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Billy Brown, 107.5 WYHY Nashville | May 25, 1994

Recording Date: 05.25.1994 Station: 107.5 WYHY (@Y107) (WCOR-FM/WUSW/WRVW) Nashville, TN Format: CHR/Top 40 Branding: “Y107“; “The Outrageous FM“; “Nashville’s Number One Hit Music Station” Ownership: iHeart Media (Clear Channel/SFX Broadcasting) Featured Air Personality: “Downtown” Billy Brown Contributor: Robyn Watts Associated Air Talent: Coyote McCloud, Rhett Walker Total Time: 18:21 (Telescoped) Big day in the Music City tomorrow… This is aircheck #1,561 Curator’s Notes: With enough hyperlinks built in to research nearly everything associated with Nashville’s “Y107”, here’s a jock we never previously featured. Downtown Billy Brown wasn’t part of the original WYHY lineup but he sure sounds g...

Humble & Fred 102.1 CFNY Toronto | March 21, 1991

Recording Date: 03.21.1991 Station: 102.1 CFNY (Brampton) Toronto, Ontario Format: Modern Rock Branding: “FM 102” Featured Air Personalities: “Humble” Howard Glassman, Fred Patterson (Wikipedia) (Website) Owner (At time of recording): Maclean Hunter (Present) Corus Entertainment Contributor: Russ Horton Total Time: 35:54 (Telescoped)     This just in… Humble Howard taking a course in English… This is aircheck #1,560 Curator’s Notes: There is much relevant historical data that relates to this recording of “Humble & Fred“, tracing this show back to it’s roots, nearly at the beginning of their long run as first, a local CFNY Toronto show, then nationally in Canada and across North America on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. In...

Fred Latremouille, CFUN Vancouver BC | October 30, 1991

Date of Recording: 10.30.1991 Station: 1410 CFUN (CJCE/CFCQ/CKMO/CFUN/CKVN) Vancouver, BC, Canada Format: Adult Contemporary Branded: “14 C-Fun” Featured Air Personality: Fred Latremouille (10.21.1945 – 03.05.2015) Contributor: Russ Horton Total Time: 48:58 (Telescoped) Airchexx Entry: 1,558 Stu is now perusing the C-Fun cartridge wall... Curator’s Notes: An historic recording featuring the longtime talents of the late Fred Latremouile, and the tail end of the second era of 1410 Vancouver’s “C-Fun” era. Much is written about both, online and in book form. For archival purposes, contributor Russ Horton and Airchexx present just over 3 quarter-hours of the scoped Fred Latremoulle morning show on C-Fun!

Gerry Forbes (and friends), 1050 CHUM Toronto | October 19, 1988

Date of Recoding: 10.19.1988 Station: 1050 CHUM Toronto Format: Gold Based Adult Contemporary Branded: “Ten-Fifty Chum” Featured Air Personality: Gerry Forbes, others Contributor: Russ Horton (original recording) Total Time: 27:15 (Telescoped – Two Stop Sets intact, Includes two newscasts) Airchexx Entry: 1,557 (This means the total number of live airchecks on this site) Ten-Fifty CHUM,… Elton John and a crock… of rock) Curator’s Notes: More than Gerry Forbes, this actually seems like two different morning shows spliced together. Two complete newscasts anchored by Paul Cross, and we kept the first two stopsets full of commercials, so that the listener gets to hear what’s going on in 1988. I spliced out the rest of the commercials except the promos ...

Dallas Composite | November, 1992

Here’s a short composite of the Dallas/Ft. Worth market in the Fall of 1992. Contributor Marc Viquez writes: This was the first time visiting Dallas, Texas; I was in town for a week for my mother’s teacher’s convention. I found that the city had some great CHR radio stations: Y95 and 97.1 KEGL. They also had 100.3 Jamz, whiched seemed to be leaning towards CHR/Rythmic. However, there was plenty of good music being played on these three stations and, even back as a teenager, I was able to tell that both Y95 and KEGL were in a state of war with one another. A lot of the sweepers and bumpers were typical of the early 1990s and within a few years-when many CHR stations ceased operations or flipped formats to either Hot AC or Alternative-they were almost nonexistent. In fact, ...

Marc Viques Presents: A Dallas Composite – 1990

Date of Recording: 1990 (Exact Date Unknown) Stations: 97.1 KEGL; 95.3 KHYI Dallas, others Formats: CHR, Classic Rock Contributor: Marc Viques Total Time: 7:50 (Telescoped) Original Post: Contributor Marc Viquez recently sent this in for posting. He writes: This was the first time visiting Dallas, Texas; I was in town for a week for my mother’s teacher’s convention. I found that the city had some great CHR radio stations: Y95 and 97.1 KEGL. They also had 100.3 Jamz, whiched seemed to be leaning towards CHR/Rythmic. However, there was plenty of good music being played on these three stations and, even back as a teenager, I was able to tell that both Y95 and KEGL were in a state of war with one another. A lot of the sweepers and bumpers were typical of the early 1990s and within ...

Dan McGregor, 1520 KOMA Oklahoma City | January 5, 1964

Date of Recording: 01.05.1964 Station: 1520 KOMA Oklahoma City, OK (Wikipedia) (Website) Format: Top 40 Branded: “The Tiger in your Radio” Contributor: Bob Jones Airchexx Entry: 1,554 Total Time: 9:47 Stand By… For the Kissing Tone… on KOMA! Curator’s Notes: The legacy of 1520 KOMA is firmly etched into the hearts and minds of those born between 1962 and 1984. Yep. Those baby-boomers sure had great taste in music, AND a love of the old Top 40 format which back then, resided completely on the AM band. With that in mind, close your eyes and think back to where you were when you first heard KOMA. Then remember the small nuances of this station. What were you doing at this time? How did KOMA help you release it? Those are the questions people generally ask me when...

Mike Wynn, 1280 KJOY Stockton CA | 1978

Date of Recording: Unknown Station: 1280 KJOY Stockton (Website) Format: Top 40 Branded: “The Great 128” Featured Air Personalities: Mike Wynn (DeeJay), Jeff Stein (News) Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks Total Time: 11:53 Airchexx Entry: 1,548 Good morning all over your body…! Curator’s Notes: Knowing virtually nothing of radio in Stockton, California, it took a bit of poking around to get the history of this radio station. First off, there is nothing that I can describe about this station that isn’t outlined in fairly great detail at the station’s tribute website, //www.kjoy1280.com. A word about the tape quality. Overall, pretty good. It was received, however, recorded off-speed. I had to adjust for a recording that sounded a few semitones too high (an...

Doug Alling, 103.3 WHTT Boston | December 20, 1984

Date of Recording: 12.20.1984 Station: 103.3 WHTT (WEEI-FM/WHTT/WMRQ/WODS) Boston (Wikipedia) Format: CHR Branding: “HitRadio 103 FM” Featured Air Personality: Doug Alling Contributor: Steve McVie (Website) Total Time: 2:31 (Telescoped) Airchexx Entry: 1,547 Is Santa Claus coming to Natic this year?… Curator’s Notes: The complexities of the Boston Radio Market being what they are, radio stations tend to come and go – but some frequencies have been prone to change more than others. Consider that up until 1982, 103.3 held the call letters WEEI-FM (since 1947) and was considered a very stable and successful radio station. The “Soft Rock 103” era was very popular and it may well be that the Soft AC format they had through the 1970s and very early 80s w...

Composite: 103.3 WEEI-FM Boston | December 2, 1982

Date of Recording: 12.02.1982 Station: 103.3 WEEI-FM (WEEI-FM/WHTT/WMRQ/WODS) Boston (Wikipedia) Format: CHR Branding: “HitRadio 103” Featured Air Personalities: Doug Alling, Alex Stone, Dick Guntin, Hillary Stevens Contributor: Steve McVie (Website) Total Time: 7:29 (Telescoped) Airchexx Entry: 1,546 HitRadio 103 WEEI-FM with Dick Guntin lookin’ down at the Prudential Christmas Tree all lit up and lookin’ GOOD!… Curator’s Notes: At the time of this aircheck, WEEI-FM had begun and was well into the transition from Soft Rock to HitRadio. As an avid listener at the time, I remember this all too well. The change in formats was gradual, with one Monday in November 1982, the station playing new jingles (they hadn’t been for at least a year prior to this...

Al Warren, 600 WICC Bridgeport | December 31, 2000

Date of Recording: 12.31.2000 Station: 600 WICC Bridgeport CT (C-Quam AM Stereo) Format: Full Service Gold Based Adult Contemporary Branding: “Six-Hundred W-I-C-C, Southern Connecticut’s News and Information Leader” Featured Air Personalities: Al Warren, Featured Jock; Chris Conley, News and Sports; Hans Warner, Meteorologist Contributor: Bob Gilmore Total Time: 44:09 Airchexx Entry: 1,540 … the 31st of December and the 1st of January, the one time of the year when BOTH ends meet! Curator’s Notes: Al Warren is captured in this 2000 scope of pre-iHeart Media (ex Clear Channel) owned WICC. 2000 may not seem like a long time ago, but this was pre-IBOC (Ibiquity HD Radio) where the station is still operating its AM Stereo transmitter. In fact, it’s difficult...

“1972 – Big D: 50 Years of Broadcasting History”, WDRC Hartford | December 31, 1972

Produced for it’s 50th anniversary of broadcasting, this off-air recording (with some additions by your friendly webmaster) starts in 1922 and records many important events, including the Hindenburg Disaster, the bombing of Manilla (WW2), programming highlights including Big Band music shows and radio operas like The Lone Ranger… then it’s on to WDRC’s years as a Top 40 station up to then-current 1972. The final portion of this is a recording made with a mic at a radio speaker at the stroke of midnight as Big D welcomed in 1973. This is an authentic original recording and we thank Steve for his contribution!

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