- Executive vice president and general manager Richard S. Korsen,
and his wife Ursula, died in the crash of their private airplane.
Station manager and chief engineer Wayne Mulligan was appointed
July, 1991 - WDRC AM began simulcasting the 6PM news
from WTNH TV8 in New Haven, Monday through Friday. By September
30 (perhaps earlier), WDRC AM and FM were airing CNN
15, 1991 - WDRC AM switched to Unistar's "AM
Only" format with standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
It also added "Sounds of Sinatra with Sid Mark,"
formerly aired by WTIC, Saturday nights at 6PM.
15, 1993 - WDRC AM moved to syndicated talk.
The daily fare included Brad
Davis 5-10AM; music 10AM-1PM; The Dolans 1-3PM; Gene Burns
3-5PM; music 5-6PM; a simulcast of WVIT Channel 30 news 6-6:30PM;
music 6:30-10PM; Dr. Joy Browne 10PM-1AM; music 1-5AM. Davis
(left) hosted essentially the only local program.
- Dick Robinson hosted
a three hour nostalgia special on WDRC FM which was
still playing oldies. It was his first program on the station
19-20, 1995 - To celebrate the 35th anniversary of dropping
CBS and beginning a format of pop music, WDRC FM brought
back many former personalities for the weekend including Ron
Landry, Jim Raynor, Jerry
Bishop, Jim Nettleton,
Dick Pace, Aaron
Shepard, Bill Hart, Joey
Reynolds, Ken Griffin, Kent
Clark, Dick Robinson, Bill
Rock, Dick McDonough, Bob
DeCarlo, Bob Craig and Dik
unusual guest was Dick Heatherton who had actually spent several
years competing against Big D as a WPOP Boss Jock. He was
heard on WDRC AM from 1992-94 as one of the satellite voices
on Unistar's "AM Only."
1996 - By this time both stations had established a presence
on the World Wide Web at www.wdrc.com. Click
for sample Brad
Davis or Jerry
Kristafer pages (note
links are not active).
- WDRC AM added the syndicated - and controversial - Bob
Grant Show 3-6PM but dropped it in September.
- Buckley bought WSNG Torrington (which was dark) to simulcast
- Buckley bought WWCO Waterbury to simulcast WDRC AM.
- By this date (and perhaps earlier) WDRC AM was simulcasting
the 6PM news from WVIT TV 30.
1998 - Buckley bought WMMW Meriden to simulcast WDRC