Pete Salant

Pete Stone, 13 WAVZ New Haven | December, 1974

Recording Date: 12.xx.1974 Station: 1300 WAVZ New Haven Format: Top 40 Branded: “The New Waves“; “Lucky 13” Ownership: Kopps-Monahan Featured Air Personality: Pete Stone (Pete Salant) (WNRW/WAVZ/WFIF/WPOP/WYNY/WELI/WWYZ) Contributor: Andy Bologovsky Total Time: 2:41 The New Waves!… I’ll bet there’s many a man out there, doing that tonight. Picking up the Pieces!… Curator’s Notes: That ‘six degrees of separation’ thing people talk about is present with this aircheck. Pete Salant happens to be one of our Contributors, yet he’s featured here as Pete Stone (Stoner as some of his friends of that time period called him) from a tape given to airchexx by longtime Contributor Andy Bologovsky, while our site was being built out ...

The Original “9! – The Ultimate Radio Format!”

How do you present a legendary performance the right way? Why, by re-mastering it! Contributor and site friend Pete Salant provided a copy of this, ‘restored’ version of what’s probably the best known and loved parody of radio formats.  When young, baby deejays get into the business, they likely will never understand what it was to work with mics (with no processing), cue burned 45s, cart machines that misfired or owners who were out of their minds (at least to us air talent)! As they like to say these days… the battle is (was) real! Aircheck #1,584 Total Time: 5:41 Pete Salant writes: So…since I last saw you in 2014, a one-off of the original stereo master reel of “NINE!” was bestowed on me by our teammate and creative genius Howard Hoffman. As our prior best...

Buzznet Media Presents: 99! – The Ultimate Radio Format!

A sequel is usually reserved for TV and the Movies. But the original NINE! – The Ultimate Radio Format, done in 1974, was so good and found its way into the headphones of so many jocks over the years, that the original crew reunited to give the original a facelift. Like the original, this is SO prophetic! Recorded only three years after the infamous Telecommunications Act of 1996 which changed the face and sound of radio forever, this group of creative genius found a humorous way to predict the future of radio. And so far, it’s been totally correct! Curator’s Notes: A few important things. First, this truly is an original, donated to me, personally, by one of the East Coast’s most brilliant programmers ever, Pete Salant (Ironically, then-recently let go by iHeart Me...

Mike Stone, WFIF “The Spirit of America” Milford CT | March, 1976

Date of Recording: 03.xx.1976 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1500 WFIF Milford, Connecticut, USA Format: Top 40 Slogan Used: “15 FIF” Featured Air Personality: “Mike Stone” (Pete Salant) Contributor: Pete Salant: (WNRW/WAVZ/WFIF/WPOP/WELI/WWYZ, others) Description by Contributor Pete Salant, former PD at Clear Channel Connecticut – WWYZ, WELI, WPOP and WAVZ… Nobody can “best” Willie B/Cliff Kenyon, but I thought you might like to hear a higher quality aircheck of WFIF from March 1976. Randy West actually IS my oldest friend in radio. We met at WRNW when it was an 800 watt mono station in Mt. Kisco, NY, above a hardware store; we both had summer jobs there following our freshman year at college, Randy at City College (now City University of NY) and me at B...

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