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WJCM Mighty 1050 AM Cruisin' Oldies




The Cruisin' Oldies format is defined by music from the mid-50's (Rock Around the Clock) up to the early 60's (1t's My Party). This segment of American History that began with the conclusion of the Korean conflict and ended with the Kennedy assassination, is one of the most revered times of our culture... and the music of that era reflects it! These "Happy days" were a time of innocence, contentment, security, and pride of country. The music mirrors those feelings and spawned some of the greatest love songs of all time (Only You, In the Still of the Night, etc.); Fun loving songs (Palisades Park, Fun Fun Fun, etc); Songs with funny names (Da Do Run Run, Shoop Shoop Song, etc.); And many songs teaching us to dance (Twist, Stroll, etc.). It was a time that we are never likely to see and many people have a strong passion for the music and the memories associated with those wonderful days.


Cruisin' Oldies Is defined by core artists like Ricky Nelson, Dion, The Everly Brothers, Jan   Dean, Buddy Holly, The Drifters, Platters and of course Elvis Presley. At the heart of the format is the fabulous Doo-Wop and Falsetto sounds that give it its unique sound. Not present are "British Invasion", bubble gum, or protest songs.  It is especially important to note that no songs considered to be drug-related (White Rabbit, Strawberry Fields, etc.) are present in this format. In short, a listener doesn't have to sit through Hang On Sloopy to hear Surf City, or Last Train to Clarksville before they can hear Sweet Talking Guy.


Listed below is a comparison between core Cruisin' Oldies Artists versus those of a typical 60's based Oldies station:


Mighty 1050 WJCM AM
Cruisin' Oldies
We Play

Other Stations
60's based Oldies
They Play

Everly Brothers

The Rolling Stones

Ricky Nelson

The Rascals

Buddy Holly

The Association

The Platters

Credence Clearwater Revival

The Drifters

Neil Diamond

Sam Cooke

The Doors


The Beatles

Bobby Rydell

Lovin' Spoonful

The Chiffons

Three Dog Night

The Shirelles

The Guess Who

Jan   Dean


Chuck Berry

Johnny Rivers

Elvis Presley