much of WDRC's target audience was young men - whose interest
in hot cars was only surpassed by their interest in young ladies
- it was natural that Big D frequently promoted car-related events.
Click here for more on WDRC's dune
buggy, Little D.
WDRC morning man Bob DeCarlo provided
this photograph from an unknown newspaper in connection with the
August 22, 1970 grudge match at Stafford Speedway. He squared off
behind the wheel against Dick McDonough,
as they raced several laps before the cheering crowd.
Announcer Bob DeCarlo from Hartford's WDRC (second from right) won
the "Big D" special "Grudge Race" Saturday night
Stafford Motor Speedway. Gathered after the race are: Jim Powers,
Dick Robinson, Jack Arute, Jr., Dick McDonough, DeCarlo, and
Dick Korsen. (Press photo, Peter Baldracchi)
Big D Big Sound Survey for
the week ending August 21, 1970.