WDRC's Friendly Five, Long John Wade, passed
away on Wednesday, May 15, 2006 at the age of 66. These pages
contain a great deal of information about John, who was one
of the few American disc jockeys who genuinely knew The Beatles.
had radio in his blood. To the right is a picture of him at
the mic at New Hampshire's New Hampton School in 1958. Right
out of school he landed a job spinning the hits every night
at WHIL in Medford, MA.
on those days click here. To read
the biographies of John, and his Big D other brother,
Don, click here.