Donald Flamm Sells WMMM 1260 AM

WMMM-AM Tower Site in Norwalk

After more than a quarter of a century operating WMMM, Donald Flamm would finally sell the struggling AM station.

The station had been transitioning to a more popular Oldies-based music format just prior to Robert "Red" Graham purchasing the station in 1987. Graham was known as being co-creator of the popular Air Force series "Duffy's Tavern" radio program of the 1930's and owner of Westport's Minuteman Travel. His son, Mark, served as executive vice president and news director while Gary Flamm stayed on in the capacity of sales manager.

While the oldies music format had been sources mostly from vinyl records, the Grahams implemented a slew of improvements after purchasing the station. Brand new Technics SL-P1200 CD players in the on-air studio along with the purchase of the Century 21 Gold Disc library served to augment the music library, allowing the station to take advantage of compact discs. Other new equipment purchases as part of station upgrade included a new studio-transmitter link system as well as new modulation monitors.

It is interesting to note that Robert Graham along with his wife, Peggy were no strangers to Westport radio, as they once hosted a travel-oriented program which aired on WDJF back in the 1970's.