Steve McVie

A “Happy” Christmas Night, WTIC 1080 Hartford | December 25, 1985

First time I heard this I nearly fell off my chair! Digressing for a moment, most of us on air people have heard or have access to a station blooper tape that got played at various occasions… Station Christmas parties being the usual place for such hilarity. Not this time. This one is NOT from a station in house recording, it was made by the contributor. Steve McVie Solomon has the knack of having his recorder on at *just* the right time. Here’s an aircheck that reminds us that sometimes automation isn’t ALWAYS bad… given the right circumstances. Steve writes: (Here is an) outtake of WTIC news reader Paul Reynolds, from Christmas night, 1985. It starts with the jingle intro to the news, followed by about 20 seconds of silence(apparently Reynolds was passed out in th...

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 ...

Jack Miller, WDRC Hartford | June 17, 1972

Date of Recording: 06.17.1972 Station: 1360 WDRC (AM) Hartford, Connecticut, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Jack Miller (WARE / WEIM / WFEA / WBBQ / AKFN / WSPR / WWLP-TV / WBZ / WCBS-FM / WWYZ / WPIX-FM / WKZE-FM) Contributor: Steve McVie Comments: …Sue, hello Sue – that was terrible! Jack Miller did a weekly talent show on WDRC where listeners could call in and perform just about anything. It was, of course, all for entertainment, and some of the callers were truly awful. But, Jack Miller is the star of the show, and he DOES entertain. Shown here in this 14 minute original recording, Miller is a great host, who is much more than a disc jockey. His quick wit and ability to control this ‘talent’ show while playing along with the contestants, serves as ...

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