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Author: Steve West

Assorted WKNR Airchecks, 1964-1970 – Part 1

Kinda like a large, refrigerated taurine of tapioca… WKNR’s Bob Green, describing the chance of snow in the Detroit area weather forecast, one cold evening in 1968. Contributor Steven Green sent this to us from his collection in Texas, along with six others included on one CD. Highlights: Listen for commercials that you probably never figured you’d ever hear again, such as Manufa...

Ron Stevens, 105.5 WQGN (Groton) New London | 1986

Here’s another from Contributor Paul DiMarco (Mr. 70s, as he’s known at his “Totally 70s Radio Network“). This is our very first entry from New London, CT. It was CHR in 1986 and remains a Top 40 giant in the Navy Submarine capital of Southern New England. In radio, Legal Identification is important, but these days it can be somewhat deceptive.  Q105 says it’s from Ne...

Ken Gilbert, 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford | June 17, 1989

Courtesy of Contributor “Mr. 70s“, Paul DiMarco, here’s a pristine quality recording of my friend Ken Gilbert on the old “Big-D 103” oldies station. The recording is so good, in fact, you’ll swear this is being broadcast live as you stream it! Hey Chris, I think there’s a price check at register two… Highlights of this aircheck include tons of phone ...

Gary Owens, 910 KEWB Oakland CA | July 7, 1959

The career of Gary Owens was so long, and filled with so much success that the written work about him fills volumes. Gary Owens is heard here at almost the start of his long broadcasting career, at 910 KEWB Oakland. We have very few airchecks from the 1950s at all, and earlier ones are hard to come by. Gary Owens died on February 12, 2015 after a long illness. You can read the article from Datelin...

Composite: 980 CKGM Montreal | December 31, 1981

Composite 98 CKGM Montreal Tonight, we’re gonna pretend it’s New Year’s Eve, 1961! This Composite from CKGM Montreal really has everything included. It starts out with a nearly full newscast from Bob Hodge, then drops right into PM drive with a jock named simply, Beau. That runs for about 12 minutes or so. Then, there’s a bit of dial-spinning, done by the recording’s ...

Eric Cheney, 94.5 WZOU Boston | February, 1985

Eric Chaney WZOU Boston First posted several years ago and now restored, this very short clip of Eric Chaney on the old WZOU brought back lots of memories! This is a mid-Winter aircheck from the month of February. While its short, listen to the elements in this authentic, high energy CHR format! Courtesy of U.K. Contributor Neal Bowden This is “Boston Zoo”, 94.5 WZOU Boston and youR...

Ron Brittain; Barney Pipp, WCFL Chicago | October, 1967

When Contributor Frank Davis wrote to say he was sending a box of original tapes, we really had no idea of the quality of the recordings. Most, says Davis, were taken right from the source reels, or recorded directly onto cassette. This was apparently the former. Starting off with a promo for the upcoming ‘New’ Dick Biondi ’68 show, here’s Ron Brittain and Barney Pipp ̵...

Tony Prince, 1520 (199 Meters) Radio Caroline North | March 1, 1966

Here is a slightly restored (to remove noise and enhance the fidelity) aircheck of Tony Prince, donated to us by Russ Horton. There is a huge connection here, in that, Tony Prince is still very active in radio and in 2018, launched a new internet radio station called “United DJs”, featuring many names from the Pirate radio era of the U.K. The roster of talent includes Mike Read, Empero...

Don K. Reed’s Doo Wop Shop Christmas Special, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | December 24, 1994

Don K. Reed features two Christmas oriented Do-Wop albums this particular night, and while it’s not all Christmas music, there’s plenty peppered in on this Christmas Eve, 1994. This recording came by way of a mislabeled cassette. The recording, we know was from the Saturday night Do Wop Shop prior to Christmas day, which, in 1994, was Saturday, December 24th. How lucky to have this sho...

Lee Sherwood, 93 KHJ Los Angeles | January 29, 1981

Perhaps the most striking part of this world premiere COUNTRY KHJ aircheck of Lee Sherwood is just how smooth he was! RKO General couldn’t have picked a better person to take the helm of a new Country music station. Lee Sherwood just oozed family-friendly Urban Cowboy Country. The New 93 KHJ, despite being a Country station, had all the elements that make up a good Adult Contemporary station...

Hawk Harrison, WYHY Nashville | 1990

Coming to you via the fabulously enormous Contributor Robyn Watts collection, here’s a selection from “East Coast Airchecks” Tape #32 entitled “Hot Night Jocks”. Hawk Harrison is no Coyote McCloud, but definitely cuts it as a hot night jock on one of the nation’s most notorious CHR stations – made so in no small part thanks to the efforts of televangelists...

Election Parody: 1996 Presidential Debate, 103.7 KOUL Corpus Christi Tx

Each election cycle, I like to re-post this big of election parody done for the 1996 Presidential Election. Before you step out the door to go vote today, take a few minutes and listen to this! Actually, all this was from a Newsman whose talent was noticed by RKO general, way back in the big days of the Disco Duck era, as Rick Dees‘ sidekick at WHBQ Memphis. This is the “Doc & McKe...

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