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Classic WOR-FM

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Calvert DeForest
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Classic WOR-FM

Post by Calvert DeForest » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:36 am

Found this site dedicated to the glory days of New York's WOR-FM (and later WXLO) during the RKO era of the 1960's and 70's:

http://worfm.com

Plenty of great airchecks starting when WOR-FM broke simulcast with WOR-AM in 1966. It's interesting to hear what qualified as a "Progressive Rock" format in the era. They later switched to the Bill Drake Top 40 format ala KHJ and CKLW (also RKO stations at the time).


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Re: Classic WOR-FM

Post by Calvert DeForest » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:17 am

By late 1972 Drake's consulting contract was up and the station would become WXLO, later branded as 99X. Top 40, but with a looser approach than tightly-structured Drake format. Of course Bill Drake would go on to found Drake-Chenault and market his "more music" concept to automated stations via the XT40 and Contempo300 formats.


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