Here’s Tim Byrd, with a fantastic set of pipes! WPIX went through a series of format tweaks and changes in the 10 year period from 1975-1985, and here, it’s very AC, with the likes of Lionel Ritchie and Billy Joel in tight rotation, mixed in with 70s AC hits. Not exactly the Top 40 station Howard Hoffman was once heard on in the 70s.
This really is a great aircheck for a number of reasons. First, it exhibits a mainstream AC station which was so common around the US and Canada during this time. Second, this features two full newscasts and full-length commercials as important historic events in the Big Apple.
Thanks again to Matt @ Big Apple Airchecks for this one!