Our first offering is the last hour and a half
of WIBG. The date was September 10, 1977.
We have broken the file up into 5 parts to decrease
the download time (run times are listed in parenthesis the description).
Two airchecks from Bob, both from 1969. You can REALLY hear the format
at work when you listen to both. The songs change but the 'breaks' are pretty
much the same. Thanks to Bruce Bonner for sharing them with us.
Last Happy Jack Show
Feb. 4, 1969. Last 1/2 hour of Happy Jack before he returned to Pittsburgh.
His 'goodbye speech' at the the end must have given Paul Drew (who was consulting
the station) a fit! It ain't the typical Paul Drew 10 second break!
Mike Sherman/WIBG (7:10)
Actually, I think this tape is a "production room special". However,
the formatics are CLASSIC Drake. Besides,
it features my favorite WIBG jingle package.
John Records (truly IS his middle name) Landecker
Again, this one is done in 4 parts to make download time easier. The
first part is kind of disjointed but the other 3 are "straight-through". A
friend of mine recorded this tape. You can hear the interference when he passes
It was recorded during the "Autumn Rock Bonanza" (don't know what year)
The "All New" WIBG
This is from April 1976 (thanks to Scott Gibbons, OM of WKOX in Framingham, MA).
After hearing the jingles, I can see why the station went off the air
a year and a half later! They sound like they should have been on a "beautiful
music" station. There's one in the middle of the morning show that's about
6 seconds. You won't even realize it's a jingle until it's almost over!
We've broken it up into 5 parts (corresponding to normal radio dayparts)
to make it easier to listen to.
Bill Wright, Sr.
September means back to school. And it also means 'The Rebel' is on WIBG.
From September 6, 1960.
If you think the all-night show is a 'throw-away',think again while you listen to
Bob Gross from January 20, 1971.
A very short Don Cannon promo done by, who else? Don himself.
Stations always put together a profile of what they sound like so agency types,
who are not in the market, can hear what the station sounds like. Here's one
from April, 1977; just 5 months before WIBG signed off forever.
November 14, 1961. You can tell that WIBG was really NOT geared toward a younger
audience at this time (although they claimed to be). LOTS of news, sports
and COMMERCIALS! And those jingles seemed to be longer than some of the songs!
In 1968, Paul Drew was programming WIBG and you can hear the influence. A
jingle between every song and Ray reading jock liners.