(Left to right) Hy Lit, Dion DiMucci and Harvey Holiday
Harvey Holiday's Sunday evening broadcast as been a mainstay of Philadelphia radio for decades. By this time, WDAS-FM had a console in the FM studio with the jocks running their own board. Only a year or two before, the jocks had switches only and an engineer was needed to ride level. An engineer was still needed to be on duty because WDAS (AM) was a directional station with two different patterns (one for daytime operation and the other for broadcasting at night). This meant that a first-class FCC licensed engineer was required at all times. This rule have since been relaxed and the first-class license is now called a "general radio-telephone license."
We have in our archive, some audio from a Sunday, January 30, 1972 program on WDAS-FM. There are two segments put together as one cut (with a second of dead air separating the two). This includes a commercial for the old "Record Museum" local chain of record stores.
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From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers members Hy Lit & Sam Lit and Hy Lit Radio.com
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