ABOUT POPRADIO 77
More Music and More Memories
IS A TRIBUTE TO THE SUPER POWER RADIO STATIONS THAT RULED THE AIRWAVES DURING THE 60's, 70's, and 80's
WPOP Internet Radio, a.k.a. PopRadio 77, is for 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. This format change was inevitable as the FM band became more and more dominant. Therefore, the music so-called "died" on May 10, 1982.
PopRadio 77 builds its playlists and music charts around the greatest songs that were the biggest on MusicRadio WABC until it's end in 1982. Many of the great traditions that were common on WABC have been incorporated into the PopRadio 77 routine. Traditions such as call-in contests, nonstop music periods, great radio personalities and summer chime-times are all a part of PopRadio 77. The music lives once again!
When WABC MusicRadio changed over into the all-talk format, WNBC-AM then took over as the "favorite" Top 40 station in the New York. With personalities such as Imus In The Morning and Howard Stern, WNBC continually ruled in the ratings. Then, suddenly, one sad day in July of 1987, WNBC played its last song and converted to an all-sports radio format. This event 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]
THE WABC MUSIC REMEMBRANCE FROM MAY 10, 1982
Fans of WNBC now had to look to the FM stations of WHTZ (Z-100) and WPLJ (95.5) in the New York market. And, they did just that. However, as the decade of the 80's came to a close then so did the music mixes 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. It modified its playlists in an attempt to catch up in the ratings with number#1 WHTZ. Then by the year 2000, the music mix that was so popular for so many years was just about gone from the airwaves.
The PopRadio 77 format of "Super Hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's" brings back the sound that was heard on these great radio stations for so many years. It is more than just music. It is also the memories that are sparked when a song is played. Music evokes memories. As PopRadio 77 plays these Super Hits listeners take a trip back in time to relive some great memories. 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.
The PopRadio 77 broadcast stream is made possible using the resources of Cirrus/SecureNet Systems. The broadcast stream is available to I.P. addresses within a 500 mile radius of the south Jersey area. Listeners beyond this zone may receive the broadcast stream.
PopRadio 77 has over 4,000 songs from the 1960's through the 1980's. On the weekdays the radio station mostly plays the biggest hits from 1965-1989. On weekends, the playlists expand to include a more diverse music track selection from these years.
The WPOP Internet Radio offices are located in Middletown, DE. The new radio studio is located in south Jersey in the rural town of Franklinville, NJ. PopRadio 77 offers tours of its studio upon request. Please fill out a request on the 'Contact Us' page.
PopRadio 77's tribute to the great AM stations from the past includes a distinct goal to revive great memories through the music. Every time a song is played, undoubtedly someone is remembering a great memory from his or her past..and that is what PopRadio 77 is all about.
PopRadio 77 Listening Zones
PopRadio 77 consistenly broadcasts its internet stream to all listeners within a 300 mile radius. At certain times, the internet stream will be extended to up to a 500 mile radius from South Jersey. Listening to PopRadio 77 beyond these zones can be facilitated by using a VPN with an IP Address that is based within a 500 mile radius. NORD VPN is recommended as a viable provider to access the PopRadio 77 radio stream beyond 500 miles from South Jersey.