Composite: 56 WHBQ Memphis | Summer, 1974

560 Memphis WHBQ Rob Grayson Chris Curtis George Kline Jack Parnell

Date of Recording: 1974 (Exact date unknown)
Station: 560 WHBQ Memphis, Tennessee
Featured Air Talent: George Klein, J.J. Jordan, Robert E. Knight, Dude Walker, Mason Dixon, Tom Kent, Steve Weed
Contributor: Steve Bleecker
Aircheck Entry: 1,429


WHBQ, that’s Billy Preston with George Klein in the Morning, 8:12 and Nothin from Nothing – looks like my paycheck every week!

Where else can will you find a recording of George Klein on the air doing half of what made him famous, I mean, listening here, you almost expect Elvis to make an appearance! Klein was programming WHBQ at this point, but listen, this has the same ultra-tight format and big sound heard at every other RKO/General owned radio station! Note the jock list! Many of these guys would go on to much larger markets. I’ll leave it to you to figure out who.

Big sound, lots of commercials and a VERY TIGHT format! This was amazing to listen to!

Be sure to click the links above on each jock and contributor’s name to hear more from that personality right here on airchexx!

560 Memphis WHBQ Rob Grayson Chris Curtis George Kline Jack Parnell


  1. Dave Arnold

    They were sounding great!

  2. Steve

    This was recorded on or about September 14, 1974. That was when Dick Allen announced his retirement from baseball(referenced by the DJ).

  3. Steven Green

    The station is a classic. A good memory of a good station. Loved listening to them. Thanks.

  4. Dvonovan Tildesley

    I cannot see any play button available on this aircheck…

    • Donovan, reload your page and give it about 10 seconds to fully load. That seems to be the only complaint about the new player. The audio is indeed there, I just loaded it up.

  5. Tim Smiith

    Loved it! Those were the “golden days” for sure.

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