Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Speaking of Merv Griffin

From radio historian Michael Collins:

Merv Griffin built a radio station empire in the 1960s and 1970s and began in Waterbury, with purchase in 1965 of WWCO 1240 (his very first station) and on Christmas Eve 1967 signed on WWCO-FM 104.1 (now WPHH) with a strong signal covering most of CT. His group included stations in Binghamton, NY, Atlantic City, NJ and Hartford CT, where his WPOP 1410 became the first all news station in CT in the mid 1970s. When WPOP made the switch to news from top 40, morning dj The Greasman lost his slot.

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