Month: September 2009

Dale Dorman, WXKS-FM Medford/Boston (Kiss 108 FM) | May 1, 1999

What teens, do you suppose, knew that in 1999, one of their favorite DJs was in his 50s? On the occasion of Uncle Dale’s passing in 2014 at age 71, at the time of this aircheck, he was at the tail end of a 20+ year run as the Afternoon Drive jock at Boston’s “Kiss-108 FM”. Dorman is one of those jocks who made it big in the RKO chain of stations back when personality really mattered. Once the Morning Show host at WRKO in it’s top 40 heyday, Dorman also spent time doing West Coast top 40 at KFRC San Francisco in the late 60s, and after WRKO was the morning guy at Fairbanks’ WVBF in it’s “F-105” incarnation. Over 9 minutes scoped from the original 30, here’s Uncle Dave, STILL doing top 40 and sounding like he’s relevant and lo...

Bill Brown, WCBS-FM New York | July 12, 1971

There are few recordings out there from before the Oldies format took hold at WCBS-FM. Still, many do remember the somewhat-progressive Rock format which was heard at 101.1 FM prior to 1972. Its an odd format that took many elements of AM top 40 radio – the jock talking over the music, Jingles, and one or two spots every other record or so. Hardly what one remembers as progressive rock. But what makes this stand out is the playlist. No doubt, Bill Brown is picking much of the music himself. Some album songs, a few hits (Its nice to hear “Mercy, Mercy Me from Marvin Gaye), and some low charting music, like the Steppenwolf cut early on in this scoped presentation. Our Contributor, Steve Green, says this is one of his recordings. Taken from the source tape, it held up pretty well ...

Steve West, WGKX Memphis | October 9, 2004

Your webmaster is privilaged to have been a part of radio jock for 31 years. Still looking for great opportunities so if you hear of anything contact me – [email protected] Here’s a bit of my work on WGKX “Kix 106” Country.

Rich “Brother” Robbin: West Coast Composite | 1980s

Here’s a tape that Rich Brother Robbin gave to me when we worked together at Citadel Memphis Radio Group. It shows him doing some of his best work out west, including San Diego and Tucson. First posted in September, ’09

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