*Contributors

Baltazar, WXGT 92X Columbus OH | 1989

This first posted just under eight years ago. Most of this stations air staff moved on to bigger markets. 92.3 is now WCOL. Those call letters were in use on a dominant AM Top 40 from the 1960s and early 1970s. Contributor: Robyn Watts

QuickCheck: Wendy Williams, WPLJ Power 95 New York | October, 1989

Date of Reissue: 10.18.2017 Station: 95.5 WPLJ (WABC-FM) New York, New York, USA Format: CHR Featured Air Personality: Wendy Williams Contributor: Robyn Watts Original Post Date: October 30, 2007 Airchexx Entry: 653 Curator’s Notes: The writeup of this aircheck was written just about ten years ago to the day, and Wendy Williams’ television career (and Sirius/XM) is doing very well. Below are the original comments from 2007: —————————————————————— Seven years into a CHR war that WPLJ was losing to ratings giant WHTZ, the station leans Rhythmic and Wendy Williams is one of the stars that make up a talented airstaff. That’s what you hear on this...

Chuck Wagner, 96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford | 1981

Date of Recording: 1981 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford, Connecticut, USA Format: CHR Station Slogan: “96 TIC FM“; “Your Music Connection” Featured Air Personality: Chuck Wagner (WWCO/WTIC-FM) Contributor: Paul DiMarco Total Time: 4:19 Airchexx Entry: 1,519 Mike West is gonna be back from vacation… He’s been doing his exercises, speaking with a rubber band attached to his chin Curator’s Notes: Sometimes there are interesting coincidences in this world of radio history. Here’s a couple. Chuck Wagner, heard here, is Charlie Wagner from 1240 WWCO Waterbury. Click “WWCO” in the description above. The voice is exactly the same. 96-TIC-FM, by the time of this aircheck, had stopped using the “Hot Hits ™...

Lee Alan, 1270 WXYZ Detroit | 1966

Date of Recording: 1966 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1270 WXYZ Detroit, Michigan, USA Format: Motown/Soul Station Slogan: “Channel 1270“; “The Super Hit Sound” Featured Air Talent: Lee Alan (sp?) Contributor: Jim Hampton Date of Posting: 09.27.2017 Total Time: 12:35 Airchexx Entry: 1,518 This the Horn! Lee Alan who is wonderful for you! Curator’s Notes: This audio came directly off the studio skimmer reel. Notice the distorted and flat EQ response in Lee Alan’s mic. I’d say his voice sounds HORRIBLE in this recording, and one must wonder what it sounded like after AM limiting and processing for air. Someone didn’t watch his board levels!! Other than the obvious mic distortion, the rest of this is pretty clear. It sounds to my trained ears th...

Joel Sebastian, Final Show, 890 WLS Chicago | February 26, 1972

Date of Recording: 02.26.1972 Station: 890 WLS Chicago, Illinois, USA Format: Top 40 Station Slogan: “The Rock of Chicago” Featured Air Personality: Joel Sebastian (WXYZ/WLS/WCFL) Contributor: Jim Hampton Total Time: 31:14 Airchexx Entry: 1,518 …You’re not gonna hustle chicks here! Curator’s Notes: Mastered from the original reel, Contributor Jim Hampton sent us a real gem here! Now, admittedly Joel Sebastian didn’t have the longest of stays at WLS. However his resume shows his longest gig in Chicago to be across the river at WCFL, “The Voice of Labor”, where he was both on air and Program Director. Sebastian was from Detroit, where he came from (and went back to) WXYX. Despite that, Joel Sebastian sounds fantastic here. Now, this was his fin...

Charlie Farr, 107.9 WEBE Bridgeport CT | March 10, 1984

Date of Recording: 03.10.1984 Station: 107.9 WEBE (WMMM-FM/WDJF) Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA Format: Adult Contemporary Station Slogan: “Music Radio WEBE 108” Featured Air Personality: Charlie Farr Contributor: Bob Gilmore Date of Posting: 09.24.2017 Total Time: 4:29 Airchexx Entry: 1,517 …Charlie Farr on the All-New WEBE 108. Music Radio Curator’s Notes: When Bob Gilmore gave this to me about two weeks ago, he said, “Yea! WEBE 108 was GREAT back then”. That was a reply to my question about what WEBE 108 sounded like. Now, granted, the overnight slot isn’t really representative of a full broadcast day on this station, but you get a good idea what it sounded like. The station processing was very hot! Sounds like they used an old Compeller for maxim...

Bob Gilmore, 1220 WNNR Hamden CT | July, 1987

Date of Recording: 07.xx.1987 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1220 WNNR (WDEE/WCDQ/WOMN/WSCR/WNNR/WXCT/WQUN) Hamden Connecticut, USA (1960) Format: Oldies Featured Air Personality: Bob Gilmore Contributor: Bob Gilmore Date of Posting: 09.23.2017 Total Time: 10:04 Airchexx Entry: 1,516 It’s a Beach Party Weekend! Curator’s Notes: There are times when I really wish I could post an aircheck unscoped. This is one of those times. Here is AM 1220 Hamden, Connecticut, just a bit northwest of New Haven. It’s a 1,000 watt station that gets out pretty well but what makes this shine are the formatics, the jingles, the fact that it’s TOTALLY live – in fact you can hear the scratches at the beginning of songs – and most important, it’s in AM Stereo! Now, I don...

Ken Gilbert, 1490 WFAD Middlebury VT | 1978

Date of Recording: 1978 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1490 WFAD Middlebury Vermont, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Ken “Squirt Baby Shoot” Gilbert (WFAD/WAQY/WTIC-FM/WDRC-AF/WKNE-FM/WZRT/WVTK) Contributor: Paul DiMarco Date of Posting: 09.22.2017 Total Time: 5:47 Airchexx Entry: 1,515 Join us now as the spotlight falls on Debbie Boone… First, a plug for our Contributor, Paul DiMarco. He’s known as “Mister 70s” on the air. Paul has a delivery that’s smooth as glass. Look for him on his own station, “The Totally 70s Radio Network” on Vaughn Live. About Ken Gilbert. He goes by just “KG” here at WFAD. The source tape was a reel that our Contributor digitized for archiving. His statement to me the other day was, ...

Dr. Don Rose, 610 KFRC San Francisco | January 25, 1982

Date of Recording: 01.25.1982 Station: 610 KFRC San Francisco, California, USA Format: CHR Featured Air Personalities: Dr. Don Rose (WQXI/WFIL/KFRC, Jayne Dornacker (Traffic) (KFRC/WNBC), Robert McCormick (News) Contributor: Bob Gilmore Date of Posting: 09.21.2017 Total Time: 1:18:14 Airchexx Entry: 1,514 By the way, this program came in 2nd to a documentary… Curator’s Notes: There are KFRC airchecks, and then there are 1st generation Bob Gilmore KFRC airchecks! The backstory to that is, so often, the airchecks that people hear elsewhere are 3rd or more generation copies down from the original recording. Here, we have an original that became the possession of our contributor, who digitized this in three parts. Listen to the audio quality. This is fantastic! The only way this co...

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

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