Memories of John Garabedian and V-66...

Mon Jun 18 23:40:57 EDT 2007

I'd agree that WRKO began turning more progressive in the fall of '71.  I
distinctly remember hearing them segue from the album version of Chicago's
"Beginnings" into The Stones' "Sympathy for The Devil," no announcer, no
jingle.  I was one, impressed 14-year-old.  If you consider the way
"Beginnings" ends and "Sympathy..." begins, it's the making of a really hip,
FM-style mix!  'RKO also started playing the long version of Savoy Brown's
"Tell Mama," and played ***album cuts*** from the (then) new Santana III.

I'd place this right after John H left WMEX.  Bud Ballou had already bolted
for Stereo 105 (WVBF).


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Rick Kelly
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 6:15 PM

My perception was that WRKO didn't start with album cuts until AFTER
John H. left WMEX. WRKO was trying to sound more hip, playing some
album kind of music in early 1972 ( surprisingly, I have airchecks of
those days.)

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