Top 40 competitors
Fri Jun 16 16:08:31 EDT 2006
Doug Drown <email@example.com> 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.
More information about the Boston-Radio-Interest