Tag Archive: WQAM

Jun 26

WQAM’s Roby Yonge And the Elusive Butterfly

Bob Lind with Jeff Lemlich

A power couple’s wedding and an enterprising disc jockey turned an obscure folk rock song into a major hit – and helped make South Florida history. It all started when Roby Yonge – WQAM Radio’s famed Big Kahuna – had drinks with singer Jackie DeShannon at Martoni’s, a Hollywood record industry hangout near Capitol Records. …

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Oct 07

Paul Revere and the Raiders: The Miami Connection

A former member of Miami's YEAR 2000 would help to stabilize the group.

  Paul Revere and the Raiders paid their dues around the Pacific Northwest for many years, before landing a starring role on TV’s “Where The Action Is”.   That exposure helped make them one of the most successful bands in the United States.   It also meant the start of a South Florida connection that would last …

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Aug 06

560 Flashbacks #2: Approved Nighttime Oldies

WQAM Approved Night Time Oldies List

Here’s another golden flashback from Dan Chandler’s WQAM archives! It may have seemed that the powerhouse station had an infinite supply of oldies, but in reality the selection was being tightly controlled by the time 1969 rolled around. The torn sheet that you see here makes it clear that only certain oldies could be played …

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May 06

560 Flashback #1 – WQAM vs. WFUN

The Miami Radio Wars, heating up in 1966

If ever there was any doubt as to whether the rivalry between radio stations WQAM and WFUN was for real, the following memo should put those questions to rest. The rivalry wasn’t just real – it was intense – and grew to monumental proportions after WFUN’s Morton “Doc” Downey’s dirty tricks on WQAM program director …

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