Airchexx.com http://airchexx.com Where Classic Radio Lives Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:00:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9Where Classic Radio Lives Airchexx.com no Where Classic Radio Lives Airchexx.com http://airchexx.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpghttp://airchexx.com QuickChexx: WDRC "The Big D" Lives on - 102.9 WDRC-HD2 Hartford | April 21, 2014http://airchexx.com/2014/04/23/quickchexx-wdrc-the-big-d-lives-on-102-9-wdrc-hd2-hartford-april-21-2014/ http://airchexx.com/2014/04/23/quickchexx-wdrc-the-big-d-lives-on-102-9-wdrc-hd2-hartford-april-21-2014/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:00:43 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9133 QuickChexx: WDRC “The Big D” Lives on – 102.9 WDRC-HD2 Hartford | April 21, 2014 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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This is very short, recorded by your webmaster himself. Only to illustrate that there are some constructive uses for Ibiquity’s IBOC branded “HD Radio”. DRC-FM’s HD2 is locally produced, with sweepers voiced by Floyd Wright and an occasional classic WDRC jingle from the old Top 40 days on 1360 AM. But note, the HD2 recreation is jockless. It does, however, bring back the Oldies format that WDRC-FM had which played the hits of the 50s, 60s and early 70s.

The only real problem with this station, is that few people can hear it. There are very few HD receivers being sold on the market, and most you have to go to a specialty store to obtain. Try getting a Sony HD receiver or Boston Acoustics at Wal Mart – you’ll be disappointed.

So it is, that I decided to record this brief aircheck of the HD2 Oldies WDRC, just in case it abruptly disappears. Hope you like it.

102.9 Hartford WDRC-FM Big D 103

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http://airchexx.com/2014/04/23/quickchexx-wdrc-the-big-d-lives-on-102-9-wdrc-hd2-hartford-april-21-2014/feed/ 0 102.9 Hartford,Floyd Wright,The Biggest Hits,WDRC,WDRC-FM,WDRC-HD2 This is very short, recorded by your webmaster himself. Only to illustrate that there are some constructive uses for Ibiquity's IBOC branded "HD Radio". DRC-FM's HD2 is locally produced, with sweepers voiced by Floyd Wright and an occasional classic ... This is very short, recorded by your webmaster himself. Only to illustrate that there are some constructive uses for Ibiquity's IBOC branded "HD Radio". DRC-FM's HD2 is locally produced, with sweepers voiced by Floyd Wright and an occasional classic WDRC jingle from the old Top 40 days on 1360 AM. But note, the HD2 recreation is jockless. It does, however, bring back the Oldies format that WDRC-FM had which played the hits of the 50s, 60s and early 70s.The only real problem with this station, is that few people can hear it. There are very few HD receivers being sold on the market, and most you have to go to a specialty store to obtain. Try getting a Sony HD receiver or Boston Acoustics at Wal Mart - you'll be disappointed.So it is, that I decided to record this brief aircheck of the HD2 Oldies WDRC, just in case it abruptly disappears. Hope you like it. Airchexx.com no 1:28
QuickChexx: KONO Montage, San Antonio TXhttp://airchexx.com/2014/04/19/quickchexx-kono-montage-san-antonio-tx/ http://airchexx.com/2014/04/19/quickchexx-kono-montage-san-antonio-tx/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:00:55 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9130 QuickChexx: KONO Montage, San Antonio TX is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Contributor Larry Stoler sent this in quite a while ago. While there’s no date on it, judging by the jingles, this was likely recorded sometime in the late 1990s or early 2000s. This is OLDIES KONO. No jock voices are heard, just jingles and song resings. All in all, a pretty good representation of a grea Oldies station, before most Oldies stations flipped to Classic Hits of the 70s-90s.

101.1 Helotes TX KONO San Antonio

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http://airchexx.com/2014/04/19/quickchexx-kono-montage-san-antonio-tx/feed/ 0 101.1 San Antonio KONO Contributor Larry Stoler sent this in quite a while ago. While there's no date on it, judging by the jingles, this was likely recorded sometime in the late 1990s or early 2000s. This is OLDIES KONO. No jock voices are heard, Contributor Larry Stoler sent this in quite a while ago. While there's no date on it, judging by the jingles, this was likely recorded sometime in the late 1990s or early 2000s. This is OLDIES KONO. No jock voices are heard, just jingles and song resings. All in all, a pretty good representation of a grea Oldies station, before most Oldies stations flipped to Classic Hits of the 70s-90s. Airchexx.com no 1:56
Cat Simon on 103.7 KVIL Dallas | October 19, 1979http://airchexx.com/2014/04/07/cat-simon-on-1037-kvil-dallas-october-19-1979/ http://airchexx.com/2014/04/07/cat-simon-on-1037-kvil-dallas-october-19-1979/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:00:45 +0000 http://www.airchexx.com/markets/dallas/cat-simon-on-1037-kvil-dallas-october-19-1979 Cat Simon on 103.7 KVIL Dallas | October 19, 1979 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Now from the ‘annonymous’ donor file from two years ago comes this somewhat obscure recording of KVIL in the waning days of Top 40 before going to AC (and subsequently smashing the competition just like the top 40 days).

Cat Simon is very entertaining – you’ll hear contests in the form of a Susan B. Anthony dollar coin giveaway, a car that gets 150 mpg (another, earlier gas crisis that we’re all familiar with), and some pretty cool jingles.

KVIL AM/FM

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http://airchexx.com/2014/04/07/cat-simon-on-1037-kvil-dallas-october-19-1979/feed/ 9 Cat Simon,Dallas,Kiss-FM,KVIL Now from the 'annonymous' donor file from two years ago comes this somewhat obscure recording of KVIL in the waning days of Top 40 before going to AC (and subsequently smashing the competition just like the top 40 days). - Now from the 'annonymous' donor file from two years ago comes this somewhat obscure recording of KVIL in the waning days of Top 40 before going to AC (and subsequently smashing the competition just like the top 40 days).Cat Simon is very entertaining - you'll hear contests in the form of a Susan B. Anthony dollar coin giveaway, a car that gets 150 mpg (another, earlier gas crisis that we're all familiar with), and some pretty cool jingles. Airchexx.com no 5:30
Bobby Rich, AZ Hall of Fame Induction Montagehttp://airchexx.com/2014/04/06/bobby-rich-az-hall-of-fame-induction-montage/ http://airchexx.com/2014/04/06/bobby-rich-az-hall-of-fame-induction-montage/#comments Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:54:44 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9123 Bobby Rich, AZ Hall of Fame Induction Montage is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Bobby Rich is not only a great jock, but he’s also an official Airchexx Contributor!

This was submitted on the occasion of Bobby’s induction into the Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame! Airchexx visitors and his listeners over the years knew already that Bobby Rich is a world-class (and darn funny) broadcaster, and being inducted into the HOF the first time his name was submitted only affirmed what we already knew!

I asked Bobby what this recording was, and his response was:

It was played as part of the induction ceremony to AZ Broadcasters Hall Of Fame, October 2013. It takes me through most of the stations I’ve worked for in 40 years.

Hopefully, you’ll enjoy this as much as I did posting it!

Bobbys B100 Internet Radio

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http://airchexx.com/2014/04/06/bobby-rich-az-hall-of-fame-induction-montage/feed/ 1 64 KFI,93 KHJ,99x,Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame,B-100,Bobby Rich,KFMB-FM,Mix 94-9,WMYQ,WOHO,wxlo Bobby Rich is not only a great jock, but he's also an official Airchexx Contributor! - This was submitted on the occasion of Bobby's induction into the Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame! Airchexx visitors and his listeners over the years knew alrea... Bobby Rich is not only a great jock, but he's also an official Airchexx Contributor!This was submitted on the occasion of Bobby's induction into the Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame! Airchexx visitors and his listeners over the years knew already that Bobby Rich is a world-class (and darn funny) broadcaster, and being inducted into the HOF the first time his name was submitted only affirmed what we already knew!I asked Bobby what this recording was, and his response was:It was played as part of the induction ceremony to AZ Broadcasters Hall Of Fame, October 2013. It takes me through most of the stations I've worked for in 40 years.Hopefully, you'll enjoy this as much as I did posting it! Airchexx.com no 4:32
QuickCheck: J.R. Russ on VOA Europe | Sometime 1980shttp://airchexx.com/2014/04/06/quickcheck-jr-russ-on-voa-europe-sometime-1980s/ http://airchexx.com/2014/04/06/quickcheck-jr-russ-on-voa-europe-sometime-1980s/#comments Sun, 06 Apr 2014 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.airchexx.com/contributors/jr-russ/quickcheck-jr-russ-on-voa-europe-sometime-1980s QuickCheck: J.R. Russ on VOA Europe | Sometime 1980s is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Its not often we get something truly unique, but one of the short clips our new contributor, J.R. Russ sent in is of the same, heard on the Voice of America. Its very short but you can hear Russ mention different European cities, time zones, and the various stations and frequencies that listeners can tune into. How cool is that?!

Voice of America

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http://airchexx.com/2014/04/06/quickcheck-jr-russ-on-voa-europe-sometime-1980s/feed/ 2 J.R. Russ,Military Radio,Shortwave,VOA,Voice Of America Its not often we get something truly unique, but one of the short clips our new contributor, J.R. Russ sent in is of the same, heard on the Voice of America. Its very short but you can hear Russ mention different European cities, time zones, Its not often we get something truly unique, but one of the short clips our new contributor, J.R. Russ sent in is of the same, heard on the Voice of America. Its very short but you can hear Russ mention different European cities, time zones, and the various stations and frequencies that listeners can tune into. How cool is that?! Airchexx.com no 1:14
QuickCheck: Nick Bazoo on WEZB B-97 New Orleans | 1982http://airchexx.com/2014/04/05/quickcheck-nick-bazoo-on-wezb-b-97-new-orleans-1982/ http://airchexx.com/2014/04/05/quickcheck-nick-bazoo-on-wezb-b-97-new-orleans-1982/#comments Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.airchexx.com/airchecks-by-year/1982/quickcheck-nick-bazoo-on-wezb-b-97-new-orleans-1982 QuickCheck: Nick Bazoo on WEZB B-97 New Orleans | 1982 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Back in happier times in the Big Easy… Nick Bazoo. The name may not be familiar to those of us outside this market but the voice sure sounds familiar. This is short but a very high-intensity presentation in a tightly scoped aircheck. Talk about hot CHR! This will take you way back to the days when Pat Benatar was on Top 40 radio!

And… it’s Mardi Gras time – so party on with Nick Bazoo on B-97!

B-97 New Orleans

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http://airchexx.com/2014/04/05/quickcheck-nick-bazoo-on-wezb-b-97-new-orleans-1982/feed/ 4 B97,Mardi Gras,New Orleans,Nick Bazoo,WEZB Back in happier times in the Big Easy... Nick Bazoo. The name may not be familiar to those of us outside this market but the voice sure sounds familiar. This is short but a very high-intensity presentation in a tightly scoped aircheck. Back in happier times in the Big Easy... Nick Bazoo. The name may not be familiar to those of us outside this market but the voice sure sounds familiar. This is short but a very high-intensity presentation in a tightly scoped aircheck. Talk about hot CHR! This will take you way back to the days when Pat Benatar was on Top 40 radio!And... it's Mardi Gras time - so party on with Nick Bazoo on B-97! Airchexx.com no 2:19
Steve Dahl & Company, WDAI FM 94.7 Chicago | 1978http://airchexx.com/2014/04/04/steve-dahl-company-wdai-fm-94-7-chicago-1978/ http://airchexx.com/2014/04/04/steve-dahl-company-wdai-fm-94-7-chicago-1978/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:00:12 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9120 Steve Dahl & Company, WDAI FM 94.7 Chicago | 1978 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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“The traps are set…”

Courtesy of Contributor J. R. Russ, we have the first Steve “Disco Destruction” Dahl aircheck, and no it is nothing to do with disco destruction but that’s what Dahl is best known for.

I suppose the theme for this somewhat short scope is the Mousketeers. The traps… cheese for the mouse. There’s a cute song about the Mousketeers in here, and while even the commercials are chopped by the originator of this recording, we do get to hear a few good promos of WDAI.

This is a rock station, but amazingly, the last song in the last few seconds of this aircheck is from James Taylor. All was not just hard rock on WDAI, and maybe it was that lack of focus that brought the station’s ultimate demise – others know much better than I and much of the story of 94.7 is on the WLS Tribute site.

94.7 Chicago WDAI WLS-FM WYTZ Steve Dahl

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http://airchexx.com/2014/04/04/steve-dahl-company-wdai-fm-94-7-chicago-1978/feed/ 2 94.7 Chicago,Steve Dahl,WDAI,WLS-FM,WYTZ "The traps are set..." - Courtesy of Contributor J. R. Russ, we have the first Steve "Disco Destruction" Dahl aircheck, and no it is nothing to do with disco destruction but that's what Dahl is best known for. - "The traps are set..."Courtesy of Contributor J. R. Russ, we have the first Steve "Disco Destruction" Dahl aircheck, and no it is nothing to do with disco destruction but that's what Dahl is best known for.I suppose the theme for this somewhat short scope is the Mousketeers. The traps... cheese for the mouse. There's a cute song about the Mousketeers in here, and while even the commercials are chopped by the originator of this recording, we do get to hear a few good promos of WDAI.This is a rock station, but amazingly, the last song in the last few seconds of this aircheck is from James Taylor. All was not just hard rock on WDAI, and maybe it was that lack of focus that brought the station's ultimate demise - others know much better than I and much of the story of 94.7 is on the WLS Tribute site. Airchexx.com no 11:07
QuickChexx: Terry Nelson, 64 KFI Los Angeles - DX Reception | 1978http://airchexx.com/2014/04/03/quickchexx-terry-nelson-64-kfi-los-angeles-dx-reception-1978/ http://airchexx.com/2014/04/03/quickchexx-terry-nelson-64-kfi-los-angeles-dx-reception-1978/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:37:02 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9110 QuickChexx: Terry Nelson, 64 KFI Los Angeles – DX Reception | 1978 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Contributor J. R. Russ sent this in quite a while ago and while it was labelled ’1976′, obviously the music zooms us in on 1978.

This is not the typical aircheck you’d normally hear on this website. It was recorded a long distance from Los Angeles, and I really can’t tell you where from, but the filename included ‘KFI in MC’, if that helps. This was recorded in the 9pm hour, Pacific time. Also, there’s something else trying to come in in back of KFI, possibly from Mexico or Canada? Who knows?

We have very few airchecks of KFI and there’s not many anywhere from 1978, so this is a gem, even if the quality is poor and the length short. I’m sure you’ll enjoy what you do hear.

640 Los Angeles, KFI, Terry Nelson, 64 KFI

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http://airchexx.com/2014/04/03/quickchexx-terry-nelson-64-kfi-los-angeles-dx-reception-1978/feed/ 0 640 Los Angeles,AM DX,J.R. Russ,KFI,Terry Nelson Contributor J. R. Russ sent this in quite a while ago and while it was labelled '1976', obviously the music zooms us in on 1978. - This is not the typical aircheck you'd normally hear on this website. It was recorded a long distance from Los Angeles, Contributor J. R. Russ sent this in quite a while ago and while it was labelled '1976', obviously the music zooms us in on 1978.This is not the typical aircheck you'd normally hear on this website. It was recorded a long distance from Los Angeles, and I really can't tell you where from, but the filename included 'KFI in MC', if that helps. This was recorded in the 9pm hour, Pacific time. Also, there's something else trying to come in in back of KFI, possibly from Mexico or Canada? Who knows?We have very few airchecks of KFI and there's not many anywhere from 1978, so this is a gem, even if the quality is poor and the length short. I'm sure you'll enjoy what you do hear. Airchexx.com no 1:51
Composite: WHBQ, WMPS, WDIA Memphis | 1972http://airchexx.com/2014/04/01/composite-whbq-wmps-wdia-memphis-1972/ http://airchexx.com/2014/04/01/composite-whbq-wmps-wdia-memphis-1972/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:00:54 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9108 Composite: WHBQ, WMPS, WDIA Memphis | 1972 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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This runs almost 24 minutes and may be somewhat confusing. Listen carefully because this is presented as one or two breaks from one station, then flips to another for a few breaks, etc.

Other than being a somewhat muddy sounding recording – the tape is 42 years old after all, this is an excellent representation of the state of popular music radio in Memphis in the early 1970s. Don’t be fooled, however. Each station represented has its own unique approach. WHBQ is solidly Top 40, and a typical RKO General station in its jock style and approach. WMPS bills itself here as “The Rock of The River”, no doubt referring to the mighty Mississippi which separates Memphis Tennessee from West Memphis, Arkansas. The jingles are a re-sing of WLS’ “The Rock of Chicago” package. And finally, WDIA is represented with its Soul/R&B format. Jingles included, and screamin’ Top 40 style jocks!

You’ll notice the very first personality heard on this composite is Johnny Driscoll, of WCFL Chicago fame. He’s on WHBQ in ’72 and sounds as great here as in Chicago. Plenty of other jocks of note, listen for names and stations.

Just before the end of this, listen as WMPS temporarilly drops its carrier and does an obvious pattern change. This was definitely recorded in the late afternoon/early evening, based upon the pattern change and the sound of other stations bleeding through the WHBQ signal at the start of this. It also sounds as if this recording was made at a considerable distance from Memphis, although its difficult to know exactly where – possibly eastern Fayette County since WHBQ must protect stations to the east, particularly in Philadelphia and Springfield Mass. Just a hunch.
Enjoy this 24 minute listen to three BIG AM stations from 1972 and remember, there wasn’t much of anything in Memphis on FM during this time, so these were the major stations at the time.

680 Memphis WMPS

Composite: WHBQ, WMPS, WDIA Memphis | 1972 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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http://airchexx.com/2014/04/01/composite-whbq-wmps-wdia-memphis-1972/feed/ 1 1070 Memphis,560 Memphis,680 Memphis,Jack Parnell,Johnny Driscoll,WDIA,WHBQ,WJCE,WMPS This runs almost 24 minutes and may be somewhat confusing. Listen carefully because this is presented as one or two breaks from one station, then flips to another for a few breaks, etc. - Other than being a somewhat muddy sounding recording - the t... This runs almost 24 minutes and may be somewhat confusing. Listen carefully because this is presented as one or two breaks from one station, then flips to another for a few breaks, etc.Other than being a somewhat muddy sounding recording - the tape is 42 years old after all, this is an excellent representation of the state of popular music radio in Memphis in the early 1970s. Don't be fooled, however. Each station represented has its own unique approach. WHBQ is solidly Top 40, and a typical RKO General station in its jock style and approach. WMPS bills itself here as "The Rock of The River", no doubt referring to the mighty Mississippi which separates Memphis Tennessee from West Memphis, Arkansas. The jingles are a re-sing of WLS' "The Rock of Chicago" package. And finally, WDIA is represented with its Soul/R&B format. Jingles included, and screamin' Top 40 style jocks!You'll notice the very first personality heard on this composite is Johnny Driscoll, of WCFL Chicago fame. He's on WHBQ in '72 and sounds as great here as in Chicago. Plenty of other jocks of note, listen for names and stations.Just before the end of this, listen as WMPS temporarilly drops its carrier and does an obvious pattern change. This was definitely recorded in the late afternoon/early evening, based upon the pattern change and the sound of other stations bleeding through the WHBQ signal at the start of this. It also sounds as if this recording was made at a considerable distance from Memphis, although its difficult to know exactly where - possibly eastern Fayette County since WHBQ must protect stations to the east, particularly in Philadelphia and Springfield Mass. Just a hunch. Enjoy this 24 minute listen to three BIG AM stations from 1972 and remember, there wasn't much of anything in Memphis on FM during this time, so these were the major stations at the time. Airchexx.com no 23:52
Chuck Brittain, 89 WLS Chicago | April 12, 1985http://airchexx.com/2014/03/31/chuck-brittain-89-wls-chicago-april-12-1985/ http://airchexx.com/2014/03/31/chuck-brittain-89-wls-chicago-april-12-1985/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:55:32 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9106 Chuck Brittain, 89 WLS Chicago | April 12, 1985 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Chuck Brittain is heard during WLS’ celebration of 25 years as the “Rock of Chicago”, and while subtle format changes were soon to come, WLS is certainly still playing ALL THE HITS, even with a jingle that sings that phrase! WLS had fully embraced the Motorola C-Quam AM Stereo system and is proudly announcing that regularly – for those of us who had receivers, anyway.

The current promotion is the “Fantasy Prize Package” where winners will get tickets to any destination in the world! Soon to come (according to Chuck Brittain) on Friday, WLS will be bringing back the personalities that made WLS such a popular station, such as Mort Crowley, Sam Holman and more.

This runs just over 5 minutes and there’s not much more we can write about this, you simply have to listen and enjoy!
Courtesy of our friends at Aircheckdownloads.com!

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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