97.9 WIYY

Russ Mottla, 97.9 WIYY Baltimore | June 1, 1990

Contributor Russ Varndell sent this one in last year and now that we’re freezing in January, its probably time for a Summer warm up! This was recorded the weekend after Memorial Day, and ‘Detour’ Dave Sandler (WBAL 1090/WBAL-TV 11) is giving the traffic reports to Ocean City and all over the Baltimore area, from the helicopter. Note the scare Sandler gets toward the end of this aircheck as helicopter pilots jockey for landing zones. From a time before computer automation and mp3’s (but not much), here’s Russ, juggling carts that fail to recue and fanfare carts that have been misplaced by the new morning show engineer! Russ is having a bad AIR day, but he does make the most of it. A final note. This format here at 98 Rock was somewhat in transition. Its very mu...

Emory & Erica, 98 Rock WIYY Baltimore | June 1, 1990

Here’s our first aircheck of Hurst Broadcasting’s WIYY ’98 Rock’. The station is truly a Baltimore legend, and although its morphed from mainstream Rock to Heavy Metal and Alternative, the station has had a consistent Rock format since March of 1977. The Emory and Erica show is heard here, doing a live remote from downtown Baltimore. Notable appearances here are Traffic guru ‘Detour’ Dave Sandler (who did concurrent traffic duties on sister station 1090 WBAL AM) and Lopez, who was a fixture of morning news and a part of a number of 98 Rock morning shows over the years. Not sure how long this particular morning show lasted. Your webmaster was in Baltimore from 1993-1996 and in ’93, there was the ‘Grego & Moe’ show that always had me...

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