Airchexx.com http://airchexx.com Where Classic Radio Lives Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1Where Classic Radio Lives Airchexx.com no Where Classic Radio Lives Airchexx.com http://airchexx.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpghttp://airchexx.com Bwana Johnny, 1260 KYA San Francisco | 1969http://airchexx.com/2014/07/24/bwana-johnny-1260-kya-san-francisco-1969/ http://airchexx.com/2014/07/24/bwana-johnny-1260-kya-san-francisco-1969/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:32 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9363 Bwana Johnny, 1260 KYA San Francisco | 1969 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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No serious discussion of the history of San Francisco Top 40 radio would be complete without acknowledging the contributions of 5,000 watt 1260 KYA.

Nobody will dispute that 610 KFRC was the reigning king of Top 40. Its powerful signal, with the longer 610 khz wavelength travelled much further and penetrated buildings better. It had the promotion budget of a broadcasting monolith, comparable in size with today’s WalMart. RKO General had its fingers in Tires, movies and of course, broadcasting. And most important, KFRC had Bill Drake.

KYA had none of that. But it did have a consistent format, fun and uptempo jocks and the hits of the day.

Bwana Johnny was one such jock. Listen and be pleasantly surprised at how good Johnny sounds, and how streamlined KYA is. KYA, as demonstrated here, plays ALL the hits. Some of the highlights of this aircheck are:

Lots of recurrents (oldies, in 1969), as this is a “Golden Weekend”.
A 20/20 Triple Play (wow, three songs back to back?!)
Jingles in most places, but at about 5:30 into the recording, a song is played out of a commercial break (presumably at the :52 slot in the hour), then into a Top of the Hour jingle/jock patter at 10:00 pm. This was the night show, after all.

Since this is scoped, you don’t notice the seven minute live “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley. Seven minutes! Bill Drake consulting KFRC would have died of heart failure!

The recording ends with a song by Ray Charles. As you’ll notice, KYA had a clean, well processed audio chain. No reverb, crisp audio, and its important to note that I did not have to do any audio restoration. What you hear is right off the tape.

1260 San Francisco KYA


Aircheck #1,260 (note the irony!) since May 2, 2002!

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http://airchexx.com/2014/07/24/bwana-johnny-1260-kya-san-francisco-1969/feed/ 0 1260 San Francisco,Bwana Johnny,KOIT,KSFB,KXLR,KYA No serious discussion of the history of San Francisco Top 40 radio would be complete without acknowledging the contributions of 5,000 watt 1260 KYA. - Nobody will dispute that 610 KFRC was the reigning king of Top 40. Its powerful signal, No serious discussion of the history of San Francisco Top 40 radio would be complete without acknowledging the contributions of 5,000 watt 1260 KYA.Nobody will dispute that 610 KFRC was the reigning king of Top 40. Its powerful signal, with the longer 610 khz wavelength travelled much further and penetrated buildings better. It had the promotion budget of a broadcasting monolith, comparable in size with today's WalMart. RKO General had its fingers in Tires, movies and of course, broadcasting. And most important, KFRC had Bill Drake.KYA had none of that. But it did have a consistent format, fun and uptempo jocks and the hits of the day.Bwana Johnny was one such jock. Listen and be pleasantly surprised at how good Johnny sounds, and how streamlined KYA is. KYA, as demonstrated here, plays ALL the hits. Some of the highlights of this aircheck are:Lots of recurrents (oldies, in 1969), as this is a "Golden Weekend". A 20/20 Triple Play (wow, three songs back to back?!) Jingles in most places, but at about 5:30 into the recording, a song is played out of a commercial break (presumably at the :52 slot in the hour), then into a Top of the Hour jingle/jock patter at 10:00 pm. This was the night show, after all.Since this is scoped, you don't notice the seven minute live "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley. Seven minutes! Bill Drake consulting KFRC would have died of heart failure!The recording ends with a song by Ray Charles. As you'll notice, KYA had a clean, well processed audio chain. No reverb, crisp audio, and its important to note that I did not have to do any audio restoration. What you hear is right off the tape.Aircheck #1,260 (note the irony!) since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 9:21
Dave Diamond, 610 KFRC San Francisco | 1970http://airchexx.com/2014/07/23/dave-diamond-610-kfrc-san-francisco-1970/ http://airchexx.com/2014/07/23/dave-diamond-610-kfrc-san-francisco-1970/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:46 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9360 Dave Diamond, 610 KFRC San Francisco | 1970 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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A KFRC original tape is featured this time around. The tape is worn, with a lot of white noise that even with noise reduction tools, I couldn’t remove too much without this sounding like it being played under water. Still, cleaned up and brightened up as much as possible, here’s as close a representation we can get of KFRC in the Diamond Mine – playing those Oldies but goodies (and a few currents) on a GOLDEN WEEKEND on KFRC!

Diamond is smooth, and executes the format very well, although discerning ears can catch one gaff the second to last break of this aircheck where Mr. Diamond steps on a song intro. Imagine yourself in the studio waiting for the hotline to light up and Bill Drake on the line…. ‘hello?’ / Diamond, PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL!!! Ya just stepped all over the intro! NOw, No pressure…’… well, okay, maybe drake wasn’t a screamer, but that hotline WOULD ring. Drake never missed a mistake!

Lets stay positive. This is the best representation of everything GOOD about the Bill Drake/RKO General, Boss Radio Top 40 format. Also of what some programmers at the time said were the WORST things about said Drake format. Most of all, however, is just to remember this fondly, turn it up and have FUN! That’s why you come here in the first place!

610 San Francisco, KFRC


Aircheck #1,259 Since May 2, 2002!

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http://airchexx.com/2014/07/23/dave-diamond-610-kfrc-san-francisco-1970/feed/ 0 610 San Francisco,Bill Lee,Boss Radio,Candi Chamberlain,Car Radio,Charlie Van Dyke,Dave Diamond,Dave Scholin,Don Lee,Dr. Don Rose,John Mac Flannigan,KEAR A KFRC original tape is featured this time around. The tape is worn, with a lot of white noise that even with noise reduction tools, I couldn't remove too much without this sounding like it being played under water. Still, A KFRC original tape is featured this time around. The tape is worn, with a lot of white noise that even with noise reduction tools, I couldn't remove too much without this sounding like it being played under water. Still, cleaned up and brightened up as much as possible, here's as close a representation we can get of KFRC in the Diamond Mine - playing those Oldies but goodies (and a few currents) on a GOLDEN WEEKEND on KFRC!Diamond is smooth, and executes the format very well, although discerning ears can catch one gaff the second to last break of this aircheck where Mr. Diamond steps on a song intro. Imagine yourself in the studio waiting for the hotline to light up and Bill Drake on the line.... 'hello?' / Diamond, PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL!!! Ya just stepped all over the intro! NOw, No pressure...'... well, okay, maybe drake wasn't a screamer, but that hotline WOULD ring. Drake never missed a mistake!Lets stay positive. This is the best representation of everything GOOD about the Bill Drake/RKO General, Boss Radio Top 40 format. Also of what some programmers at the time said were the WORST things about said Drake format. Most of all, however, is just to remember this fondly, turn it up and have FUN! That's why you come here in the first place!Aircheck #1,259 Since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 8:57
Rob Collins/McEnzie Clark, 105.7 WZNY "Y105″ Augusta, GA | 1997http://airchexx.com/2014/07/22/rob-collinsmcenzie-clark-105-7-wzny-y105-augusta-ga-1997/ http://airchexx.com/2014/07/22/rob-collinsmcenzie-clark-105-7-wzny-y105-augusta-ga-1997/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:00:02 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9353 Rob Collins/McEnzie Clark, 105.7 WZNY “Y105″ Augusta, GA | 1997 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Here’s a station that holds the airchexx.com record of a station with the most call letters in it’s history. Oh sure, there are undoubtedly other stations in North America which have had more sets of call letters, but none are featured here. Today’s WSCG “G-105.7″ is a Country station. It went on the air in 1957, then, as WAUG-FM, and over the years has held the following call letters:
WEKL, WIBL, WLTO, WYMX, WFMG, WSCG and WZNY. And if you want to really get confused, the current station got its start on 102.3 in 1994. So there.

Here’s CHR WZNY “Y-105″ when the station leaned to the more Rock-based Modern AC. The station was playing everything from Dishwalla to Jewel to Ce Ce Penniston. Standard late-90s fare and a whole lot more creative than anything on CHR radio today (IMHO). This scope runs just over 5 minutes, begins with Rob Collins and ends with McEnzie(sp?) Clark.

105.7 Augusta WZNY WSCG Rob Collins McEnzie Clark


Aircheck #1,257 Since May 2, 2002!

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Ron Landry, 1360 WDRC Hartford | June 18, 1965http://airchexx.com/2014/07/21/ron-landry-1360-wdrc-hartford-june-18-1965/ http://airchexx.com/2014/07/21/ron-landry-1360-wdrc-hartford-june-18-1965/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:00:36 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9346 Ron Landry, 1360 WDRC Hartford | June 18, 1965 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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What New England radio stations come to mind when you think back to the 1960s? Certainly, anyone within the signal contour of New York’s WABC remember, but the big stations in Connecticut and Massachusetts doing Top 40 radio included Boston’s 1510 WMEX, WBZ 1030, and by 1967, WRKO. In Hartford, WPOP on 1410 was in the format, as were other stations in Waterbury, Norwich and New Haven.

The largest station in Hartford in 1965 was also the first radio station put on the air in the state.

Here’s Ron Landry on WDRC AM 1360 from 6/18/65. In 1965, Top 40 radio had screaming jocks and rarely played more than two songs in a row, in fact, if you listen closely you won’t find two records back to back at all. Now, its been said, accurately, that most disc jockeys on Top 40 radio in the 60s and 70s were pushing pimple cream and all things for teens. Certainly that’s true for WDRC as well, as the station is well into it’s “Big D Beatle Derby”, giving away tickets to the Beatles concert at Shea Stadium. But the commercial breaks actually lack much in the way of pimple cream. Heard more than anything are beer commercials, most notably, Nickerbocker Beer with a long jingle (you’ll probably want to sing along!) and even Shaffer Beer. Lots of car dealer spots here too.

What were Nepco Franks?
What did “NOBG in Big D” mean? That’s been bugging me for years!

Contributor Steven Green sent this in a long time ago, so you can see how far backed up we are with aircheck posts. Thanks, Steven!

1360 AM Hartford, WDRC, Big D


Aircheck #1,256 since May 2, 2002!

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http://airchexx.com/2014/07/21/ron-landry-1360-wdrc-hartford-june-18-1965/feed/ 3 102.9 WDRC-FM,1360 Hartford,Brad Davis,Crazy Jerry Kristaffer,Dick Robinson,Dr. Don Brooks,Ken Gilbert,Ron Landry,WDRC What New England radio stations come to mind when you think back to the 1960s? Certainly, anyone within the signal contour of New York's WABC remember, but the big stations in Connecticut and Massachusetts doing Top 40 radio included Boston's 1510 WMEX, What New England radio stations come to mind when you think back to the 1960s? Certainly, anyone within the signal contour of New York's WABC remember, but the big stations in Connecticut and Massachusetts doing Top 40 radio included Boston's 1510 WMEX, WBZ 1030, and by 1967, WRKO. In Hartford, WPOP on 1410 was in the format, as were other stations in Waterbury, Norwich and New Haven.The largest station in Hartford in 1965 was also the first radio station put on the air in the state.Here's Ron Landry on WDRC AM 1360 from 6/18/65. In 1965, Top 40 radio had screaming jocks and rarely played more than two songs in a row, in fact, if you listen closely you won't find two records back to back at all. Now, its been said, accurately, that most disc jockeys on Top 40 radio in the 60s and 70s were pushing pimple cream and all things for teens. Certainly that's true for WDRC as well, as the station is well into it's "Big D Beatle Derby", giving away tickets to the Beatles concert at Shea Stadium. But the commercial breaks actually lack much in the way of pimple cream. Heard more than anything are beer commercials, most notably, Nickerbocker Beer with a long jingle (you'll probably want to sing along!) and even Shaffer Beer. Lots of car dealer spots here too.What were Nepco Franks? What did "NOBG in Big D" mean? That's been bugging me for years!Contributor Steven Green sent this in a long time ago, so you can see how far backed up we are with aircheck posts. Thanks, Steven!Aircheck #1,256 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 33:32
A Tribute to B. Mitchell Reed: 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles | March 19, 1983http://airchexx.com/2014/07/20/a-tribute-to-b-mitchell-reed-95-5-klos-los-angeles-march-19-1983/ http://airchexx.com/2014/07/20/a-tribute-to-b-mitchell-reed-95-5-klos-los-angeles-march-19-1983/#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:30:10 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9356 A Tribute to B. Mitchell Reed: 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles | March 19, 1983 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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B. Mitchell Reed KFWB WMCA KMET KLOS KPPCShortly after the death of B. Mitchell Reed, KLOS’ Gail Murphy hosted a live tribute to the legendary deejay, featuring recorded interviews and a couple of very short samples of his earlier work. Apparently, there were not many original recordings of early Top 40 radio around back then (imagine if Airchexx had been online in ’83!), or perhaps, being that KLOS was an Album Rock station, they were reluctant to remind their audience of screaming Top 40 jocks.

This is mostly interviews. And it’s done so tastefully, with people who surrounded BMR – his former programmers, friends, family and even station owners!

980 Los Angeles KFWB Color Radio All News

The credits, those people interviewed is pretty long, and rather than duplicate them, look under 'tags' below this post.

RIAA Notice: This aircheck contains NO music.

95.5 FM Los Angeles KLOS Jim Ladd Mark Thompson Brian Phelps


Aircheck #1,258 since May 2, 2002!

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Bruce Morrow, WABC New York - 1969http://airchexx.com/2014/07/20/bruce-morrow-wabc-new-york-1969/ http://airchexx.com/2014/07/20/bruce-morrow-wabc-new-york-1969/#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:00:52 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9344 Bruce Morrow, WABC New York – 1969 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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There’s something about Cousin Brucie. People either loved him or weren’t crazy about him. Here’s Bruce Morrow at the peak of his popularity on WABC.

Notice how fast Morrow is talking. Its hard to keep up with the pace of this show. And, that’s exactly what this is. A SHOW! There are more commercials and talk from Cousin Brucie than there is music, at least so it seems on this recording, which sounds suspiciously like it was recorded from WABC-FM 95.5 (See Dan Ingram’s Program recorded the same day as this). One other thing which sticks out like a sore thumb, Morrow is overmodulated and his voice is a bit distorted. It sounds like he was too close to the mic or they ran the board very hot. The FM processing was unable to compensate as well as the AM side.

The audio is crisp and sounds like it went through an optimod (did they even have those things in ’69?) on its way to the transmitter. With the exception of some tape white noise, this is almost perfect. Notice, just like the Dan Ingram aircheck mentioned above, there’s no reverb on this recording. Another telltale sign that this had to be recorded from 95.5

As most people know, Bruce Morrow would go over to 66 WNBC in 1974, a station which he said at the time was his ultimate goal to work for. After NBC, it was on to station ownership, and most recently, satellite radio. Love him or hate him, Cousin Bruce Morrow is another radio legend whose career inspired hundreds of people to go into the radio business, and many thousands of listeners to remember him for all time.

770 New York WABC WJZ The All Americans Ron Lundy Cousin Bruce Morrow Dan Ingram Chuck Leonard Herb Oscar Anderson Scott Muni Steve O'Brien George Michael Harry Harrison Ross & Wilson Howard Hoffman


Aircheck #1,255 since May 2, 2002!

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http://airchexx.com/2014/07/20/bruce-morrow-wabc-new-york-1969/feed/ 3 770 New York,95.5 New York,Bruce Morrow,Chuck Leonard,Cousin Brucie,Dan Ingram,George Michael,Harry Harrison,Herb Oscar Anderson,HOA,Howard Hoffman,Roby Younge There's something about Cousin Brucie. People either loved him or weren't crazy about him. Here's Bruce Morrow at the peak of his popularity on WABC. - Notice how fast Morrow is talking. Its hard to keep up with the pace of this show. And, There's something about Cousin Brucie. People either loved him or weren't crazy about him. Here's Bruce Morrow at the peak of his popularity on WABC.Notice how fast Morrow is talking. Its hard to keep up with the pace of this show. And, that's exactly what this is. A SHOW! There are more commercials and talk from Cousin Brucie than there is music, at least so it seems on this recording, which sounds suspiciously like it was recorded from WABC-FM 95.5 (See Dan Ingram's Program recorded the same day as this). One other thing which sticks out like a sore thumb, Morrow is overmodulated and his voice is a bit distorted. It sounds like he was too close to the mic or they ran the board very hot. The FM processing was unable to compensate as well as the AM side.The audio is crisp and sounds like it went through an optimod (did they even have those things in '69?) on its way to the transmitter. With the exception of some tape white noise, this is almost perfect. Notice, just like the Dan Ingram aircheck mentioned above, there's no reverb on this recording. Another telltale sign that this had to be recorded from 95.5As most people know, Bruce Morrow would go over to 66 WNBC in 1974, a station which he said at the time was his ultimate goal to work for. After NBC, it was on to station ownership, and most recently, satellite radio. Love him or hate him, Cousin Bruce Morrow is another radio legend whose career inspired hundreds of people to go into the radio business, and many thousands of listeners to remember him for all time.Aircheck #1,255 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 6:52
Dan Ingram, 77 WABC New York | Summer, 1969http://airchexx.com/2014/07/19/dan-ingram-77-wabc-new-york-summer-1969/ http://airchexx.com/2014/07/19/dan-ingram-77-wabc-new-york-summer-1969/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:00:40 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9338 Dan Ingram, 77 WABC New York | Summer, 1969 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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…”Its time now for my name!!!”

Big Dan Ingram is the highlight of this aircheck, recorded on a sunny, 80 degree day. Its the Summer of Love 1969, and Ingram is as irreverent and witty as ever! Listen how Dan Ingram weaves in and out of songs, sings along with commercials, and creates an atmosphere of hilarity for anyone listening to the big hits of that year. Note the continuous use of the great PAMS jingles!

WABC is beginning to emphasize the music more, you’ll note Dan Ingram here as “press(ing) forward with more Music Power”. In fact, Music Power is the theme of the series of PAMS jingles in 1969.

If I didn’t know better, I’d swear this was recorded from the FM side (WABC-FM 95.5, today’s WPLJ), the audio is crisp and the fidelity wide enough to sound like FM. Of note on this recording is the total absence of WABC’s signature reverb. So this could also have been recorded off the board, although it sounds processed, so I think this was recorded from 95.5. Let the listener decide, someone out there knows for sure.

As always, listener comments are always welcome!

770 New York WABC WJZ Dan Ingram


Aircheck #1,254 since May 2, 2002!

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Bob Dayton, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | 1978http://airchexx.com/2014/07/18/bob-dayton-101-1-wcbs-fm-new-york-1978/ http://airchexx.com/2014/07/18/bob-dayton-101-1-wcbs-fm-new-york-1978/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:00:41 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9335 Bob Dayton, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | 1978 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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It’s been a while since we posted a new WCBS-FM aircheck, and we think this one will delight longtime fans of the ‘Golden 101′! This goes back to 1978. Bob Dayton (WABC, KBLA) sounds warm and personable, and CBS-FM is playing all the great songs from the 50s, 60s and early 70s. This is the station that older New Yorkers remember so fondly.

We think you’ll really enjoy this classic, sent in on cassette. Your webmaster had to clean the audio up a lot on this worn recording, and it came out pretty good, albeit in mono instead of stereo, but that’s what the source recording was.

Remember, this is scoped, which means (for those of you who listen for it) that we have no songs on this or any of our airchecks. Only ‘incidental’ music, a few seconds of songs at the beginning and the end. This is to comply fully with United States copyright law.

101.1 FM New York, WCBS-FM

New York’s OLDIES Station – 101 CBS-FM!



Aircheck # 1,253 since May 2, 2002!

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Jeannine Jersey on WRXS X-107 Ocean City | July 22, 1999http://airchexx.com/2014/07/17/jennine-jersey-on-1071-wrxs-x-107-ocean-city-july-22-1999/ http://airchexx.com/2014/07/17/jennine-jersey-on-1071-wrxs-x-107-ocean-city-july-22-1999/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:30:03 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=722 Jeannine Jersey on WRXS X-107 Ocean City | July 22, 1999 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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And just what did CHR radio sound like a scant four years after Telcom 96 set the ball in motion for consolidation of just about everything? This is a pretty good representation of the state of the format as we closed out the 90s – bland (IMHO) music, about 18 commercial units an hour and way overblown imaging production. But, it was an honest attempt to create excitement, and Jeanine Jersey’s voice sounds great on this once decent sounding FM station. And, no negativity intended toward the air personality. We’re sure Jennine Jersey went on to better things in radio after this – at least we hope, she sure has the talent.

While we don’t know the exact dates, after this CHR format failed, WRXS went to an Alternative Rock format, then got sold to some Baltimore area NPR affiliate, who then turned this station into an NPR signal to cover gaps in it’s Baltimore coverage area. But, cheer up, this coulda ended up as a brokered, leased time ethnic or religious station.

by the way, the WRXS call letters are in use at some station in Ohio now.
106.9 Ocean City is now an NPR outlet simulcasting 88.1, call letters are WYPR

Jeannine Jersey on WRXS X-107 Ocean City | July 22, 1999 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Lee Douglas with Elton John aka "EJ the DJ", WXLO 99X New York | Summer 1975http://airchexx.com/2014/07/10/elton-john-aka-ej-the-dj-on-wxlo-99x-new-york-summer-1975/ http://airchexx.com/2014/07/10/elton-john-aka-ej-the-dj-on-wxlo-99x-new-york-summer-1975/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:00:31 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=719 Lee Douglas with Elton John aka “EJ the DJ”, WXLO 99X New York | Summer 1975 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks - Thanks!Sir Elton John apparently was an accomplished DJ among his other talents! At least, he was after this raunchy appearance on the Mighty X!

Its the Summer of 1975. “Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart” and “Philadelphia Freedom” were a year away from becoming Elton John’s mega-hits. But with a slew of rock classics under his belt, the pianist was at the first pinnacle of his long career. WXLO New York was in many ways, at the top of its game.

Someone at RKO General thought it would be a good idea to bring in Elton John for an appearance on 99X. What follows is anything but a typical artist appearance. Elton John comes in for several hours on 99x, talks up records, takes listener phhone calls – you’d think he was an old pro. In reality, he had a lot of help.

This aircheck takes a bit to get into. While Lee Douglas handles the first half of this show, EJ shows up about mid way through the aircheck. But, it’s entertaining nonetheless. Definitely worth 3 of your quarter hours!

PARENTAL ADVISORY: For strong language, adult-implied material.

WXLO 99X New York


Lee Douglas with Elton John aka “EJ the DJ”, WXLO 99X New York | Summer 1975 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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