The WQMR/WGAY format of beautiful music, dates back to 1960 with Ed Winton, but when Ed left for sunny Florida, Bob Chandler, who joined the station in 1965, maintained the sophisticated sound of the beautiful music format that Ed had started into the 1980's, and all the changes he made to the "format" of the station were always gradually introduced, and carefully crafted for the listeners!

Below is a video from YouTube with segments devoted to DC radio in the 1980's...

From WDVM, an Eyewitness News miniseries examining the Washington DC area radio industry. Most or all of the DC radio legends are seen in these reports, Harden and Weaver, Ed Walker, Willard Scott, Andy O, Donnie Simpson, Tom Gauger, Dennis Owens, Eddie Gallaher, Cathy Hughes, Bill Mayhugh, and many more. An interview with the man who helped create the Arbitron ratings system is also featured. This series is reported by another broadcast legend, Channel 9's Gordon Peterson.

Robert Earle (January 5, 1926 – June 5, 2019) was a host of G.E. College Bowl

The American game show was broadcast first by CBS, later by NBC. Earle was the second host of the show, succeeding Allen Ludden, who left the show in 1962 to host Password. Earle hosted College Bowl during its entire NBC run, from 1962 to 1970. Veteran broadcaster (and Ithaca College media professor) Robert Earle had the same well-spoken manner as Allen Ludden. WIKIPEDIA...|...The New York Times Obit

WILLIAM "BILL" MAYHUGH (1927 - 2018) Washington D.C. jazz DJ

Bill Mayhugh, a longtime Washington-area radio host who had an overnight jazz and easy-listening program for almost 30 years, helped raise millions of dollars for charity and was a founder of the Marine Corps Marathon, died Oct. 12, 2018 at an assisted-living facility in Olney, Md. He died on his 91st birthday. He had complications from a broken hip, said a son, Jack Mayhugh. Mr. Mayhugh was a native Washingtonian who began his career as a jazz drummer when he was 16. He turned to broadcasting in 1949, reading the morning news on WFAX-AM in Fairfax County, Va., and soon gave up performing music in favor of talking about it. Early in his career, he was the host of a morning show and a children’s show, and he had a brief turn as a television announcer in the early 1950s before finding his niche as a DJ and interviewer, where he brought a musician’s insight to the airwaves. He first joined WMAL-AM in 1953 as the host of “Mayhugh’s Moods” from 10 to 11 p.m. Later he was evening and afternoon jazz DJ on Washington D.C.'s WOL-AM. Bill's radio career began at WFAX in 1949 and it spanned close to 50 years in the Washington, D.C. area. He worked at other noteworthy stations such as WPIK, WGAY and WOL. Bill is best known for hosting the "All Night Show" from midnight to 6 a.m. on WMAL radio in Washington, D.C. for 30 years.

Bill & Shirley Mayhugh - Out of the Past - 2009 from Chuck Langdon on Vimeo.

Chuck Cecil (December 26, 1922 – April 30, 2019)

A veteran Los Angeles radio broadcaster and longtime host of the syndicated program "The Swingin' Years", a "Best of" radio show for the "big band" era in music, which lasted from 1935 to 1955. Cecil landed his first radio job at KVEC in San Luis Obispo, California. By December, he had been called to active duty by the Navy. Cecil was accepted for the Navy's V-5 pilot training program, flying for Grumman. When the war ended, Chuck was serving in a replacement squad waiting for his first combat assignment which never came. After the war, Chuck went back to radio. where he found a job at KFLW in Klamath Falls, Oregon. While working as an announcer for "Baldy's Band", a popular orchestra in Southern Oregon, Cecil met his future bride, Edna Brown. She had been working as the band's vocalist. The couple wed in 1947 and have four children and 15 grandchildren.[2] Cecil was hired by Los Angeles radio station KFI in 1952, where he remained for the next 21 years until 1973, when KFI made a format change, causing Cecil to leave the station. Cecil later spent most of the 1970s and 80s working at radio stations KGIL-AM and KPRZ, both in Los Angeles. While working at KFI, Cecil pitched the idea of a Big Band oriented radio show to the station's management; they agreed. So in June 1956, "The Swingin' Years" went on the air for the first time. The concept was simple: "The Swingin' Years" perpetuates the memory of swing music, popularized by such acts as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. The program focuses primarily on Swing, but also included many of the popular ballads of the era that topped the record charts from 1935 to 1955, that Cecil calls "The Swingin' Years". The music played on the program originally came from KFI's vast record library, as well as from Cecil's personal collection of 40,000+ 78 rpm records. As the show progressed, Cecil included audio clips of his interviews with some of the brightest stars of the big band era. "The Swingin' Years" began as a local Los Angeles show in 1956, but by 1973, Cecil began syndicating the program through American Radio Programs, Incorporated. During its peak, the show aired on hundreds of radio stations across the United States, in Europe and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. WIKIPEDIA

The Mike Douglas Show....KYW TV 3 Philadelphia

The Mike Douglas Show was an American daytime television talk show that was hosted by Mike Douglas. Initially, it aired only in Cleveland during much of its first two years, followed by expansion to Philadelphia and nationwide. It went into syndication in 1963 and remained on television until 1981. It was distributed by Westinghouse Broadcasting, and for much of its run, originated from studios of two of the company's TV stations in Cleveland and Philadelphia where The Mike Douglas Show was broadcast from a small 140-seat basement studio located in the WRCV/KYW building at 1619 Walnut Street (See photo. This blog editor is at far right.) The Mike Douglas show was syndicated nationwide by Westinghouse Broadcasting and continued to be aired live until the following year when Zsa Zsa Gabor called Morey Amsterdam a "son of a bitch" for interrupting her joke during the April 29, 1966 program. After that, the program aired on a one-day tape delay basis, allowing for the editing out of any objectionable material.

Radio voice over announcer R Alan Campbell

Experience, training...
Announcing, narrations and voice overs for many national agencies and businesses including NASA, University of Hawaii, University of Arizona, and the US Air Force. Station breaks, promos and staff announcements for WBAL-Baltimore, WTTG-5 Washington DC, WLCY stations Tampa, WFLA Tampa, WDEL Wilmington, WFLN, WDVR, WTEL Philadelphia and smaller market radio liners. 
Former director of The Institute of Broadcast Arts Philadelphia. Trained as intern by NBC owned station talent. Enrolled in Communications and Theater departments in two Universities. 
SONY VAIO computer, Tascam pro digital recorder mp3, Mackie Mixer, HEIL and Beyer dynamic and Schoeps Collet microphones, several brands of headsets. Sound proof studio. Bose speaker systems. Edit mp3 files with 'audacity'. Uploads via Dropbox or zip files by email. 
Voice heard on several United States Air Force programs... on biography of astronaut Ellison Onizuka at Maui, Hawaii museum...with singer Linda Ronstadt, on PBS documentary. Voice substituted for actor James Coburn on several announcements he recorded but were not used. National magazine network infomercial. Regional automotive and gasoline commercials. 

 ralan@bellair.net          ClassicalMusic.network

Ken Nordine (April 13, 1920 – February 16, 2019) was an American voice-over and recording artist

Nordine was best known for his series of Word Jazz albums. His deep, resonant voice has also been featured in many commercial advertisements and movie trailers. One critic wrote that "you may not know Ken Nordine by name or face, but you'll almost certainly recognize his voice." On television, Nordine did a series of readings on a show titled Faces in the Window on WNBQ, and Fred Astaire danced to Nordine's "My Baby" on a TV special. Nordine's past radio series were Now Nordine and Word Jazz. 


The first news anchor of ABC's Good Morning America, Steve Bell passed away in Muncie, Indiana on Friday at the age of 83.

Stephen Scott Bell (December 9, 1935 – January 25, 2019) was an American journalist and educator. He was news anchor of the ABC News programs Good Morning America and World News This Morning, and a professor emeritus of telecommunications at Ball State University. WIKIPEDIA

Sylvia Chase, Pioneering Television Newswoman, Is Dead at 80

Sylvia Belle Chase (February 23, 1938 – January 3, 2019) was an American broadcast journalist. She was a correspondent for ABC's 20/20 from its inception until 1985, when she left to become a news anchor at KRON-TV in San Francisco; in 1990 she returned to ABC News in New York.


Adrian Cronauer: veteran whose radio antics inspired Good Morning, Vietnam dies aged 79

Adrian Joseph Cronauer (September 8, 1938 – July 18, 2018) was a United States Air Force sergeant and radio personality whose experiences as an innovative disc jockey on American Forces Network during the Vietnam War inspired the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam. Cronauer was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began his broadcasting career at the age of 12 as a guest for a Pittsburgh-area children's amateur hour. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he helped found the forerunner of the university's college radio station WPTS. He was a creative DJ on American University's campus station WAMU (610kc) while attending college there in the early 1960's. When this blog editor, R Alan Campbell, left Washington DC's powerhouse rock station WEAM to go to WTTG-TV, Adrian took over the rock DJ evening position. (CAMPBELL: "He was a frequent visitor during my news and announcing shifts at Channel Five during this period" photos below). His subsequent media work included being the classical morning host at WVWR in Roanoke, Virginia (now Virginia Tech's WVTF), during which time he created the proposal that would culminate in Good Morning, Vietnam.

 Ade and I on set at WTTG-TV and below photo I took of Ade in the WTTG announce booth.
(Raleigh Hotel  studios c.1962)



The next link was produced by RACampbell, as well as several other radio links on the third party site...
Note that home webpage is maintained by..engelken SR seremtemanya of Indonesia.

WTTG-TV, Washington DC 1960's


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