Airchexx.com http://airchexx.com Where Classic Radio Lives Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:00:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1Where Classic Radio Lives Airchexx.com no Where Classic Radio Lives Airchexx.com http://airchexx.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpghttp://airchexx.com The Wakeup Crew, 96.1 WAVF (Hannahan) Charleston | June, 1988http://airchexx.com/2015/01/19/the-wakeup-crew-96-1-wavf-hannahan-charleston-june-1988/ http://airchexx.com/2015/01/19/the-wakeup-crew-96-1-wavf-hannahan-charleston-june-1988/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:00:29 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9729 The Wakeup Crew, 96.1 WAVF (Hannahan) Charleston | June, 1988 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Charleston, as with so many markets these days, has had a lot of format and frequency changes since the new millenium took hold. The 96.1 frequency is certainly no exception. At one point, WAVF, known as “96 Wave-FM”, was a very popular Mainstream, then Alternative, Rock station. Their yearly “Battle of the Bands” attracted numerous local artists and countless shows in the Lowcountry.

Back to June, 1988 and this recording of the Wakeup Crew featuring Atom Taler. 96-WAVE was ahead of the technology curve, with listeners phoning in traffic reports on their gigantic mobile phones via the Cellular 1 network. Lots of traffic gets reported, too, around places like the Navy base, Goose Creek, the Old Cooper River Bridge… you get the picture. Music on this tape was all mainstream 70s/80s fare, including some Paul McCartney, Joe Cocker and more. No alternative is found here.

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http://airchexx.com/2015/01/19/the-wakeup-crew-96-1-wavf-hannahan-charleston-june-1988/feed/ 0 Charleston, as with so many markets these days, has had a lot of format and frequency changes since the new millenium took hold. The 96.1 frequency is certainly no exception. At one point, WAVF, known as "96 Wave-FM", was a very popular Mainstream, Charleston, as with so many markets these days, has had a lot of format and frequency changes since the new millenium took hold. The 96.1 frequency is certainly no exception. At one point, WAVF, known as "96 Wave-FM", was a very popular Mainstream, then Alternative, Rock station. Their yearly "Battle of the Bands" attracted numerous local artists and countless shows in the Lowcountry.Back to June, 1988 and this recording of the Wakeup Crew featuring Atom Taler. 96-WAVE was ahead of the technology curve, with listeners phoning in traffic reports on their gigantic mobile phones via the Cellular 1 network. Lots of traffic gets reported, too, around places like the Navy base, Goose Creek, the Old Cooper River Bridge... you get the picture. Music on this tape was all mainstream 70s/80s fare, including some Paul McCartney, Joe Cocker and more. No alternative is found here.Aircheck #1,322 since May 2, 2002! Come visit my store on CafePress! Airchexx.com no 11:53
Glen Stevens, 610 WSNG Torrington CT | 1979http://airchexx.com/2015/01/15/glen-stevens-610-wsng-torrington-ct-1979/ http://airchexx.com/2015/01/15/glen-stevens-610-wsng-torrington-ct-1979/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:00:31 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9726 Glen Stevens, 610 WSNG Torrington CT | 1979 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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New Contributor Glen Rappolt says this is the aircheck that got him hired at WAQY “Wacky 102″ Springfield. It’s a great aircheck, and shows a couple of things. First, the only description of WSNG online (aside from its current description under the Talk of Connecticut radio network established by Buckley Broadcasting), from Wiki… says WSNG was a ‘Full Service’ station. Listening to this, one has to wonder, since WSNG was obviously playing all the hit songs at this point in time, was it close to Top 40? Sure sounds like it. The quality of this is amazing, as well. We did no processing whatsoever to this for presentation. And that’s rare!

Enjoy this slice of AM radio history, in the final year before AM radio slid down that long hill to the virtual abyss that the medium sits in today.

610 Torrington Hartford WSNG Glen Stevens


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http://airchexx.com/2015/01/15/glen-stevens-610-wsng-torrington-ct-1979/feed/ 0 New Contributor Glen Rappolt says this is the aircheck that got him hired at WAQY "Wacky 102" Springfield. It's a great aircheck, and shows a couple of things. First, the only description of WSNG online (aside from its current description under the T... New Contributor Glen Rappolt says this is the aircheck that got him hired at WAQY "Wacky 102" Springfield. It's a great aircheck, and shows a couple of things. First, the only description of WSNG online (aside from its current description under the Talk of Connecticut radio network established by Buckley Broadcasting), from Wiki... says WSNG was a 'Full Service' station. Listening to this, one has to wonder, since WSNG was obviously playing all the hit songs at this point in time, was it close to Top 40? Sure sounds like it. The quality of this is amazing, as well. We did no processing whatsoever to this for presentation. And that's rare!Enjoy this slice of AM radio history, in the final year before AM radio slid down that long hill to the virtual abyss that the medium sits in today.Aircheck #1,322 since May 2, 2002! Come visit my store on CafePress! Airchexx.com no 6:54
News with Steve Tefft, 960 WELI New Haven | March 30, 1988http://airchexx.com/2015/01/15/news-with-steve-tefft-960-weli-new-haven-march-30-1988/ http://airchexx.com/2015/01/15/news-with-steve-tefft-960-weli-new-haven-march-30-1988/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:00:46 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9715 News with Steve Tefft, 960 WELI New Haven | March 30, 1988 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Contributor Steve Tefft sent one in featuring himself doing a newscast in 1988. Yes, apparently WELI did play music sometime in its past. Most AM stations did at one point or another. But few in modern times can recall WELI as a music station. You’ll hear parts of two songs on either end of this newscast, recorded during the WELI Morning Show. There’s no audio from the show portion, just the newscast. But you will hear the Top of Hour ID heard at the time this station was recorded.

Today, WELI is owned by iHeartMedia and airs a conservative NewsTalk format featuring Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and others.

960 New Haven WELI Glenn Beck Steve Tefft Rush Limbaugh

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]]> http://airchexx.com/2015/01/15/news-with-steve-tefft-960-weli-new-haven-march-30-1988/feed/ 0 Contributor Steve Tefft sent one in featuring himself doing a newscast in 1988. Yes, apparently WELI did play music sometime in its past. Most AM stations did at one point or another. But few in modern times can recall WELI as a music station. Contributor Steve Tefft sent one in featuring himself doing a newscast in 1988. Yes, apparently WELI did play music sometime in its past. Most AM stations did at one point or another. But few in modern times can recall WELI as a music station. You'll hear parts of two songs on either end of this newscast, recorded during the WELI Morning Show. There's no audio from the show portion, just the newscast. But you will hear the Top of Hour ID heard at the time this station was recorded.Today, WELI is owned by iHeartMedia and airs a conservative NewsTalk format featuring Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and others. Airchexx.com no 4:07 Lan Roberts & Jimmy Stalwart, 1300 KOL Seattle | January 22, 1971http://airchexx.com/2015/01/14/lan-roberts-jimmy-stalwart-1300-kol-seattle-january-22-1971/ http://airchexx.com/2015/01/14/lan-roberts-jimmy-stalwart-1300-kol-seattle-january-22-1971/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:00:19 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9707 Lan Roberts & Jimmy Stalwart, 1300 KOL Seattle | January 22, 1971 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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The sounds of Middle-Of-The-Road radio are heard on this recording. Yes, 1300 KOL was a Top 40 station and for a while did compete with KJR “Channel 95″. But surely not the same way. Listen to the style of these two funny men, Lan Roberts and Jimmy Stalwart. One gets the impression they would have made for a great team, out at a night club or a restaurant.

Not too many records get played in this long scope, but they didnt need to be. The program is very entertaining on its own. What was played, was very middle of the road stuff, instrumentals… oh, then we get to hear “Watching Scotty Grow”. Okay, there are a few stiffs. But you get the picture. Hard to believe we listened to THIS music in 1971, but after the 1960s, things were bound to slow down.

KOL would go Country by the middle of the 1970s. Today, the station is KKOL since FCC rules do not permit re issues of old three letter call letters. Either they stay in use or they get lost. Which is too bad.

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Composite, 96.5 WPOW Miamihttp://airchexx.com/2015/01/13/composite-96-5-wpow-miami/ http://airchexx.com/2015/01/13/composite-96-5-wpow-miami/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:00:11 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9710 Composite, 96.5 WPOW Miami is a post from: Airchexx.com

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We’re a couple of years late on this one, as we have literally HUNDREDS of waiting airchecks to post. But, thanks to Kid Curry @ Curry Media, here’s day long composite. Curry writes:

I was lucky to program Power 96 from 1996-05. This is just one version of Power through those years. This aircheck has Al B. Sylk, Chi Chi, DJ Laz, Lucy Lopez and Teddy T. Enjoy!!

Straight from the Power 96 studio, judging by the very high bitrate recording we received, this runs just over seven minutes. Impressively high production quality is demonstrated here, so, turn this up on those high-end speakers, and blow out the windows! Hip Hop imaging is LOUD!

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http://airchexx.com/2015/01/13/composite-96-5-wpow-miami/feed/ 0 We're a couple of years late on this one, as we have literally HUNDREDS of waiting airchecks to post. But, thanks to Kid Curry @ Curry Media, here's day long composite. Curry writes: - I was lucky to program Power 96 from 1996-05. We're a couple of years late on this one, as we have literally HUNDREDS of waiting airchecks to post. But, thanks to Kid Curry @ Curry Media, here's day long composite. Curry writes:I was lucky to program Power 96 from 1996-05. This is just one version of Power through those years. This aircheck has Al B. Sylk, Chi Chi, DJ Laz, Lucy Lopez and Teddy T. Enjoy!!Straight from the Power 96 studio, judging by the very high bitrate recording we received, this runs just over seven minutes. Impressively high production quality is demonstrated here, so, turn this up on those high-end speakers, and blow out the windows! Hip Hop imaging is LOUD!Aircheck #1,319 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 7:05
Ken Gilbert, "Jukebox Saturday Night", 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford | 1985http://airchexx.com/2015/01/12/ken-gilbert-jukebox-saturday-night-102-9-wdrc-fm-hartford-1985/ http://airchexx.com/2015/01/12/ken-gilbert-jukebox-saturday-night-102-9-wdrc-fm-hartford-1985/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:00:41 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9712 Ken Gilbert, “Jukebox Saturday Night”, 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford | 1985 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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From Contributor Ken Gilbert (Current Morning Man at 92.1 WVTK Port Henry, NY)! Ken writes:

“This is an aircheck from around (19)85? Dean Richards helps me open Juke Box Saturday Night on WDRC FM.)

There’s more heritage at 102.9 WDRC-FM than most stations can boast! Perhaps a great place to start is Man From Mars Productions‘ unofficial WDRC AM and FM fan site, wdrcobg.com! Why do I send you there? Because after you listen to this aircheck (and you really should listen here then go there in THAT order, to get the full effect), you’ll realize the true sense of HISTORY, that the folks programming Big D 103 were trying to convey.

Its 1985. DRC-FM had been a Top 40 station (along with its sister station, AM 1360 WDRC) for a few years (technically, back to 1973 with a few years from ’77 to ’80 as an album rocker), following in the tradition of the AM side. And NOW, in 1985, DRC-FM had moved in the Oldies direction (and I say ‘direction’ because if I remember correctly, DRC-FM still played currents up until 1986, but its been a long time and so details are a bit sketchy). So, Jukebox Saturday Night, was a great way to expose the audience to a format WDRC-FM was considering, while using the name of a Big Band Show (really!) in New York at WNEW!

Here are the little details that some younger visitors to here might not quite get. The jingles used for all EXCEPT the Top of the Hour ID, for this show, were the ones used on AM 1360 throughout most of the 1970s… and the PAMS cuts go way back to the 1960s! These were ORIGINAL AM-side jingles, not WDRC-FM re-sings! Very classy! Of note here, when WDRC-FM went oldies, they had their own Oldies Big D 103 jingles cut, and they used the Big D 103 slogan through the mid 1990s, not going to the formal 102.9 exact frequency until sometime after, say 1996? Perhaps later. Somebody knows.

The reverb was used on WDRC (AM) in the 1960s. Given the music focus, 60s and 70s (and for quite a while after this aircheck, DRC-FM would narrow down musically to 50s, and 60s only, up to about 1972.!!) used here, it was totally appropriate.

Ken Gilbert… fantastic talent, throwback to the Top 40 era – I believe that when this was recorded, WDRC was in transition from Top 40 to Oldies – both here at WDRC AM and FM, and at WAQY Springfield in their “Wacky 102 FM” days prior to 1981. In fact, out of fairness to Ken, here’s a few links… On Top 40 WDRC from 1982. And, on Top 40 WDRC (AM) in January, 1983, and again in July, 1983.

102.9 Hartford WDRC-FM Big D 103


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http://airchexx.com/2015/01/12/ken-gilbert-jukebox-saturday-night-102-9-wdrc-fm-hartford-1985/feed/ 0 From Contributor Ken Gilbert (Current Morning Man at 92.1 WVTK Port Henry, NY)! Ken writes: - "This is an aircheck from around (19)85? Dean Richards helps me open Juke Box Saturday Night on WDRC FM.) - There's more heritage at 102. From Contributor Ken Gilbert (Current Morning Man at 92.1 WVTK Port Henry, NY)! Ken writes:"This is an aircheck from around (19)85? Dean Richards helps me open Juke Box Saturday Night on WDRC FM.)There's more heritage at 102.9 WDRC-FM than most stations can boast! Perhaps a great place to start is Man From Mars Productions' unofficial WDRC AM and FM fan site, wdrcobg.com! Why do I send you there? Because after you listen to this aircheck (and you really should listen here then go there in THAT order, to get the full effect), you'll realize the true sense of HISTORY, that the folks programming Big D 103 were trying to convey.Its 1985. DRC-FM had been a Top 40 station (along with its sister station, AM 1360 WDRC) for a few years (technically, back to 1973 with a few years from '77 to '80 as an album rocker), following in the tradition of the AM side. And NOW, in 1985, DRC-FM had moved in the Oldies direction (and I say 'direction' because if I remember correctly, DRC-FM still played currents up until 1986, but its been a long time and so details are a bit sketchy). So, Jukebox Saturday Night, was a great way to expose the audience to a format WDRC-FM was considering, while using the name of a Big Band Show (really!) in New York at WNEW!Here are the little details that some younger visitors to here might not quite get. The jingles used for all EXCEPT the Top of the Hour ID, for this show, were the ones used on AM 1360 throughout most of the 1970s... and the PAMS cuts go way back to the 1960s! These were ORIGINAL AM-side jingles, not WDRC-FM re-sings! Very classy! Of note here, when WDRC-FM went oldies, they had their own Oldies Big D 103 jingles cut, and they used the Big D 103 slogan through the mid 1990s, not going to the formal 102.9 exact frequency until sometime after, say 1996? Perhaps later. Somebody knows.The reverb was used on WDRC (AM) in the 1960s. Given the music focus, 60s and 70s (and for quite a while after this aircheck, DRC-FM would narrow down musically to 50s, and 60s only, up to about 1972.!!) used here, it was totally appropriate.Ken Gilbert... fantastic talent, throwback to the Top 40 era - I believe that when this was recorded, WDRC was in transition from Top 40 to Oldies - both here at WDRC AM and FM, and at WAQY Springfield in their "Wacky 102 FM" days prior to 1981. In fact, out of fairness to Ken, here's a few links... On Top 40 WDRC from 1982. And, on Top 40 WDRC (AM) in January, 1983, and again in July, 1983.Aircheck #1,320 since May 2, 2002! Come visit my store on CafePress! Airchexx.com no 21:15
Mark Cardnella, 96.9 WXTC Charleston | June, 1988http://airchexx.com/2015/01/11/mark-cardnella-96-9-wxtc-charleston-june-1988/ http://airchexx.com/2015/01/11/mark-cardnella-96-9-wxtc-charleston-june-1988/#comments Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:00:24 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9704 Mark Cardnella, 96.9 WXTC Charleston | June, 1988 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Here is a glimpse of 96.9 FM after it emerged from the long dark tunnel of Beautiful Music, which WXTC was from the early 70s after it changed call letters from the heritage WCSC. Hurricane Hugo would devastate the Lowcountry just a few months after this was recorded, but the station survived a few more years before going Smooth Jazz, then there were more changes, finally settling on the Country format it has today.

This is an excerpt from California Aircheck Tape #SM-3, donated to the airchexx archives by Robyn Watts. It features the Morning Show with Mark Cardnella, Janet Conklin with Traffic Reports and Mona Higgins with News Headlines. One of the big stories of the day: Marine Lt. Col Higgins is held captive in Lebanon. Remember, Ronald Reagan was still president during this time.

Runs just over five minutes, scoped.

California Aircheck

96.9 Charleston WXTC-FM WIWF


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http://airchexx.com/2015/01/11/mark-cardnella-96-9-wxtc-charleston-june-1988/feed/ 0 Here is a glimpse of 96.9 FM after it emerged from the long dark tunnel of Beautiful Music, which WXTC was from the early 70s after it changed call letters from the heritage WCSC. Hurricane Hugo would devastate the Lowcountry just a few months after t... Here is a glimpse of 96.9 FM after it emerged from the long dark tunnel of Beautiful Music, which WXTC was from the early 70s after it changed call letters from the heritage WCSC. Hurricane Hugo would devastate the Lowcountry just a few months after this was recorded, but the station survived a few more years before going Smooth Jazz, then there were more changes, finally settling on the Country format it has today.This is an excerpt from California Aircheck Tape #SM-3, donated to the airchexx archives by Robyn Watts. It features the Morning Show with Mark Cardnella, Janet Conklin with Traffic Reports and Mona Higgins with News Headlines. One of the big stories of the day: Marine Lt. Col Higgins is held captive in Lebanon. Remember, Ronald Reagan was still president during this time.Runs just over five minutes, scoped.Aircheck #1,317 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 9:18
Jonathan Schwartz, "A Tribute To Baseball", WNEW (AM) New York | January 31, 1988http://airchexx.com/2015/01/10/jonathan-schwartz-a-tribute-to-baseball-wnew-am-new-york-january-31-1988/ http://airchexx.com/2015/01/10/jonathan-schwartz-a-tribute-to-baseball-wnew-am-new-york-january-31-1988/#comments Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:00:01 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9702 Jonathan Schwartz, “A Tribute To Baseball”, WNEW (AM) New York | January 31, 1988 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Here’s something totally different. About four years before AM 1130 changed to Business News Radio WBBR, WNEW was programming ‘other’ things besides American Popular Standards. Jonathan Schwarz was an incredibly talented personality, and one whose name is very familiar, seems to not be nearly as memorable as the Rock N Roll variety of jocks. I think that’s a bit unfair. If I recall correctly, Schwarz was also heard on WNEW-FM (102.7) in its AOR days.

This particular evening, the theme is “A Tribute To Baseball”. Ironically, its the night of the Super Bowl (TM) (or, as the radio stations took to saying for a few years, “The Big Game”. Fear of being sued scares the pants off some people.

This opens with the show already in progress. Don’t be confused. At the beginning of this aircheck, there’s a commercial playing, and play by play of a baseball game going on underneath it. This isn’t tape bleedthrough, it is what actually aired on WNEW. The double audio only goes on for about 20 seconds. The play by play goes on for a couple of minutes. In fact, the show features play by play of all the major games up to that time… including the Red Sox/Mets 1986 World Series. Oh, yes. We get to hear Bill Buckner watch the ball go through his legs again. We get to hear the very FIRST New York Mets game! Not all the way through, these are just bits and pieces.

If you’re a baseball fan, or a Jonathan Schwartz fan you’ll really enjoy this aircheck!. Here are just some of the names you’ll hear – out of context, written in the aircheck description here, but you must listen to the whole thing to understand….

Sandy Koufax, Ken Coleman, Carl Yazstremski, Bill Buckner, Carlton Fisk (If I didn’t know better, I’d think Jonathan Schwarz was a Red Sox fan and we were in Boston!), Darryl Strawberry, Louis Tiante, Billy Martin, George Steinbrenner… and more!

And finally, the first 30 seconds or so of Mutual network news at 12 Midnight. Enjoy this, at the tail end of the WNEW Eleven Three Oh days. For you Washingtonians… this isn’t your All News station on FM. The heritage for THAT station was Alternative 99.1 WHFS Annapolis. They stole the legendary call letters!

1130 AM New York Klavan & Finch William B Williams Dick Partridge Mark Simone American Popular Standards, WNEW WBBR WQEW 1560 AM New York


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http://airchexx.com/2015/01/10/jonathan-schwartz-a-tribute-to-baseball-wnew-am-new-york-january-31-1988/feed/ 3 Here's something totally different. About four years before AM 1130 changed to Business News Radio WBBR, WNEW was programming 'other' things besides American Popular Standards. Jonathan Schwarz was an incredibly talented personality, Here's something totally different. About four years before AM 1130 changed to Business News Radio WBBR, WNEW was programming 'other' things besides American Popular Standards. Jonathan Schwarz was an incredibly talented personality, and one whose name is very familiar, seems to not be nearly as memorable as the Rock N Roll variety of jocks. I think that's a bit unfair. If I recall correctly, Schwarz was also heard on WNEW-FM (102.7) in its AOR days.This particular evening, the theme is "A Tribute To Baseball". Ironically, its the night of the Super Bowl (TM) (or, as the radio stations took to saying for a few years, "The Big Game". Fear of being sued scares the pants off some people.This opens with the show already in progress. Don't be confused. At the beginning of this aircheck, there's a commercial playing, and play by play of a baseball game going on underneath it. This isn't tape bleedthrough, it is what actually aired on WNEW. The double audio only goes on for about 20 seconds. The play by play goes on for a couple of minutes. In fact, the show features play by play of all the major games up to that time... including the Red Sox/Mets 1986 World Series. Oh, yes. We get to hear Bill Buckner watch the ball go through his legs again. We get to hear the very FIRST New York Mets game! Not all the way through, these are just bits and pieces.If you're a baseball fan, or a Jonathan Schwartz fan you'll really enjoy this aircheck!. Here are just some of the names you'll hear - out of context, written in the aircheck description here, but you must listen to the whole thing to understand....Sandy Koufax, Ken Coleman, Carl Yazstremski, Bill Buckner, Carlton Fisk (If I didn't know better, I'd think Jonathan Schwarz was a Red Sox fan and we were in Boston!), Darryl Strawberry, Louis Tiante, Billy Martin, George Steinbrenner... and more!And finally, the first 30 seconds or so of Mutual network news at 12 Midnight. Enjoy this, at the tail end of the WNEW Eleven Three Oh days. For you Washingtonians... this isn't your All News station on FM. The heritage for THAT station was Alternative 99.1 WHFS Annapolis. They stole the legendary call letters!Aircheck #1,317 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 1:03:14
WCBS-FM 25th Anniversary with Bob Shannon | July 7, 1997http://airchexx.com/2015/01/10/wcbs-fm-25th-anniversary-with-bob-shannon-july-7-1997/ http://airchexx.com/2015/01/10/wcbs-fm-25th-anniversary-with-bob-shannon-july-7-1997/#comments Sat, 10 Jan 2015 14:00:48 +0000 http://www.airchexx.com/markets/new-york/wcbs-fm-25th-anniversary-with-bob-shannon-july-7-1997 WCBS-FM 25th Anniversary with Bob Shannon | July 7, 1997 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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WCBS-FM held a special event for their 25th anniversary. This is the first incarnation of CBS-FM’s Oldies format, with lots of songs from the dawn of Rock ‘n Roll up through the very early 1980s. The on-air celebration included old airchecks from the station’s relatively humble beginnings through much of the late 70s. This particular recording is of the final hour of Bob Shannon’s show, which ended early so that WCBS-FM could air a special retrospective.

Heard throughout the aircheck, plenty of weather as severe storms were moving through Queens and Brooklyn, having caused considerable damage as the northern end of the line moved through Connecticut. Also features a full newscast.

Our thanks to Frank Bruno for providing this fantastic aircheck!

WCBS-FM 101.1

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http://airchexx.com/2015/01/10/wcbs-fm-25th-anniversary-with-bob-shannon-july-7-1997/feed/ 2 WCBS-FM held a special event for their 25th anniversary. This is the first incarnation of CBS-FM's Oldies format, with lots of songs from the dawn of Rock 'n Roll up through the very early 1980s. The on-air celebration included old airchecks from the... WCBS-FM held a special event for their 25th anniversary. This is the first incarnation of CBS-FM's Oldies format, with lots of songs from the dawn of Rock 'n Roll up through the very early 1980s. The on-air celebration included old airchecks from the station's relatively humble beginnings through much of the late 70s. This particular recording is of the final hour of Bob Shannon's show, which ended early so that WCBS-FM could air a special retrospective.Heard throughout the aircheck, plenty of weather as severe storms were moving through Queens and Brooklyn, having caused considerable damage as the northern end of the line moved through Connecticut. Also features a full newscast.Our thanks to Frank Bruno for providing this fantastic aircheck! Airchexx.com no 23:13
Steve Davis, 99.7 WARM Atlanta | 1986http://airchexx.com/2015/01/09/steve-davis-on-warm-the-new-power-997-atlanta-1986/ http://airchexx.com/2015/01/09/steve-davis-on-warm-the-new-power-997-atlanta-1986/#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:00:53 +0000 http://www.airchexx.com/airchecks-by-year/1986/steve-davis-on-warm-the-new-power-997-atlanta-1986 Steve Davis, 99.7 WARM Atlanta | 1986 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Power 99.7 – when it was new, it was not WAPW, it was WARM “The New” Power 99.7. Here’s Steve Davis in Atlanta in 1986.






Note: This station later became Alternative WWNNX 99X

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Steve Davis, 99.7 WARM Atlanta | 1986 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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http://airchexx.com/2015/01/09/steve-davis-on-warm-the-new-power-997-atlanta-1986/feed/ 1 Description by Karl Phillips... - Power 99.7 - when it was new, it was not WAPW, it was WARM "The New" Power 99.7. Here's Steve Davis in Atlanta in 1986. Note: This station later became Alternative WWNNX 99X Description by Karl Phillips...Power 99.7 - when it was new, it was not WAPW, it was WARM "The New" Power 99.7. Here's Steve Davis in Atlanta in 1986. Note: This station later became Alternative WWNNX 99X Airchexx.com no 4:57