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Author Topic: Hit Parade Radio 6948 AM 2032 UTC 25 Jan 2014  (Read 6204 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Hit Parade Radio 6948 AM 2032 UTC 25 Jan 2014
« on: January 25, 2014, 2032 UTC »
Just tuned in to hear music and then a WRKO ID. Presumed someone playing an old recording.
S8 signal.
Hit Parade Radio ID at 2056z.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2014, 2056 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: WRKO 6948 AM 2032 UTC 25 Jan 2014
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 2040 UTC »
Rock solid S8 here at 2036 UTC with "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"-Hollies followed by WRKO ID into "Rainy Night In Georgia"...
2041 "Bobby Mitchell Show" into Schlitz Malt Liquor ad.
2042 WRKO jingle followed by "Do You Believe In Magic"-Loving Spoonful
2044 "The Rapper"-Jaggerz
2048 Who'll Stop the Rain-CCR
{Some serious time travel here! I feel like I'm back in high school listening to the local AM top 40 outlet. Nice to hear this blast from the past!}
2052 "Easy Come Easy Go"-Bobby Sherman{oh well, every apple has it's worms}
2117 ID..."Hit Parade Radio" repeated with email address for reports
2133 ID repeated with email for reports and QSL requests...off abrupt 2134
{Thanks for an enjoyable show! Felt like I was reliving my teenage years for a spell. I measured the frequency at about 6948.1. Great signal throughout with minor selective fading. Nice to hear those songs again (except for Bobby Sherman and the T-Squares!) If you QSL from the site logs, I would be happy to receive one. I have another half hour of details if necessary.}
PS. I don't recall being able to hear WRKO here in Western Mass...we listened to WHYN AM and WTXL AM...in the early part of the 1970's, WAQY FM(ex-WTYM?) and WHVY FM(ex WMAS) switched to MOR and AOR format.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2014, 2159 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: WRKO 6948 AM 2032 UTC 25 Jan 2014
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 2041 UTC »
s7-8 here
Same as above details...

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Re: WRKO 6948 AM 2032 UTC 25 Jan 2014
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 2047 UTC »
S9 signal into NE Ohio. Thanks for the show!
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Re: WRKO 6948 AM 2032 UTC 25 Jan 2014
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 2052 UTC »
Darn it just a carrier here, a few bits of audio every now and then. 2051 UTC

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Re: Hit Parade Radio 6948 AM 2032 UTC 25 Jan 2014
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2014, 2113 UTC »
S5 here "Give me a little more time "
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Re: Hit Parade Radio 6948 AM 2032 UTC 25 Jan 2014
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2014, 2113 UTC »
Strong signal S8 into Western MA with some selective fading. I thought I heard the ID say "68 WKRO" ....68????
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Re: Hit Parade Radio 6948 AM 2032 UTC 25 Jan 2014
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2014, 2209 UTC »
Skipmuck, no,  WRKO could not be heard very well west of their Burlington, MA transmitter, getting to Interstate 495 after dark is even a problem.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2014, 0314 UTC by Chris Lobdell »
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Re: Hit Parade Radio 6948 AM 2032 UTC 25 Jan 2014
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2014, 2223 UTC »
In early 1970, local WTXL-1490 AM had a great top 40 format and a Thursday evening Top 10 countdown called "Breakout". I would wait in anticipation of what was going to be number 1 that week...15 years old and the world was at my feet! WHYN-AM 560 also had a top 40 format, but in the early hours after midnight would play album cuts like "The End" by the Doors, the long version of IN-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, etc. Things just ain't like they used to be....
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Re: Hit Parade Radio 6948 AM 2032 UTC 25 Jan 2014
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2014, 2303 UTC »
fair but not great into NE Ohio
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