Sacramento

Drake Davis, 92.5 KAER Sacramento | August, 1986

Date of Recording: 08.1986 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 92.5 KAER Sacramento (KFBK-FM/KAER/KOBY/KHLX/KBEB) Format: Adult Contemporary Featured Air Personality: Drake Davis Contributor: Drake McDonald Davis Post Date: 12.14.2017 Airchexx Entry: 1,534 KAER 92.5.. There it is (smack!), Got it. Jitterbugs! Curator’s Notes: Contributor Drake Davis is heard here, taking liberties with your typical mid 1980’s softer Adult Contemporary format. I think what strikes me is that during this time period, your curator worked a station with a similar format and at least during the dayparts, liner cards were just about all anyone were allowed to say, so I relate completely to this aircheck. The station format itself, while you are reminded of just how good (or bad for some of you) the music w...

Drake Davis Composite

What do we do with an aircheck that doesn’t fit anywhere else? Just post with very little comment. Actually, our newest Contributor, Drake McDonald Davis was kind enough to write the liner notes for this very short but high quality recording of some of his air work – and you can judge for yourself just how talented this gentleman really is! Drake writes: I had grown fond of hanging-out as a gopher at both 1240 KROY and competitor 1470 KNDE in the mid to late ‘70s. My mentor, legendary voice talent Toby Browning, had landed a gig at Rock Kandie 147 as a fifteen year-old after having had been the brains behind our high school station where all of this started for me [he was an absolute genius going on to perform transmitter maintenance at age nineteen for KNDE and has been the lo...

Greg Mitchell, KNDE 1470 Sacramento | 1977

Date of Recording: 1977 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1470 KNDE Sacramento, California, USA (KNDE/KXOA/KQPT/KOME/KRAK/KIID) Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Greg Mitchell Comments: KNDE is at the end of its reign as a top 40 station, the calls soon to be reverted back to KXOA featuring an AOR format on AM. Here’s Greg Mitchell who certainly has the voice, but the sameness used in every break gets old after a while. By all accounts, however, this station is a good representation of the state of AM top 40 just before FM made its impact known. KNDE had a 5kw directional signal (which only covered about 2/3rds of the city) as opposed to KROY’s tiny 1,000 watts by day, and a mere 250 watts that was barely heard at night. KNDE is very TIGHT here. A format that reeks of RKO fl...

Early Progressive FM Radio Sampler – KZAP Sacramento, KSAN San Francisco | 1968

This is an odd aircheck, at least the master was. Lots of album cuts, all very heavy progressive rock from 1968. Forget everything you’ve ever heard about how the jocks sounded in this era, this is the real deal. They sound stoned, tuned out and tuned in, almost amateurish, at least on the KZAP part of this at the beginning. The very beginnings of FM Rock Radio. Who knows how many listeners these stations had in 1968? In San Francisco, most of the city, from what we can tell, was tuned to 610 KFRC… except the college kids. Probably Sacramento also. But this? The music cuts are all things you’d hear on a Classic Rock station today. Of course, you won’t hear the music cuts because this is a scoped presentation. But you get a feel for the stations and their formats. Yo...

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