Big Ron O’Brien, WYXR “Star 104.5” Philadelphia | 1995

104.5 Philadelphia WYXR

Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks - Thanks!A new add to the Big Ron O’Brien Archives is this great 22 minute, mid-90s scope of Big Ron at Star 104.5! Here’s a hugely uptempo, almost adult-chr O’brien doing the format he belongs in. Ron’s fantastic with callers, perfect in drive-time… this is a wonderful glimpse into the middle of the 90s and radio just before Telcom 96 sounded the death knell of it.

– Courtesy of Matt over at Big Apple Airchecks.


  1. This is but one of many cassette airchecks I got from Big Ron’s personal collection. This is from June 1998. Watch out for many more to come!

    • Janice Bennett

      Thank you for sharing your Big Ron airchecks! I listened to him back in 1971 on WCAR in Detroit, and talked to him regularly on the phone back then. He was such a witty and fun guy, and so nice, too. Several months ago I did some online research to find out what he’s up to, only to discover he passed away last April. I am so sad, and can’t get enough of his airchecks. Thank you!!


    Big Ron O’brien was such a great jock.

  3. rich

    Ron O’brien was a great announcer, and I had never heard this from star 104.5, thank you sounds. I got into radio listening to Ron on 64 KFI from Amarillo tx, really a huge impact on me!

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