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Barbara Simpson, Coast To Coast AM: 105.7 WXYV Catonsville (Baltimore) MD – Part 2 | May 18, 2003

Date of Recording: 05.18.2003 Station: 105.7 WXYV (WQSR)Catonsville (Baltimore), Maryland, USA Format: FM Talk Weekdays, Active Rock Weekends Station Slogan: “Live 105” Featured Air Personality: None (Jockless) Contributor: “Anonymous” Airchexx Entry: 1,502 Comments: In Part 1 of this 90 minute tape recording, we presented the music portion of “Live 105″‘s format. Best as we can guess, the Active/Grunge Alternative jockless music format seemed to be mostly filler for the high-profiled talk shows, as the Broadcast Day really begins with Howard Stern in the Morning – obviously prior to his moving to Sirius/XM, and one might argue that the entire format revolved around Stern. Perhaps someone associated with the station in 2003 knows and will chi...

Rock Sample: 105.7 WXYV Catonsville (Baltimore) MD – Part 1 | May 18, 2003

Date of Recording: 05.18.2003 Station: 105.7 WXYV (WQSR)Catonsville (Baltimore), Maryland, USA Format: FM Talk Weekdays, Active Rock Weekends Station Slogan: “Live 105” Featured Air Personality: None (Jockless) Contributor: “Anonymous” Airchexx Entry: 1,501 Comments: Split up into two parts, this 8 minute scope of the weekend Active Rock portion of the format on WXYV “Live 105” is actually rather boring. No personality, obnoxious imaging, no commercials and Grunge Alternative with no jock. You can get that on Pandora or SiriusXM (and we wonder why so many in radio today take a sour view on the industry’s future outlook) – but remember, this was 2003! Part 2 is quite a bit more interesting. In the next post: USA Radio News, then Coast to Coast...

CHR Sample: 107.9 WXKS-FM Medford/Boston | August 20, 1998

Date of Recording: 08.20.1998 Station: 107.9 WXKS-FM Medford, Massachusetts, USA Format: Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) Station Owner: Jacor/Evergreen/Clear Channel Communications (iHeart Media) Contributor: Anonymous Airchexx Entry: 1,491 Kiss-108 wants to know, what did YOU DO last Summer? Comments: It seems that every decade, the trends in popular music rotate back to rock before rotating around to R&B, Hip Hop or whatever today’s stuff is called. 1998 saw so much current Rock product that even an heritage Rhythmic CHR like Kiss-108 was playing a LOT of Rock based music in rotation. Commercial free Kiss hours (which meant about seven minutes of commercials when the commercial free hour was done), personalities that were still allowed to speak and a heritage format kept Kiss 108...

Tom Konard’s “Aircheck Factory” Presents: Wolfman Jack, 1090 XERB Rosarito Beach, Mexico | December 12, 1966

Date of Recording: 12.12.1966 Station: 1090 XERB (XERB/XEPRS) Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico (Studios in Chula Vista, California) Format at time of recording: Leased Time Brokered (Pre-Recorded material) Featured Air Personality: Wolfman Jack (Robert Weston Smith) b. 1938 d. 1995 (WYOU/KCIJ/XERF/XERB/KDAY/AFRTS/WNBC/WXTR) Contributor: Anonymous (Per request) Airchexx Entry: 1,485 …Tobacco Road on the Wolfman Jack Show from the Big X over in Los Angeles, The Mighty 1090 spot on your radio dial… Comments: In doing the audio editing for this presentation, we had a choice: Adaptive Noise Reduction or none. Given the already somewhat distorted nature of the original recording, we chose to leave that feature off and so while you’ll hear that annoying tape hiss, it̵...

Tom Konard’s “Aircheck Factory” Presents: Gene Weed, 560 WQAM Miami | July 23, 1957

Date of Recording: 07.23.1957 Station: 560 WQAM Miami, Florida, USA Format: Popular Music Featured Air Personality: Gene Weed (WQAM/KFWB) Contributor: Anonymous (per his request) Airchexx Entry: 1,483 …WQAM…First in Hooper, first in Pulse and first in Trendex Comments: One of the oldest recordings on this website, you’ll notice a few things right off the bat that may bust any misconceptions you might have about radio stations playing popular music in the mid-1950s. Sure, 1957 is considered by many to be the somewhat ‘official’ start of the Rock & Roll era, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to WQAM. Tommy Dorsey, Patti Page, and then a few early rockabilly songs slide in during this recording but they seem to be more of the exception rather than ...

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