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The Real Don Steele, 1020 KTNQ Los Angeles | July 5, 1977

A world-premier aircheck that’s been sitting around the studio for a few years is this digitized copy of the original studio reel of “The Real” Don Steele on Ten-Q!

Here’s one of the most high-energy jocks ever, captured on this unbelievably high-quality recording. It would not do this legendary personality justice to try to describe him or his career here, so we’ll just let our visitors post their memories in the space below. Don Steele passed away some years ago, but his memory lives on in great recordings such as these.

1020 AM Los Angeles Dave Sebastian The Real Don Steele Charlie Tuna Jackson Armstrong M.G. Kelly KFVD KPOP KTNQ KGBS

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  1. I wish we had DJ’s like this on the air today

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  2. only one rds im afraid wish i could have know him jb

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  3. I really appreciate this Real Don Steele Aircheck. Years ago I was able to listen to REEL RADIO’s collection but can no longer access even though I subscribe. Thanks for making checks available!

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  4. There’s only one Don and he is still the greatest. Put this station and team together with Jimi Fox. Went to the top of the LA charts in a matter of two rating books. Paul Cassidy

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  5. I used to listen to Ten-Q and remember the Real Don Steele on this station, K-Earth 101, and 93 KHJ. I love how the caller requests “Stairway to Heaven” — which doesn’t get played, of course, because it’s not on the current playlist! Hahaha. But the Real Don Steele does give the guy a hundred bucks in WAM — Walking Around Money — and the caller seemed very happy about that! ☺

    Great sound quality, by the way!

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