October 4, 1981 - AM installed automation for
overnight, displacing Mike Grady;
AM aired UCONN football & basketball.
1986 - AM affiliated with Unistar's "The
1986 - FM dropped adult contemporary music for
oldies under program director Frank
15, 1991 - AM switched to Unistar's "AM
Only" format with standards from 40s, 50s & 60s; added
"Sounds of Sinatra with Sid Mark," formerly aired by WTIC
Saturday nights at 6PM.
15, 1993 - AM moved to syndicated talk: Brad
Davis 5-10AM; music 10AM-1PM; The Dolans 1-3PM; Gene Burns 3-5PM;
music 5-6PM; simulcast of WVIT Channel 30 news 6-6:30PM; music 6:30-10PM;
Dr. Joy Browne 10PM-1AM; music 1-5AM.
1996 - AM added Bob Grant Show 3-6PM; dropped
it in September.
4, 2000 - WDRC FM began de-emphasizing the slogan
"Big D 103," replacing it with "Oldies 102.9, DRC-FM."
2001 - WDRC AM began airing
a musical format called The Best of Everything that includes
everything from Adult Standards, Light Pop Favorites, Classic Country,
Jazz, to Classical.
- WDRC AM dropped The Best of Everything and added
talk shows from the Buckley/WOR Network. Following Brad Davis, Dr.
Joy Browne aired from 10AM-1PM, followed by The Dolans 1-3PM. Dan
Lovallo played music during afternoon drive. Bruce
Owens was released and Jack Carney
moved to 7PM-midnight on WDRC FM replacing Glenn
2004 - WDRC/WMMW/WSNG/WWCO rebranded as The
Talk of Connecticut.
3, 2004 - A repositioning of its music presentation resulted
in WDRC FM dropping Oldies 102.9 from its nickname.
Newly christened Big Hits one oh two nine, the format presented
the biggest hits from the 1960s and 70s. Another web
site revision began.
2005 - DRC FM dropped music from the 1950s and
60s and began emphasizing music of the 70s and 80s; the on-air slogan
was Big Hits 102.9.
2006 - DRC FM began reintroducing 60s music; the
new positioning logo was Good Time Rock 'N Roll.
18, 2008 - DRC FM began re-introducing pre-1964
oldies to its format.
2012 - DRC FM replaced Good Time Rock 'N Roll
with The Biggest Hits on the Big D.
7, 2014 - after the ownership change from Buckley Broadcasting
to Connoisseur Media, WDRC FM rebranded as Classic Hits
of the 70's, 80's and More. A new website was launched at 1029DRC.com.
- DRC FM rebranded as 102.9THEWHALE, playing
classic rock music.