107.1 The Boss
WWYZ originally went broadcasting live on June 1, 1960, as WRLB “Radio Long Branch”. At that point, the station’s proprietor has managed the chance of broadcasting with 50,000 watts, yet he declined, imagining that FM radio had restricted potential. Thusly, the station joined up with 3,000 watts from a pinnacle situated in Long Branch, New Jersey. The studios were found adjoining the pinnacle. WWZY actually utilizes the pinnacle site, despite the fact that the studios are presently in Neptune, New Jersey. At the point when the Long Branch 107.1 didn’t use 50,000 watts, the Federal Communications Commission along these lines relegated 107.1s to Briarcliff Manor, New York (north of New York City); Belvidere, New Jersey (close to Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania); and Hampton Bays, New York (Long Island). These zone 107.1s would later frequent the Long Branch portion with impedance in periphery zones.
All through the 1960s and 1970s, WRLB was a “full-administration” station, broadcasting enormous band music, secondary school sports, and nearby news. An Italian program broadcasted on Sunday. The rivalry was mostly from the Asbury Park Press’ radio broadcast, WJLK-AM-FM, which circulated comparable full-administration programming.
In 1968, WRLB redid its programming proceeding with grown-up “widely appealing” music from 6 a.m. until late when it changed to shake/top40 music facilitated and spearheaded by Charlie Roberts who was the primary circle racer in New Jersey to play rock on a business FM radio broadcast; the program was known as The Subway (a reverence to Dick Summer at WBZ in Boston who was Charlie’s tutor when he was at Boston University). His first tune choice was “Street Runner” by Junior Walker and the All-Stars. Once in a while, he would have live in-studio visitors including the reformist musical crew Vanilla Fudge. His climate fellow/companion was “Tommy Metro” who was likewise the station’s central specialist, Tom Tcimpidis.
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