- Executive vice president and general manager Richard S. Korsen,
and his wife Ursula, died in the crash of their private airplane.
Station manager and chief engineer Wayne Mulligan was appointed
July, 1991 - WDRC AM began simulcasting the 6PM news
from WTNH TV8 in New Haven, Monday through Friday. By September
30 (perhaps earlier), WDRC AM and FM were airing CNN
15, 1991 - WDRC AM switched to Unistar's "AM
Only" format with standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
It also added "Sounds of Sinatra with Sid Mark,"
formerly aired by WTIC, Saturday nights at 6PM.
15, 1993 - WDRC AM moved to syndicated talk. The
daily fare included Brad Davis
5-10AM; music 10AM-1PM; The Dolans 1-3PM; Gene Burns 3-5PM; music
5-6PM; a simulcast of WVIT Channel 30 news 6-6:30PM; music 6:30-10PM;
Dr. Joy Browne 10PM-1AM; music 1-5AM. Davis (left) hosted essentially
the only local program.
- Dick Robinson hosted
a three hour nostalgia special on WDRC FM which was
still playing oldies. It was his first program on the station
19-20, 1995 - To celebrate the 35th anniversary
of dropping CBS and beginning a format of pop music, WDRC
FM brought back many former personalities for the weekend
including Ron Landry,
Jim Raynor, Jerry
Bishop, Jim Nettleton,
Dick Pace, Aaron
Shepard, Bill Hart, Joey
Reynolds, Ken Griffin,
Kent Clark, Dick
Robinson, Bill Rock, Dick
McDonough, Bob DeCarlo,
Bob Craig and Dik
An unusual guest was Dick Heatherton who had actually spent
several years competing against Big D as a WPOP Boss Jock.
He was heard on WDRC AM from 1992-94 as one of the
satellite voices on Unistar's "AM Only."
April, 1996 - By this time both stations had established
a presence on the World Wide Web at www.wdrc.com. Click
for sample Brad Davis or
Jerry Kristafer. In
this audio bite from August 10, Bruce
Owens invites listeners to visit the station online.
- WDRC AM added the syndicated - and controversial - Bob
Grant Show 3-6PM but dropped it in September.
- Buckley bought WSNG Torrington (which was dark) to simulcast
- Buckley bought WWCO Waterbury to simulcast WDRC AM.
- By this date (and perhaps earlier) WDRC AM was simulcasting
the 6PM news from WVIT TV 30.
1998 - Buckley bought WMMW Meriden to simulcast
December 31, 1999 - WDRC FM acknowledged the increased
importance of marketing it's presence on the Internet.