“Out and About” wasn’t the first song that caught my attention on WUWN/WBTL (Boomtown Radio) Richmond, Va. It was just the one that made me start writing songs down. Boyce & Hart’s “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight” is of those top 10 records that might as well have never existed — except in my firmament — based on its acknowledgment (or lack thereof) by Oldies radio. That was the case even when Oldies radio was Oldies radio, and even when Oldies radio was firmly centered in 1967. “Out and About” was the Boyce & Hart single before “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight.” It peaked at No. 39. Although it does have some ongoing pop-culture footprint for being featured in an episode of I Dream of Jeannie, you don’t hear it on the radio now either. So I did a First Listen to “Boomtown Ric...[Read More]
Mobile Radio Partners has flipped Rhythmic Oldies “U Win Radio” 1450 WUWN Highland Springs/1540 WBTL Richmond VA to Oldies “Boomtown Radio“. Jeff McKee, who co-hosted mornings on Rock “XL 102” WRXL from 1989-2001, is serving as Program Director and morning host alongside longtime Orlando personality Bill Cross. McKee and Cross co-hosted mornings on “Y106” WHLY Orlando from 1982-1986. Former 96.5 WKLR and 103.7 WURV host Sharon Wingfield joins for middays. Former 107.3 WBBT midday host Kay Thomas will host afternoons. WUWN has launched its translator on 92.9 W225CU Highland Springs serving the northwest side of Richmond, while WBTL will shorty launch 94.1 W231DP serving Richmond proper.
Mobile Radio Partners has closed the acquisition of two Richmond VA area AMs and has flipped them to Rhythmic Oldies “U Win Radio“. 1450 WUWN (formerly WCLM) Highland Springs and 1540 WBTL (formerly WONA) Richmond are now playing what they call “Sweet Soul Music” with R&B and Dance hits from the 50s through 80s (although we caught an early 90s song in our listening). Core artists are listed as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Four Tops, and Sam Cooke.