Featured in The News Democrat, September 10, 2010 Page 4
Waverly, TN – “We knew within five minutes of tuning in WQMV AM 1060 that we would be writing about it.” That is a statement made by Sean Ross, one of radio and the music industry’s most widely respected writers and programming analysts, in his bi-weekly column Ross on Radio for Radio-Info.com.
“WQMV stands out because its music spans the late ‘50s to mid ‘80s with depth throughout,” Ross’s column continues “They claim 5,000 titles, and while a lot of stations have big libraries without actually playing more than a few hundred songs, (I have heard WQMV play) everything from “When You Walk In the Room” by the Searchers to “Gotta Have More Love” by the Climax Blues Band, which gives them a credibility on that score.”
“We have worked hard to build a different type of Oldies station and we continue to insure that our sound is the best and most complete,” stated R. Dean Duke, WQMV Station Manager. “We are honored to be featured for our unique and widespread variety of Oldies music. With the addition of our online streaming, we are now able to bring the best of the Classics to listeners across America.”
WQMV AM 1060 is locally managed in Waverly, Tennessee by DCDL Media, Inc. and continues to enjoy an increasing listenership since going on the air in 2005. The station plays Classics from over 30 years of Rock & Roll plus a wide selection of songs not normally heard on your typical top 40’s Oldies radio station. It can be heard in Humphreys County, Tennessee and the surrounding areas including Dickson, Houston, Benton and Perry Counties and is also streamed live at wqmv1060.com.
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August 12, 2010 - Ross on Radio for Radio-Info.com
Author: Sean Ross
America’s Deepest Oldies Station?
This column has often taken a break from weightier matters to draw your attention to radio tourist attractions – unique formats and, in particular, stations where you can hear a lot of songs that you don’t get to hear very often on the radio anymore. So we knew within five minutes of tuning in WQMV Waverly, Tenn., that we would be writing about it.
We’ve found lots of great stations for Oldies tourism from CKWW (AM580) Detroit to “North Jersey 1500” WGHT to numerous specialty shows. And although you can make this claim for WGHT as well on occasion, WQMV stands out because it spans late ‘50s to mid ‘80s with depth throughout.
WQMV’s Website claims 5,000 titles, and while a lot of stations have big libraries without actually playing more than a few hundred songs, having punched in during everything from “When You Walk In The Room” by the Searchers to “Gotta Have More Love” by Climax Blues Band gives them a little credibility on that score.
Here’s WQMV just before 6 a.m. local time on April 4th:
Foreigner, “Feels Like The First Time”
Paul Davis, “I Go Crazy”
Corsairs, “Smokey Places”
Kinks, “Set Me Free”
Ray Barretto, “El Watusi”
James Brown, “I Got You (I Feel Good)” (first record of the 6 a.m. hour; station is hosted from here)
Rascals, “Good Lovin’”
Sam Cooke, “Chain Gang”
Fats Domino, “Blueberry Hill”
Clyde McPhatter, “Lover Please”
George Harrison, “Crackerbox Palace”
Linda Ronstadt, “When Will I Be Loved”
Dave Mason, “So High (Rock Me Baby And Roll Me Away)”
Fixx, “One Thing Leads To Another”
Billy Joel, “Tell Her About It”
Don Henley, “The Boys Of Summer”
Dion & the Belmonts, “A Teenager In Love”
Okay, is this America’s deepest Oldies station?
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