“…99X, WXLO New York, Giving Away 1974!…”
Walt Baby Love has always been one of our favorites and this end-of-year ‘check of the old WXLO doesn’t disappoint! Neither does Big Ron O’Brien, who follows Walt… This is the “Q” format perfected for the east and on FM. 99X is legendary, and while it’s been gone for about 30 years now, the memories linger on.
This is partially scoped with commercials and jock breaks, of course, left in. We had to seriously speed the tape up as it tended to drag, and the audio is a ‘little‘ muddy, but not bad considering the age of the recording. This appears to be the original, recorded on an early “Scotch” brand cassette. The audio on many of these old cassettes didn’t hold up as well as stuff transferred from reels but it’s useable. You will hear some wow and audio fading on this but it shouldn’t impact your listening experience too much.
It was very surprising to hear Big Ron O’Brien on this tape, which was simply labelled ‘Walt Baby Love WXLO’ Its an excellent aircheck which 99X fans will truly enjoy!
Compare this with one of Lee Roberts on 99X from 2/4/78.