July 28, 1963
twice monthly column began running in The Hartford Courant
TV magazine. Ghost written mostly by Charlie
Parker, it featured DJ photos, interviews and interesting tidbits
about station staff and promotions. It ran till June 25, 1967, then
resumed from April 7-June 16, 1968.
1966 - A
new phone number was installed specifically for listeners to phone
in requests: 987-6205.
1969 - New Haven deejay Ed
Flynn picked up some overtime by doing Sunday morning fill-ins
at WDRC for the month.
1969 - The station became affiliated with Scene 2
magazine, a nationally-syndicated publication on the music world
which contained several WDRC-related pages each month.
2, 1972 - Rod
Allen signed off his final all-night show and headed for Alaska
where he's been ever since!
1973 - WDRC FM began employing a new positioning
statement: "Connecticut's non-stop stereo rock."
It stopped on-air references to 102.9, calling the station "Big
D 103." WDRC AM spent the rest of the decade calling
itself "Hartford's Music Authority."
23, 1973 - Ted
Dalaku arrived in Hartford as WDRC's utility man, filling
different airshifts, before eventually settling into morning drive.
1975 - John
Larrabee began a three-year run as WDRC's 7 p.m.-midnight
personality, replacing Mike
1977 - Country
Paul Payton left WHCN Hartford to become the afternoon driver
- Well-known Connecticut air personlaity Cadillac
John Saville stepped into Bruce
Owens' Sunday afternoon shoes on WDRC FM; a year later
he began hosting the morning show with Beth
2004 - WDRC AM gave its web site another makeover
and a new URL: talkofconnecticut.com.
- Marianne O'Hare concluded her
service on the DRC FM morning show; she worked with John
Saville and Jerry Kristafer
31, 2011 - Buckley Broadcasting President Richard
D. Buckley, Jr. died.