Month: September 2010

Ron O’Brien, WCFL Chicago, Part 2 | 1973

Description by David Hudach: I have a 27 minute compilation aircheck of Big Ron O’Brien from the 70’s. Early 70’s and then later when CFL was running The Last Contest. Myself and friends were from Struthers, Ohio at the time and loved Big Ron. We were involved in our high school FM radio station and aspired to be big city radio jocks. At one point probably in 72-73 we actually called Big Ron and asked him to say something about us on the air. He couldn’t do that, but he did mention Struthers, Ohio when he introed Sister Mary Elephant by Cheech and Chong. We were thrilled. That segment is about 6 minutes into the aircheck. In addition, when Big Ron went to WXLO NY, four of us took a bus trip to NYC and visited Big Ron. After calling him that first time, we managed to...

Bill Houston, 1530 WJDM Elizabeth, NJ | 1993

Description by Ray Bozzanca: Here’s an aircheck of WJDM 1530 AM in 1993 when Bill Houston was the morning man there.

Bill Houston, Casey ‘Fakem’ bit, WJDM 1530 Elizabeth NJ

Ray Bozzanca sent this in a while back. There’s no date on this aircheck, but it is from sometime before WJDM’s flip to multicultural programming, and likely predates the startup on 1660 AM

Ron O’Brien, WCFL Chicago, Part 1 | 1973

New Contributor David Hudach sent in a great Ron O’Brien recording – we LOVE his days at WCFL, and he’s got all the energy we remember here. Figuring that this tape is an original recording that lasted all these years, we decided to present the aircheck completely unedited. There are three breaks in this 15 minute tape, each one appears to be a different broadcast day. Our contributor wrote: I have a 27 minute compilation aircheck of Big Ron O’Brien from the 70′s. Early 70′s and then later when CFL was running The Last Contest. Myself and friends were from Struthers, Ohio at the time and loved Big Ron. We were involved in our high school FM radio station and aspired to be big city radio jocks. At one point probably in 72-73 we actually called Big Ron and asked him to say ...

Johnny Dark, 68 WRKO Boston | 1976

Johnny Dark was one of the Top 40 jocks at The NEW WNNNNNNNNBC in the late 70s and is probably best known in this role, but before New York City called, Dark was heard in Boston at 68 WRKO when it was a very hot Top 40 station. Sounding VERY contemporary, RKO has the same 1976 jingle package (TM, I believe) as sister KHJ in Los Angeles. Just ONE shotgun jingle but quite rhythmic, used a couple of times an hour. The TOH here is a spoken produced work instead of the Johnny Mann Top Hour Jingle – touting the station’s role as New England’s number ONE Hit Music Station! This station really cooks! RKO was probably in it’s best phase (even though purists still look at the period 1967-1970 as it’s best). It really sounds hot. Johnny Dark is in great form here, and wh...

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