WMID

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WMID
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City of license Atlantic City, New Jersey
Branding Classic Oldies WMID
Frequency 1340 kHz
Format Oldies/Talk
Power 890 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 1307
Owner Equity Communications
Webcast Listen Live
Website classicoldieswmid.com

WMID is a radio station in Atlantic City, New Jersey which plays "the classic oldies". Its parent company is Equity Communications (the station was at one time owned by entertainer Merv Griffin). WMID also carries the Philadelphia Phillies. Its studios are located at the Bayport One complex in West Atlantic City, and its transmitter is located north of the Casino district in Atlantic City.

WMID began broadcasting May 30, 194. It was a Mutual affiliate on 1340 kHz with 250 W of power.[1]

During the fifties, sixties, and early to mid-seventies, WMID was the dominant Top 40 station in the Atlantic City area. In its peak years as a Top 40 station in the early to mid-seventies, it was known as "The Jersey Giant", although for a while after the introduction of gambling in Atlantic City, it labeled itself "the Lucky 13". Its play during its peak years was extremely formatted, with the number one song of the week repeated every two hours, with new songs being labeled "future giants", and, in keeping with the city's resort image, with oldies being labeled "souvenirs". The station presented a locally produced "top 40 countdown" every Monday night. The station also boasted a strong jingle package with a classic "WMID, Atlantic City" station ID at the top of the hour, with the disc jockey introduction, "From the Jersey Giant, Jackson Chase (or other disc jockey)" once an hour, with the introduction of the number one song, "WMID, Giant Play One, Play One, Play One," and with other catchy jingles, such as, "The World Comes Here to Play, 1340, WMID", "Summer at the Jersey Shore, 1340, Atlantic City, WMID". News was limited several minutes leading to the top of the hour from ABC's American Contemporary Radio. In summary, at its peak, WMID in the early to mid seventies was one of the most professionally run and cleanly produced small to medium-market stations in the country.[citation needed] As AM broadcasting listenership declined in the late seventies, the station went through a series of format changes (including Adult Contemporary and Big Band) before settling on the oldies format.

Classic Oldies 1340 AM WMID focuses on the history of music and radio when rock and roll was on AM radio. The mission of WMID is to re-create the old days when the memorable sound of rock & roll dominated the AM frequency, a sound no one who experienced has ever forgotten. WMID plays the songs and voices – the timeless music that is never left the rock and roll generation – all day and all night. The motto of the station is: "It’s the Music you grew up with on the Station you grew up with: AM 1340 Classic Oldies WMID".

in the 1950s, WMID broadcast from a small studio in the old Brighton Hotel that stood in the beach block of Indiana Avenue, across the street from the Claridge Hotel. The Brighton was torn down to make way for the Sands Casino, itself now closed and being demolished to make way for a new casino. Since the 1960s the station has broadcast from studios adjacent to its tower site at Ohio and Murray Avenues, just off U.S. Route 30 next to the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm.

On January 2, 2012, WMID became the new home of The Rush Limbaugh Show.[2]

Coverage[edit]

WMID serves Atlantic City, Ocean City, and Long Beach Island. Due to 1340 being a popular frequency in the area, there will be interference between WMID and WHAT in Philadelphia. Also there is a station in Reading, Pennsylvania that may cause some interference depending on where you are.

Alumni[edit]

Ron Edwards, aka Ron Hughes, and his engineer ("Chester)" mid and late 60's, Bob Badger Mornings mid to late 60's, Michael Guerra (aka Bob "Who Cares?" Mitchell) 1956-1958 Richard "Dick" Brewer, late 1950s Frank Samaha, station engineer, 1950s-1960s Bob McClay, announcer, late 1950s Paul Sullivan, announcer, late 1950s Thomas "The Young Fella" Young, evening R&B hour, late 1950s Al Owen, station manager, late 1950s-1960s Bert Holman, racing reporter/sportscaster, late 1950s Steve "Boom Boom" Cannon 1960s Jay Mark (After Dark), DJ & Production Director, 1960s Jackson T. Chase (AM drive) 1970s Gary Lane (midday) 1970s Drew Stevens (midday) 1970s Andy Volvo (PM drive) 1970s "Fast" Eddie King (weekends) 1970s Russ and Richards (midday) 1980s J. Patrick, nights (1979), afternoons (1980) Bill Jeffries(overnights) 1970s Dick Sargent (mid days mid 60's) AKA Johnny Donovan WABC Tom McNally Program Director & Chief Engineer 80's & 90's Gary Paul - Pillow Talk (1990)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WMID Atlantic City on Air Last Friday". Broadcasting. June 2, 1947. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  2. ^ [1]

mid 60's Dick Sargent AKA Johnny Donovan (WABC)

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Coordinates: 39°22′35″N 74°27′08″W / 39.37639°N 74.45222°W / 39.37639; -74.45222