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Rick Wrigley

Rick Wrigley

The Backbeat Show fills the gap of 50s, 60s and early 70s music that have left the Columbia Radio market with the departure of the oldies format. There are a lot of listeners in Columbia that would be interested in the older music, including a lot of Alumni who are in their golden years financially. I actively seek requests from the audience and recently have been receiving between 10 and 20 requests on an average per show so we have a lot of audience feedback. They are definitely looking for this music over 40 years old. This is the only “Oldies” show still on the air in Columbia,


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Rick Wrigley // The Backbeat Show I’m an “old school” alumni DJ here on WUSC-FM. I got my start on October 13, 1963 on the old WUSC-AM station with a pre-recorded show called The Night Owl Show; the training show for the “baby DJs” back then. We had to prove that we could “run the board” ...

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