Fun Facts
The Cape Cod Cubs pro hockey players, riding proudly in their team dumptruck, as the Christmas 1972 parade passes by the A&P and KFC on Barnstable Road.  WCOD broadcast all the Cubs games, Jon Wetterlow handling the play-by-play.
That’s Program Director Don Bartlett in 1972.  WCOD interrupted its automation on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings for its hour-long Auction Show.  Don hosted the bargain-fests..
By the time WCOD moved into its new studios in 1973, Paul McKenna had already moved on to WCIB in Falmouth.  He stopped by that summer to visit his old friends.
For the first six years of WCOD’s existence, this was the daytime DJ!  Staffers kept the automation unit (“Arnold”) fed with fresh tapes, commercials, and instructions on when to play which.  When Arnold messed up, the results could be hilarious.
Here’s another look at the original WCOD on-air studio on Barnstable Road.  Hidden somewhere amidst the vinyl 45s, the obnoxious shirt and Those ’70s Sideburns is Dick Teimer.
The new facilities on Stevens Street featured a production studio with Bose 901 speakers that could go head-to-head with the Fire Department sirens next door.  That’s Production Director Tony Simon, probably dubbing a Sub ’N Pub ad onto a cartridge.
The 1976 WCOD Softies gather at the Hyannis East Elementary School — before being crushed by Mrs. Foonman’s Fourth Grade Class, 23-5.
Back Row (L-R):  Deven Black, Paul Talbot, Howard Finkel, Ed O’Toole, Jon Frank.
Front Row (L-R):  Dana Kott, Rick Stuart, Ray Brown, Dick Teimer.
A regular feature on Sunday evenings was WCOD’s Sports Hotline call-in show.  Here’s the crew after a strenuous performance in October 1976.  Standing (L-to-R): Joe Sherman, co-host Bill Abramson, Pat Smith;  Front: Steve Albahari, Sunny the SportsDog, producer Mike Laurie.  Not pictured:  co-host Larry DeHaan.
Station Owner & GM Dana Kott was also WCOD’s Music Director.  In his quest for an RIAA Gold Record (the reward for promoting a new song into a million-seller), Dana would constantly add obscure stuff to the playlist.  After a few years of this, we finally presented him with a homemade Gold Record.
The 1977 edition of the WCOD Softies!  That’s Fearless Leader Dana Kott in front.  His backup group (L-R):  Ray Brown, Doug Rose, Ed O’Toole, Mark Del Bene, Howard Finkel (partially hidden), Dick Teimer, Rick Stuart, Jeff Moritz, Tony Arden, Joan Gerberding, Lori Taddeo.

Back to Top