WLLL-AM 930 - Lynchburg Virginia WLLL-AM was 5,000 watt strong Top 40 station and was a part of Lynchburg 1970's era radio scene. Currently (and as of this writing in Jauary 2011) WLLL-AM broadcasts a Christian format I would like to thank Bob Abbott for sending a number of photos and PR pieces to me to include at this site. Should you have any material to contribute, including aircheck recording, please contact me, Rick Burnett, by email CLICK HERE
WLLL-AM 930 Broadcast Studio in 1977
Note From Bob Abbott About His Days at WLLL
WLLL - One of the studios
WLLL - Another Studio Photo
Doug Neatrour, former early 1970's program director of Lynchburg's country music station WWOD-AM, has seen the site for WLLL and it brought back some memories for him: Rick, I visited the WWOD Tribute site, traveling to WLLL's entry. I used to listen to that station a fair amount, as I was a frustrated country jock/programmer who, at the time of "OD" employment, wanted desperately to work at a top 40 station like "W-Triple L". In fact, I can not remember with whom I went with, but recall visiting 'LLL one evening. I believe they were in a mobile home, which is where the studios were located at the time. I remember looking in the bathroom and noticing a sort of table top contraption over the tub/shower and either teletype paper storage or the actual machine located in there. I can not recall the studio configuration. But I do seem to remember they used a lot of reverb that I have always had a strange appreciation for.
ED NOTE: For those not old enough to remember teletype machines, think of them as the predecessor to the internet. You were able to access the Whole Wide World of news on a COMmon automatic typewriter (printer). When the ink ribbon (think printer cartridge) needed replacement, it took a while to get the ink off your hands.
WLLL-AM 930 Didn't Just Love its Listeners, it also Loved Remotes
In the remote photo below, Mad Ladd (right) from WJJS is broacating along with WLLL. When Mad Ladd saw this photo, he sent the following email:
Wow...hair! The other guy is Howard Sodacoff (maybe spelled wrong), owner of Oakridge Toyota! He was famous for having 4-5 radio stations for a remote at the same time, usually every Saturday! We had to time our breaks so that Howard would be on as many stations at the same time! This time it was Eric and me! Howard would take all the mic's sometimes and talk...when he finished he would give them back to us....I looked and I had Q99's mic, and maybe Eric had mine! Talk soon.... Da' Lad
WLLL's Mr. Personality, Eric Vess, with WJJS' Mad Lad. I (Rick Mason) remember doing a remote at this same spot in the dealership for WWOD in the early 70's.
The 93 L Remote Studio at The First VA Ten Milers
Bob Abbott at the Star Wars Premiere
WLLL's Bob Abbott and Jim Stapleton (right of the girl) at the MDA Telethon
WLLL's Dave Freer at a Lynchburg Remote
WLLL's Afternoon Guy, Tony Love, Either at a Remote, or a Salesman at a Stereo Store Selling Reel to Reel Tape Recorders
WLLL's Tony Love at Another Remote
WLLL's Morning Man, Johnny Douglas, at a Radio Shack Remote
WLLL's Johnny Douglas with the Triple L Remote Van
WLLL's Johnny Douglas Dress up and Nowhere to go, Except to this Remote
WLLL's owner, Jim Shircliff, at His Desk Taking Care of Business
WLLL's Jim Shircliff Casual and Friendly with WLLL's Mascot.
WLLL-AM The Analog Days
WLLL - WLVA Legendary Production Man, Jack Fitzsimons
WLLL-AM 930 Coverage Map
WLLL School and Business PR Flyer
Remember Those Songs?
How About Those Movies?
WLLL Survey from 4/30/1969 - Front and Back Cover
WLLL Survey From 4/30/1969 - Inside Pages
WLLL Survey From 2/5/1970 - Front and Back Covers
WLLL Survey From 2/5/1970 - Inside Pages
WLLL Billboard - Turn It Up!
WLLL Billboard - We Love Lynchburg Listeners
Don't Forget the Bumper Stickers!
WLLL Bumper Sticker - I Love Lynchburg
WLLL PR Sticker - Muscular Dystrophy
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