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1. Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 by Alan Campbell:
http://racampbell.tripod.com/broadcastingphotoalbum/id20.html WTEL was a daytime 250watt foreign language station for many years
2. Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 by Algier Bigger:
I wish I can listen to smooth jazz all over again because smooth jazz is less funk more relaxing & low mellow for the hard rock music plays on the radio these days.
3. Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 by Hank:
I seem to remember in the 60's & 70's hearing German Language BC on this Freq. from Phila.
4. Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2015 by CHRISTOPHER HAGEE:
I remember well some 35 or so yrs. back listening to 860 AM, Phila., Penna. when they began/ended their bcst. days back then they were playing 2 versions of the "Star-Spangled Banner" (the U.S. National Anthem. For its sign-offs they played in instrumental version and for its sign-ons back in the late-1970s/early-1980s they played a vocal lyric version feat. brass ensemble, an organ and a lady with a gorgeous singing voice singing the anthem. It would be good if that vocal lyric version of our National Anthem that 860 AM, Phila., Penna. used for its sign-ons back then could be posted so I could hear it again, just as I did over 3 decades back.
5. Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016 by David:
WWDB (the current incarnation thereof at 860 AM) was--as Alan Campbell posted above--foreign language-formatted WTEL for most of its history. In late 2014, WIP-AM, then as now a sports station, was assigned the call letters WTEL (thus taking the call letters out of retirement) due to an ownership swap.
6. Posted on Friday, December 11, 2020 by Vinnie:
860AM was and still is a daytimer and has throughout its history, it was for a good chunk of its daily broadcast time a spanish formatted outlet. They had some catchy type jingles i can fondly recall as a kid with a brass band in the background, anyone remember that?
7. Posted on Saturday, September 3, 2022 by Roland Petit:
I remember Harry Bristow "shilling" for His Cristian Youth Cinema in (Keswick Theater) Glenside on WTEL 860 in 1984. Rock and Roll was "not so good" but Christian gospel was better. I did enjoy his presentation at the time. I wonder what happened to Harry Bristow?
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