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In the 1970s, DC's WASH (97.1 FM) featured a legendary full-service adult contemporary format under the Metromedia ownership banner. We take a flashback to those great days.....

A 1984 gathering of members of the WASH staff shortly after the station was "blown up" by programmer Bill Tanner from Miami. "Most of the guys had moved onto bigger and better things," we're told. Front row: Walt Starling, Greg Cole, Bob Duckman, John Dowling. Back row: Joe Zanger, Joe Connelly, Bob Hughes, John Bodnar, Jerry Clark.....


This photo has WASH jocks Duckman, Jerry Clark, who hosted the Jerry Lewis telethon for many years, and John Bodnar on the Telethon in the late 1970s. Then telecast on Channel 5.....






Jim Lashley.....
















Some classic WASH audio memories.....

  • WASH - on-air circa 1972 (mp3)

  • WASH - on-air circa 1972 (mp3)

  • WASH - on-air circa 1972 (mp3)

  • WASH - on-air circa 1972 (mp3)

  • WASH - a 1964 Ken Rogers aircheck from 97.1 FM (wav)

  • WASH - a 97.1 aircheck including a 1970 newscast from the Metromedia days (wav)

  • WASH - a lush 97.1 jingle from the 1970s (wav)