Saturday, September 3, 2011

February 16, 1966:Johnny Cash Show in Canton:From WHOF 1060

The above advertisement is from the February 11, 1966 Dover (Ohio) Reporter. WHOF Radio 1060 sponsored The Johnny Cash Road Show at Canton Memorial Auditorium..Notice the ticket prices:$3.00 reserved seats and $2.00 General Admission..

Worth noting the Statler Brothers were part of the show by this time..Their first show with Cash was 2 years earlier (March 1964) also at Memorial Auditorium..

The 1060 frequency has had a long and colorful history in Canton: Begun as WCMW in 1946, the call letters were changed to WHOF in 1961 and aired Top 40 music before changing to country in 1965.

WHOF would become WOIO in early 1967 doing talk as "2-way radio" until the early 1970's..Cleveland Sportstalk Icon Pete Franklin worked at WOIO in 1967 briefly before landing at WERE-1300 Cleveland, then WWWE 1100 by 1973..

WOIO then became "Q10" as WQIO 1060 doing Top 40, then country again through much of the 70's, changing again to WRCW,"Adult Radio".

June 23, 1962 WHOF "Top 60" Survey-From Airheads Radio Survey Archive

Link to 1962 WHOF survey page..

WOIO Bumper Sticker from the 1970's..

WHOF's call letters are now on 101.7 FM (Formerly WJER-FM Dover and earlier, WFAH-FM Alliance)..1060 is now WILB Catholic Radio..

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