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On 29 Aug 2001, at 17:03, DonKelley@aol.com wrote:

> I was able to convince the Knights that we should change the FM calls to 
> WHEB-FM and say "FM and AM" on the ID and call the station "FM 100."  An 
> obvious move today, or anytime in the last 20 years or so, but in 1971 it 
> took some persuading to get it done.

I can remember when WPFM's claim to fame was broadcasting 
Portsmouth High basketball.  Through the 70s and into the 
80s...especially after the name change to WHEB-FM, the FM 
became the more dominant of the two...following the rising trend of 
FM around the country.  Its format change to rock was a good 
marketing move. It's too bad they essentially gave up on the AM in 
the 80s...but the daytime restriction was, I suppose, becoming 
more of a liability than they were willing to accept.  
Incidentally, a lot of good folks worked on Lafayette Road, as well 
as in the seacoast in general.  The 60s, 70s, and into the 80s was 
a rich time for broadcasting in that area.

Dan Cole