Rockford IL

Steve Casey, 1440 WROK Rockford IL | January, 1979

Here’s a second helping of Contributor Steve Bleecker’s own show in Rockford Illinois. Yes, 1979 was a great year for music and we’re really impressed by the big sound that WROK has. Jingles on this station were mainly from JAM Creative Productions’ “Positron” package during 1979. The station’s processing was obviously top notch (kudos to the engineer, whomever he or she is). This is the station’s logo today

Peter Parker, 97.5 WZOK Rockford IL | 1991

Peter Parker is no Spiderman, but he is one entertaining jock. Its sometime in the early 90s, and like most of these East Coast Airchecks tapes, its often tough to nail down an exact date. We’ll say 1991 for now. Painfully short, at just 2:13, here’s a most accurate representation of a typical day in this era of CHR 97ZOK. Today it’s owned by Cumulus Media – and although it’s still CHR, we’re pretty sure the station doesn’t sound like this today. Listeners are invited to bring us up to speed as to the history of WZOK. Please consider a donation in any amount to support Airchexx!

Steve Casey, 1440 WROK Rockford IL | January, 1979

Description by Steve Bleecker Dave Huie (aka C.c. Matthews) had recently “landed” his P.D. Gig at 1440 WROK, Rockford, IL….as I was unhappily at KXOA (formerly KNDE) , Sacramento, Ca. So…I “put the Call into” Dave in early Jan. ’79…Asking…NO…More like Begging him…to help “Get me out” of a Difficult situation in Sacramento ,where I simply was not “properly aligned” with Program Director Art Schroeder ! KXOA was doing an AM Version of Lee Abram’s “Superstars” format…playing Ted Nugent…on my show (Morning Drive) at 6:30 in the Morning ! Needless to say, we had EVERY pre-pubescent listening to us, but, obviously, could not “Sell” the Station to an Interested ̶...