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WCAS 740 Cambridge
Now that WUMB is temporarily being simulcast on WLYN
(1360) in Lynn, it's interesting to hear folk radio on
the AM dial. Remember when we had a full time folk
station in Cambridge? Yup, WCAS
"Watertown/Cambridge/Arlington/Somerville"), when it
was run by Wickus Island Broadcasting. I wasn't really
into folk music when it was on, but am now... I'd
heard a few minutes of it sometimes when scanning the
dial. Too bad I didn't listen longer (or tape it).
It probably would have been similar to what WUMB is
doing now, musically.
Yes, WCAS is now the famed WJIB of Let's Talk About
I do remember they'd sign off at sunset and play some
offbeat tapes to announce that fact. One was a kind of
spoof of a children's show; another used clips from
the TV special Frosty the Snowman (I think?). And one
other had an instrumental with mice (Chipmunk?)-like
voices adding words.
I think Judith Brackley was one of their DJs. When I
did a news internship at WFNX in the fall of '83, she
was the Operations Director. Trying to remember other
DJs names--Lesley Palmiter? Maybe Dick Pleasants, now
Any memories of WCAS?
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