Top 40 competitors

Fri Jun 16 16:08:31 EDT 2006

Doug Drown <> wrote:
>Following up on Boom Boom Brannigan's years at WPTR when it was a 
>Top 40 station:  I'm curious about the ratings wars that existed in 
>metro areas such as Albany, Hartford, Providence, Portland, 
>Manchester, and Boston back when each of those cities had (in most 
>cases) two dominant Top 40 stations.

In Portland Maine, WJAB (AM 1440 daytimer or low power nights - don't recall) was the dominant Top 40 station in the early/mid 60's.  WCSH played Top 40 but kinda wimpy.  To me JAB was the leader.  They had Bob Fuller (yes, THAT Bob Fuller) & Jim Sands.  Atlantic States Industries bought a sleepy MOR WLOB-AM 1310 (5KW), flipped to Top 40 on a Monday morning in 65 and WJAB folded like a house of cards.

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