Bill Drake and the Drake Format were not well-loved amongst those of us doing freeform in the early 1970s. It was OK if he stayed on AM, but when he moved to FM, he became an enemy.
Well, that's all passed us now. We see where things have gone and, as we feared, Bill Drake was instrumental in tightening the playlists of the future. His influence is still pervasive throughout radio land to this day.
Thanks to Lee Baby for letting me know about Ken Levine's tribute to Bill Drake:
By Ken Levine: Bill Drake 1937-2008
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