When WBZ played covers instead of hits

paulconnors@earthlink.net paulconnors@earthlink.net
Thu Jun 21 21:30:59 EDT 2007

We played This Is Love by Oak on 14Q (WFTQ) in Worcester and the station
even hosted a concert appearance with the band at a local venue.  I think I
actually might have an autographed copy of their album down in the cellar
where all my vinyl resides in boxes.

Paul Connors

...but Paul Stevens at 14Q from 1979-1981...

> [Original Message]
> From: Mark Watson <markwats@comcast.net>
> To: Lou <lspin@comcast.net>; Eli Polonsky <elipolo@earthlink.net>;
<boston-radio-interest@rolinin.bostonradio.org>; Donna Halper
> Date: 6/20/2007 9:36:34 PM
> Subject: Re: When WBZ played covers instead of hits
> Donna Halper wrote:
> > But speaking of local hits and paper adds, remember "King of the Hill"
> > Oak?  I doubt most top 40 stations ever played it, except in Boston
>   Rick Pinette & Oak were from the Lewiston Maine area. "King of the
> was played on WRKO and WVBF. I don't recall if it was ever played on WHDH
> WBZ. In the Merrimack Valley WLLH played it also, I don't believe WCAP or 
> WCCM did. I recall when visiting a friend in Portland in 1980, "King of
> Hill" was played on WGAN (full service AC), WJBQ (still at 106.3), WLOB
> playing top 40 & oldies) and WIDE. The song peaked in the mid-30's 
> nationally. It's on one of Barry Scott's "Lost 45's" CD's he released a
> years back.
>    Does anyone remember Rick Pinette & Oak's 1979 local hit "This Is
> Did not make the top 40 nationally (peaked in the upper 50's IIRC). Was 
> played on WLLH, I think WRKO and WVBF may have played it as well, I'll
> to dig through my old survey files to check on that.
> Mark Watson

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