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    Summer, 28 years ago...

    commercial free summer of 1982 :chillin:

    I know I'm not the only guy that jammed that station on the way out to OBI

    [QUOTE]Then, in June 1982, the station flipped to AOR as WAPP "New York's Apple".
    The station was initially commercial-free during that summer.
    During it's brief stint as rock, Jon Bon Jovi sent a demo tape to the station for it's ameteur band contest - and won - and the rest, as they say, is history.[/QUOTE]


    [IMG]http://www.angelfire.com/nj2/piratejim/OldStationLogos/WAPP-1.jpg[/IMG]

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    I wasn't born. :(

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    [QUOTE=Polidore22;3684486]I wasn't born. :([/QUOTE]
    lol...grasshopper

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    Great station that summer. I remember they played nothing but Stones the whole day on Jagger's birthday.

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    Nice, I remember 103.5 back in the day. Also listened to Z-100 (100.3) before it turned to TOTAL garbage and I think 95.5 WPLJ. Ahh such memories growing up in Westchester... :D
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    [QUOTE=jetswin;3684482]commercial free summer of 1982 :chillin:

    I know I'm not the only guy that jammed that station on the way out to [B]OBI[/B]

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    OBI. Wow, what memories.

    Strangely, I think I went to the Boardy Barn 2X as many times as OBI and I can't remember much of anything that went on there :D


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    [QUOTE=jetswin;3684482]commercial free summer of 1982 :chillin:

    I know I'm not the only guy that jammed that station on the way out to OBI
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    Great summer, I never changed the station the whole summer...

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    At first I thought that said Wopp and was an all italian station or something.

    In college I used to get some FM station from Spokane Washington up here in Canada. I think it was called the Zoo. That station almost seemed like it was programmed just for me as it constantly had songs I liked and very few commercials.

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    [QUOTE=JStokes;3684541]OBI. Wow, what memories.

    Strangely, I think I went to the Boardy Barn 2X as many times as OBI and I can't remember much of anything that went on there :D


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    HA HA HA, the Boardy Barn, what a mess that place was. I remember hooking up there on Plattsburgh night! :D

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    the boardy Barn still packs 'em in on Sunday afternoons, literally busloads of kids getting delivered :eek:

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    I remember how much variety they played, despite being commercial-free. Although they seemed to play "Last Chance" by Shooting Star almost every day. You guys have reminded me how much NY radio sucks these days. Thank god for Sirius.

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    [URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80UR19GHYLY&feature=related[/URL]

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    [QUOTE]
    In 1982, [URL="http://wapedia.mobi/en/Doubleday_(publisher)"]Doubleday[/URL] bought the station, and that June, the station switched to an [URL="http://wapedia.mobi/en/Album-oriented_rock"]Album-oriented rock[/URL] format similar to [URL="http://wapedia.mobi/en/WPLJ"]WPLJ[/URL] and [URL="http://wapedia.mobi/en/WNEW-FM"]WNEW-FM[/URL] down the dial. The station was renamed "The Apple 103.5", with the call letters [B]WAPP[/B]. The station went commercial-free for the duration of that summer, and as a result, it became the highest-rated radio station in New York City. Then, when the station added commercials, listeners switched back to WPLJ and WNEW-FM, and so ratings went down. In 1983, when WPLJ switched to a [URL="http://wapedia.mobi/en/Contemporary_hit_radio"]CHR[/URL] format, the station's ratings got a slight boost.
    In 1983, a then-unknown Bon Jovi visited WAPP 103.5FM "The Apple". He spoke with the D.J., Chip Hobart, who suggested Bon Jovi let WAPP include the song "Runaway" on the station's compilation album of local homegrown talent. Bon Jovi was reluctant but eventually gave them the song, on which Bon Jovi had used studio musicians to play on the track "Runaway" (which was written in 1980). WAPP worked with WOR-TV (now [URL="http://wapedia.mobi/en/WWOR-TV"]WWOR-TV[/URL]) in nearby [URL="http://wapedia.mobi/en/Secaucus,_NJ"]Secaucus, NJ[/URL] on a music video show, [I]Rock 9 Videos[/I], for a short time in 1984.
    As 1984 progressed, WAPP's ratings were on the upswing. However, the station's owners decided to change the station's format to [URL="http://wapedia.mobi/en/Contemporary_hit_radio"]CHR[/URL] that fall. They felt that if stations that they owned in [URL="http://wapedia.mobi/en/WAVA"]Washington, D.C.[/URL] and [URL="http://wapedia.mobi/en/KDWB"]Minnesota[/URL] could do well with the format, then this station could as well. This would not be the case, as the station could not compete with WPLJ or [URL="http://wapedia.mobi/en/WHTZ"]Z-100[/URL], and their ratings fell. Not even a change back to a rock format in the summer of 1985 could solve the station's ratings woes.
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    1982?

    No way, man. No one moved my dial from WLIR. Talking Heads, baby! I was stalking honeys at Jones Beach humming that "Muscles from the Shell" tune. It was Cool to be a Cat. :cool:

    I fell in love with WNEW, no formats, not a speck of cereal. By 1978, WPLJ and a couple others went to the "Boston - Journey - REO Speedjackoffs" rotation. That was the end of those stations for me.

    I might feel bad if you guys were to say that WAPP played Black Sabbath all the time. :rockon:

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    [QUOTE=WestCoastOffensive;3684610]No way, man. No one moved my dial from WLIR. Talking Heads, baby! I was stalking honeys at Jones Beach humming that "Muscles from the Shell" tune. It was Cool to be a Cat. :cool:

    I fell in love with WNEW, no formats, not a speck of cereal. By 1978, WPLJ and a couple others went to the "Boston - Journey - REO Speedjackoffs" rotation. That was the end of those stations for me.

    I might feel bad if you guys were to say that WAPP played Black Sabbath all the time. :rockon:[/QUOTE]
    that was 1978 my man, my alarm clock went off to Gerry Rafferty playing Baker Street on WLIR every morning :yes:

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;3684613]that was 1978 my man, my alarm clock went off to Gerry Rafferty playing Baker Street on WLIR every morning :yes:[/QUOTE]

    No no no...I am mistaken. What is the station that changed formats in 1980-81? Went to teh New Wave programming.

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    [QUOTE=WestCoastOffensive;3684610]No way, man. No one moved my dial from WLIR. Talking Heads, baby! I was stalking honeys at Jones Beach humming that "Muscles from the Shell" tune. It was Cool to be a Cat. :cool:[/QUOTE]

    "Muscles From A Shell" is played by The Squeeze. :P

    [QUOTE=jetswin;3684613]that was 1978 my man, my alarm clock went off to Gerry Rafferty playing Baker Street on WLIR every morning :yes:[/QUOTE]

    That is not a bad thing, such a great tune.

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;3684482]commercial free summer of 1982 :chillin:

    I know I'm not the only guy that jammed that station on the way out to OBI
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    Ahhh the Oak Beach Inn.. Used to take the old Harley out there great place to catch the snatch..:yes:

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    [QUOTE=RageATL;3684626]"Muscles From A Shell" is played by The Squeeze. :P



    That is not a bad thing, such a great tune.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you, Captain Correcto. :rolleyes::D

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