-based format with a few currents around that same time (they were also one of the first affiliate stations for "American Top 40"), and 94.7 WHFI went to Draper-Blore's "Olde Golde" in 1972, which led to WHNE "Honey Radio" a year later (using yet another D-C format, "Classic Gold").



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Re: California Radio WJR FM 96.3

Post by Chris1980 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:25 pm

Here's an aircheck of Solid Gold as it was heard on WDBR-FM in Springfield, IL in 1972. (A year later the station was programming Stereo Rock, and they've been Top 40/CHR ever since.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkAa8NKEmlU



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Re: California Radio WJR FM 96.3

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:18 pm

Thanks Chris1980 for the WDBR aircheck.



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Re: California Radio WJR FM 96.3

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:22 pm

I do remember W4 Oldies from around 70” I was in 10th grade electronics class and the Teacher always had on in the background while we were working on projects.



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