Happy 30th birthday, WHUE...
Thu Jan 1 21:04:19 EST 2009
(from Will Burpee on the NY Radio Message Board:)
This doesn't involve a New York station, but it did happen on New Year's
Eve. In Boston, WACQ (1150 AM, the former WCOP-AM) and WTTK (100.7)
switched from top 40 and AOR, respectively, to easy listening on January
1, 1979. WACQ's last song was "We Are the Champions", and the announcer
said, "If you think it's an end...in a way, it's also a beginning." It
ended precisely at midnight, with the new format and call letters
beginning straight up at 12: "This is WHUE, AM and FM, Boston. Happy New
Year." The first two songs were "Auld Lang Syne" and the Carpenters'
"We've Only Just Begun".
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