Bill O’Brien & the Philly “Hot 30 Countdown”, 98.1 WCAU-FM Philadelphia, Part 2 | January 8, 1984

Big Apple Airchecks Matt Seinberg New York TradersThe Philly Top 30 Countdown continues with Bill O’Brien. This segment starts at number 19 and goes down to number 9.

Listen for such stiffs as “The Curley Shuffle”, and Matthew Wilde’s “Break My Stride”. Remember hearing those at little bars and clubs that did the first Karaoke nights?

The jingles in use here are unmistakably from JAM Creative Productions, I recognize a few of them from one of the WLS-FM Chicago packages. They sounds great on the air, but in context of this format where O’Brien talks over song endings INTO the jingle & next song, its a bit odd sounding, at least if you remember the old WLS-FM 95 years (1981-1985)

Enjoy this slice of history, repeated only by the limited playlist of CBS’S current 98.1 WOGL which overlaps this era to a great degree.
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Steve West

Heard on great radio stations like WGKX "Kix 106" and WMC-FM Memphis, online at (and once upon a time at, loosely contributed to some yearly countdowns at, and most importantly, Webmaster of this great Radio Historical site, Airchexx.comLook for me on the Ham bands. Perhaps one day you'll have a QSO with K1FRC. Happy DX and Happy Listening!

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