WFRO-AM in Fremont, Ohio was set up as an AM counterpart to WFRO-FM (99.1 FM). The FM station went on the air in 1946 and the AM station three years later. The AM station was a daytime-only station which played a middle of the road format with news and talk, simulcasting with the FM station for part of the day. This went on for some time, until 2001, when the FM station was purchased by BAS Broadcasting and the AM station was purchased by Disney/ABC. Disney’s plan was to move its Flint, Michigan radio station WFDF (910 AM) into the Detroit area and increase its power to 50,000 watts, eventually shutting down WFRO, which they did in 2004. This is their Top Ten from the beginning of January 1956.
- Billy Duke and The Dukes – Rocky Piano
- The Cleftones – You Baby You
- Patti Page – Go On With The Wedding
- Dean Martin – Memories Are Made Of This
- Sheb Wooley – Are You Satisfied?
- Bobby Scott – Chain Gang
- Pat Boone – Gee Whittakers!
- The Four Aces – A Woman In Love
- Bill Haley and His Comets – See You Later, Alligator
- Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra – Lisbon Antigua
And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for January 3, 2023.