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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.

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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
Quickchexx: Afternoons With Llama, 97.5 KWTX Waco TX | April 24, 2001http://airchexx.com/2015/04/04/quickchexx-afternoons-with-llama-97-5-kwtx-waco-tx-april-24-2001/ http://airchexx.com/2015/04/04/quickchexx-afternoons-with-llama-97-5-kwtx-waco-tx-april-24-2001/#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2015 13:00:59 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9803 Quickchexx: Afternoons With Llama, 97.5 KWTX Waco TX | April 24, 2001 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Here’s a quick listen to Boy Band-heavy ‘97.5 FM’, a CHR station in Central Texas. There’s not much to describe about this aircheck, other than the main promotion here is “One hundred thousand dollar thursdays”. You’ll just have to listen to the promo to get it. The jock calls himself “Llama”. This recording is just standard Top 40 fare, with one retro song by the Bangles thrown in out of nowhere!

97.5 Waco KWTX


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http://airchexx.com/2015/04/04/quickchexx-afternoons-with-llama-97-5-kwtx-waco-tx-april-24-2001/feed/ 1 Here's a quick listen to Boy Band-heavy '97.5 FM', a CHR station in Central Texas. There's not much to describe about this aircheck, other than the main promotion here is "One hundred thousand dollar thursdays". Here's a quick listen to Boy Band-heavy '97.5 FM', a CHR station in Central Texas. There's not much to describe about this aircheck, other than the main promotion here is "One hundred thousand dollar thursdays". You'll just have to listen to the promo to get it. The jock calls himself "Llama". This recording is just standard Top 40 fare, with one retro song by the Bangles thrown in out of nowhere!Aircheck #1,328 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 4:53
Jay Sawyer, 104.7 WALR Atlanta | 1990http://airchexx.com/2015/03/26/jay-sawyer-104-7-walr-atlanta-1990/ http://airchexx.com/2015/03/26/jay-sawyer-104-7-walr-atlanta-1990/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:37 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9799 Jay Sawyer, 104.7 WALR Atlanta | 1990 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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New Contributor Jay Sawyer checks in with something different from the Atlanta market. We looked up WALR and found a confusing description online about the station being mainly an Urban outlet, and with different call letters around the time that this recording was made. So, we asked our Contributor for a few more details. Jay wrote back, and he recalls:

WALR 104.7 was a signal brought to Atlanta from Athens, GA. They were originally going on-air in 1989 but the FM tower fell…..TWICE. Around 1990 I started working there for just over a year when I believe Dickey Broadcasting decided to sell the station. I was then out of work. When I was there it had a “Light Rock” format in the middle of what B98.5 FM (WSB) and Star 94FM (WSTR)’s format. The new owners then changed format to KISS 104 and still kept the call letters WALR. At some point they traded frequencies with “The FISH” a Christian Rock station. It’s now 104.1 FM It’s still called KISS 104 (WALR) and it’s currently owned by COX Media (WSB et al) in Atlanta, GA.

Thanks! For more about WALR, you may query the FCCInfo.com search page here
You may read Wikipedia’s description of the WFSH (the former WALR) 104.7 Atlanta here.

104.7 Atlanta WALR WALR-FM WIFN WFSH KYTN Jay Sawyer


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http://airchexx.com/2015/03/26/jay-sawyer-104-7-walr-atlanta-1990/feed/ 4 New Contributor Jay Sawyer checks in with something different from the Atlanta market. We looked up WALR and found a confusing description online about the station being mainly an Urban outlet, and with different call letters around the time that this... New Contributor Jay Sawyer checks in with something different from the Atlanta market. We looked up WALR and found a confusing description online about the station being mainly an Urban outlet, and with different call letters around the time that this recording was made. So, we asked our Contributor for a few more details. Jay wrote back, and he recalls:WALR 104.7 was a signal brought to Atlanta from Athens, GA. They were originally going on-air in 1989 but the FM tower fell.....TWICE. Around 1990 I started working there for just over a year when I believe Dickey Broadcasting decided to sell the station. I was then out of work. When I was there it had a "Light Rock" format in the middle of what B98.5 FM (WSB) and Star 94FM (WSTR)'s format. The new owners then changed format to KISS 104 and still kept the call letters WALR. At some point they traded frequencies with "The FISH" a Christian Rock station. It's now 104.1 FM It's still called KISS 104 (WALR) and it's currently owned by COX Media (WSB et al) in Atlanta, GA.Thanks! For more about WALR, you may query the FCCInfo.com search page here You may read Wikipedia's description of the WFSH (the former WALR) 104.7 Atlanta here.Aircheck #1,327 since May 2, 2002! Come visit my store on CafePress! Airchexx.com no 2:44
Sue O'Neal, 98.7 WXLO 99X New York | October 30, 1979http://airchexx.com/2015/03/22/sue-oneal-98-7-wxlo-99x-new-york-october-30-1979/ http://airchexx.com/2015/03/22/sue-oneal-98-7-wxlo-99x-new-york-october-30-1979/#comments Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:00:32 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9797 Sue O’Neal, 98.7 WXLO 99X New York | October 30, 1979 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Courtesy of longtime Contributor Tony Impieri, here’s a ‘new’ aircheck featuring Sue O’Neal. It’s in high quality Stereo! Why is that important? Considering the sound of today’s compressed and over processed FM stations, this is very refreshing. I noticed, and I’m betting you will too, that you can hear how good WXLO sounds here. Great separation, not over compressed, and certainly no digital noise to clutter up the sound!

This was the last ‘quarter’ of 1979, and things were rapidly changing at WXLO. Note the use of jingles here, whereas in prior years there was just the one 99X shotgun jingle, these are a bit more melodic, especially at the top of the hour. In 1980, WXLO would abandon Top 40 for AC, and within a few short years, drop even that in favor of a very long stint as Urban WRKS. Today, you’ll not hear any music, just non-stop Sports as New York’s FM ESPN outlet.

It might be just your silly webmaster but the music was so good in late 1979! It may be scoped, but this might convince you to find these songs and listen all the way through.

Find today’s WXLO (Fitchburg/Worcester, Massachusetts) right HERE.

98.7 New York WXLO WOR-FM WRKS WEPN ESPN 99X Kiss-FM

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Sue O’Neal, 98.7 WXLO 99X New York | October 30, 1979 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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http://airchexx.com/2015/03/22/sue-oneal-98-7-wxlo-99x-new-york-october-30-1979/feed/ 6 Courtesy of longtime Contributor Tony Impieri, here's a 'new' aircheck featuring Sue O'Neal. It's in high quality Stereo! Why is that important? Considering the sound of today's compressed and over processed FM stations, this is very refreshing. Courtesy of longtime Contributor Tony Impieri, here's a 'new' aircheck featuring Sue O'Neal. It's in high quality Stereo! Why is that important? Considering the sound of today's compressed and over processed FM stations, this is very refreshing. I noticed, and I'm betting you will too, that you can hear how good WXLO sounds here. Great separation, not over compressed, and certainly no digital noise to clutter up the sound!This was the last 'quarter' of 1979, and things were rapidly changing at WXLO. Note the use of jingles here, whereas in prior years there was just the one 99X shotgun jingle, these are a bit more melodic, especially at the top of the hour. In 1980, WXLO would abandon Top 40 for AC, and within a few short years, drop even that in favor of a very long stint as Urban WRKS. Today, you'll not hear any music, just non-stop Sports as New York's FM ESPN outlet.It might be just your silly webmaster but the music was so good in late 1979! It may be scoped, but this might convince you to find these songs and listen all the way through.Find today's WXLO (Fitchburg/Worcester, Massachusetts) right HERE.Aircheck #1,326 since May 2, 2002! Come visit my store on CafePress! Airchexx.com no 7:27
Re-Issue: Leo Knott at 102.3 KJLH Los Angeles | 1984-89http://airchexx.com/2015/03/18/leo-knott-at-1023-kjlh-los-angeles-1984-89/ http://airchexx.com/2015/03/18/leo-knott-at-1023-kjlh-los-angeles-1984-89/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:28 +0000 http://airchexx.com/markets/los-angeles/leo-knott-at-1023-kjlh-los-angeles-1984-89 Re-Issue: Leo Knott at 102.3 KJLH Los Angeles | 1984-89 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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The late Leo Knott contributed this aircheck of himself on KJLH Los Angeles back in 2007.

Description by Contributor…

This aircheck features myself at Stevie Wonder’s KJLH (Kindness, Joy, Love and Happiness)… My longest stint as a jock.

Had nice success with KJLH’s Sunday Oldies Show — (#1 Arbitron. Took my oldies act to KACE, LA — #8 Arbitron).

Tape ends with a little bit of KGFJ… I went to their Oldies format in 1990.

Leo Knott passed on 12/22/10. We are grateful for his noteworthy contributions to radio and this website.

You can read the announcement of his death here.

Stevie Wonder's 102.3 KJLH Los Angeles

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http://airchexx.com/2015/03/18/leo-knott-at-1023-kjlh-los-angeles-1984-89/feed/ 3 The late Leo Knott contributed this aircheck of himself on KJLH Los Angeles back in 2007. - Description by Contributor... - This aircheck features myself at Stevie Wonder's KJLH (Kindness, Joy, Love and Happiness)... My longest stint as a jock. - The late Leo Knott contributed this aircheck of himself on KJLH Los Angeles back in 2007.Description by Contributor...This aircheck features myself at Stevie Wonder's KJLH (Kindness, Joy, Love and Happiness)... My longest stint as a jock.Had nice success with KJLH's Sunday Oldies Show -- (#1 Arbitron. Took my oldies act to KACE, LA -- #8 Arbitron).Tape ends with a little bit of KGFJ... I went to their Oldies format in 1990.Leo Knott passed on 12/22/10. We are grateful for his noteworthy contributions to radio and this website.You can read the announcement of his death here. Airchexx.com no 11:11
Re-Issue: Lou Roberts on 920 WOKY Milwaukee | March 23, 1976http://airchexx.com/2015/03/17/lou-roberts-on-920-woky-milwaukee-march-23-1976/ http://airchexx.com/2015/03/17/lou-roberts-on-920-woky-milwaukee-march-23-1976/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:00:17 +0000 http://airchexx.com/other/assorted-airchecks/lou-roberts-on-920-woky-milwaukee-march-23-1976 Re-Issue: Lou Roberts on 920 WOKY Milwaukee | March 23, 1976 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks - Thanks!Sounding more like this was a demo than an actual broadcast, here’s Lou Roberts playing Milwaukee’s hits one Winter day back in 1976. I swear, you can hear a turntable rumble on this recording. This was definitely not recorded off the air. It could have been a skimmer reel pulling the audio right off the main console, or it might be something which was recorded in a production room. If it’s the latter, then much care was taken to make it sound authentic. Roberts includes a short phone bit with a caller at the end of this aircheck.

Another thing worth noting, this recording comes to us unscoped, and in excellent condition considering the age of this aircheck of an AM station. Unfortunately for you, this had to be telescoped before posting for copyright reasons.

Listen for commercials for Ford Pintos, banks and grocery stores. All very representative of what a small station would have sounded like in the mid-70s, certainly not a station in a large market like Milwaukee… this certainly is an eye-opener.

920 WOKY Milwaukee

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http://airchexx.com/2015/03/17/lou-roberts-on-920-woky-milwaukee-march-23-1976/feed/ 10 Sounding more like this was a demo than an actual broadcast, here's Lou Roberts playing Milwaukee's hits one Winter day back in 1976. I swear, you can hear a turntable rumble on this recording. This was definitely not recorded off the air. Sounding more like this was a demo than an actual broadcast, here's Lou Roberts playing Milwaukee's hits one Winter day back in 1976. I swear, you can hear a turntable rumble on this recording. This was definitely not recorded off the air. It could have been a skimmer reel pulling the audio right off the main console, or it might be something which was recorded in a production room. If it's the latter, then much care was taken to make it sound authentic. Roberts includes a short phone bit with a caller at the end of this aircheck.Another thing worth noting, this recording comes to us unscoped, and in excellent condition considering the age of this aircheck of an AM station. Unfortunately for you, this had to be telescoped before posting for copyright reasons.Listen for commercials for Ford Pintos, banks and grocery stores. All very representative of what a small station would have sounded like in the mid-70s, certainly not a station in a large market like Milwaukee... this certainly is an eye-opener. Airchexx.com no 20:04
Big Jay Sorensen on the Time Machine: 66 WNBC New York: Summer 1988http://airchexx.com/2015/03/16/big-jay-sorenson-on-the-time-machine-66-wnbc-new-york-summer-1988/ http://airchexx.com/2015/03/16/big-jay-sorenson-on-the-time-machine-66-wnbc-new-york-summer-1988/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:00:44 +0000 http://airchexx.com/markets/new-york/big-jay-sorenson-on-the-time-machine-66-wnbc-new-york-summer-1988 Big Jay Sorensen on the Time Machine: 66 WNBC New York: Summer 1988 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Update: Re-issued on March 16, 2015. Dan Taylor (mentioned here) can be heard today on 101.1 WCBS-FM New York, middays right after Scott Shannon in the morning.

Perhaps one of the most popular features of WNBC during its final years on the air was the Time Machine. Overnights & Weekends were definitely a special time, as WNBC recreated the sound of its 60s and 70s crosstown rival, WABC. In your humble webmaster’s opinion, WNBC actually did a better job with the old format than WABC did originally, if that’s even possible.

While an assortment of big named jocks like Dan Taylor were often a feature of the Time Machine, Big Jay Sorensen (who became legendary from this program!) is heard on this 11 minute scope of pure heaven. Included: a full newscast and a great Record Pig feature!

From the Aircheck Trader’s Board at our sister site, RadioInsight.com

66 WNBC circa 1988

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http://airchexx.com/2015/03/16/big-jay-sorenson-on-the-time-machine-66-wnbc-new-york-summer-1988/feed/ 10 Update: Re-issued on March 16, 2015. Dan Taylor (mentioned here) can be heard today on 101.1 WCBS-FM New York, middays right after Scott Shannon in the morning. - Perhaps one of the most popular features of WNBC during its final years on the air wa... Update: Re-issued on March 16, 2015. Dan Taylor (mentioned here) can be heard today on 101.1 WCBS-FM New York, middays right after Scott Shannon in the morning.Perhaps one of the most popular features of WNBC during its final years on the air was the Time Machine. Overnights & Weekends were definitely a special time, as WNBC recreated the sound of its 60s and 70s crosstown rival, WABC. In your humble webmaster's opinion, WNBC actually did a better job with the old format than WABC did originally, if that's even possible.While an assortment of big named jocks like Dan Taylor were often a feature of the Time Machine, Big Jay Sorensen (who became legendary from this program!) is heard on this 11 minute scope of pure heaven. Included: a full newscast and a great Record Pig feature!From the Aircheck Trader's Board at our sister site, RadioInsight.com Airchexx.com no 11:00
Steve West, 105.9 WGKX "Kix 106″ Memphis | October 2, 2004http://airchexx.com/2015/03/14/steve-west-105-9-wgkx-kix-106-memphis-october-2-2004/ http://airchexx.com/2015/03/14/steve-west-105-9-wgkx-kix-106-memphis-october-2-2004/#comments Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:30 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9785 Steve West, 105.9 WGKX “Kix 106″ Memphis | October 2, 2004 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Steve WestI couldn’t resist going back over 11 years ago to a Saturday morning show I had on Kix 106. Admittedly, this isn’t the best I ever sounded there at Kix, and I attribute that to a couple of things. Mainly, the station’s processing was a bit strange and it always threw me off. Instead of the studio mic being processed to make one sound like he or she pops out of the radio, it sounded more as if the mics were all attenuated in some way. This is why, as you listen, phone calls walked all over the studio mic. At the time, we tried pushing the mic volume up higher and pulling the Shortcut 360 (the device we recorded phone calls on) volume down, but that did little good. Mic volume was maxed out on that board and sounded a bit distorted, at least in my headphones.

The good stuff… Lots of promos for the former morning show of (Jay) Young and (Brian) Elder & Capt. Pat Adams; a wide variety of Country music… the format there was really wide, with at least one (perhaps two, I don’t remember) “classic country” songs an hour and lots of recurrents and 90s gold. Kix 106 could afford to do that. After the demise four years prior of the only Country competition (94.1 WOGY Germantown), WGKX could certainly afford to have a broad Country appeal… especially with Nashville just two hours drive down I-40. And just LISTEN to how many more ballads and slow songs were being played back then compared to the almost Classic Rock sound of Country today! Lots of Toby Keith and Keith Urban on the air in 2004, and Shania Twain was getting airplay then, although not for long.

I never said it on the air, but this day it was my birthday. But I was doing what I loved most, and my son Josh was with me that day, so life was certainly REAL good!

105.9 Memphis WGKX Mark Billingsly Andy Montgomery Debbie Montgomery Jay Young Brian Elder Kay Manley Greg Mozingo Steve West

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Steve West, 105.9 WGKX “Kix 106″ Memphis | October 2, 2004 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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http://airchexx.com/2015/03/14/steve-west-105-9-wgkx-kix-106-memphis-october-2-2004/feed/ 3 I couldn't resist going back over 11 years ago to a Saturday morning show I had on Kix 106. Admittedly, this isn't the best I ever sounded there at Kix, and I attribute that to a couple of things. Mainly, I couldn't resist going back over 11 years ago to a Saturday morning show I had on Kix 106. Admittedly, this isn't the best I ever sounded there at Kix, and I attribute that to a couple of things. Mainly, the station's processing was a bit strange and it always threw me off. Instead of the studio mic being processed to make one sound like he or she pops out of the radio, it sounded more as if the mics were all attenuated in some way. This is why, as you listen, phone calls walked all over the studio mic. At the time, we tried pushing the mic volume up higher and pulling the Shortcut 360 (the device we recorded phone calls on) volume down, but that did little good. Mic volume was maxed out on that board and sounded a bit distorted, at least in my headphones.The good stuff... Lots of promos for the former morning show of (Jay) Young and (Brian) Elder & Capt. Pat Adams; a wide variety of Country music... the format there was really wide, with at least one (perhaps two, I don't remember) "classic country" songs an hour and lots of recurrents and 90s gold. Kix 106 could afford to do that. After the demise four years prior of the only Country competition (94.1 WOGY Germantown), WGKX could certainly afford to have a broad Country appeal... especially with Nashville just two hours drive down I-40. And just LISTEN to how many more ballads and slow songs were being played back then compared to the almost Classic Rock sound of Country today! Lots of Toby Keith and Keith Urban on the air in 2004, and Shania Twain was getting airplay then, although not for long.I never said it on the air, but this day it was my birthday. But I was doing what I loved most, and my son Josh was with me that day, so life was certainly REAL good!Aircheck #1,325 since May 2, 2002!Come visit my store on CafePress! Airchexx.com no 15:57