Songs, stations and tangents. The companion blog for Early '70s Radio: The American Format Revolution, a book by Kim Simpson (Continuum, 2011).
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
WWDJ (Hackensack): Top 40, 1971-1974
WWDJ in Hackensack, New Jersey, was one of the ultimate early '70s stations not only because its lifespan stretched from 1971 to 1974, but also because it had the contemporary post-"Boss Radio" Top 40 sound. As Uncle Ricky over at Reel Radio puts it, it was an "early representative of new school Top 40," featuring no jingles or "big time production elements...The only thing that remained was the music and personality." You can hear up to seven airchecks from DJs including Bwana Johnny on John Porcaro's WWDJ tribute page and take in loads of memorabilia while you're at it.