Author: Steve West

“Exciting” Mike Adams, 68 WRKO Boston | August, 1976

“How ’bout some concert tickets, eh… Caller number NINE...” You’ll love this rather short, but high-energy aircheck of Mike Adams on WRKO during Boston’s Bicentennail celebration in the Summer of 1976! One can’t help but be swept up in the excitement heard on the air on RKO during this time period. For comparison, or perhaps, to illustrate where the entire...

Welcome to Airchexx Live!

We needed an online station to help promote the world’s second-largest Aircheck website! You can listen anywhere! The landing page for those who need a player that will work with their system is <strong>here! Clicking on that link should open a new browser window so that you can remain on airchexx.com to browse! This post will move over to a page in the future so that you can access it...

Airchexx Presents: WLS Big 89 Rewind 2007A – Larry Lujack & Tommy Edwards

All files associated with the Big 89 Rewind were donated by former Mgr Kipper McGee, whose idea it was to do a reunion of the old 1970s airstaff in the first place! As Kipper and I exchanged emails regarding this event, he mentioned possibly asking other WLS personalities who were there if they would like to write a few words about their experience. As of this writing, we haven’t heard from any of...

Airchexx Presents: The WLS Big 89 Rewind 2007 & 2008 – Looking Back at the MusicRadio Years, Part 2

“Here’s a Dropbox link to the WLS REWIND stuff. Feel free to use any part(s) of it which may service your purposes…. THANK YOU for all the hard work and sharing your curation with us fellow radio geeks! Here at Airchexx, it’s Memorial Day EVERY DAY! We look back and present to you radio exactly how it was as it was originally broadcast. Our esteemed Contributor naturally ke...

Airchexx Presents: The WLS Big 89 Rewind 2007 & 2008 – Looking Back at the MusicRadio Years, Part 1

This series is lovingly presented thanks to the generocity of Contributor Kipper McGee, whose idea it was to host these Memorial Day specials for both 2007 and 2008. In coming segments, you will get to read how this came to be, and what it felt like to be there, in the presence of such legendary personalities such as John Records Landecker, Fred Winston, and so many others who made WLS Music Radio...

Brian Bannon, 92.1 WLNG Sag Harbor – Part 1 | August 24, 2018

Steve West and if I’m gonna be airchecked… Lemme dig this one out of the library. Mark Denning – Top forty, News Weather and Sports on your Airchexx! Curator’s Notes: WLNG prides itself in being the first Oldies station in the nation, and it appears that it may end up being the LAST oldies station of its kind as well, if trends continue. Listen for all the great 1960s era T...

Bill Bailey, 95.7 WLHT Grand Rapids | July 17, 2008

“Soaking up the coffee like a sponge…     *Aircheck donated by Bill Bailey’s widow, Sandy Bailey* Personal note In researching Mr. Bailey’s total radio career and attempting to discover why he passed, I noticed that Bill Bailey, of WLHT, WDRQ, WWDJ and WLS has ONE mention on mlive.com, and it took 5 pages of google searching to find something that resembled an obi...

Jim Elliot & Scott Woodside, WPGC AM & FM Morningside MD (Washington) | January, 1980

“Love playin’ all that music for ya Curator’s Notes: Recorded the day *after* primary election day, the big story of the day is the results of that election. Do you realize that back on this particular day, news outlets were reporting that George H. W. Bush actually beat Ronald Reagan for the GOP nomination in some states? I had forgotten about that. Originally sent in as ‘...

Alison Steele, “The New Groove” – 102.7 WNEW-FM New York | February 11, 1969

“You need a nice, hot, cup of coffee     Curator’s Notes: Perhaps the only thing that would make this absolutely perfect, as airchecks go, would be if it was unscoped. Technically, I could probably get away with that, since songs recorded before 1972 don’t require royalty payments. One day I’ll investigate that. Meantime, listen to the jock known affectionately as...

John Lanagan, 1220 WGAR Cleveland | February 4, 1977

“What a pain in your assets!”     Curator’s Notes: Every time I hear an aircheck of WGAR from the late seventies, it’s always tight, the jocks funny and the music is right on the mark. One would expect no less from the flagship station of Nationwide Communications – you know, the insurance company.. Now, for this one, we squeeze about 12 and a half minutes o...

Melody Meadows, (99.7) WMC-FM 100 Memphis | November, 1997

Please remember to support your favorite aircheck site! With a dozen new airchecks every week, its a great value for your money! And the site is FREE! Curator’s Notes: Its been 21 years since this was recorded and to me, it seems like just yesterday! This is short – just over 4 minutes long… but you really get the feel for FM 100 and the pace of the station in an era where HotAC ...

New England Radio Composite | April 1980

Curator’s Notes: This composite is a collection of various airchecks of stations in the 6 state New England region.  One of the real joys for a radio listener up there is, There are a lot of medium market stations, all within earshot of the major cities of Boston, Hartford,  Providence, and, while not technically in New England, Albany NY. If you liked radio in the Northeast, or lived anywhe...

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