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710 KMPC / Los Angeles

Geoff Edwards, 710 KMPC Los Angeles | November 13, 1978 Pt. 2

Part 2 of the Geoff Edwards show on KMPC. More classic commercials, in a laid-back MOR format which includes lots of phone calls for a Disneyland contest.

Audio quality is even better than in part 1. As a special treat, Wink Martindale is heard doing two breaks at the end of this aircheck as he was on after Edwards this particular day.

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  1. Like part one, this runs 1.5-2% slow.

    KMPC’s lineup at this time was remarkable. Dick Whittinghill in mornings since 1949, Geoff in 9-12 since 1968, Wink noon-3 since 1971, Gary Owens 3-6 since 1963, Roger Caroll 6-10 since 1959. Sonny Melendrez 10pm-2am (with the station in different shifts since 1972) and Clark Race 2-6 am (with the station in different shifts since 1973)….and Robert W. Morgan doing weekends and fill-ins.

    Within 2 years of this aircheck, the station would go talk and Morgan (who replaced Whittinghill in August, 1979) would be the only survivor.

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    • I hadn’t noticed the speed issue. My cassette machine is properly calibrated but perhaps the recorder the tape was made with ran a bit fast, which would make playback a tad slow in a properly calibrated machine.

      I was very impressed with Geoff Edwards and not being from the West Coast, I was unaware of his broadcasting history. My wife, who started out not knowing much of anything about airchecks or any radio personalities outside of Connecticut, was very impressed with Mr. Edwards. I always figure, if she likes it, it’s gotta be good 🙂 Thanks for the corrections, as always.

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    • Thanks for this!!! I’m so ready to go back to the mic.

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      • Geoff, that would be the best thing to happen to radio in a long, long time.

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  2. Steve, Your airchecks are usually perfect when it comes to speed. This clearly was dubbed on a fast machine. Happens a lot in trading. Probably 20% of the old airchecks I get need speed correction.

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  3. And now I’m going to correct myself. Clark Race had left by this point. Sonny Melendrez did 2-6 AM and Dave Hull (KRLA, KFI, KGBS)was doing 10PM-2AM.

    Dave joined in late ’77. Robert W. Morgan in mid 1975.

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  4. So, are you going to fix the speed problem?

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    • Well now at some point I will. Got a lot of site work on my plate. I’m sure you can see the big picture, right?

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  5. RIP, Mr. Edwards. Thanks for being a friend and an inspiration.

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