- published: 28 Jan 2013
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A collection of televison commercials for Jacksonville, Florida, radio stations, from the early 70's to the mid 90's.
In the 1960s, 70s, and into the 80s, the big AM radio station along the U.S. eastern seaboard was WAPE "The Big Ape" in Jacksonville. WAPE put out a monster 50,000-watt signal on 690 that blanketed the east coast from Washington DC to Miami. "The Mighty 690" was the "home town station" for communities throughout the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. This is a 2-minute composite clip of the Dino Summerlin Show from "The Big Ape" in early 1965, accompanied by a few vintage postcard views of Jacksonville. Picture yourself back in the 1960s, speeding along a back road somewhere in the Southeast, listening as the miles roll by to the Country Club of the South.....The Big Ape.....The Mighty 690.....from Jacksonville!
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