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A collection of televison commercials for Jacksonville, Florida, radio stations, from the early 70's to the mid 90's.
This is an FM bandscan taken January 21, 2015 in Jacksonville, FL. It is posted here for nonprofit educational purposes only. Stations included: WCRJ, WJFR, WUFT, WECC, WJCT, WKTZ, WTRJ, WJXR, WJXL, W225BI, WJBT, WSOS, WNFB, WAPE, WEJZ, WJGL, WKSL, WQIK, WGNE, W262AG, WMUV, WSOL, WJHM, W272CQ, WYNR, WXXJ, WQGA, W279AG, WRJY, WOKV, WJSJ, WXMK, W291CI, WHJX, W295AZ, WWJK, WHFX Note that the maps point to transmitter sites, which may be different from the city of license shown under the call letters. Opening music is "Electric Elevator Dance" (CC BY 4.0) by TeknoAXE. http://www.teknoaxe.com/ For more information on FM DXing, visit my website. http://www.egrabow.com/dx/
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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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Rock for Kids benefit show 11-07-09
Radio is a tough business!
On September 21 and 22, 1989, Hurricane Hugo swept through the Charleston, SC area. Its 135 mph winds shut down electricity in the area -- including the power for nearly every local radio and TV station. Many Charlestonian's tuned into WPDQ-AM (690) down the coast in Jacksonville, FL to find out the latest Hugo news, what was happening to their neighbors and relay messages to family and friends. This is an excerpt from the WPDQ broadcast featuring a call from an employee of a Charleston radio station.