WKTU 1978-07-24 Format Flip

WKTU 1978-07-24 Format Flip

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WKTU 1978-07-24 Format Flip
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RadioMaven77

WKTU flips from the mellow sound to disco, a moment that also signals the beginning of the end for WABC.

Chart history

  • 31
    31st in the disco Chart

    31st in the disco Chart

  • 69
    69th in the r&b Chart

    69th in the r&b Chart

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Dj Zapo

Rob, I was very young when this flip happened, but have been hoping to hear this moment for over 40-years.....yes, finally!! Many thanks!
Do you know who the 6pm jock was?
And did Paco start on the same day at 10pm?

RadioMaven77

I wish I had that information for you, but I was living in Los Angeles at the time.

Granville Butler

Rob, thank you for this recording. Do you have any more tape of WKTU before its format change?

RadioMaven77

Only one, of Murray The K's morning show. But it needs some restoration work before it will be ready to post.

Arushilovesmusic

LOVELY!!!! Thank you sooo much!!

Dj Zapo

Arushi, you are everywhere, hehe :)

Bazbo88

Let's all think a good thought for Paco Navarro, who was the man to suggest that KTU flip in 1978

RadioMaven77

I didn't know that, Bazbo. I recall at the time that consultant Kent Burkhart took credit for the WKTU format.

Bazbo88

https://dhinckley.medium.com/rip-paco-navarro-his-crime-wasnt-bringing-disco-to-new-york-radio-fd2f43ac708f as Paco told it just before his death to David Hinkley, Paco was working for sister station WJIT and during some brainstorming suggested