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Dale Dorman and the Jammin' Oldies Craze
On my drive down towards Florida, I listened to Dale Dorman on
Saturday Morning on Chancellor's "Jammin' Oldies" in New York City!
I thought that was something, here's more:
Dale is the morning man on Chancellor's 105.9, here in Orlando. They
too have recently switched to "Jammin' Oldies". I can tell you that
Dorman has NOT lost that talent or voice that we remember so fondly
from his RKO days! I realize that he is not really here in Orlando,
but they do a great job in hiding that fact. Dorman is very witty,
although he does have to talk up to (or should I say fake) that he is
here and bringing on the local traffic lady. I'm wondering if Dorman
is live from Boston, or is he computerized, voice-tracked or
To the ordinary listener, Dale sounds quite local. I have been taping
many hours of his shows, which run here from 6 am to 10 am. I am very
happy to hear Dale doing mornings again. Furthermore, he has more of
that wittiness/personality here than he does ironically live and
locally at Kiss-108! He even takes requests, and throws an occasional
caller on the air. If only Dale would do morning again at a local
Oh yea, the "Jammin Oldies" flurry of stations that I've caught on my
drive down to Florida make the "Rhythm of Boston-STAR 93_7 sound even
worse than they really are. Of all the "Jammin;s", I thought the one
out of Tampa/Clearwater had the widest music range and the most
personality. They are WJFO, a.k.a. Joe 101.5. Clearwater still has a
great 70's (and more) station at 107.1, Coast 107, they are what the
Eagle should have been. You can catch both "The Coast" and "Jammin'
Joe 101.5" on the Internet live using Real Audio. Does the STAR still
sound tired, playing the same tunes over and over and jockless?
Also, Orlando's/Kissimmee Old Town's AM 1220/WOTS is now live and
local, but they are Spanish. The studio is still in Old Town, with
the jocks visible and actually very friendly with tourists.
Too bad, it was only a few years ago that they were a great little
Oldies station and fit in quite nice with the Old Town environment.
I'm assuming this is another demise due to FM perhaps?
Let me know if you need anything else taped Boston while I'm here in
Florida. This goes for you too Scott.
Live from Mickey Mouse Land,