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08/05/2021

Dusty Discs Radio

Dusty Discs Radio:

Dusty Discs Radio is a live radio in Canada. It is broadcasting Classic Canadian & International music and memories from the 60s, 70s & 80s including all the hits, misses, fads, foibles.

It provides satisfaction to all of people. Dusty Discs Radio (DDR) is not your typical “oldies radio station”. While we do play hit music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s (with the occasional dip into the ’90s), we pride ourselves in also covering the misses, forgotten favourites, one-hit wonders, hard-to-find 45s, goofy greats and much, much more.

WMSP (740 AM, “Sports Radio 740″) is a radio station licensed to serve Montgomery, Alabama, United States. The station is owned by Cumulus Media and the broadcast license is held by Cumulus Licensing LLC.

Originally licensed in 1953 as WBAM, the station broadcast contemporary and country music before turning to sports talk under the WMSP callsign in 1995.

The WMSP studios are located on the 3rd floor of The Colonial Financial Center in downtown Montgomery, and the transmitter tower is in Montgomery’s northeast side.

This station first began licensed operations in 1953 as a daytime-only 50,000-watt AM station broadcasting on 740 kHz as WBAM.

Owned and operated by the Deep South Broadcasting Company, WBAM broadcast area covered most of Alabama and parts of Georgia and Florida. ”

The Big BAM” aired a variety of music formats over the years, including Top 40 during the late-1960s and early-1970s, but by 1973 had settled on a country music format.  As a daytimer, WBAM had to cease broadcasting each night at sunset and the station played “Dixie” as a sign-off.

WBAM became known as “The Big BAM” or “The Voice of the Deep South”, and is legendary. Disc jockeys associated with WBAM’s Top 40 heyday include Bill J. Moody, now the sales manager for WDJR in Dothan, Bobby Brennan, Dan Brennan (Dan’s Dusty Discs), Coby Shubert and Joe Cook.

Big BAM Shows of the late 1960s and early 1970s featured all the biggest artists of the day, including Paul Revere and the Raiders, Lou Christie, Iron Butterfly,

The Carpenters, The Monkees (as a group and individually), Tommy Joyce and Bobby Heart, The Grass Roots, and many more. Ticket prices were never more expensive than $4.00.

A brochure of WBAM AM740 used in the 1970s to identify their 0.5 millivolt contour (in yellow). Note the mention of WACV 1170 as their next “biggest” competitor.

Mornings were dedicated to farm and gospel music programming, with country and popular music played during the day.

In 1973, WBAM adopted a country music format. WBAM was sold to Colonial Broadcasting in 1985, and an era ended when the call letters changed to WMSP for sports radio programming.

On September 15, 2009 the building the original WBAM studios were located in was demolished.

 

 

 

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