Post by mrgrowlworthy on Jun 21, 2011 8:10:20 GMT -5
Does anyone remember if WBLG radio covered the UofL football games in the 1960's. I know that one Lex station did but I am not sure which one. Placards were on the back of LexTran buses advertising the games.
This may not totally answer your question, but may give some idea that it may have been WBLG. I say that because I listened to both WVLK and WLAP around that time and don't recall hearing the U of L games on either station. The reason I heard those stations and not WBLG was because I was listening at a distance from Lexington and those two stations could be received fairly well while WBLG could not. Back then, the only station I know as doing Cardinals' games was WAVE - 970-AM in Louisville with Ed Callay doing the play-by-play.
Last Edit: Jun 21, 2011 21:11:40 GMT -5 by cincykid
I don't remember 1300 under WBLG/WTKC or WLXG carrying U of L in the seventies or eighties, though I might be mistaken. As far as the signal, they actually cover the market at night better than 590 and 630. Whereas WVLK and WLAP were massively directional missing the population growth, 1300 directional signal to the southeast gave them a solid signal. Their daytime within Fayette County and the metro was competitive.
As far as college sports, WVLK was UK. The AM broadcast both football and basketball while the FM during beautiful music and country aired the football games at night to compensate for the AM signal and all the basketball games. Even though WVLK had UK WKDJ Winchester (100.1) aired UK at one time. Someone else in an adjoining county also carried UK, it may have been WCBR-FM (101.7 today 101.5). WVLK-AM for years would carry another SEC game called "Pick of Dixie". It would air in the time of day UK wasn't playing. For example if UK had a day game, Pick of Dixie would be the night game. For a couple of years around 1990, WVLK also aired EKU football even though WEKU-FM aired the games along with first WCBR/WMCQ and later WEKY.
I've always remembered how WVLK's daytime signal was so much better to the south of Lexington than to the north. In the early 1960's, I was happily surprised how well it came in in south-central Kentucky when I wanted to listen to the Cincinnati Reds games (WVLK was on the Reds Nework then). In the Greater Cincinnati area WVLK was quite weak when compared with WLAP's daytime signal here. At the same time, WLAP came in well in south-central Kentucky during the day.