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audio:  August, 1960 August 18, 1960 - dropped CBS and launched Radio Fun (pop music) format.

January 1, 1970 - AM/FM began broadcasting 24 hours a day with overnight host Dik Haddad.

September 28, 1972 - FM added a five hour Solid Gold show from 10AM-3PM with host Jim Scott.

July, 1973 - AM slogan: "Hartford's Hit Music Authority;" FM: "Connecticut's Non-Stop Stereo Rock."

April 7, 1978 - "Connecticut's Newest Album Rocker - WDRC FM 103" was introduced. The switch to an exclusive album format, gave FM the first 24-hour identity totally distinct from AM.

April 15, 1979 - FM dropped album-oriented rock for an oldies format with singles- oriented album rock; AM played standard Top 40 music.

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January, 1980 - FM replaced aor/oldies/singles with Top 40.

March 8, 1981 - AM concentrated on oldies 3/1 in some hours; 9A-12noon Sundays, "Memories U.S.A." with Michael D. Anthony.

October 4, 1981 - AM installed automation for overnight, displacing Mike Grady; AM aired UCONN football & basketball.

January, 1986 - AM affiliated with Unistar's "The Oldies Channel."

September, 1986 - FM dropped adult contemporary music for oldies under program director Frank Holler.

September 15, 1991 - AM switched to Unistar's "AM Only" format with standards from 40s, 50s & 60s; added "Sounds of Sinatra with Sid Mark," formerly aired by WTIC Saturday nights at 6PM.

February 15, 1993 - AM moved to syndicated talk: Brad Davis 5-10AM; music 10AM-1PM; The Dolans 1-3PM; Gene Burns 3-5PM; music 5-6PM; simulcast of WVIT Channel 30 news 6-6:30PM; music 6:30-10PM; Dr. Joy Browne 10PM-1AM; music 1-5AM.

May, 1996 - AM added Bob Grant Show 3-6PM; dropped it in September.

August 4, 2000 - WDRC FM began de-emphasizing the slogan "Big D 103," replacing it with "Oldies 102.9, DRC-FM."

February, 2001 - WDRC AM began airing a musical format called The Best of Everything that includes everything from Adult Standards, Light Pop Favorites, Classic Country, Jazz, to Classical.

January 28, 2002 - WDRC AM dropped The Best of Everything and added talk shows from the Buckley/WOR Network. Following Brad Davis, Dr. Joy Browne aired from 10AM-1PM, followed by The Dolans 1-3PM. Dan Lovallo played music during afternoon drive. Bruce Owens was released and Jack Carney moved to 7PM-midnight on WDRC FM replacing Glenn O'Brien.

July 2004 - WDRC/WMMW/WSNG/WWCO rebranded as The Talk of Connecticut.

September 3, 2004 - A repositioning of its music presentation resulted in WDRC FM dropping Oldies 102.9 from its nickname. Newly christened Big Hits one oh two nine, the format presented the biggest hits from the 1960s and 70s. Another web site revision began.

September, 2005 - DRC FM dropped music from the 1950s and 60s and began emphasizing music of the 70s and 80s; the on-air slogan was Big Hits 102.9.

February, 2006 - DRC FM began reintroducing 60s music; the new positioning logo was Good Time Rock 'N Roll.

August 18, 2008 - DRC FM began re-introducing pre-1964 oldies to its format.

October 2012 - DRC FM replaced Good Time Rock 'N Roll with The Biggest Hits on the Big D.

July 7, 2014 - after the ownership change from Buckley Broadcasting to Connoisseur Media, WDRC FM rebranded as Classic Hits of the 70's, 80's and More. A new website was launched at 1029DRC.com.

January 8, 2015 - DRC FM rebranded as 102.9THEWHALE, playing classic rock music.

 
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