Airchexx.com http://airchexx.com Where Classic Radio Lives Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1Where Classic Radio Lives Airchexx.com no Where Classic Radio Lives Airchexx.com http://airchexx.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpghttp://airchexx.com Peter Ross, 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford | February, 1972http://airchexx.com/2014/12/16/peter-ross-102-9-wdrc-fm-hartford-february-1972/ http://airchexx.com/2014/12/16/peter-ross-102-9-wdrc-fm-hartford-february-1972/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:06 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9623 Peter Ross, 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford | February, 1972 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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This begins at the tail end of a newscast, the announcer doesn’t give his name. Then its right into music on the Peter Ross show!

Here are the things to notice on this aircheck:

Dick Robinson, who was HUGE on WDRC, voicing a Railroad Salvage spot. Robinson is the founder of the “Connecticut School of Broadcasting”.

A somewhat racy promotion on DRC, called Hanky-Panky, starts the following Monday. Might be useful in pinning down the exact date of this aircheck.

This is heard on 102.9 FM! And, its BILLED as the FM station! This proves that WDRC 1360 and WDRC-FM were programmed essentially the same (Top 40) but had separate air staffs and programming. Remember, this was recorded in 1972! Its possible that part of the day was simulcast. Indeed, when I started listening in 1979 or so, the Brad Davis morning show was simulcast on AM and FM, then the FM broke away for it’s own programming after 10 AM.

This recording came to us on cassette, and the way the source tape was recorded, the left track was intact, the right track was only tape rumble. The rumble was apparent on the left track as well. In performing noise reduction, the tape rumble was so loud and so apparent everywhere on this recording that I ended up with digital artifacts of the tape noise, and that, even at reduction at 50% instead of higher levels otherwise the whole recording began to take on an ‘artificial’ sound. So, this is it, for now.

102.9 Hartford WDRC-FM Big D 103


Aircheck #1,308 since May 2, 2002!

Recorded by Henry Frick of Greenwich, Connecticut

Sent in by Contributor Steve Bleecker

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http://airchexx.com/2014/12/16/peter-ross-102-9-wdrc-fm-hartford-february-1972/feed/ 0 102.9 Hartford,Big D,Brad Davis,Dick Robinson,Floyd Wright,Jerry Christopher,Ken Gilbert,Peter Ross,Ron Sedalie,WDRC-FM This begins at the tail end of a newscast, the announcer doesn't give his name. Then its right into music on the Peter Ross show! - Here are the things to notice on this aircheck: - Dick Robinson, who was HUGE on WDRC, This begins at the tail end of a newscast, the announcer doesn't give his name. Then its right into music on the Peter Ross show!Here are the things to notice on this aircheck:Dick Robinson, who was HUGE on WDRC, voicing a Railroad Salvage spot. Robinson is the founder of the "Connecticut School of Broadcasting".A somewhat racy promotion on DRC, called Hanky-Panky, starts the following Monday. Might be useful in pinning down the exact date of this aircheck.This is heard on 102.9 FM! And, its BILLED as the FM station! This proves that WDRC 1360 and WDRC-FM were programmed essentially the same (Top 40) but had separate air staffs and programming. Remember, this was recorded in 1972! Its possible that part of the day was simulcast. Indeed, when I started listening in 1979 or so, the Brad Davis morning show was simulcast on AM and FM, then the FM broke away for it's own programming after 10 AM.This recording came to us on cassette, and the way the source tape was recorded, the left track was intact, the right track was only tape rumble. The rumble was apparent on the left track as well. In performing noise reduction, the tape rumble was so loud and so apparent everywhere on this recording that I ended up with digital artifacts of the tape noise, and that, even at reduction at 50% instead of higher levels otherwise the whole recording began to take on an 'artificial' sound. So, this is it, for now.Aircheck #1,308 since May 2, 2002! Recorded by Henry Frick of Greenwich, Connecticut Sent in by Contributor Steve Bleecker Airchexx.com no 14:28
Peter Dean, 101.9 WTMX Chicago | June 12, 1992http://airchexx.com/2014/12/12/peter-dean-101-9-wtmx-chicago-june-12-1992/ http://airchexx.com/2014/12/12/peter-dean-101-9-wtmx-chicago-june-12-1992/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:00:04 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9617 Peter Dean, 101.9 WTMX Chicago | June 12, 1992 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Mix 102 is your ticket to Summer

Charlie Van Dyke is the imaging voice for this Hot AC station known as “Mix 102″ Licensed to Skokie, Il., you’re listening to the Mix Morning show with Peter Dean. The source tape had no date associated with this recording, but it’s former president George H.W. Bush’s birthday, which was the clue to the official date of this broadcast.

This is a very clean, crisp recording. When this was live, the station was known as Mix 102. That’s been changed over the years and today, the format is still Hot AC, and called The Mix 101.9.

101.9 Chicago 101.9 Skokie WTMX Mix 102 The Mix 101.9


Aircheck #1,307 since May 2, 2002!

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Jeff Bannister - "The Power of Love", 1310 CIWW Ottawahttp://airchexx.com/2014/12/11/jeff-bannister-the-power-of-love-1310-ciww-ottawa/ http://airchexx.com/2014/12/11/jeff-bannister-the-power-of-love-1310-ciww-ottawa/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:00:07 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9614 Jeff Bannister – “The Power of Love”, 1310 CIWW Ottawa is a post from: Airchexx.com

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What’s the story with Ottawa’s 1310 AM? Well, it was a music station for much of it’s life, the last music format being Oldies. Heard here in 1987, it is a Gold-Based contemporary music station, playing mostly 70s music but pulling from the 60s and the 80s, as best we can tell. Today, the station is an All-News outlet.

This aircheck begins shortly before the 9 PM hour, then goes into a Newscast (scoped), then into a love songs dedication show called “The Power of Love”. Jeff Bannister is very conversational and friendly, and takes callers with their love song requests.

1310 Ottawa CIWW Jeff Bannister 1310-News Oldies-1310 W-1310


Aircheck #1,306 since May 2, 2002!

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Bob Hopa, 101.1 WHOT-FM Youngstown | August 5, 1987http://airchexx.com/2014/12/10/bob-hopa-101-1-whot-fm-youngstown-august-5-1987/ http://airchexx.com/2014/12/10/bob-hopa-101-1-whot-fm-youngstown-august-5-1987/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:00:50 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9611 Bob Hopa, 101.1 WHOT-FM Youngstown | August 5, 1987 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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You can win SUPER CASH from Hot-FM-101! Or, Stick It and Win! Lots of contesting, as was the norm at so many CHR stations by the end of the 1980s. Bob Hopa is in the air chair for this tightly scoped three-minute glimpse of WHOT. This is very short, and there’s not much to write about, so just listen, and post your comments below!

Courtesy of Contributor Robyn Watts!

101.1 Youngstown WHOT Hot-FM-101


Aircheck # 1,305 since May 2, 2002!

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Sebastian Morning Show, 106.9 WCCC "The Rock" Hartford | July 23, 2007http://airchexx.com/2014/12/09/sebastian-morning-show-on-1069-wccc-the-rock-hartford-july-23-2007/ http://airchexx.com/2014/12/09/sebastian-morning-show-on-1069-wccc-the-rock-hartford-july-23-2007/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:00:22 +0000 http://www.airchexx.com/markets/hartford/sebastian-morning-show-on-1069-wccc-the-rock-hartford-july-23-2007 Sebastian Morning Show, 106.9 WCCC “The Rock” Hartford | July 23, 2007 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Sebastion on WCCC Hartford…”Good morning, what’s your addiction?”

We profile this Hartford CT morning show now, where the main topic is prescription drug addiction. The topic starter is steroid use in sports but moves on. Also, Harry Potter, and more.

It’s the only morning show featuring FAMILY VALUES (chuckle)… 106.9 WCCC – The Rock!

Aircheck by Steve West

106.9 WCCC Hartford - The Rock

Sebastian Morning Show, 106.9 WCCC “The Rock” Hartford | July 23, 2007 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Airchexx Talent Spotlight: The Career of Tom Birchhttp://airchexx.com/2014/12/04/airchexx-talent-spotlight-the-career-of-tom-birch/ http://airchexx.com/2014/12/04/airchexx-talent-spotlight-the-career-of-tom-birch/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:00:50 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9607 Airchexx Talent Spotlight: The Career of Tom Birch is a post from: Airchexx.com

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If someone asked me if I would be doing full length interviews with old jocks, I’d have laughed them right off a cliff. Who, me? Airchexx.com is all about posting airchecks.

This DOES feature the latest Tom Birch aircheck, the beginning of it scattered in and about this interview, which lasts 30 minutes. The rest? Other aircheck parts of stations Mr. Birch mentioned during our conversation are added in to enhance the listener experience.

Tom Birch is launched his career in ‘upstate’ New York. But it was in Miami where he made a big splash! Mr. Birch explains how when they put Y-100 on the air, it crushed the only game in town up till then, a station known as “Tiger Radio”, WQAM. The difference between AM and FM was stark, and the audience loved how the music sounded on FM.

Rather than try to write down this special interview, I’ll just post it here. We can think of no better place to display the career of a man who has risen through the ranks to become nationally know, a ratings pioneer, and a station owner.

Our journey begins HERE.

100.7 Miami Ft. Lauderdale, South Florida, Y100, WHYI, CHR, Jade Alexander, Kenny Walker, 1990s, 1996


Aircheck # 1,304 since May 2, 2002!

Airchexx Talent Spotlight: The Career of Tom Birch is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Dale Dorman, WODS "Oldies 103.3″ Boston | February 21, 2009http://airchexx.com/2014/12/02/dale-dorman-wods-oldies-103-3-boston-february-21-2009/ http://airchexx.com/2014/12/02/dale-dorman-wods-oldies-103-3-boston-february-21-2009/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 22:01:21 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9604 Dale Dorman, WODS “Oldies 103.3″ Boston | February 21, 2009 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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A very tired sounding Dale Dorman and his raspy voice plays Boston’s Greatest Hits as the former “Oldies 103.3″ plays out its last gasp of 60s music before shifting to a more modern Classic Hits format. Dorman had left the fulltime radio business after his final “Breakfast Club” morning show on September 15, 2008. This recording marks one of his last weekend shows.

Frankly, after hearing an upbeat, funny Dale Dorman so many times over the years, I found this recording to be a bit sad. Dale sounds sick. Or at least, tired. His voice is very hoarse and it seems like he isn’t quite his old self. But that personality… he still, even here, doesn’t stop being a person behind the mic. A 20-something would have simply given the station name, this is, that was, the station and out of it. And thats the mark of a true, Hall of Fame broadcaster. Right to the very end, a warm and personable communicator.

This aircheck is one in a continuing celebration of the career of Dale Dorman. From his days in Syracuse, to the Drake sounds at KFRC San Francisco, to his several decades in Boston Radio and Television, Uncle Dale is warmly remembered as a person everyone loved to hear. He made us feel comfortable. And the music somehow always sounded just a bit better whenever Dale Dorman was on.

Now, Dale is gone, and so are the Oldies. 103.3 is back to playing Top 40 music, just like when it was WEEI-FM and WHTT. The WODS call letters remain, albeit buried in a quick Top of the Hour ID, but they call it Amp Radio now. Whatever they call it, it just ain’t the same.

I’m sure Dale Dorman would agree.

103.3 Boston WODS WHTT WEEI-FM Dale Dorman JJ Wright Sandy Benson Paula Street Brett Provo Oldies 103


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Rich Hawkins, WCAU-FM '98-Now' Philadelphia | December, 1984http://airchexx.com/2014/12/01/rich-hawkins-wcau-fm-98-now-philadelphia-december-1984/ http://airchexx.com/2014/12/01/rich-hawkins-wcau-fm-98-now-philadelphia-december-1984/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:15:39 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=2773 Rich Hawkins, WCAU-FM ’98-Now’ Philadelphia | December, 1984 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Hot Hits (tm), WCAU-FM '98-Now' Philadelphia


Somewhere in our vault of yet-to-be-posted airchecks, we have more recordings of WCAU-FM, and the ‘Hot Hits’ ™ format from other stations around the country, which consultant Mike Joseph propelled to huge ratings success in the 1980s. For now, however, let us be the beneficiaries of a great show put on my late morning jock Rich Hawkins. It’s December on this tape, and everything is gearing up for Christmas. Listen to the number of commercials – at least three breaks in this hour with both produced and live reads (live? oh, there’s a concept!). Listen to the amount of reverb WCAU-FM is using. This is 1984 and the station is red hot – truly Philadelphia’s only REAL Top 40 hit station of any consequence at this point in it’s existence.

You’ll hear a promo for Terry Young (Sirius/XM) about 2/3rds of the way through this. Stereo, runs 14:20, scoped.

Rich Hawkins, WCAU-FM ’98-Now’ Philadelphia | December, 1984 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Harry Chapman on WMPS 680 Memphis | July 19, 1963http://airchexx.com/2014/11/30/harry-chapman-on-wmps-680-memphis-july-19-1963/ http://airchexx.com/2014/11/30/harry-chapman-on-wmps-680-memphis-july-19-1963/#comments Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:00:30 +0000 http://www.airchexx.com/site-updates/harry-chapman-on-wmps-680-memphis-july-19-1963 Harry Chapman on WMPS 680 Memphis | July 19, 1963 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Courtesy of Skip Reynolds, CE of Entercom Memphis…

Skip tells us he found this tape at the transmitter site of what is now WSMB 680 a while back. This is an original recording of Harry Chapman, the morning man on what was Plough, Incorporated owned WMPS.

Listen to the old commercials! We couldn’t recreate the “quaintness” of these old swing-era sings. WMPS sounds very Middle of the Road here, playing hits from Ray Charles, the Four Seasons and some lesser known regional hits. Without hearing the rest of the broadcast day it’s hard to get a feel for WMPS’ format, but the station is VERY sold out, with this 45 minute morning show clip being more commercial load than music. Lots of live reads.

Ever wonder what early 60s radio sounded like… radio before the British Invasion? Here’s your history lesson.

WMPS 68 Memphis

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Lea Hamilton, 102.7 WVAZ Chicago | July, 1990http://airchexx.com/2014/11/27/lea-hamilton-102-7-wvaz-chicago-july-1990/ http://airchexx.com/2014/11/27/lea-hamilton-102-7-wvaz-chicago-july-1990/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:00:11 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9592 Lea Hamilton, 102.7 WVAZ Chicago | July, 1990 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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“V 103, The Best Variety of Hits and Dustys”

Six minutes of Classic Soul are heard here in this 1990 recording showcased by aircheck distributor California Aircheck. Our Contributor donated a large number of these Market Profile tapes to our archives many years ago, and we’re not even close to posting all of them.

Note that 102.7 was just two years into new call letters, having used the WBMX call letters from the 1970s until 1988. WBMX calls would be picked up by 98.5 in Boston shortly thereafter.

Click HERE, HERE, and HERE for more information about the WBMX Call Letters.

Back to V103. Ken Smith is heard with Shadow Traffic, twice. Deborah Scott has V103 News – all reports are scoped, unfortunately. It came to us this way. Shadow Traffic is now The Total Traffic Network, owned by iHeartMedia, inc.

Toward the end of this aircheck, listen for a feature called “The V103 5 O’Clock Flashback”.

A parade of companies owned 102.7 Chicago since its launch in 1950. Sonderling Broadcasting, Broadcast Partners and Chancellor Media which eventually merged with Clear Channel Communications
Clear Channel Communications changed its name to iHeartMedia, inc. in September, 2014.

102.7 Chicago WVAZ iHeartMedia


Aircheck #1,302 since May 2, 2002!

Aircheck courtesy of California Aircheck, via Contributor Robyn Watts!

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http://airchexx.com/2014/11/27/lea-hamilton-102-7-wvaz-chicago-july-1990/feed/ 1 102.7 Chicago,Debrah Scott,Ken Smith,Lee Hamilton,Shadow Traffic,V103,WBMX,WBMX-FM,WVAZ "V 103, The Best Variety of Hits and Dustys" - Six minutes of Classic Soul are heard here in this 1990 recording showcased by aircheck distributor California Aircheck. Our Contributor donated a large number of these Market Profile tapes to our archiv... "V 103, The Best Variety of Hits and Dustys"Six minutes of Classic Soul are heard here in this 1990 recording showcased by aircheck distributor California Aircheck. Our Contributor donated a large number of these Market Profile tapes to our archives many years ago, and we're not even close to posting all of them.Note that 102.7 was just two years into new call letters, having used the WBMX call letters from the 1970s until 1988. WBMX calls would be picked up by 98.5 in Boston shortly thereafter.Click HERE, HERE, and HERE for more information about the WBMX Call Letters.Back to V103. Ken Smith is heard with Shadow Traffic, twice. Deborah Scott has V103 News - all reports are scoped, unfortunately. It came to us this way. Shadow Traffic is now The Total Traffic Network, owned by iHeartMedia, inc.Toward the end of this aircheck, listen for a feature called "The V103 5 O'Clock Flashback".A parade of companies owned 102.7 Chicago since its launch in 1950. Sonderling Broadcasting, Broadcast Partners and Chancellor Media which eventually merged with Clear Channel Communications Clear Channel Communications changed its name to iHeartMedia, inc. in September, 2014.Aircheck #1,302 since May 2, 2002! Aircheck courtesy of California Aircheck, via Contributor Robyn Watts!Click to hear other Airchecks by Contributor Robyn Watts @RobynWatts #RobynWatts #iHeartMedia #LeaHamilton #DeborahScott #KenSmith #ShadowTraffic #V103 #WVAZ #Chicago @Airchexx Airchexx.com no 6:09