thought you’d get a nostalgic kick out of this!
found the letter shown in the attached scans in my “To Be
Sorted” pile. It’s a pre-ZIP Code (1962), hand-typewritten
letter signed by DJ Joel Cash on WDRC original letterhead
welcoming me to the “JOEL CASH-EW NUT CLUB”!
will notice my address on the envelope was in Glastonbury,
CT. The letter dates from my high school days. Growing up
in a rural suburb of Hartford, I always turned the radio dial
back and forth between WDRC (1360 AM) and WPOP (1410), following
each station’s weekly surveys, and listening to the Swingin’
Six or Friendly Five DJs on ‘DRC and the wild guys on ‘POP.
New Year’s Eve in 1963, I listened to both stations, but I
had heard that Murray the K was broadcasting a Top (50 or
100?) Hits of 1963 on NYC’s station WINS and the printed survey
was available by mail! My radio couldn’t tune in WINS, so
I sent for a copy of the survey and it arrived 3 or 4 weeks
later, autographed by the future “5th Beatle” himself! I no
longer have my survey collection; it’s in the safe hands of
Ed Brouder. Enjoy the attached images from 1962! (It's a good
thing collectors never throw anything away!)"