ABOUT POPRADIO 77
IS A TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT RADIO STATIONS THAT RULED THE AIRWAVES DURING THE 60's, 70's, and 80's
WPOP Internet Radio, a.k.a. PopRadio 77, attracts those listeners that remember the great "pop" music stations from decades past and the TOP 40 sounds they played every day.
PopRadio 77 especially honors the memory of MusicRadio 77 WABC. 77 WABC literally dominated the AM airwaves for over 50 years. 77 WABC discontinued its music format in 1982 and became an all-talk radio station as the FM band became dominant and the music so-called "died" on May 10, 1982. PopRadio 77 builds its playlists around the greatest songs that were the biggest on MusicRadio WABC until it's end in 1982. Some of the great traditions that were common on WABC such as contests and giveaways, call-ins, nonstop music periods, great radio personalities and summer chime-times are all a part of PopRadio 77 as well. The music lives once again!
When WABC MusicRadio changed over into the all-talk format, WNBC-AM took over as the "favorite" Top 40 station in the New York, USA marketplace. From 1982 up until 1987, WNBC with personalities such as Imus In The Morning and Howard Stern continually ruled in the ratings. Then, one sad day in July of 1987, WNBC played its last song and converted to an all-sports radio format. This marked the absolute end of Top 40 music on AM radio. [Listen Below to the WABC Music Remembrance from the final minutes of WABC's music days]
Fans of WNBC now had to look to the FM stations of WHTZ (Z-100) and WPLJ in the New York market for the traditional Top 40 format, and they did. However, as the decade of the 80's came to a close, so did the music genres that built WABC, WNBC, and WPLJ in particular. The blends of music from the 60's and 70's began to disappear completely by the 1990's on WPLJ. By 1999, WPLJ completely stopped playing music from the 70's in its attempt to catch up in the ratings with number#1 WHTZ. By the millenium, the music mix that was so popular for so many years, was gone from the airwaves.
The PopRadio 77 format of "Super Hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's" revives the sounds that were heard on these great New York radio stations for so many decades. Listeners are primarily baby boomers and some Gen-Xer's. But there is also a large population of young people that were raised on "mom and dad's music", and they too tune into PopRadio 77.
For the Super Hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's...tune into PopRadio 77.
WABC radio legend, Dan Ingram, on one of his radio shows. Ingram passed away in 2018 at the age of 83. Ingram's voice was heard not only on 77 WABC but also on many commercials.
The late Ron Lundy, radio veteran, held his last radio show at WABC 77 on May 10, 1982 when the music "died"
The PopRadio 77 broadcast is made possible using the resources of SecureNet Systems. To maintain a sense of local presence PopRadio 77 broadcasts to I.P. addresses within a 300 to 500 mile range of the Philadelphia area.
The PopRadio 77 programming consists primarily of music tracks from 1960 - 1989. On Weekend nights there are informative public affairs programs and podcasts that are aired over the internet stream.
WPOP Internet Radio offices are located in Middletown, DE. Our brand new state-of-the-art radio studio is located in the rural town of Franklinville, NJ. Servers are monitored continually to insure minimal interruption.
PopRadio 77 Listening Zones