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Re: WODS jingles, songs-in-a-row
On 10 Jan 2002 at 10:31, SteveOrdinetz wrote:
> Actually, it was the success of KHJ & KFRC that convinced RKO-General to
> switch their stations to Top 40. I can't imagine Arko was more than a
> curiosity for the few teens who had FM radios in 1966.
I seem to remember a newspaper item to the effect that ARKO had done
surprisingly well and had motivated the changeover. But then, what they
told the press may not necessarily conform to reality.
> As I recall, once WRKO got established, WRKO-FM/WROR played essentially
> the same playlist as WRKO, only automated & jockless outside of simulcast
> time. Did they get rid of Arco when WRKO debuted?
I believe they continued ARKO for awhile, for the time that they were
required to have separate programs. It continued until the FM became
WROR and had completely separate programming.
I think the change to
> When did WBZ-FM go with the automated Top 40? I seem to remember it as
> early as 1972.
I'm not sure, but I think it may even have been late 1971.
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