Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Progressive Rock 24/7
While sister station WRFD was being Ohio's Country Giant, FM radio station WNCI was making moves of it's own.
By spring of 1969, the station was already moving the music toward a more hard edged sound with Bob North and Charlie Pickard handling mornings and afternoons and E. Karl hosting the Incredible Progressive Rock Circus in the evenings.
This ad appeared in the August, 1970 Columbus Dispatch announcing the station starting around the clock progressive rock. An ad in June announced the station would soon be going 24/7. DJs were Bob North, John L (Lazar), Charlie Pickard, E Karl, Dave Anthony and overnights with Gregg Campbell.
Of interest, although still located at the WRFD broadcast house, the station had just flipped on the stereo switch.