790 WQXI

Tom & Paul Collins, 79 WQXI Atlanta | December 19, 1964. Pt. 2

Date of Recording: 12.19.1964 Station: 790 WQXI Atlanta Format: Top 40 Station Slogan: “Audio 79” Featured Air Personalities: Tom Krimsler (“Collins”), Bob Krimsler (“Collins”) Contributor: Bob Jones Post Date: 12.08.2017 Airchexx Entry: 1,532 We’re the Tiger Twins Tom & Paul Collins and we got lots of calls for this record… Curator’s Notes: Here’s the second part of the Tiger Twins radio program recorded between 12 midnight and 2am 12.19.1964. Commercals, news and sports reports left intact for your listening enjoyment. Some light processing was performed, mainly to restore the right audio track, as this came to us with audio only in the left. Contributor Bob Jones says this was his original recording, the oldest one he has. We’re very thankf...

Tom & Paul Collins, 79 WQXI Atlanta | December 19, 1964, Part 1

Date of Recording: 12.19.1964 Station: 790 WQXI Atlanta Format: Top 40 Station Slogan(s): Quicksie, Audio 79 Featured Air Personalities: Tom Krimsler (“Collins”), Bob Krimsler (“Collins”) Contributor: Bob Jones Post Date: 12.07.2017 Airchexx Entry: 1,531 We got a brand new secret word for ya… Curator’s Notes: Over the years, we’ve posted many WQXI airchecks and most feature Gary McKee or someone else and mainly all of them are from the 1970s. This one takes us back to the year that the Beatles broke upon the music scene. You’ll hear some beatles played and mentioned in the banter. Tom was working with his brother Paul – true story. They called themselves the “Tiger Twins” and had the late night/overnight show. We’ll re...

Dr. John Leader, 790 WQXI Atlanta | December 23, 1972

Date of Recording: 12.23.1972 Station: 790 WQXI Atlanta, Georgia, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Dr. John Leader (WQXI/KHJ) Contributor: Daniel Coulombe (CKTS/CJMQ) Airchexx Entry: 1,474 …How ’bout it babe, a little puppy would make a great Christmas gift!” Comments: Dr. John Leader is a hidden gem on an airstaff of unbelievable talent. “Quicksie in Dixie” was one of the monnikers used over the years, but in this recording made JUST before Christmas, 1972, the station is simply calling itself ‘QXI. Really. This moves along so fast it’s hard to keep up. Dr. John Leader has that keen, sharp wit that the best of the best Top 40 jocks had, the ability to say something incredibly funny right off the top of his head in between a record. Fas...

“The Tiger Twins” 790 WQXI Atlanta | December 20, 1964 (Corrected)

Date of Recording: 12.20.1964 Station: 790 WQXI Atlanta, Georgia, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Paul Collins Contributor: Bob Jones Airchexx Entry: 1,469 “The Station with the Happy Difference!” Comments: Long before legendary WQXI air personality Gary McKee arrived at the station, WQXI was a highly competitive and entertaining Top 40 station. As of this writing, this aircheck is the oldest recording of this station on our site. It’s the Paul Collins show. Collins talks between every record, after every commercial and this pretty representative of the state of live radio in the early 1960s. Includes one full newscast and a news minute of just the headlines. Recorded before Christmas, a sharp cold front is bringing in very cold Winter air to the Atlanta metr...

Composite: 79 WQXI Atlanta | September, 1966

There’s a reason why industry experts in the 1960s and early 70s chose WQXI as the southern leader in the Top 40 format, and much of it is on exhibit here. If you can get by the scratchy sound of this recording, which sounds as if it was made on a table radio tuned somewhat off-frequency, you’ll enjoy the format and the sounds of the major personalities of “Quicksie in Dixie” right here! From Contributor Robyn Watts, right off a no-name tape with only a set of call letters for each exhibit and the approximate date, WQXI is heard through various parts of its broadcast day. Even includes portions of some newscasts. The Jocks, in order, are: Red Jones Dr. Don Rose (later on KFRC) Tony Taylor (WOR-FM New York) Patrick Alouicious Hayes Old commercials for Atlanta area bu...

Tony “The Tiger” Taylor, 79 WQXI Atlanta | April 1, 1965

…You’ve got a tiger in your tank! Now, just added to the world’s LARGEST collection of WQXI airchecks, this fabulous 30 minutes scoped recording of Tony ‘the tiger’ on Quicksie in Dixie and those wonderful PAMS jingles! This comes to us from our friend Matt Seinberg, a trusted source of classics! It’s April Fools’ Day and Taylor says someone’s playing a trick since he can’t get the Beatles in for an encore performance… actually the record seems to not wanna play at the start of this aircheck but he gets it working with a perfect talkup. You’ll hear plenty of classic commercials and Taylor’s top 5 countdown. Audio quality is quite good, it’s the reception that has a bit of noise on it, as it sounds like WQXI was r...

MicroChexx: Rhett Walker & Dickie Shannon, 79 WQXI Atlanta | 1976

Wow this is short but what an incredible glimpse to the giant of a radio station WQXI was even in the mid-1970s! Here’s a couple of breaks from my old friend (from Memphis) Rhett Walker, and a couple of quick breaks from Dickie Shannon. This rocks, and so did WQXI! Thanks to longtime contributor Karl Phillips for sending in a few more tapes to add to his collection!

Gary McKee on 79 WQXI Atlanta – Full Morning Show | 1972

More McKee fun! Here’s one complete, scoped morning show from sometime in ’72. This is courtesy of our old site pal Karl Phillips (and we thank him greatly!). Transferred directly from 7 1/4 inch reel played on an old Wollensack graciously loaned out to us by my good friend, voiceover guy Jack Parnell, this aircheck is presented in unbelievable, stunning audio quality! It runs 58 minutes, and while there are pauses in the recording, this is so good I decided to leave this recording completely untouched by processing and digital splicing. Just listen, and see why both Gary McKee and WQXI are our most searched and played selections!

Gary McKee on 79 WQXI Atlanta | 1973

WQXI kick the can time…… 8:47 Aaaah for the days of AM top 40! Check out Gary McKee on WQXI. McKee claims to be the ‘mouth of the South’… a description Rick Dees would use later at WHBQ. Anyway, it was time for something totally different, and for those who’ve requested WQXI – this one’s for you.

Don Cox on 79 WQXI Atlanta | 1972

It’s the natural progression of the WQXI broadcast day – Don Cox following Gary McKee on WQXI! Actually, it was next up on the same reel containing Mr. McKee from the same day. More great audio quality, but a few splices from me because for some reason, the person recording decided not to tightly scope this one as was the case for the McKee portion of the tape. No matter, this is great, albeit short. More Quicksie for the fans!

Gary McKee on WQXI Atlanta | 1974-1976 Part 2

Part two of this fantastic exhibit is yet another 45 minute scoped presentation, with more McKee silliness and morning laughter. But…. McKee is on vacation! And, who is the sidekick? We’re sure our visitors know quite well. Our statistics show that Gary McKee and WQXI are our most-streamed airchecks, so listen now and find out why!

Gary McKee, 790 WQXI Atlanta | 1974-1976

Now, as promised, Morning guru Gary McKee on 79 WQXI! This comes to us courtesy of new Contributor Lewis Cosby. Lewis is the President and GM of WMAK TV 7 Knoxville and was kind enough to send us a couple of CD’s worth of the legendary morning man himself. Apologies to all for the delay, we had an FTP problem with our server that prohibited us from uploading for a few days.