'80s music, album tracks on WDRC-FM

Howard Glazer hmglaz@webtv.net
Fri Aug 12 16:22:51 EDT 2005

WDRC-FM Hartford has introduced some surprising new material to its
music mix over the past couple of weeks. Last week, I heard Bruce
Springsteen's "Rosalita" and Van Morrison's "Tupelo Honey," neither of
which were singles. Today, I heard Men At Work's "Down Under" and one of
Foreigner's '80s hits whose name escapes me, in addition to Earth Wind
and Fire's "After the Love is Gone," which I'm pretty sure was an '80s
song, too. And in two hours of listening, I heard not one reference to
"Big Hits of the '60s and '70s," just "Big Hits 102.9" and "Big Hits

Also heard: concert versions of several songs, including Rod Stewart's
"Having a Party" (the old Sam Cooke song).

All of these songs are being mixed in with the '60s and '70s DRC-FM
staples that have been on the playlist for years (Wildweeds' "No Good to
Cry," Righteous Brothers' "Ebb Tide," Billy Stewart's "Summertime,"
etc.) as well as the hits that all other oldies ... ummm, "big hits" ...
stations play.

So what's going on here? A creeping transition to  "Jack"-type format or
just one of those periodic playlist tweaks we've seen from this station
over the years?


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