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Its not often one gets to hear an internet station in our archives (and I’m not opposed to posting one if it’s interesting, has historical significance or is just REEEEEEEEELY good!), so this sort of breaks the rules. Having actually received requests to post this show here, I guess perhaps its time for a bit of webmaster fun.

The station is HitOldies.com An internet station which has evolved into what you hear here. Weekends and holidays there’s a staff of live jocks (including me), and we boast playing the greatest hits of four decades… 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Once in a while we even play a bit newer.

The occasion for this show is the Memorial Day weekend, and like so many other radio stations, on FM and the web, we did a countdown program. When I get the audio from the other jocks, I”ll post that as well.

You never know what this student of both Casey Kasem and Dan Ingram will do, given an AKG 420 Mic and a 37,000 song library. But I like to just have fun. So, here it is, the reason why new airchecks didn’t go up on our favorite site for a week… audio production is time consuming!

Click Here to visit HitOldies - The Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s!

Click Here to visit HitOldies – The Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s!



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http://airchexx.com/2015/05/26/steve-west-counts-down-the-top-500-songs-of-all-time-segment-2-may-23-2015/feed/ 0 Its not often one gets to hear an internet station in our archives (and I'm not opposed to posting one if it's interesting, has historical significance or is just REEEEEEEEELY good!), so this sort of breaks the rules. Its not often one gets to hear an internet station in our archives (and I'm not opposed to posting one if it's interesting, has historical significance or is just REEEEEEEEELY good!), so this sort of breaks the rules. Having actually received requests to post this show here, I guess perhaps its time for a bit of webmaster fun.The station is HitOldies.com An internet station which has evolved into what you hear here. Weekends and holidays there's a staff of live jocks (including me), and we boast playing the greatest hits of four decades... 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Once in a while we even play a bit newer.The occasion for this show is the Memorial Day weekend, and like so many other radio stations, on FM and the web, we did a countdown program. When I get the audio from the other jocks, I"ll post that as well.You never know what this student of both Casey Kasem and Dan Ingram will do, given an AKG 420 Mic and a 37,000 song library. But I like to just have fun. So, here it is, the reason why new airchecks didn't go up on our favorite site for a week... audio production is time consuming!Aircheck #1,336 since May 2, 2002!Come visit my store on CafePress! Airchexx.com no 7:58:40
Machine Gun Kelly, KTNQ (Ten-Q) Los Angeles | April 8, 1978http://airchexx.com/2015/05/26/machine-gun-kelly-ktnq-ten-q-los-angeles-april-8-1978/ http://airchexx.com/2015/05/26/machine-gun-kelly-ktnq-ten-q-los-angeles-april-8-1978/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 22:59:43 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9839 Machine Gun Kelly, KTNQ (Ten-Q) Los Angeles | April 8, 1978 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Springtime, 1978. Top 40 radio was really playing it all. Kansas. George Benson. the Bee Gees. The Atlanta Rhythm Section and more… All the important action was still on AM. You got all the music, plus the news, traffic reports, huge contests with lots of money, or in this case, a special screening including a limo to pick up the winner, the soundtrack, and some cash to spend. How about THAT!

This is the short-lived but INCREDIBLE Ten-Q! The Gunner is on till 10 pm and trust me, NOTHING on FM radio in any format today sounds as good as this night show heard from Los Angeles at 1020 khz. Absolutely NOTHING!

No long descriptions, just a quick note to thank our Contributor at Big Apple Airchecks for this. Again, Matt Seinberg comes through!

1020 AM Los Angeles Dave Sebastian The Real Don Steele Charlie Tuna Jackson Armstrong M.G. Kelly KFVD KPOP KTNQ KGBS


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http://airchexx.com/2015/05/26/machine-gun-kelly-ktnq-ten-q-los-angeles-april-8-1978/feed/ 0 Springtime, 1978. Top 40 radio was really playing it all. Kansas. George Benson. the Bee Gees. The Atlanta Rhythm Section and more... All the important action was still on AM. You got all the music, plus the news, traffic reports, Springtime, 1978. Top 40 radio was really playing it all. Kansas. George Benson. the Bee Gees. The Atlanta Rhythm Section and more... All the important action was still on AM. You got all the music, plus the news, traffic reports, huge contests with lots of money, or in this case, a special screening including a limo to pick up the winner, the soundtrack, and some cash to spend. How about THAT!This is the short-lived but INCREDIBLE Ten-Q! The Gunner is on till 10 pm and trust me, NOTHING on FM radio in any format today sounds as good as this night show heard from Los Angeles at 1020 khz. Absolutely NOTHING!No long descriptions, just a quick note to thank our Contributor at Big Apple Airchecks for this. Again, Matt Seinberg comes through!Aircheck #1,335 since May 2, 2002!Come visit my store on CafePress! Airchexx.com no 37:50
Larry Lujack with Charlie Van Dyke, 89 WLS Chicago | May 4, 1985http://airchexx.com/2015/05/15/larry-lujack-with-charlie-van-dyke-89-wls-chicago-may-4-1985/ http://airchexx.com/2015/05/15/larry-lujack-with-charlie-van-dyke-89-wls-chicago-may-4-1985/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9836 Larry Lujack with Charlie Van Dyke, 89 WLS Chicago | May 4, 1985 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Big Apple Airchecks Matt Seinberg CraigCourtesy of Big Apple Airchecks, we head back to 1985. WLS was celebrating its 25th anniversary as “The Rock of Chicago”. Part of that celebration involved plenty of reunions.

…I’ve been known as the comma between Lujack appearances.

This particular morning, Larry Lujack is joined by former morning man Charlie Van Dyke, who was there in between gigs at 93 KHJ in Los Angeles.

Perhaps in a different world, these two men would have been competitors in the same market. In fact, indirectly, they were for a time. Van Dyke did mornings on WLS when Lujack left to do afternoons on WCFL. This particular day, they reunite on air with a sometimes irreverent, funny and compelling show!

Were it not for Chicago’s infamously cold Winters, could these two have made a powerful morning team? That’s for the “What If?” department.

890 Chicago 94.7 Chicago WLS Chuck Brittain Larry Lujack Fred Winston Tommy Edwards John Records Landecker Dick Biondi Jeff Davis


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http://airchexx.com/2015/05/15/larry-lujack-with-charlie-van-dyke-89-wls-chicago-may-4-1985/feed/ 2 Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks, we head back to 1985. WLS was celebrating its 25th anniversary as "The Rock of Chicago". Part of that celebration involved plenty of reunions. - ...I've been known as the comma between Lujack appearances. - Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks, we head back to 1985. WLS was celebrating its 25th anniversary as "The Rock of Chicago". Part of that celebration involved plenty of reunions....I've been known as the comma between Lujack appearances.This particular morning, Larry Lujack is joined by former morning man Charlie Van Dyke, who was there in between gigs at 93 KHJ in Los Angeles.Perhaps in a different world, these two men would have been competitors in the same market. In fact, indirectly, they were for a time. Van Dyke did mornings on WLS when Lujack left to do afternoons on WCFL. This particular day, they reunite on air with a sometimes irreverent, funny and compelling show!Were it not for Chicago's infamously cold Winters, could these two have made a powerful morning team? That's for the "What If?" department.Aircheck #1,334 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 42:26
Charlie Van Dyke, 93 KHJ Los Angeles | May 5, 1977http://airchexx.com/2015/05/14/charlie-van-dyke-93-khj-los-angeles-may-5-1977/ http://airchexx.com/2015/05/14/charlie-van-dyke-93-khj-los-angeles-may-5-1977/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 13:00:43 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9833 Charlie Van Dyke, 93 KHJ Los Angeles | May 5, 1977 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Van Dyke & Company is how the show was identified when Charlie arrived at 68 WRKO in Boston. But here at KHJ, CVD simply shined! A man who was funny and had a great set of pipes (which nearly everyone has heard due to his TV station imaging), Charlie Van Dyke was perfect for the morning show at the great 93/KHJ!

This aircheck features it all! Not much in the way of music… we’ve had to scope it out, after all, but lots of Van Dyke wit, a few bits, phone calls and for historic sake, the commercials are all left intact.

This was Charlie’s final show on KHJ, before parent company RKO General sent him east to take over the morning slot on the afore mentioned WRKO. We’ll leave the rest of the description blank, because it’s you, our listeners, who will judge this aircheck better than I!


930 Los Angeles, KHJ, KKHJ, KRTH, Don Lee, Robert W. Morgan, The Real Don Steele, Charlie Van Dyke, Roger Christian, Gary Mack, Boss Radio, 93/KHJ

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http://airchexx.com/2015/05/14/charlie-van-dyke-93-khj-los-angeles-may-5-1977/feed/ 4 Van Dyke & Company is how the show was identified when Charlie arrived at 68 WRKO in Boston. But here at KHJ, CVD simply shined! A man who was funny and had a great set of pipes (which nearly everyone has heard due to his TV station imaging), Van Dyke & Company is how the show was identified when Charlie arrived at 68 WRKO in Boston. But here at KHJ, CVD simply shined! A man who was funny and had a great set of pipes (which nearly everyone has heard due to his TV station imaging), Charlie Van Dyke was perfect for the morning show at the great 93/KHJ!This aircheck features it all! Not much in the way of music... we've had to scope it out, after all, but lots of Van Dyke wit, a few bits, phone calls and for historic sake, the commercials are all left intact.This was Charlie's final show on KHJ, before parent company RKO General sent him east to take over the morning slot on the afore mentioned WRKO. We'll leave the rest of the description blank, because it's you, our listeners, who will judge this aircheck better than I!Aircheck #1,333 since May 2, 2002!Aircheck courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks Airchexx.com no 21:03
Jim Conlee, 1020 KTNQ Los Angeles | 1979http://airchexx.com/2015/05/13/jim-conley-1020-ktnq-los-angeles-1979/ http://airchexx.com/2015/05/13/jim-conley-1020-ktnq-los-angeles-1979/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 20:22:25 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9829 Jim Conlee, 1020 KTNQ Los Angeles | 1979 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Oh, the days of (tape) skimmer machines for in-studio air checking. You won’t hear it on this presentation, but the whole aircheck was infused with an annoying speeding up of the recording in between jock talk. This happens because of the way cassette decks were wired to the board, so that the tape automatically records when the mic is turned on, then stops when the mic is turned off. The record head in the deck is always on, and theres a small bit of dead-roll when the tape machine stops, therefore, that results in the tape still in record mode when the tape slows to a halt and the speed variance makes for a recording that goes rapidly up in pitch.

I said all that to say, I edited out all those in-between noises, so that it wouldn’t be a source of annoyance in an otherwise interesting aircheck.

Jim Conley was the Program Director, and is in for Dave Sebastian on this date (whatever that date is). This is representative of AM Top 40 radio in the Disco, late 70s era! A personality driven, music oriented station that a year earlier had taken the market by storm and de-throned format giant 93 KHJ.

I believe that Jim Conley is the same guy as heard in this 1969 aircheck of WKOX-FM 105.7 Framingham, in the Boston market. Which does answer the question as to ‘where did he go?’

Runs 5:46. Scoped.

Big Apple Airchecks Matt Seinberg New York Traders

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1020 AM Los Angeles Dave Sebastian The Real Don Steele Charlie Tuna Jackson Armstrong M.G. Kelly KFVD KPOP KTNQ KGBS


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http://airchexx.com/2015/05/13/jim-conley-1020-ktnq-los-angeles-1979/feed/ 8 Oh, the days of (tape) skimmer machines for in-studio air checking. You won't hear it on this presentation, but the whole aircheck was infused with an annoying speeding up of the recording in between jock talk. Oh, the days of (tape) skimmer machines for in-studio air checking. You won't hear it on this presentation, but the whole aircheck was infused with an annoying speeding up of the recording in between jock talk. This happens because of the way cassette decks were wired to the board, so that the tape automatically records when the mic is turned on, then stops when the mic is turned off. The record head in the deck is always on, and theres a small bit of dead-roll when the tape machine stops, therefore, that results in the tape still in record mode when the tape slows to a halt and the speed variance makes for a recording that goes rapidly up in pitch.I said all that to say, I edited out all those in-between noises, so that it wouldn't be a source of annoyance in an otherwise interesting aircheck.Jim Conley was the Program Director, and is in for Dave Sebastian on this date (whatever that date is). This is representative of AM Top 40 radio in the Disco, late 70s era! A personality driven, music oriented station that a year earlier had taken the market by storm and de-throned format giant 93 KHJ.I believe that Jim Conley is the same guy as heard in this 1969 aircheck of WKOX-FM 105.7 Framingham, in the Boston market. Which does answer the question as to 'where did he go?'Runs 5:46. Scoped.Aircheck courtesy of BIG APPLE AIRCHECKSAircheck #1,332 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 5:47
Beau Weaver, 93/KHJ Los Angeles | 1976http://airchexx.com/2015/05/12/beau-weaver-93khj-los-angeles-1976/ http://airchexx.com/2015/05/12/beau-weaver-93khj-los-angeles-1976/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 23:27:32 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9826 Beau Weaver, 93/KHJ Los Angeles | 1976 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Sometime way back in 2002, I struck up an internet friendship with Hollywood TV and Voice Actor Beau Weaver. Beau is a fascinating person; an uber talented (and accomplished!) TV voice actor, a Ham Radio operator (more on that in a moment), and a great radio DJ back in the days when creativity on the mic, being spontaneous and funny with no liner cards and running a tight show mattered… all on the AM radio dial! Yep. Beau Weaver was and IS all that!

One of the really cool things about how Beau and I struck up that friendship all those years ago was that we share this love of amateur radio. Both of us found it fascinating that we both have vanity call signs that honor great radio stations. I chose K1FRC some 15 years ago or so, in homage to the Big 610, KFRC San Francisco. Beau, to my surprise, chose his call sign to honor the legendary 93 KHJ! Unlike me, who never got the chance to work for such huge part of radio history, Beau spent a few years at BOTH stations! His callsign? W6KHJ. To further his coolness, he had a ‘legal ID’ (there are no such things in Ham Radio) recorded and produced by the great Bobby Ocean! Not that he could use it on the Ham bands, but he has that recording to play if the occasion arises!

So, we got to sharing our radio memories, mine are short, his are long. And it was so nice of him to donate this short scope of Beauregard Rodreguez Weaver on 93/KHJ just for our archives.

Be sure to visit Beau’s Voice Talent website, www.spokenword.com. You WILL recognize the voice!

930 Los Angeles, KHJ, KKHJ, KRTH, Don Lee, Robert W. Morgan, The Real Don Steele, Charlie Van Dyke, Roger Christian, Gary Mack, Boss Radio, 93/KHJ


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http://airchexx.com/2015/05/12/beau-weaver-93khj-los-angeles-1976/feed/ 5 Sometime way back in 2002, I struck up an internet friendship with Hollywood TV and Voice Actor Beau Weaver. Beau is a fascinating person; an uber talented (and accomplished!) TV voice actor, a Ham Radio operator (more on that in a moment), Sometime way back in 2002, I struck up an internet friendship with Hollywood TV and Voice Actor Beau Weaver. Beau is a fascinating person; an uber talented (and accomplished!) TV voice actor, a Ham Radio operator (more on that in a moment), and a great radio DJ back in the days when creativity on the mic, being spontaneous and funny with no liner cards and running a tight show mattered... all on the AM radio dial! Yep. Beau Weaver was and IS all that!One of the really cool things about how Beau and I struck up that friendship all those years ago was that we share this love of amateur radio. Both of us found it fascinating that we both have vanity call signs that honor great radio stations. I chose K1FRC some 15 years ago or so, in homage to the Big 610, KFRC San Francisco. Beau, to my surprise, chose his call sign to honor the legendary 93 KHJ! Unlike me, who never got the chance to work for such huge part of radio history, Beau spent a few years at BOTH stations! His callsign? W6KHJ. To further his coolness, he had a 'legal ID' (there are no such things in Ham Radio) recorded and produced by the great Bobby Ocean! Not that he could use it on the Ham bands, but he has that recording to play if the occasion arises!So, we got to sharing our radio memories, mine are short, his are long. And it was so nice of him to donate this short scope of Beauregard Rodreguez Weaver on 93/KHJ just for our archives.Be sure to visit Beau's Voice Talent website, www.spokenword.com. You WILL recognize the voice!Aircheck #1,331 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 4:45
The Final Demo - 1340 KATY San Luis Obispo, CAhttp://airchexx.com/2015/04/27/the-final-demo-1340-katy-san-louis-obispo-ca/ http://airchexx.com/2015/04/27/the-final-demo-1340-katy-san-louis-obispo-ca/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:48:16 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9820 The Final Demo – 1340 KATY San Luis Obispo, CA is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Sounding suspiciously like it was recorded in 1976 or 77, KATY is genuinely FUN! Contributor Ron Kay fills us in:

The whole idea was building a station that was very pleasant and fun to listen to…….each of us….had lattitude to mix the music on the fly from a controlled library…as long as the records fit the categories on the rotation hot clock.
It was never a case of “let’s be funny”…..it was always….”let’s have a fun”.
Note; Our news guy…Dennis Michael (aka Cosmo) went on to produce the popular syndicated “Hollywood Minute” among other things.
Our other news guy; Rick DeBruhle went onto do color commentary on the cable Mecum auto auction show, among other accomplishments.
Kenny West (Ken McDavid) did 6 to midnight, I did afternoon drive, Larry did mid days and Steve was morning drive.

Today, the station airs a Soft AC format under the call letters KYNS, branded as “B93.7″. It was a former All-News station, and liberal “Progressive Talk” from the now defunct Air America radio network before that.


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http://airchexx.com/2015/04/27/the-final-demo-1340-katy-san-louis-obispo-ca/feed/ 3 Sounding suspiciously like it was recorded in 1976 or 77, KATY is genuinely FUN! Contributor Ron Kay fills us in: - The whole idea was building a station that was very pleasant and fun to listen to.......each of us.... Sounding suspiciously like it was recorded in 1976 or 77, KATY is genuinely FUN! Contributor Ron Kay fills us in:The whole idea was building a station that was very pleasant and fun to listen to.......each of us....had lattitude to mix the music on the fly from a controlled library...as long as the records fit the categories on the rotation hot clock. It was never a case of "let's be funny".....it was always...."let's have a fun". Note; Our news guy...Dennis Michael (aka Cosmo) went on to produce the popular syndicated "Hollywood Minute" among other things. Our other news guy; Rick DeBruhle went onto do color commentary on the cable Mecum auto auction show, among other accomplishments. Kenny West (Ken McDavid) did 6 to midnight, I did afternoon drive, Larry did mid days and Steve was morning drive.Today, the station airs a Soft AC format under the call letters KYNS, branded as "B93.7". It was a former All-News station, and liberal "Progressive Talk" from the now defunct Air America radio network before that.Aircheck #1,330 since May 1, 2002! Airchexx.com no 12:22
Re-Issue: Dan Taylor and the WNBC "Time Machine" | September 12, 1987http://airchexx.com/2015/04/17/re-issue-dan-taylor-and-the-wnbc-time-machine-september-12-1987/ http://airchexx.com/2015/04/17/re-issue-dan-taylor-and-the-wnbc-time-machine-september-12-1987/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:20:09 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9815 Re-Issue: Dan Taylor and the WNBC “Time Machine” | September 12, 1987 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Its been said that nobody could imitate WABC’s Dan Ingram. If anyone could get close, though, Dan Taylor could. VERY close!

In this edition of the WNBC Time Machine, Larry Scott opens with News On The Hour featuring some interesting stories about people long gone now. Terri Raskin reports WNBC Traffic & Transit, then there’s WNBC Instant Weather from the National Weather Service. Then, there’s the Classic Hits of the 60s with Dan Taylor! Now, everything you hear, from the way the jingles are positioned to the drop-ins and Taylor’s sense of humor might not have intentionally mimicked Big Dan Ingram, but its an uncanny coincidence if not! In some ways, Dan Taylor does Ingram BETTER! No wonder Taylor was picked as WCBS-FM’s morning man for a couple of years before Scott Shannon arrived.

The aircheck closes with WNBC news, again. You’ll hear newsman Alan Walden (WBAL Baltimore) as a correspondence in New Orleans, attending a giant Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul (the FIRST!). Notice how the political issues haven’t changed all that much over the years…

660 New York WNBC WFAN WEAF WRCA WBAY W2XY


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http://airchexx.com/2015/04/17/re-issue-dan-taylor-and-the-wnbc-time-machine-september-12-1987/feed/ 1 Its been said that nobody could imitate WABC's Dan Ingram. If anyone could get close, though, Dan Taylor could. VERY close! - In this edition of the WNBC Time Machine, Larry Scott opens with News On The Hour featuring some interesting stories about ... Its been said that nobody could imitate WABC's Dan Ingram. If anyone could get close, though, Dan Taylor could. VERY close!In this edition of the WNBC Time Machine, Larry Scott opens with News On The Hour featuring some interesting stories about people long gone now. Terri Raskin reports WNBC Traffic & Transit, then there's WNBC Instant Weather from the National Weather Service. Then, there's the Classic Hits of the 60s with Dan Taylor! Now, everything you hear, from the way the jingles are positioned to the drop-ins and Taylor's sense of humor might not have intentionally mimicked Big Dan Ingram, but its an uncanny coincidence if not! In some ways, Dan Taylor does Ingram BETTER! No wonder Taylor was picked as WCBS-FM's morning man for a couple of years before Scott Shannon arrived.The aircheck closes with WNBC news, again. You'll hear newsman Alan Walden (WBAL Baltimore) as a correspondence in New Orleans, attending a giant Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul (the FIRST!). Notice how the political issues haven't changed all that much over the years...Aircheck #1,330 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 18:24
Ed Thomas, 102.5 WSKS Utica | 1997http://airchexx.com/2015/04/12/ed-thomas-102-5-wsks-utica-1997/ http://airchexx.com/2015/04/12/ed-thomas-102-5-wsks-utica-1997/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:54:18 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9812 Ed Thomas, 102.5 WSKS Utica | 1997 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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“Real Power, Real People, Real Music, Real Life, Continuous Music, Kiss-102

The first jock, heard through most of this short scope, doesn’t mention his name, but he does say that Ed Thomas is coming up, with passes to Great Escape in Lake George, NY. We couldn’t nail down the date of this, either, but the jock congratulates the Waterville Legion Little League team ‘on their win’ and heading to the championship series. Someone probably remembers when that was.

Interesting items heard – well, first off, this was recorded on a cheap tape recorder. You can actually hear bleed through from another recording underneath this aircheck in the background. As for the station itself: while this is CHR, its a rock-heavy format and you don’t hear (because I scoped it out) the numerous dead segues that punctuate this format. “Kiss-102″ uses sweepers, mainly out of stop sets, but NO JINGLES are heard here, and the jock’s mic sounds un-processed. Listen about 8 minutes in, and you’ll hear something that’s often heard when listening to FM stations from fringe reception areas – an airline pilot can be heard talking to, presumably, an airport tower. That happens when an airliner is almost directly overhead and the pilot transmits; FM broadcast frequencies are apparently a harmonic of the air frequency.

This station evolved quite a bit in its journey to its current Adult Contemporary “Mix 102.5″ format. Starting on 5/10/82, it was WUUU, known as “U-102″, and adult contemporary station. Then after a frequency swap, the former 93.5 WKDY Country moved to the 102.5 position. WKDY became CHR WSKS “Kiss 102″ on 12/8/95, then changed to Country again, this time as WRBY “Bob 102.5″ before flipping back to AC as today’s WUMX “Mix 102.5″ on 3/16/04.

102.5 Utica WUUU WKDY WSKS WRBY WUMX Kiss Bob U102 Mix


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http://airchexx.com/2015/04/12/ed-thomas-102-5-wsks-utica-1997/feed/ 1 "Real Power, Real People, Real Music, Real Life, Continuous Music, Kiss-102" The first jock, heard through most of this short scope, doesn't mention his name, but he does say that Ed Thomas is coming up, with passes to Great Escape in Lake George, NY. "Real Power, Real People, Real Music, Real Life, Continuous Music, Kiss-102" The first jock, heard through most of this short scope, doesn't mention his name, but he does say that Ed Thomas is coming up, with passes to Great Escape in Lake George, NY. We couldn't nail down the date of this, either, but the jock congratulates the Waterville Legion Little League team 'on their win' and heading to the championship series. Someone probably remembers when that was.Interesting items heard - well, first off, this was recorded on a cheap tape recorder. You can actually hear bleed through from another recording underneath this aircheck in the background. As for the station itself: while this is CHR, its a rock-heavy format and you don't hear (because I scoped it out) the numerous dead segues that punctuate this format. "Kiss-102" uses sweepers, mainly out of stop sets, but NO JINGLES are heard here, and the jock's mic sounds un-processed. Listen about 8 minutes in, and you'll hear something that's often heard when listening to FM stations from fringe reception areas - an airline pilot can be heard talking to, presumably, an airport tower. That happens when an airliner is almost directly overhead and the pilot transmits; FM broadcast frequencies are apparently a harmonic of the air frequency.This station evolved quite a bit in its journey to its current Adult Contemporary "Mix 102.5" format. Starting on 5/10/82, it was WUUU, known as "U-102", and adult contemporary station. Then after a frequency swap, the former 93.5 WKDY Country moved to the 102.5 position. WKDY became CHR WSKS "Kiss 102" on 12/8/95, then changed to Country again, this time as WRBY "Bob 102.5" before flipping back to AC as today's WUMX "Mix 102.5" on 3/16/04.Aircheck #1,329 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 12:32
Re-Issue: Tony Impieri's "Road Trip '89", Part 1 | February 19, 1989http://airchexx.com/2015/04/05/re-issue-tony-impieris-road-trip-89-part-1-february-19-1989/ http://airchexx.com/2015/04/05/re-issue-tony-impieris-road-trip-89-part-1-february-19-1989/#comments Sun, 05 Apr 2015 13:00:20 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9809 Re-Issue: Tony Impieri’s “Road Trip ’89”, Part 1 | February 19, 1989 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Back in 2005, Contributor Tony Impieri sent in a two part scope of an East Coast road trip in which he recorded radio all the way! Talk about distracted driving! Well, back in 1989 there was no such offense on the books, and we’re thankful for that, since this is a fantastic cross-section of radio stations heard from Pennsylvania through Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Tennessee and part of Georgia.

I’m struck, once again, how many radio stations were airing straight-ahead Top 40 formats. No AAA, No variations of Rap or “Hot”AC, just either Adult Contemporary, CHR, Album/Active Rock or Country and Oldies. REAL 50s & 60s Oldies! Yeah, 1989 was a VERY long time ago!

This is Part 1. You can hear Part 2 by clicking HERE.

Re-Issue: Tony Impieri’s “Road Trip ’89”, Part 1 | February 19, 1989 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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http://airchexx.com/2015/04/05/re-issue-tony-impieris-road-trip-89-part-1-february-19-1989/feed/ 0 Back in 2005, Contributor Tony Impieri sent in a two part scope of an East Coast road trip in which he recorded radio all the way! Talk about distracted driving! Well, back in 1989 there was no such offense on the books, and we're thankful for that, Back in 2005, Contributor Tony Impieri sent in a two part scope of an East Coast road trip in which he recorded radio all the way! Talk about distracted driving! Well, back in 1989 there was no such offense on the books, and we're thankful for that, since this is a fantastic cross-section of radio stations heard from Pennsylvania through Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Tennessee and part of Georgia.I'm struck, once again, how many radio stations were airing straight-ahead Top 40 formats. No AAA, No variations of Rap or "Hot"AC, just either Adult Contemporary, CHR, Album/Active Rock or Country and Oldies. REAL 50s & 60s Oldies! Yeah, 1989 was a VERY long time ago!This is Part 1. You can hear Part 2 by clicking HERE. Airchexx.com no 47:58