*Contributors

Glen “FM” Stevens, 102.1 WAQY Springfield, Mass | 1980

Date of Recording: 1980 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 102.1 WAQY Springfield, Massachusetts, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Glen “FM” Stevens (WAQY) Contributor: Paul DiMarco (Mr. 70s) (WAQY/Totally 70s Radio Network) Date of Posting: 04.12.2017 Airchexx Entry: 1,513 Curator’s Notes: New Contributor Paul DiMarco has donated some impressive airchecks. This one, and others to come, were digitized directly off the source reel recorded at the station. Which means it’s the best quality sound you’ll hear. This is not posted anywhere else (well, except our contributor’s own page, of course), so it’s yet another Airchexx.com “World Premire” aircheck! Now, listen to the station and it’s formatics. Out of stop sets, there̵...

Ken Gilbert, WAQY Springfield Mass | Summer, 1981

Date of Recording: Summer, 1981 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 102.1 WAQY Springfield, Massachusetts, USA Format: CHR Featured Air Personality: Ken Gilbert (WDRC/WVTK/WVRT/WTIC-FM) Contributor: Paul DiMarco (corrected) Date of Posting: 09.19.2017 Total Time: 8:12 Airchexx Entry: 1,512 …say what it is, you been messin around on me. 102 FM The Whack With Ken Gilbert in the Air Chair“ Curator’s Notes: From an unforgettable era of Wacky 102, where there are very few recordings out there, Here’s ole Squirt doing it on the radio as he did every day in middays on WAQY. The station itself was headed for a crash, but what it sounds like here, nobody really knew that an AOR format was launching in several months. This is from the innocent Summer of 1981. The station had transi...

The Radio BBQ VIDEO Broadcast, WRMI International | September 9, 2017

The audio for this event is posted here on airchexx and you can view that post by clicking this link. I thought this would be a nice compliment to the original post. Video recorded and edited by engineer Bill DeBlaise (also featured here), it is available on YouTube and perhaps a few other places. Here’s the Video link: CLICK HERE

Charlie Van Dyke, WRKO Boston | April 6, 1979

Date of Recording: 04.06.1979 Station: 680 WRKO (WNAC) Boston, Massachusetts, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Talent: Charlie Van Dyke (jock), Ed Walsh (News), Bill Rossi (Sports), Jordan Rich (Weather) Contributor: Bob Gilmore Date of Posting: 09.18.2017 Total Time: 28:24 (Telescoped) Airchexx Entry: 1,511 … WRKO at Seven Forty-Two. Got Tom Kasano on the phone… thanks for listening and try to stay awake! Curator’s Notes: One of the big movies featured during this time is The Deer Hunter. It’s uncharacteristicly cold for April 6th, temperatures dropping into the 30s, and WRKO is still doing a traditional Top 40 format. That would change in about a year. Who in the world would figure that this cast of misfit radio pros would all go on to legendary status? One could a...

Dan Ingram, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | September 7, 2002

Date of Recording: 09.07.2002 Station: 101.1 WCBS-FM New York, New York, USA Format: Oldies Featured Air Personality: Dan Ingram Date of Posting: 09/14/2017 Total Time: 8:00 Telescoped Airchexx Entry: 1,510 Our Word for the Day on the Ingram mess is Contravene… Curator’s Notes: In writing liner notes, sometimes there are no words… Listen, kemosabe. Nobody is better at one liners than Dan Ingram! Period. Now, obviously, Big Dan doesn’t make a funny every break, but most. If you take the time to really LISTEN to this tightly scoped aircheck, you’ll be laughing before it’s done. I’m not posting the punch line, you need to hear it, every time! This is posted on the occasion of Dan Ingram’s 83rd birthday. Happy Birthday, Kemosabe and here’s ...

“The Radio BBQ”, WRMI International, Lake Okeechobee FL | September 09, 2017

Date of Recording: 09.09.2017 Station: 7.78 Mhz WRMI International (Shortwave), 94.1 and 107.1 FM local and Paul DiMarco’s “Totally 70’s Radio Network“ Format: Assorted Brokered Time / Oldies Featured Air Talent: Various Date of Posting: 09/12/2017 Total Time: 1:24:28 (Original unscoped recording runs 3 Hours) Telescoped Airchexx Entry: 1,509 Curator’s Notes: We’ve Been HACKED! What follows is three hours of on air lunacy, brought to you by the original inventors of radio lunacy! Here is an Airchexx.com WORLD EXCLUSIVE! Seriously, you put nearly 30 of Eastern America’s finest radio personalities (all but ONE is now out of radio, if that tells you anything) in one place, and then give them a microphone, I guarantee they put every other radio station...

Cousin Bruce Morrow, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | September 9, 2002

Date of Recording: 09.07.2002 Station: 101.1 WCBS-FM New York Format: Oldies Contributor: Bob Gilmore Featured Air Personality: Cousin Bruce Morrow (WINS/WINZ/WABC/WNBC/WCBS-FM/SiriusXM) Date of Posting: 09/11/2017 Total Time: 17:22 Telescoped Airchexx Entry: 1,508 Hello cousins, it’s your Cousin Brucie! Curator’s Notes: We should consider this an Airchexx Exclusive since nearly everything our Contributor sends are original recordings. This came in on cassette. Unlike some tapes we get in, this one was in nearly perfect condition, obviously recorded on a high-end machine! Here’s some of the things you are going to LOVE about this aircheck. Cousin Brucie fans will note that most of this 17-plus minute scope is all Brucie talking with listeners and reading live commercials....

Bill Houston, WHLI Hempstead/Garden City NY | 1995

Date of Recording: 1995 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1100 WHLI Hempstead (Garden City) New York, USA Format: Oldies/Nostalgia Featured Air Personality: Bill Houston Contributor: Ray Bozzanca Total Time: 23:56 Airchexx Entry: 675 Curator’s Notes: A live, AM music station in 1995? You better believe it! There were a few scattered about in the years immediately before Telcom ’96 ruined everything, and this one is very unique. Who ever heard of an oldies station that played ALL the hits? By that, I mean everything from Dean Martin and Doris Day to the Buckinghams and more! This station wasn’t shy about playing something that had a rock guitar in it back to back with a Standard vocal from the non-Rock (or Pre-Rock) era! Our contributor, Ray Bozzanca checks in with a descripti...

Composite, 1000 AM WCFL “Big 10” Chicago | December 22, 1970

Date of Recording: 12.22.1970 Station: 1000 WCFL (WLUP/WMVP) Chicago, Illinois, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personalities: Paul Christy, Robert E. Lee Contributor: Daniel Coulombe Date of Posting: 09.05.2017 Total Time: 12:26 Airchexx Entry: 1,507 Nine oh two at the Voice of Labor, this is Robert E. Lee for Clark Webber… Curator’s Notes: This aircheck came to us somewhat unscoped. It’s a somewhat strange aircheck, in that the music is not what I’d consider true Top 40 fare, but considering this was three days before Christmas, perhaps WCFL, as some other stations ESPECIALLY back in 1970, toned it down for the holiday season. Compare with similar airchecks from stations like WLS and try to compare. This aircheck is living proof that radio stations indeed, DID, ac...

G.W. McCoy, 100.3 KIQQ Los Angeles | July 31, 1984

Date of Recording: 07.31.1984 Station: 100.3 KIQQ (KSWD/KRBV/KKBT/KCMG/KIBB/KXEZ/KQLZ-FM) Los Angeles, California, USA Format: CHR Featured Air Personality: G. W. McCoy Contributor: Daniel Coulombe Date of Posting: 09.04.2017 Total Time: 13:49 Airchexx Entry: 1,506 …with requested music now from Twisted Sister! Curator’s Notes: By 1984, KIQQ was having difficulty maintaining it’s CHR identity, and with plenty of name recognition in crosstown KRTH K-Earth 101, KIIS-FM and others, it was clear that SOMETHING had to be done soon. That something would eventually be “Lite-FM” under the same call letters. That, in turn, led to a purchase by Westwood One, who brought in somebody named Scott Shannon, a new set of call letters (KQLZ) and a new slogan – “Pir...

Mike Preston, 102.9 KSDO-FM San Diego | August 3, 1984

Date of Recording: 08.03.1984 Station: 102.9 KSDO-FM (KSWV/KCLX-FM/KKBH-FM/KJQY/KCDE/KLQV), San Diego, California, USA Format: CHR Trademarked “Hot Hits” tm Branded “KS-103” Featured Air Personality: Mike Preston Date of Posting: 09.03.2017 Total Time: 9:05 Telescoped Airchexx Entry: 1,505 Comments: Be listening for “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson – when you hear it, be the 30th caller…! “Hot Hits” was/is a trademarked CHR format invented by consultant Mike Josephs. For a time in the late 1970s and early 1980s, this format – from it’s use of jingle placement, weather elements and other ‘formatics’ was used at dozens of stations in the U.S. and even Canada. Some examples of this format in various stages of ...

Barry Kaye, 107.5 KLDE Lake Jackson (Houston), TX | November, 2002

Date of Recording: 11.xx.2002 Station: KLDE (KGLK/KHGC/KBTZ/KZFX/KGOL) Lake Jackson, Texas, USA Format: Oldies Featured Air Personality: Barry Kaye Date of Posting: 08.31.2017 Total Time: 12:04 Airchexx Entry: 1,504 Curator’s Comments: Judging by the number of call letters attached to the 107.5 frequency (according to fccinfo.com), format changes here seem to be rather frequent. This makes perfect sense when coupled with Contributor Tom Lawler’s comments about the frequency being fairly low powered compared to other Houston area signals, thus, probably no format was able to make the dent in ratings that management hoped. Still, listening to the aircheck, Barry Kaye is doing his best to get around the liners and constant contest promoting required each break and sounds great her...

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