Steve West

Airchexx Presents: MusicRadio 77 Recreated Featuring Steve O’Brien | December 31, 2005

Date of Recording: 12.31.2005 Station: None Format (Simulated): Top 40 Featured Air Personalities: Steve O’Brien (WABC/WMGQ/WPLJ/WIBG/WCBS-FM/WNYW-TV/WNBC-TV), Steve West(WOGY/WMBZ/WGKX/WMC-FM/IRN/WCTZ/WSTC/others) Contributor: Steve West Airchexx Entry: 1,499 Comments: Here’s a song we never got tired of playing at WABC in the middle of the disco era… Station recreations are a labor of love for your webmaster and over the years, I’ve produced several. In my opinion, none tops this third of a four part special that I produced for this website for New Year’s Day, 2006. This was originally posted in Real Audio form, back in the days before we went to the WordPress publishing platform. What precipitated the change in platforms and streaming media was a server cra...

Sample Hour of 1400 WSTC Stamford CT | June 7, 2017

Date of Recording: 06.05.2017 Station: 1400 WSTC Stamford, Connecticut, USA Format: Full Service Oldies/Variety Hits Featured Air Personality: Steve West (Steven Sawyer) Contributor: Steve West Airchexx Entry: 1,495 Comments: Perhaps the very first thing that should be mentioned with regard to this aircheck is the fact that because of the way we performed ‘live’ shows, every element was tracked – albeit five minutes before it aired so that the effect was a 100% live product – but because of this fact, I was able to take this particular Wednesday afternoon show and piece together all the elements which I had as separate tracks in my home studio, then mix it down to the exact end product as it sounded when transmitted. The only difference being that this aircheck is i...

Ron Lundy, 77 WABC New York // WABC Rewound 2003

Date of Recording: May, 2003 Station: 770 WABC New York Format: News/Talk Featured Air Personality: Ron Lundy Producer: Johnny Donovan Airchexx Entry: 1,489 … Hello Love!! Comments: At one point early on in the evolution of this website, we had posted the entire broadcast day of WABC Rewound on Memorial Day, 2003. Over various moves, a few of the master CD archive copies were damaged beyond repair. Here is one which survived intact. Ron Lundy is the featured jock. The year is 1975 and the music really sizzled on MusicRadio 77! Rewound was a great feature that WABC did for about eight years, before Johnny Donovan retired from WABC. The show actually started in 1999, the first year it was done live, hosted by then WABC Talk show host Mike Gallagher. Several years later, 89 WLS Chicago ...

The Airchexx Live! Gigantic Montage – 1960-1984

Date of Recording: November, 2016 Station: HitOldies (Internet Radio) Format: Classic Hits Featured Air Personality: None Creator: Steve West Airchexx Entry: 1,488 …The time is 8 pm, Ron Reilly is on the air, and Chicago is asleep! Comments: This was intended to be broadcast on hitoldies.com Internet Radio on New Year’s Eve, here’s a production that is quite incomplete. I had originally intended this to go right up to 2016 with more news and other audio clips… but as sometimes happens, life got in the way. In this case, I ended up being sick most of December culminating with me spending New Year’s in the hospital with acute pancreatitis.. which the nurse said was just about the most painful thing one can get aside from being shot. But I’m still here! Thi...

RadioMaxMusic Classic Radio & Rock Montage | 2004

Date of Recording: 2004 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: RadioMaxMusic (Internet Only) Format: Classic Hits Featured Air Personality: None Airchexx Entry: 1,487 Comments: One of our more popular features are the music/jingle montages. We have only a small handful posted here, but this week we have two to add into our archives just ahead of a massive flush of new classic radio airchecks. The back story on this one is this. Sometime around 2003 or 2004 I started doing weekly shows for RadioMaxMusic.com, an internet station based in New Jersey, and run by Ron Kovacs. I honestly don’t remember the exact date as my memory is getting pretty bad these days, but the date on this archival CD I burned says 2004. I remember doing this from a little work studio on what would be a junk computer by t...

Steve West Last Show, WMC-FM Memphis | October 30, 2005

Date of Recording: 10.30.2005 Station: 99.7 WMC-FM Memphis, Tennessee, USA Format: Hot Adult Contemporary Featured Air Personality: Steve West Contributor: Steve West It’s another WHATEVER WEEKEND, here on FM 100! Comments: FM 100 was the culmination of a career to me. True, I was only full time there for one Summer, but the station’s reputation, the life, the energy… the whole aura that surrounded this station put me in a trance from the first day I entered the building. I can’t say why I hold such an emotional attachment to WMC-FM. I will say that this particular evening was the last time I was on major market radio, the last time I got to interact with callers or really be myself on a commercial radio station. Given my feelings toward this station, and Memphis, T...

Blizzard Coverage, WCBS (AM) 880 New York | January 26, 2015

Date of Recording: 01.26.2015 Station: WCBS 880 New York City, New York, USA Format: News Featured Air Talent: Tonya Hansen (anchor), Bob Larsen (Meteorologist) Contributor: Steve West (Steve Sawyer) (WCAT/WFGL/WFMP/WHAI/WEZL/KOUL/KLTG/WINQ/WOGY/WMBZ/WGKX/WJZN/WMC-FM/RadioMaxMusic/WCTZ HitOldies/Airchexx) Aircheck Entry: 1,480 … All told, we expect 18 to 24 inches of snow to accumulate… The Blizzard of 2015 was really the blizzard that wasn’t, at least for New York City, western parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts north. Go to Central and Eastern Long Island, Connectict, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and it was a completely different story, as nearly two feet did fall during the storm. Heavy snow, extreme cold and high winds are nothing unusual for those in th...

Steve Sawyer, 98.3//1240 WHAI AM/FM Greenfield MA | October 25, 1998

Date of Recording: 10.25.1998 Station: 1240 AM (WHMQ) / 98.3 FM WHAI Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA Format: Adult Contemporary (AC) Featured Air Talent: Steve Sawyer (West) (WCAT/WFGL/WFMP/WXLO/WHAI/WINQ/WEZL/KOUL/KLTG/WOGY/WMBZ/WGKX/WJZN/WMC-FM/IRN/WCTZ) Contributor: Steve Sawyer Airchexx Entry: 1,465 We get to do this all over again next hour… Comments: At the time this was recorded, I was working full-time as a long-haul truck driver for a company out of Gill, Massachusetts, Transcend Carriers. I enjoyed trucking. It was the first real, full-time job I held after leaving the U.S. Navy the previous year. I had been working in radio, mainly part time since joining the service in 1984, but before that, had been full time for a few years right out of high school. With that introductio...

Bob Shannon, Steve West, RadioMaxMusic Internet Radio | April 9, 2006

Date of Recording: 04.09.2006 Station: RadioMaxMusic.com Internet Radio (Flemington, New Jersey) Featured Air Personalities: Bob Shannon (Don Bombard) // WAER-FM, WNDR, WOLF, WKTQ, WYNY, WOR-TV, WCBS-FM, WLNG, RadioMaxMusic, Steve West (Steve Sawyer) WCAT, WFGL, WFMP, WHAI, WEZL, KOUL, KLTG, WINQ, WOGY, WMBZ, WGKX, WJZN, WMC-FM, RadioMaxMusic, WCTZ, HitOldies Date of Contribution: 04.09.2006 ..Try sleeping on your back sometime… Comments: This station shows the logical evolution of radio, if one understands what has been going on with over-the-air radio. The personalities seem to have gone online. Well, here’s an example of what happens when radio professionals take to the internet airwaves. RadioMaxMusic was the first internet destination for both Bob Shannon and Steve West. A...

Steve Sawyer, 1390 WCAT Orange, MA | March 28, 1983

Date of Recording: 03.28.83 Station: 1390 WCAT Orange, Massachusetts Featured Air Talent: Steve Sawyer Contributor: Steve West Airchexx Entry: 1,426 Comments: In Radio years, 1983 really wasn’t that long ago. But that was your webmaster’s 3rd year on the radio, and I was less than six months into my first full-time radio job. All at the same place, mind you. I’m truly amazed at how much my voice changed from then when I was all of 19 years old to later, when I got to Memphis, Tennessee and the ole pipes were about two octaves lower. WCAT, in little Orange, Massachusetts, a little town some 75 miles west of Boston, was in an Un-Rated area. We didn’t ‘live and die’ by the book, but rather on the sales ability of Owner Dick Partridge, who created his hodgep...

Jumpin’ Jack Flash, 94.1 WOGY Memphis | July 22, 2000

Date of Recording: 07.22.00 Station: 94.1 WOGY Memphis, Tennessee Featured Air Talent: Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Steve West) Contributor: Steve West Aircheck Entry: 1,425 Comments: “…We’ll show the big and boastful station how weekends are supposed to be – ALL REQUEST!” How different are off-drive times in commercial radio today as opposed to 16 years ago? Well, when was the last time that you heard time checks, local weather conditions and phone calls on a Saturday afternoon?! From a time when stations actually cared about formatics over the weekend, Froggy 94 tries HARD to beat crosstown “Kix-106” (WGKX Memphis) in the ratings war, dispite having an inferior signal. Formatically, Froggy sounded better. Froggy was live 24/7 in 2000. Even the overn...

Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Steve West), 94.1 WOGY Germantown/Memphis | July 29, 2000

Date of Recording: July 29, 2000 Station: 94.1 WOGY Germantown, Tennessee Featured Air Talent: Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Steve West) Aircheck Entry: 1,412 Comments: Country station WOGY – Froggy 94 – came along in 1993 after being several other formats since it first signed on as one of Sam Phillips’ radio stations in 1978. Froggy 94 lasted until the Summer of 2001 when it flipped to Modern AC as 94.1 The Buzz (WMBZ). What’s the first thing you notice in this aircheck? That’s the question you can answer when submitting your comments (below). A bit of background information on Jumpin’ Jack Flash. Every jock on the station had “frog” names. Hoppy Gilmore (Paul Hankins). Forrest Jump (PD Matt Albritton). Pollywog (Judy Shore) and Danger Frog (Je...

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