Airchexx.com http://airchexx.com Where Classic Radio Lives Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:00:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0Where Classic Radio Lives Airchexx.com no Where Classic Radio Lives Airchexx.com http://airchexx.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpghttp://airchexx.com Composite: 79 WQXI Atlanta | September, 1966http://airchexx.com/2014/10/18/composite-79-wqxi-atlanta-september-1966-2/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/18/composite-79-wqxi-atlanta-september-1966-2/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:00:53 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9508 Composite: 79 WQXI Atlanta | September, 1966 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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There’s a reason why industry experts in the 1960s and early 70s chose WQXI as the southern leader in the Top 40 format, and much of it is on exhibit here. If you can get by the scratchy sound of this recording, which sounds as if it was made on a table radio tuned somewhat off-frequency, you’ll enjoy the format and the sounds of the major personalities of “Quicksie in Dixie” right here!

From Contributor Robyn Watts, right off a no-name tape with only a set of call letters for each exhibit and the approximate date, WQXI is heard through various parts of its broadcast day. Even includes portions of some newscasts.

The Jocks, in order, are:

Red Jones
Dr. Don Rose (later on KFRC)
Tony Taylor (WOR-FM New York)
Patrick Alouicious Hayes

Old commercials for Atlanta area businesses, and some large network accounts are also heard. When was the last time you heard a commercial for ‘Tab’? Its all here, in varying audio quality, processed as best as we at Airchexx could do in the audio restoration process.

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http://airchexx.com/2014/10/18/composite-79-wqxi-atlanta-september-1966-2/feed/ 0 790 Atlanta,Dr. Don Rose,Good Buddy Announcement,Red Jones,Tab,Tony Taylor,WQXI There's a reason why industry experts in the 1960s and early 70s chose WQXI as the southern leader in the Top 40 format, and much of it is on exhibit here. If you can get by the scratchy sound of this recording, There's a reason why industry experts in the 1960s and early 70s chose WQXI as the southern leader in the Top 40 format, and much of it is on exhibit here. If you can get by the scratchy sound of this recording, which sounds as if it was made on a table radio tuned somewhat off-frequency, you'll enjoy the format and the sounds of the major personalities of "Quicksie in Dixie" right here!From Contributor Robyn Watts, right off a no-name tape with only a set of call letters for each exhibit and the approximate date, WQXI is heard through various parts of its broadcast day. Even includes portions of some newscasts.The Jocks, in order, are:Red Jones Dr. Don Rose (later on KFRC) Tony Taylor (WOR-FM New York) Patrick Alouicious HayesOld commercials for Atlanta area businesses, and some large network accounts are also heard. When was the last time you heard a commercial for 'Tab'? Its all here, in varying audio quality, processed as best as we at Airchexx could do in the audio restoration process.Aircheck #1,286 since May 2, 2002! #radioairchecks #WQXI #GaryMckee #DrDonRose #KFRC #QuicksieInDixie @airchexx Airchexx.com no 13:20
Jay Michaels, 670 KBOI Boise | July 29, 1984http://airchexx.com/2014/10/15/jay-michaels-670-kboi-boise-july-29-1984/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/15/jay-michaels-670-kboi-boise-july-29-1984/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:00:36 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9503 Jay Michaels, 670 KBOI Boise | July 29, 1984 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Heres our first glimpse of the Boise Idaho market. This part of the United States radio landscape is quite under-represented.

Imagine driving out on, say, I-90 in the northern Rocky Mountains. Theres very few FM stations to listen to, but on AM there are a few lone signals during the daylight hours. At night, however, your radio receiver lights up with clear, strong radio stations from far away places. Some from Canada. Maybe you can hear KJR Seattle. Vancouver, BC… wherever. If you had an old C-Quam AM-Stereo receiver in your car, you would have been treated to something special, this Adult Contemporary station on 670 – remember, you left it there when you were in Chicago – …

KBOI has a nice, steady and clear signal from Boise. The music is a good mix of 70s and 80s music, with a Beach Boys or some other 60s tune sprinkled in for good measure. At least this station will help the miles go by.

Jay Michaels is a capable jock. Nothing outlandish in his presentation, he announces the songs, does the weather, and you KNOW hes live giving the temperature from around the region! Yes, this is exactly how we remember AM music stations toward the end of that era. This station is Full Service, to boot! At 5:00am, Don Blair anchors NBC Radio News. We get to hear the entire newscast uninterrupted.

For some odd reason, many AM stations out west stayed with music formats into the 1990s before delving into talk radio. KBOI is today, a mostly conservative News Talk station, with some local hosts, and the same old Rush, Hannity stuff. Nothing to write home about. But the music on this recording? Yes. And youll probably want to discuss these songs, few of which ever get played on any station today.

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http://airchexx.com/2014/10/15/jay-michaels-670-kboi-boise-july-29-1984/feed/ 1 670 Boise,AM Stereo,Jay Michaels,KBOI Heres our first glimpse of the Boise Idaho market. This part of the United States radio landscape is quite under-represented. - Imagine driving out on, say, I-90 in the northern Rocky Mountains. Theres very few FM stations to listen to, Heres our first glimpse of the Boise Idaho market. This part of the United States radio landscape is quite under-represented.Imagine driving out on, say, I-90 in the northern Rocky Mountains. Theres very few FM stations to listen to, but on AM there are a few lone signals during the daylight hours. At night, however, your radio receiver lights up with clear, strong radio stations from far away places. Some from Canada. Maybe you can hear KJR Seattle. Vancouver, BC... wherever. If you had an old C-Quam AM-Stereo receiver in your car, you would have been treated to something special, this Adult Contemporary station on 670 - remember, you left it there when you were in Chicago - ...KBOI has a nice, steady and clear signal from Boise. The music is a good mix of 70s and 80s music, with a Beach Boys or some other 60s tune sprinkled in for good measure. At least this station will help the miles go by.Jay Michaels is a capable jock. Nothing outlandish in his presentation, he announces the songs, does the weather, and you KNOW hes live giving the temperature from around the region! Yes, this is exactly how we remember AM music stations toward the end of that era. This station is Full Service, to boot! At 5:00am, Don Blair anchors NBC Radio News. We get to hear the entire newscast uninterrupted.For some odd reason, many AM stations out west stayed with music formats into the 1990s before delving into talk radio. KBOI is today, a mostly conservative News Talk station, with some local hosts, and the same old Rush, Hannity stuff. Nothing to write home about. But the music on this recording? Yes. And youll probably want to discuss these songs, few of which ever get played on any station today.Aircheck #1,286 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 15:03
Don Bleu, Rick Shaw; 99.7 KYUU San Francisco | August 5, 1988http://airchexx.com/2014/10/14/don-bleu-rick-shaw-99-7-kyuu-san-francisco-august-5-1988/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/14/don-bleu-rick-shaw-99-7-kyuu-san-francisco-august-5-1988/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:00:23 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9500 Don Bleu, Rick Shaw; 99.7 KYUU San Francisco | August 5, 1988 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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KYUU was launched with those call letters by then owner NBC, in 1978. The station was Top 40 for most of its existence, but in 1988, NBC began selling off all of it’s radio properties to concentrate solely on Television. Emmis purchased KYUU, much like it purchased the 660 frequency from NBC in New York City. A hotter CHR format ensued, along with a new name – X-100. Emmis Changed the call letters to KXXX to match. After a number of different owners, the station was finally sold to Infinity Broadcasting (today’s CBS Radio), who in turn, flipped the station to Oldies, to match their other acquisition, 610 KFRC. 99.7 thus became KFRC-FM. KFRC-FM now resides at 106.1 and 99.7 is now KMVQ “99.7 Now!”. This is a condensed story, the long version would take up several pages!

With the legacy now in print, lets introduce this aircheck. It starts with “Bleu in the Morning”, (The True) Don Bleu having done wakeups at KYUU for many years and was very familiar to the market. Notice lots of mentions of KYUU broadcasting live from Great America amusement park the next day. About halfway through this aircheck, Rick Shaw (610 KFRC) begins his show with a 45 minute music sweep.

There are a LOT of dead segues on the unscoped version of this aircheck, in fact, there’s so much music that I had to scope three whole hours down to about 35 minutes. Unlike a recent KFRC aircheck that ran almost 3 hours and scoped still runs over an hour. And, while he’s not heard on this aircheck, Bobby Ocean (KHJ, KFRC) voices a great promo – just listen for it, runs a couple of times!
This is a high quality aircheck, donated by Big Apple Airchecks, who got it in a trade with someone else. The chain of custody with these recordings is oftentimes longer than I’d like, but I’m confident it hasn’t gone any further than BAA and us here at Airchexx.

99.7 San Francisco KYUU KXXX KFRC-FM KMVQ Movin


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http://airchexx.com/2014/10/14/don-bleu-rick-shaw-99-7-kyuu-san-francisco-august-5-1988/feed/ 0 106.1 San Francisco,610 San Francisco,99.7 San Francisco,Bobby Ocean,Don Bleu,KFRC-FM,KMEL,KXXX X-100,KYUU,Movin 99.7,Now,Rick Shaw KYUU was launched with those call letters by then owner NBC, in 1978. The station was Top 40 for most of its existence, but in 1988, NBC began selling off all of it's radio properties to concentrate solely on Television. Emmis purchased KYUU, KYUU was launched with those call letters by then owner NBC, in 1978. The station was Top 40 for most of its existence, but in 1988, NBC began selling off all of it's radio properties to concentrate solely on Television. Emmis purchased KYUU, much like it purchased the 660 frequency from NBC in New York City. A hotter CHR format ensued, along with a new name - X-100. Emmis Changed the call letters to KXXX to match. After a number of different owners, the station was finally sold to Infinity Broadcasting (today's CBS Radio), who in turn, flipped the station to Oldies, to match their other acquisition, 610 KFRC. 99.7 thus became KFRC-FM. KFRC-FM now resides at 106.1 and 99.7 is now KMVQ "99.7 Now!". This is a condensed story, the long version would take up several pages!With the legacy now in print, lets introduce this aircheck. It starts with "Bleu in the Morning", (The True) Don Bleu having done wakeups at KYUU for many years and was very familiar to the market. Notice lots of mentions of KYUU broadcasting live from Great America amusement park the next day. About halfway through this aircheck, Rick Shaw (610 KFRC) begins his show with a 45 minute music sweep.There are a LOT of dead segues on the unscoped version of this aircheck, in fact, there's so much music that I had to scope three whole hours down to about 35 minutes. Unlike a recent KFRC aircheck that ran almost 3 hours and scoped still runs over an hour. And, while he's not heard on this aircheck, Bobby Ocean (KHJ, KFRC) voices a great promo - just listen for it, runs a couple of times! This is a high quality aircheck, donated by Big Apple Airchecks, who got it in a trade with someone else. The chain of custody with these recordings is oftentimes longer than I'd like, but I'm confident it hasn't gone any further than BAA and us here at Airchexx.Aircheck #1,285 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 30:56
Composite: 1050 WHN New York | February 9, 1976http://airchexx.com/2014/10/10/composite-1050-whn-new-york-february-9-1976/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/10/composite-1050-whn-new-york-february-9-1976/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:04:52 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9495 Composite: 1050 WHN New York | February 9, 1976 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Get ready to be entertained. Go pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit down and listen! Here’s an hour and a half of Country legend 1050 WHN.

The first voice you hear is that of a relatively unknown Country Music singer known as Barbie Benton. She was better known for her appearances on Hee Haw, and even better known in her four separate appearances in the buff in Playboy magazine. She definitely leaves a lasting impression – at home behind a microphone, and although not polished for radio, she’s a natural communicator. She was a guest DJ this particular night.

Next up is someone named just Jessie. She IS polished for radio and compliments Benton quite well. Or perhaps its the other way around!

The biggest ‘treat’ here is listening to Alan Colmes! For those of you who might be thinking that WHN had a talk show, no, Colmes was a Country music DJ and he fits right in here – although hearing that voice, its tempting to think he’s going to bash the president or someone political! Nope! That would come later, even after his stint at WNBC, where his was the final voice heard before NBC signed off 660 AM forever!

Rounding out the last third of this aircheck are Bobby Wayne and Del Demontreau, two very well known personalities known during the Country music period on WHN.

1050 New York WHN WMGM

Another great aircheck from…

Big Apple Airchecks Matt Seinberg New York Traders


Aircheck #1,284 since May 2, 2002!

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http://airchexx.com/2014/10/10/composite-1050-whn-new-york-february-9-1976/feed/ 7 1050 New York,Alan Colmes,Barbie Benton,Bobby Wayne,Dan Taylor,Del Demontreau,Ian McCloud,John Conley,Randy Davis,WEPN,WFAN,whn Get ready to be entertained. Go pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit down and listen! Here's an hour and a half of Country legend 1050 WHN. - The first voice you hear is that of a relatively unknown Country Music singer known as Barbie Benton. Get ready to be entertained. Go pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit down and listen! Here's an hour and a half of Country legend 1050 WHN.The first voice you hear is that of a relatively unknown Country Music singer known as Barbie Benton. She was better known for her appearances on Hee Haw, and even better known in her four separate appearances in the buff in Playboy magazine. She definitely leaves a lasting impression - at home behind a microphone, and although not polished for radio, she's a natural communicator. She was a guest DJ this particular night.Next up is someone named just Jessie. She IS polished for radio and compliments Benton quite well. Or perhaps its the other way around!The biggest 'treat' here is listening to Alan Colmes! For those of you who might be thinking that WHN had a talk show, no, Colmes was a Country music DJ and he fits right in here - although hearing that voice, its tempting to think he's going to bash the president or someone political! Nope! That would come later, even after his stint at WNBC, where his was the final voice heard before NBC signed off 660 AM forever!Rounding out the last third of this aircheck are Bobby Wayne and Del Demontreau, two very well known personalities known during the Country music period on WHN.Another great aircheck from...Aircheck #1,284 since May 2, 2002! #AlanColmes #DelDemontreau #WNBCRadio #1050NewYork #ESPN #WHNRadio Airchexx.com no 1:42:41
John Mac Flannigan; Marvelous Mark, 610 KFRC San Francisco | December 28, 1977http://airchexx.com/2014/10/09/john-mac-flannigan-rick-shaw-610-kfrc-san-francisco-december-28-1977/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/09/john-mac-flannigan-rick-shaw-610-kfrc-san-francisco-december-28-1977/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:00:56 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9492 John Mac Flannigan; Marvelous Mark, 610 KFRC San Francisco | December 28, 1977 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Recorded just a few days before the start of 1978, Airchexx Contributor, friend and personality John Mac Flannigan is heard on his afternoon show, followed by Marvelous Mark. This is a very high-energy aircheck and shows the incredible momentum KFRC had, even in the face of FM competition.

This is about as good as AM Top 40 got. There’s always that tug of war between East Coast listeners who preferred the WABC approach to the format, with its reverb and Dan Ingram’s one-liners, and West Coast listener favorite KFRC, which along with KHJ in Los Angeles, was owned by then media-giant RKO General. Listen to this aircheck and most will agree, KFRC going into 1978 was hotter than almost every other Top 40 radio station, AM or FM!

The highlights of this aircheck include the following:

About 9 and a half minutes in, John Mac Flannigan gets a call from a fan from a different radio station – on the East Coast! Andrea Davis calls in from WBZ Boston, apparently just to say hello! Says she’s on a watts line!

Lots of advertisements in the afternoon drive portion of this. A staple client on KFRC had to be the Record Factory (“…Top of the hill, Bailey City!”)! You’ll hear this ad several times during the course of this aircheck.

Rick Shaw voices a couple of promos. Promotions were ALWAYS a big deal on KFRC.. listen for “The Evolution of Rock”, the promo says another segment is ‘tomorrow’ featuring the years 1971 and 1972. Plus, year end countdowns were always fun, and The Top 100 of 1977 airs New Year’s Day without commercial interruption, hosted by Big Tom Parker!

Listeners will be treated to nearly two full newscasts, anchored by John Winters. The first is early in the aircheck, the second one about at about the 20 minute mark.

This is a long, but very enjoyable aircheck… the master recording runs over two hours, scoped down here for presentation it runs just over 45 minutes! Make time to listen, as this does not disappoint!

Many thanks to Big Apple Airchecks for contributing this awesome aircheck!

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The Jennings and Martin Program; 1090 KAAY Little Rock | October 13, 1972http://airchexx.com/2014/10/08/the-jennings-and-martin-program-1090-kaay-little-rock-october-13-1972/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/08/the-jennings-and-martin-program-1090-kaay-little-rock-october-13-1972/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:00:32 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9489 The Jennings and Martin Program; 1090 KAAY Little Rock | October 13, 1972 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Matt Seinberg Big Apple Airchecks BigAppleAirchecks.comCourtesy of BigAppleAirchecks.com, we travel back to 1972 to listen to what morning drive sounded like on the Mighty 1090! KAAY is something of a legend among radio listeners in the Southwest part of America, with its 50,000 watt signal covering nearly every state west of the Mississippi at night! Some of our guests may remember “Beaker Street” as a staple on this station every night.

This begins in the 7am hour on Friday the 13th of October. Sonny Martin is the morning man, George T. Jennings is the newsman – hence, the Jennings and Martin Program. The morning show is supposedly music intensive, but some of the things you will notice are the music itself – are these all album cuts? This is certainly not your typical Top 40 fare! Also, seemingly in between nearly every record, there is an advertisement for a bank, car dealership or an insurance company. Obviously, KAAY had all the big clients in Little Rock!

Listen, about 15 minutes in, to a feature called, “I Love a Mystery”. Its a short, old time radio show which runs about 10 minutes, then its back to music, then the news.

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Scott & Todd, 95.5 WPLJ New York | October 7, 1992http://airchexx.com/2014/10/07/scott-todd-95-5-wplj-new-york-october-7-1992/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/07/scott-todd-95-5-wplj-new-york-october-7-1992/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:00:18 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9460 Scott & Todd, 95.5 WPLJ New York | October 7, 1992 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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10/7/92 happens to be a Wednesday… a fact Scott Shannon points out right at the beginning of this high quality aircheck donated by Robyn Watts from her collection of tapes from California Aircheck. This one is from tape #152. We’ll give a plug to CA a bit further down by their request.

The current WCBS-FM Morning man sounds a bit different on this tape than his more recent stuff. Part of that could be, first, that the tape is just a TAD slow. It makes all the difference sometimes, and with this temporary setup here at Airchexx, I can’t use all the tools at my disposal to fix the pitch without crashing this laptop. We will fix sometime down the road. Second, notice how Scott Shannon’s voice is good and strong here. Scott must be showing his age a bit these days, he sounds hoarse and his voice raspy (likely from the millions of radio station liners he’s read over the years!)

The highlights of this show are…

Today’s the first day of Yom Kippur. The guys make note of city closings et al…

Listen for Letterman’s Top 10 list. Today’s theme: The top 10 reasons why Sinead O’Connor won’t date the Pope!

Ross Perot had been on television the previous night, with a 30 minute paid campaign program on TV. Now, perhaps you remember this TV special, complete with more charts and graphs as to why HE should be president instead of George H. W. Bush… I had to think about it for a minute, but yes, I remember! The Chickenman was on right before the baseball playoffs, although I can’t remember without looking it up who was playing. Its out there. At any rate, Scott & Todd to a great parody of Ross Perot and his squeaky little voice (but nothing like the 1996 Presidential Debate skit done by Steve “Doc” Weldon and Terrence McKeever at KOUL Corpus Christi… now I’ve got to dig THAT one out!).

Carrie Griffith is the WPLJ News Lady… She’s heard in a scoped newscast right at the end of this aircheck!

I’ll send this out to my brother, Mike Sawyer of Boonton, NJ. Its his birthday today!

95.5 New York WPLJ Scott Shannon Todd Pettingill


Aircheck #1,281 since May 2, 2002!

You can find this aircheck for online purchase (somewhere), at californiaaircheck.com! The indexing system used on this cassette is similar to what it is online today, but its all categorized differently. Poke around the website and if need be, contact the site owner. Reference tape # 152, Side One, Cut 2. And remember, tell them you heard about them right here at Airchexx.com!
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http://airchexx.com/2014/10/07/scott-todd-95-5-wplj-new-york-october-7-1992/feed/ 0 95.5 New York,Carol Miller,Mojo Radio,Pat St. John,Scott Shannon,The Big Show,Todd Pettingill,WABC-FM,WPLJ 10/7/92 happens to be a Wednesday... a fact Scott Shannon points out right at the beginning of this high quality aircheck donated by Robyn Watts from her collection of tapes from California Aircheck. This one is from tape #152. 10/7/92 happens to be a Wednesday... a fact Scott Shannon points out right at the beginning of this high quality aircheck donated by Robyn Watts from her collection of tapes from California Aircheck. This one is from tape #152. We'll give a plug to CA a bit further down by their request.The current WCBS-FM Morning man sounds a bit different on this tape than his more recent stuff. Part of that could be, first, that the tape is just a TAD slow. It makes all the difference sometimes, and with this temporary setup here at Airchexx, I can't use all the tools at my disposal to fix the pitch without crashing this laptop. We will fix sometime down the road. Second, notice how Scott Shannon's voice is good and strong here. Scott must be showing his age a bit these days, he sounds hoarse and his voice raspy (likely from the millions of radio station liners he's read over the years!)The highlights of this show are...Today's the first day of Yom Kippur. The guys make note of city closings et al...Listen for Letterman's Top 10 list. Today's theme: The top 10 reasons why Sinead O'Connor won't date the Pope!Ross Perot had been on television the previous night, with a 30 minute paid campaign program on TV. Now, perhaps you remember this TV special, complete with more charts and graphs as to why HE should be president instead of George H. W. Bush... I had to think about it for a minute, but yes, I remember! The Chickenman was on right before the baseball playoffs, although I can't remember without looking it up who was playing. Its out there. At any rate, Scott & Todd to a great parody of Ross Perot and his squeaky little voice (but nothing like the 1996 Presidential Debate skit done by Steve "Doc" Weldon and Terrence McKeever at KOUL Corpus Christi... now I've got to dig THAT one out!).Carrie Griffith is the WPLJ News Lady... She's heard in a scoped newscast right at the end of this aircheck!I'll send this out to my brother, Mike Sawyer of Boonton, NJ. Its his birthday today!Aircheck #1,281 since May 2, 2002! You can find this aircheck for online purchase (somewhere), at californiaaircheck.com! The indexing system used on this cassette is similar to what it is online today, but its all categorized differently. Poke around the website and if need be, contact the site owner. Reference tape # 152, Side One, Cut 2. And remember, tell them you heard about them right here at Airchexx.com! Airchexx.com no 15:08
Steve West on WMC-FM 100 Memphis | August 28, 2005http://airchexx.com/2014/10/02/steve-west-on-wmc-fm-100-memphis-august-28-2005/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/02/steve-west-on-wmc-fm-100-memphis-august-28-2005/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:00:41 +0000 http://airchexx.com/markets/memphis/steve-west-on-wmc-fm-100-memphis-august-28-2005 Steve West on WMC-FM 100 Memphis | August 28, 2005 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Steve West 2007Just a few days before the cataclysmic landfall of Hurricane Katrina, I was enjoying doing another “Whatever Weekend” show on FM 100. Its funny how fate works. I never thought to record this particular evening and never had a recording of it, yet it’s one of the best from all my years in radio.

Then owned by CBS (now Entercom), WMC-FM was HOT! Trying hard to maintain a decent lead over crosstown WMBZ (the Buzz), which was in it’s death throes, PD Lance Ballance pushed the music envelope right to the edge with these “Whatever Weekends” – CBS’ (Infinity) answer to the emerging “Jack” variety hits format. At the time of this recording, I was at the end of a 4 month run as the weeknight host while they looked for a replacement to the previous host who abruptly quit back in May. So, I was it.

Enough about me. This is the hottest FM 100 sounded in years, and the amount of energy expended on air is breathtaking. Listen for rock, disco, dance, callers asking where to party, and at the tail end of this 16 minute scope, my brother Mike, stuck in New Orleans desperately waiting for a flight out back to Massachusetts. He did get one, the LAST flight out of New Orleans International before Katrina arrived.

Many thanks to Patrick in Memphis for recording this. I never thought THIS show would find it’s way back to me and never recorded it – they say you’re pretty good if others record you, so THANKS PATRICK! I’m flattered beyond words!

WMC - FM 100 Memphis

Steve West on WMC-FM 100 Memphis | August 28, 2005 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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http://airchexx.com/2014/10/02/steve-west-on-wmc-fm-100-memphis-august-28-2005/feed/ 8 Garner Miller,Jill Bucco,Karen Perrin,Lance Ballance,Ron Olson,Scott Shannon,Steve Conley,Steve West,Tom Prestigiacomo,Tripp,Whatever Weekends,WMC Just a few days before the cataclysmic landfall of Hurricane Katrina, I was enjoying doing another "Whatever Weekend" show on FM 100. Its funny how fate works. I never thought to record this particular evening and never had a recording of it, Just a few days before the cataclysmic landfall of Hurricane Katrina, I was enjoying doing another "Whatever Weekend" show on FM 100. Its funny how fate works. I never thought to record this particular evening and never had a recording of it, yet it's one of the best from all my years in radio.Then owned by CBS (now Entercom), WMC-FM was HOT! Trying hard to maintain a decent lead over crosstown WMBZ (the Buzz), which was in it's death throes, PD Lance Ballance pushed the music envelope right to the edge with these "Whatever Weekends" - CBS' (Infinity) answer to the emerging "Jack" variety hits format. At the time of this recording, I was at the end of a 4 month run as the weeknight host while they looked for a replacement to the previous host who abruptly quit back in May. So, I was it.Enough about me. This is the hottest FM 100 sounded in years, and the amount of energy expended on air is breathtaking. Listen for rock, disco, dance, callers asking where to party, and at the tail end of this 16 minute scope, my brother Mike, stuck in New Orleans desperately waiting for a flight out back to Massachusetts. He did get one, the LAST flight out of New Orleans International before Katrina arrived.Many thanks to Patrick in Memphis for recording this. I never thought THIS show would find it's way back to me and never recorded it - they say you're pretty good if others record you, so THANKS PATRICK! I'm flattered beyond words! Airchexx.com no 16:43
QuickChexx: Mike Kennedy, 104.3 KBEQ Kansas City | 1992http://airchexx.com/2014/10/01/quickchexx-mike-kennedy-104-3-kbeq-kansas-city-1992/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/01/quickchexx-mike-kennedy-104-3-kbeq-kansas-city-1992/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00:52 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9465 QuickChexx: Mike Kennedy, 104.3 KBEQ Kansas City | 1992 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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“…on Q104, its the right music, right now!”

Mike Kennedy starts his show on this little tiny scope of Q104. He has passes to the movie, “A League Of Their Own”, starring Tom Hanks. Was it really THAT long ago?

This really sounds GOOD! And you’ll notice all the big hits being played from Boyz To Men, to U2. That probably means nothing to the Country listeners who have been with Q104 since adopting the Country format in 1993. This aircheck was recorded in the final year of it’s Top 40 incarnation, and so it really was the “End of the Road” for CHR KBEQ.

Another, from Contributor Robyn Watts and California Aircheck!

104.3 KBEQ Q104


QuickChexx: Mike Kennedy, 104.3 KBEQ Kansas City | 1992 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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http://airchexx.com/2014/10/01/quickchexx-mike-kennedy-104-3-kbeq-kansas-city-1992/feed/ 0 104.3 Kansas City,KBEQ,Mike Kennedy,Q104 "...on Q104, its the right music, right now!" - Mike Kennedy starts his show on this little tiny scope of Q104. He has passes to the movie, "A League Of Their Own", starring Tom Hanks. Was it really THAT long ago? - This really sounds GOOD! "...on Q104, its the right music, right now!"Mike Kennedy starts his show on this little tiny scope of Q104. He has passes to the movie, "A League Of Their Own", starring Tom Hanks. Was it really THAT long ago?This really sounds GOOD! And you'll notice all the big hits being played from Boyz To Men, to U2. That probably means nothing to the Country listeners who have been with Q104 since adopting the Country format in 1993. This aircheck was recorded in the final year of it's Top 40 incarnation, and so it really was the "End of the Road" for CHR KBEQ.Another, from Contributor Robyn Watts and California Aircheck! Airchexx.com no 4:27
Dick Biondi, Oldies 104.3 WJMK Chicago | 1993http://airchexx.com/2014/09/22/dick-biondi-oldies-104-3-wjmk-chicago-1993/ http://airchexx.com/2014/09/22/dick-biondi-oldies-104-3-wjmk-chicago-1993/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:00:24 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9454 Dick Biondi, Oldies 104.3 WJMK Chicago | 1993 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Courtesy of longtime Contributor Robyn Watts, Here’s something from her collection of California Aircheck tapes. Tape #152 includes things from all over America and various formats. Towards the end of side one, this crystal clear recording of the former “Oldies 104.3″ WJMK features a Chicago legend – the great Dick Biondi! Most will remember Biondi from AM 89 WLS in the early days of the station’s Top 40 format. Most recently, Biondi was on the current incarnation of Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM.

This was recorded during a promotion called the American Bandstand weekend. Lots of mentions of Dick Clark but nothing heard from America’s Oldest Teenager.

The air date of this, we estimate to be sometime in 1993. There are clues in this aircheck for those who are from the Chicagoland area so perhaps someone can pinpoint the date.

104.3 Chicago WJMK Dick Biondi on top of a Pizza Greg Brown


Aircheck #1,280 since May 2, 2002!

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California Aircheck

Dick Biondi, Oldies 104.3 WJMK Chicago | 1993 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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http://airchexx.com/2014/09/22/dick-biondi-oldies-104-3-wjmk-chicago-1993/feed/ 2 104.3 Chicago,American Bandstand,Dick Biondi,Dick Clark,WJMK Courtesy of longtime Contributor Robyn Watts, Here's something from her collection of California Aircheck tapes. Tape #152 includes things from all over America and various formats. Towards the end of side one, Courtesy of longtime Contributor Robyn Watts, Here's something from her collection of California Aircheck tapes. Tape #152 includes things from all over America and various formats. Towards the end of side one, this crystal clear recording of the former "Oldies 104.3" WJMK features a Chicago legend - the great Dick Biondi! Most will remember Biondi from AM 89 WLS in the early days of the station's Top 40 format. Most recently, Biondi was on the current incarnation of Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM.This was recorded during a promotion called the American Bandstand weekend. Lots of mentions of Dick Clark but nothing heard from America's Oldest Teenager.The air date of this, we estimate to be sometime in 1993. There are clues in this aircheck for those who are from the Chicagoland area so perhaps someone can pinpoint the date.Aircheck #1,280 since May 2, 2002! Courtesy of... Airchexx.com no 6:23