Las Vegas

Rob Banks, 98.5 KLUC Las Vegas | December 21, 1996

Date of Recording: 12.21.1996 Station: 98.5 KLUC (KLUC-FM) Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Featured Air Personality: Rob Banks Airchexx Entry: 875 Original Comments (05.14.2009) There are some airchecks here that we just don’t know much about, or are so typical of a particular format that we just can’t think of something original to write about. Knowing next to nothing about the Vegas market is a handicap, to be sure, but what stands out is the similarity to a typical CHR format today. Note that this is late 1996, Telcom ’96 was passed this particular year, and even though the consolidation that brought ruination had yet to begin, this is what CHR had become up to this point. Could it be that this was as far as the format would evolve, then stagnate from this point on? Who knows. ...

California Composite | September 1991

Digging deep into the Airchexx archives, we find this two sided cassette donated by longtime contributor Nick Sarames several years ago. While I called this “California Composite”, this does include many other markets, mainly west of the Mississippi. Most of these include one or two breaks, then move on to another station. There are so many (maybe a hundred or more), it’s difficult to list in order, so you’ll just have to listen. Maybe your favorite is represented here. This covers most of the state of California, and some other markets like Denver, Las Vegas, Lansing, etc… and even Barstow, CA in the high desert. A very interesting collection to say the least. Enjoy!

Mike O’Neil, KBGO “Oldies 93” Las Vegas | December 22, 1993

Date of Recording: 12.22.1993 Station: 93.1 KBGO (KUDO/KEYV/KBGO/KQOL/KPLV) Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Format: Oldies Featured Air Personality: Mike O’Neal Contributor: Annonymous Comments: Our first listen to the Las Vegas market has nothing to do with slot machines, craps, poker or any of that! Here’s deep-voiced Mike O’Neil on a live and well executed Oldies format on KBGO Big Oldies 93. Even into the early 90s, many oldies stations still tried to recreate at least the old Johnny Mann jingles or some of the old sounds… well, KBGO did use the old ‘Drake’ top of the hour anthem, but with a different voice and a modern station jingle tag. It does sound good, however, even if the few Drake sounds are faux. This is a first-generation original recording recorde...

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