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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/ 2 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.

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http://airchexx.com/2015/03/22/sue-oneal-98-7-wxlo-99x-new-york-october-30-1979/feed/ 3 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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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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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
QuickChexx: Rock and Roll Breakfast, 103.5 WSHE Ft. Lauderdale (Miami) | 1993http://airchexx.com/2015/03/11/quickchexx-rock-and-roll-breakfast-103-5-wshe-ft-lauderdale-miami-1993/ http://airchexx.com/2015/03/11/quickchexx-rock-and-roll-breakfast-103-5-wshe-ft-lauderdale-miami-1993/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:00:04 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9778 QuickChexx: Rock and Roll Breakfast, 103.5 WSHE Ft. Lauderdale (Miami) | 1993 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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This one’s a bit difficult to identify but I’ll give you the basics. It comes from a subscription service, East Coast Airchecks, that has apparently been out of business for some time (Thank you Contributor Robyn Watts!).

This starts out with an ID from the guys of Wayne’s World. My guess is 1993 due to the WW mention. “Wayne’s World” was THE movie of 1992! Also, since many of the other station’s on this tape (ECA 120) are from the month of December, and the fact that the jock on duty says it’ll be in the 60s and 70s in the Miami area, yes, its likely January or February of 93.

Can’t give you much more than that.

A bit of historical information. WSHE was indeed the big AOR (Album Oriented Rock) Station in the Miami area throughout the 1980s and 1990s, at least untill 1996. A succession of call letter changes followed: WPLL from 08/19/1996, WMGE from 07/13/1999, WMIB from 01/01/2003, WSHE-FM from 05/31/2012 and WMIB from 10/24/2013.

And that’s all, folks! Enjoy!

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http://airchexx.com/2015/03/11/quickchexx-rock-and-roll-breakfast-103-5-wshe-ft-lauderdale-miami-1993/feed/ 2 This one's a bit difficult to identify but I'll give you the basics. It comes from a subscription service, East Coast Airchecks, that has apparently been out of business for some time (Thank you Contributor Robyn Watts!). - This one's a bit difficult to identify but I'll give you the basics. It comes from a subscription service, East Coast Airchecks, that has apparently been out of business for some time (Thank you Contributor Robyn Watts!).This starts out with an ID from the guys of Wayne's World. My guess is 1993 due to the WW mention. "Wayne's World" was THE movie of 1992! Also, since many of the other station's on this tape (ECA 120) are from the month of December, and the fact that the jock on duty says it'll be in the 60s and 70s in the Miami area, yes, its likely January or February of 93.Can't give you much more than that.A bit of historical information. WSHE was indeed the big AOR (Album Oriented Rock) Station in the Miami area throughout the 1980s and 1990s, at least untill 1996. A succession of call letter changes followed: WPLL from 08/19/1996, WMGE from 07/13/1999, WMIB from 01/01/2003, WSHE-FM from 05/31/2012 and WMIB from 10/24/2013.And that's all, folks! Enjoy!Aircheck #1,324 since May 2, 2002! We never charge, meaning our airchecks are free. But just in case, the option is there below if you wish to contribute something. Thank you in advance! Airchexx.com no 4:14
Mark & Kim on KOST 103 Los Angeles | July 2, 1986http://airchexx.com/2015/03/08/mark-kim-on-kost-103-los-angeles-july-2-1986/ http://airchexx.com/2015/03/08/mark-kim-on-kost-103-los-angeles-july-2-1986/#comments Sun, 08 Mar 2015 21:35:57 +0000 http://airchexx.com/markets/los-angeles/mark-kim-on-kost-103-los-angeles-july-2-1986 Mark & Kim on KOST 103 Los Angeles | July 2, 1986 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Update: When this first posted back on December 3, 2007, Kim Amidon had just been let go from KOST. It is the all-time most streamed aircheck on our website, and now that its been over seven years, we wondered how listeners would react to hearing this aircheck, from the BEGINNING of the Mark and Kim show all those years ago in the middle of the Summer of 1986. I mean, it WAS a LONG time ago, the year that the ball rolled through Bill Buckner’s feet and allowed the NY Mets to beat the Boston Red Sox in that infamous 1986 World Series. (off topic, now there’s a Bill Buckner doing traffic reports in NYC) Also off topic, speaking of Baseball, that was the last time the Mets won the series… Um, can they even field a winning team these days? We’ll know in a few weeks.

Ok, now that those memories have hit, lets just let the original post fly. The place: Los Angeles. The station: 103.5 KOST “Coast 103.5“. Contributor: Matt Seinberg, owner of Big Apple Airchecks.

Original Post:kost_mark_kim.jpgWith all the comments from listeners who really love and miss hearing Kim Amidon on KOST, after her ouster, I thought it would be nice to dig up an aircheck that goes back almost to the beginning. But first, a word from the source.

Mark Wallengren has a few words posted on his blog about Kim, that KOST has allowed be printed. Whether it’s sanitized to put a positive spin on a sad occasion, is up to you to decide… this is CLEAR CHANNEL, after all.

We really can’t post mark’s entire comment on the subject, but I think it’s fair that a few words make it onto this page…

…”She is a remarkable woman and will always remain one of my dearest friends and family members.

We can all speculate and try to wrap our heads around what ever process occurred that concluded that despite all our past and current success her services would no longer be needed. But let us not forget, she broke ground, was feisty, she couldn’t be ignored and is an incredible example to any woman in this business.

Will Kim be o.k.? You bet. Will I be o.k.? Yes. Will the station be o.k.? With your help, absolutely. Will I miss her? What do you think?”

You may read the entire blog by clicking HERE.

Meantime, while you’re all busy thinking about Kim Amidon, lets all go back to when it was fresh… at 8:20 scoped, here’s the Mark & Kim Show from 7/2/86

KOST 103.5 Los Angeles

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http://airchexx.com/2015/03/08/mark-kim-on-kost-103-los-angeles-july-2-1986/feed/ 43 Update: When this first posted back on December 3, 2007, Kim Amidon had just been let go from KOST. It is the all-time most streamed aircheck on our website, and now that its been over seven years, we wondered how listeners would react to hearing this... Update: When this first posted back on December 3, 2007, Kim Amidon had just been let go from KOST. It is the all-time most streamed aircheck on our website, and now that its been over seven years, we wondered how listeners would react to hearing this aircheck, from the BEGINNING of the Mark and Kim show all those years ago in the middle of the Summer of 1986. I mean, it WAS a LONG time ago, the year that the ball rolled through Bill Buckner's feet and allowed the NY Mets to beat the Boston Red Sox in that infamous 1986 World Series. (off topic, now there's a Bill Buckner doing traffic reports in NYC) Also off topic, speaking of Baseball, that was the last time the Mets won the series... Um, can they even field a winning team these days? We'll know in a few weeks.Ok, now that those memories have hit, lets just let the original post fly. The place: Los Angeles. The station: 103.5 KOST "Coast 103.5". Contributor: Matt Seinberg, owner of Big Apple Airchecks.Original Post:With all the comments from listeners who really love and miss hearing Kim Amidon on KOST, after her ouster, I thought it would be nice to dig up an aircheck that goes back almost to the beginning. But first, a word from the source.Mark Wallengren has a few words posted on his blog about Kim, that KOST has allowed be printed. Whether it's sanitized to put a positive spin on a sad occasion, is up to you to decide... this is CLEAR CHANNEL, after all.We really can't post mark's entire comment on the subject, but I think it's fair that a few words make it onto this page... ..."She is a remarkable woman and will always remain one of my dearest friends and family members.We can all speculate and try to wrap our heads around what ever process occurred that concluded that despite all our past and current success her services would no longer be needed. But let us not forget, she broke ground, was feisty, she couldn’t be ignored and is an incredible example to any woman in this business.Will Kim be o.k.? You bet. Will I be o.k.? Yes. Will the station be o.k.? With your help, absolutely. Will I miss her? What do you think?" You may read the entire blog by clicking HERE.Meantime, while you're all busy thinking about Kim Amidon, lets all go back to when it was fresh... at 8:20 scoped, here's the Mark & Kim Show from 7/2/86 Airchexx.com no 8:21
640 KFI and 710 KMPC Los Angeles: A Car Radio Recording | November 13, 1978http://airchexx.com/2015/02/15/640-kfi-and-710-kmpc-los-angeles-a-car-radio-recording-november-13-1978/ http://airchexx.com/2015/02/15/640-kfi-and-710-kmpc-los-angeles-a-car-radio-recording-november-13-1978/#comments Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:00:06 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9763 640 KFI and 710 KMPC Los Angeles: A Car Radio Recording | November 13, 1978 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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While 93 KHJ was desperately trying to hold on as a Top 40 stations, other AM stations sounded incredible. Not included on this composite – which is really mostly KMPC – is the other competitor that for a short while gave everyone a run for their money, KTNQ Ten-Q.

You’ll hear two breaks from Tim Kelly on the “Super 64″, and the rest is all personality driven Geoff Edwards on KMPC. This is mid-day, just before lunchtime and listen to how sold out KMPC is! Also listen to how Edwards weaves the Mickey Mouse contest in and out of records, then airs ALL the contestants who call till the one gives the right answer!

No, radio isn’t done this way anymore, that requires a personality who can communicate, and a live body on the air to do it. Expensive for the station bean counters? Sure. But, as I said, KMPC was absolutely sold out, you couldn’t fit more commercials in an hour if you wanted to. And yet the show flows smoothly and the listener doesn’t get bored.

Corporate managers, take note. I’m done preaching. Just listen.

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http://airchexx.com/2015/02/15/640-kfi-and-710-kmpc-los-angeles-a-car-radio-recording-november-13-1978/feed/ 4 While 93 KHJ was desperately trying to hold on as a Top 40 stations, other AM stations sounded incredible. Not included on this composite - which is really mostly KMPC - is the other competitor that for a short while gave everyone a run for their money, While 93 KHJ was desperately trying to hold on as a Top 40 stations, other AM stations sounded incredible. Not included on this composite - which is really mostly KMPC - is the other competitor that for a short while gave everyone a run for their money, KTNQ Ten-Q.You'll hear two breaks from Tim Kelly on the "Super 64", and the rest is all personality driven Geoff Edwards on KMPC. This is mid-day, just before lunchtime and listen to how sold out KMPC is! Also listen to how Edwards weaves the Mickey Mouse contest in and out of records, then airs ALL the contestants who call till the one gives the right answer!No, radio isn't done this way anymore, that requires a personality who can communicate, and a live body on the air to do it. Expensive for the station bean counters? Sure. But, as I said, KMPC was absolutely sold out, you couldn't fit more commercials in an hour if you wanted to. And yet the show flows smoothly and the listener doesn't get bored.Corporate managers, take note. I'm done preaching. Just listen.Aircheck #1,323 since May 2, 2002! Donations to the webmaster's family medical fund are graciously appreciated. Please donate what you can. Airchexx.com no 32:29
Larry Tremaine, Border Blaster 1090 XERB | 1968http://airchexx.com/2015/02/14/larry-tremaine-border-blaster-1090-xerb-1968/ http://airchexx.com/2015/02/14/larry-tremaine-border-blaster-1090-xerb-1968/#comments Sat, 14 Feb 2015 16:00:38 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9759 Larry Tremaine, Border Blaster 1090 XERB | 1968 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Just making a guess here, this was recorded at night. Lots of fading and at times the skywave signal cancels out the ground wave, but otherwise its a decent, albeit cleaned up recording that came in on cassette.

Best guess at the jocks name is Larry Tremaine. Difficult to read the handwriting that was printed on the tape, but he does announce his name early on. Tremaine says he is in for Huggy Boy. Well, that would be referring to the much beloved Dick Hugg, whom we have featured doing his first show for KRTH K-Earth 101 on this site. Scoping this aircheck down proved to be pointless. The jock talks all thoughout the songs, the quality is poor enough that its doubtful anyone’s going to complain. The few commercials aired were also left in, perhaps someone remembers some of these XERB promotions.

Here’s a slice of radio history few heard or remember. Until now.

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http://airchexx.com/2015/02/14/larry-tremaine-border-blaster-1090-xerb-1968/feed/ 1 Just making a guess here, this was recorded at night. Lots of fading and at times the skywave signal cancels out the ground wave, but otherwise its a decent, albeit cleaned up recording that came in on cassette. - Just making a guess here, this was recorded at night. Lots of fading and at times the skywave signal cancels out the ground wave, but otherwise its a decent, albeit cleaned up recording that came in on cassette.Best guess at the jocks name is Larry Tremaine. Difficult to read the handwriting that was printed on the tape, but he does announce his name early on. Tremaine says he is in for Huggy Boy. Well, that would be referring to the much beloved Dick Hugg, whom we have featured doing his first show for KRTH K-Earth 101 on this site. Scoping this aircheck down proved to be pointless. The jock talks all thoughout the songs, the quality is poor enough that its doubtful anyone's going to complain. The few commercials aired were also left in, perhaps someone remembers some of these XERB promotions.Here's a slice of radio history few heard or remember. Until now. Aircheck #1,322 since May 2, 2002!Our family is suffering and in need. Will you help? Airchexx.com no 1:28:58