Airchexx.com http://airchexx.com Where Classic Radio Lives Sun, 28 Jun 2015 11:54:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2Where Classic Radio Lives Airchexx.com no Where Classic Radio Lives Airchexx.com http://airchexx.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpghttp://airchexx.com Thom Whetston, 1280 WEIM Fitchburg MA | August, 1979http://airchexx.com/2015/06/28/thom-whetston-1280-weim-fitchburg-ma-august-1979/ http://airchexx.com/2015/06/28/thom-whetston-1280-weim-fitchburg-ma-august-1979/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 11:54:07 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9898 Thom Whetston, 1280 WEIM Fitchburg MA | August, 1979 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Big Apple Airchecks Matt Seinberg New York TradersThis aircheck actually comes to us from Thom Whetston himself, via Big Apple Airchecks. Interesting, from your webmaster’s perspective, as Thom Whetston and I were sort-of competitors (I was at WFGL-AM and WFMP-FM), and we’ve been in touch recently.

They call the twin cities of Fitchburg and Leominster (along with Gardner) the Montachusett region. WEIM reigned as THE Top 40 station in that part of Massachusetts, second, perhaps, to WRKO Boston… until FM finished off these little AM signals. There were a handful of small powered but big sounding AM’s like this. WORC Worcester was one. WFTQ Nashua another. What I remember about WEIM in particular, was the impressive processing. The music literally lept out of a car speaker, from a clean audio chain. Even in 1979, WEIM was rocking… well into the 1980s, in fact.

Thom Whetston spent a long time in the U.S. Army, much of it as an announcer on Armed Forces Radio and Television. He has an impressive website called the AFRTS Archive, which you can visit at this link. There, like here, you can listen to airchecks, in this case, of AFRTS. This is a real national treasure which I invite you to check out.

As for this aircheck, the skimmer machine has a bad habit of leaving the record heads active when the thing turns on and off when the announcer hits the studio mic, which causes a sound of tape speeding up as it clicks off. Those are so close to Whetston’s jock patter that I couldn’t edit out most of this without sacrificing good material. So, its as close to it’s original form as possible.

1280 Fitchburg, WEIM, WPKZ, 105.3 Fitchburg


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http://airchexx.com/2015/06/28/thom-whetston-1280-weim-fitchburg-ma-august-1979/feed/ 3 This aircheck actually comes to us from Thom Whetston himself, via Big Apple Airchecks. Interesting, from your webmaster's perspective, as Thom Whetston and I were sort-of competitors (I was at WFGL-AM and WFMP-FM), and we've been in touch recently. - This aircheck actually comes to us from Thom Whetston himself, via Big Apple Airchecks. Interesting, from your webmaster's perspective, as Thom Whetston and I were sort-of competitors (I was at WFGL-AM and WFMP-FM), and we've been in touch recently.They call the twin cities of Fitchburg and Leominster (along with Gardner) the Montachusett region. WEIM reigned as THE Top 40 station in that part of Massachusetts, second, perhaps, to WRKO Boston... until FM finished off these little AM signals. There were a handful of small powered but big sounding AM's like this. WORC Worcester was one. WFTQ Nashua another. What I remember about WEIM in particular, was the impressive processing. The music literally lept out of a car speaker, from a clean audio chain. Even in 1979, WEIM was rocking... well into the 1980s, in fact.Thom Whetston spent a long time in the U.S. Army, much of it as an announcer on Armed Forces Radio and Television. He has an impressive website called the AFRTS Archive, which you can visit at this link. There, like here, you can listen to airchecks, in this case, of AFRTS. This is a real national treasure which I invite you to check out.As for this aircheck, the skimmer machine has a bad habit of leaving the record heads active when the thing turns on and off when the announcer hits the studio mic, which causes a sound of tape speeding up as it clicks off. Those are so close to Whetston's jock patter that I couldn't edit out most of this without sacrificing good material. So, its as close to it's original form as possible.Aircheck #1,353 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 10:35
Broadway Bill Lee, 103.5 WKTU Lake Success (New York) | February 1, 2000http://airchexx.com/2015/06/19/broadway-bill-lee-103-5-wktu-lake-success-new-york-february-1-2000/ http://airchexx.com/2015/06/19/broadway-bill-lee-103-5-wktu-lake-success-new-york-february-1-2000/#comments Sat, 20 Jun 2015 01:46:27 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9892 Broadway Bill Lee, 103.5 WKTU Lake Success (New York) | February 1, 2000 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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One of our all-time favorites, Broadway Bill Lee (Bill Lenke) sounds a bit more serious here but still rhyme drops plenty in this scoped 8 1/2 minutes of Rhythmic excitement! KTU has always been a classy outfit, and the station shines here. No obnoxious imaging, jingles that fit the music perfectly and a really great music mix combined with an airstaff that was exactly what you’d expect in America’s Number One radio market.

It’s only a month into the new millenium, and judging by the way KTU sounds, they are likely still using CD carts or even vynl for some of the dance cuts. Someone knows. The sound is refreshingly CLEAN, another indication that the music isn’t a compressed digital file somewhere. Hard drives were still pretty small in 2000, so… well what do you think?

Broadway Bill Lee had a long career before KTU. Check out these favorites from our archives, some of which go way back!

* Broadway Bill Lee, 103.5 WKTU New York | May 30, 1997
* Bill Lee, 99 1/2 WLOL Minneapolis | 1985
* QuickChexx: Bill Lee, 103.5 WAPP “Hot 103″ Lake Success NY | July 29, 1985
* Composite: 610 KFRC – Billboard Radio Competition Winners 1980
* Bill Lee, 98 WJBQ Portland, ME | February 24, 1983
* Composite: WTIC-FM “96-TICS” Hartford | July 22, 1978
* Bill Lenke, WTIC-FM Hartford | December, 1978
* Bill Lee, Renel, Lisa St. Regis; First Day of the “New Jack Zoo – 106.1 KMEL San Francisco
* Bill Lee on 610 KFRC San Francisco | 1981
* Bill Lenke on WTIC-FM Hartford | 1979
* Broadway Bill Lee, 97.1 WQHT ‘Hot 97′ New York | April 25, 1990
* Broadway Bill Lee; 40th Anniversary Broadcast, Part 1 – 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | July 6, 2012
* QuickCheck: Station Profile: Bill Lee, 610 KFRC San Francisco | 1983

After listening to all those, here’s the latest from Broadway Bill Lee:

103.5 New York WKTU WAPP WQHT Broadway Bill Lee Al Bandiero Paul Cubby Bryant


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http://airchexx.com/2015/06/19/broadway-bill-lee-103-5-wktu-lake-success-new-york-february-1-2000/feed/ 1 One of our all-time favorites, Broadway Bill Lee (Bill Lenke) sounds a bit more serious here but still rhyme drops plenty in this scoped 8 1/2 minutes of Rhythmic excitement! KTU has always been a classy outfit, and the station shines here. One of our all-time favorites, Broadway Bill Lee (Bill Lenke) sounds a bit more serious here but still rhyme drops plenty in this scoped 8 1/2 minutes of Rhythmic excitement! KTU has always been a classy outfit, and the station shines here. No obnoxious imaging, jingles that fit the music perfectly and a really great music mix combined with an airstaff that was exactly what you'd expect in America's Number One radio market.It's only a month into the new millenium, and judging by the way KTU sounds, they are likely still using CD carts or even vynl for some of the dance cuts. Someone knows. The sound is refreshingly CLEAN, another indication that the music isn't a compressed digital file somewhere. Hard drives were still pretty small in 2000, so... well what do you think?Broadway Bill Lee had a long career before KTU. Check out these favorites from our archives, some of which go way back!* Broadway Bill Lee, 103.5 WKTU New York | May 30, 1997 * Bill Lee, 99 1/2 WLOL Minneapolis | 1985 * QuickChexx: Bill Lee, 103.5 WAPP “Hot 103″ Lake Success NY | July 29, 1985 * Composite: 610 KFRC – Billboard Radio Competition Winners 1980 * Bill Lee, 98 WJBQ Portland, ME | February 24, 1983 * Composite: WTIC-FM “96-TICS” Hartford | July 22, 1978 * Bill Lenke, WTIC-FM Hartford | December, 1978 * Bill Lee, Renel, Lisa St. Regis; First Day of the “New Jack Zoo – 106.1 KMEL San Francisco * Bill Lee on 610 KFRC San Francisco | 1981 * Bill Lenke on WTIC-FM Hartford | 1979 * Broadway Bill Lee, 97.1 WQHT ‘Hot 97′ New York | April 25, 1990 * Broadway Bill Lee; 40th Anniversary Broadcast, Part 1 – 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | July 6, 2012 * QuickCheck: Station Profile: Bill Lee, 610 KFRC San Francisco | 1983After listening to all those, here's the latest from Broadway Bill Lee:Aircheck #1,352 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 8:13
Gary Mercer, 960 CKWS Kingston, Ont. | 1971http://airchexx.com/2015/06/17/gary-mercer-960-ckws-kingston-ont-1971/ http://airchexx.com/2015/06/17/gary-mercer-960-ckws-kingston-ont-1971/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:59:09 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9887 Gary Mercer, 960 CKWS Kingston, Ont. | 1971 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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One of the hallmarks of a true museum is collecting rare artifacts of things that no longer exist. Such is the case with some radio stations, such as this one. AM 960 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada went off the air for good on January 15, 2008. The call letters at the time were CFFX. The station did not go away, instead, the Canadian government allowed it to move to FM.

This goes back to 1971 and there are a few noteworthy things about it. First, there had to be a small-market sounding station like this in nearly every medium sized city in North America at one time in the 70s. This is very local… a couple of agency ads, a few local rip-and-read commercials and a morning jock with a good voice, but sounding like he’s just getting through the commercial log, getting songs and PSAs (Public Service Announcements) and such. Its also worth noting, how much Canadian music is being played. There was only time in this to hear 3 parts of songs, but they are all Canadian artists, none are recognizable hits from an American point of view. Our Canadian friends may remember the songs right off.

The jingles have a familiar ring to them, not sure what jingle company sang them but they sound much like versions of WNBC New York’s 70s jingle package. Do any of you know?

I would consider this aircheck, ‘typical’ of how many AM stations sounded during the 1970s.

960 Kingston Ontario CKWS


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http://airchexx.com/2015/06/17/gary-mercer-960-ckws-kingston-ont-1971/feed/ 4 One of the hallmarks of a true museum is collecting rare artifacts of things that no longer exist. Such is the case with some radio stations, such as this one. AM 960 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada went off the air for good on January 15, 2008. One of the hallmarks of a true museum is collecting rare artifacts of things that no longer exist. Such is the case with some radio stations, such as this one. AM 960 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada went off the air for good on January 15, 2008. The call letters at the time were CFFX. The station did not go away, instead, the Canadian government allowed it to move to FM.This goes back to 1971 and there are a few noteworthy things about it. First, there had to be a small-market sounding station like this in nearly every medium sized city in North America at one time in the 70s. This is very local... a couple of agency ads, a few local rip-and-read commercials and a morning jock with a good voice, but sounding like he's just getting through the commercial log, getting songs and PSAs (Public Service Announcements) and such. Its also worth noting, how much Canadian music is being played. There was only time in this to hear 3 parts of songs, but they are all Canadian artists, none are recognizable hits from an American point of view. Our Canadian friends may remember the songs right off.The jingles have a familiar ring to them, not sure what jingle company sang them but they sound much like versions of WNBC New York's 70s jingle package. Do any of you know?I would consider this aircheck, 'typical' of how many AM stations sounded during the 1970s.Aircheck #1,351 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 6:57
Mary Kennedy, 94.5 WXRA Eden, NC | August 29, 1999http://airchexx.com/2015/06/16/mary-kennedy-94-5-wxra-eden-nc-august-29-1999/ http://airchexx.com/2015/06/16/mary-kennedy-94-5-wxra-eden-nc-august-29-1999/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:03:54 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9884 Mary Kennedy, 94.5 WXRA Eden, NC | August 29, 1999 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Perhaps the most noticeable thing about this recording is that Mary Kennedy is live, or so it seems, judging by her comment about not paying close enough attention coming out of a commercial break. Otherwise, this is an unremarkable aircheck of Active/Alternative Rocker 94-5 “The Rock Station”.

There’s not much to describe here, but a few liner notes are in order. This is a mix of Grunge/Alternative plus mainstream (classic) Rock staples that were very popular in the 1990s. Although, Zeppelin and AC/DC seem out of place at times.

This radio station has had an enormous list of call letters over the years, at least according to Wikipedia. Here’s what I believe is the accurate list of callsigns: (from Wikipedia)
WLOE-FM (1949-?)
WEAF (?-?)
WSRQ (?-1984)
WWWI (1984–1986)
WKLM (1986-?)
WWMY (?-1991)
WMKG (1991–1992)
WNEU (1992–1994)
WXRA (1994–2001)
WWCC (2001–2003)
WGBT (2003–2009)

1949? Yep. It seems that this was one of the very early FM stations in the United States. Someone knows more about the history of this station and we’d very much like to read your comments if you do.

Today, the call letters are WPTI, an FM News/Talk station serving the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina.

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http://airchexx.com/2015/06/16/mary-kennedy-94-5-wxra-eden-nc-august-29-1999/feed/ 0 Perhaps the most noticeable thing about this recording is that Mary Kennedy is live, or so it seems, judging by her comment about not paying close enough attention coming out of a commercial break. Otherwise, Perhaps the most noticeable thing about this recording is that Mary Kennedy is live, or so it seems, judging by her comment about not paying close enough attention coming out of a commercial break. Otherwise, this is an unremarkable aircheck of Active/Alternative Rocker 94-5 "The Rock Station".There's not much to describe here, but a few liner notes are in order. This is a mix of Grunge/Alternative plus mainstream (classic) Rock staples that were very popular in the 1990s. Although, Zeppelin and AC/DC seem out of place at times.This radio station has had an enormous list of call letters over the years, at least according to Wikipedia. Here's what I believe is the accurate list of callsigns: (from Wikipedia) WLOE-FM (1949-?) WEAF (?-?) WSRQ (?-1984) WWWI (1984–1986) WKLM (1986-?) WWMY (?-1991) WMKG (1991–1992) WNEU (1992–1994) WXRA (1994–2001) WWCC (2001–2003) WGBT (2003–2009)1949? Yep. It seems that this was one of the very early FM stations in the United States. Someone knows more about the history of this station and we'd very much like to read your comments if you do.Today, the call letters are WPTI, an FM News/Talk station serving the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina.Aircheck #1,350 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 3:57
Sample: 106.7 WWID Gainesville GA | September 5, 1982http://airchexx.com/2015/06/15/sample-106-7-wwid-gainesville-ga-september-5-1982/ http://airchexx.com/2015/06/15/sample-106-7-wwid-gainesville-ga-september-5-1982/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 01:10:30 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9879 Sample: 106.7 WWID Gainesville GA | September 5, 1982 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Contributor Jay Sawyer sent in this sample of the old WWID “Wide 107″ from the Atlanta market. We’ve determined the date to be 9/5/82, based upon clues in this very short but excellent quality aircheck.

This station is now an All-News outlet, branded “NewsRadio 106.7″ with the call letters WYAY.
106.7 Atlanta Gainesville GA WYAY WWID WWLT


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http://airchexx.com/2015/06/15/sample-106-7-wwid-gainesville-ga-september-5-1982/feed/ 1 Contributor Jay Sawyer sent in this sample of the old WWID "Wide 107" from the Atlanta market. We've determined the date to be 9/5/82, based upon clues in this very short but excellent quality aircheck. - This station is now an All-News outlet, Contributor Jay Sawyer sent in this sample of the old WWID "Wide 107" from the Atlanta market. We've determined the date to be 9/5/82, based upon clues in this very short but excellent quality aircheck.This station is now an All-News outlet, branded "NewsRadio 106.7" with the call letters WYAY.Aircheck #1,349 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 2:22
Bob Grant, Final Show on 710 WOR New York | January 13, 2006http://airchexx.com/2015/06/15/bob-grant-final-show-on-710-wor-new-york-january-13-2006/ http://airchexx.com/2015/06/15/bob-grant-final-show-on-710-wor-new-york-january-13-2006/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:29:43 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9876 Bob Grant, Final Show on 710 WOR New York | January 13, 2006 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Courtesy of Contributor Ellis Feaster, we have the final show of the late Bob Grant, as heard on 710 WOR. This was recorded from WOR’s HD signal, so in addition to the talents of Mr. Grant, one also gets to hear how AM HD Radio sounds. A bit grainy, as with just about all the HD stations I’ve heard, but overall not bad.

Our first Bob Grant posting was warmly received and we hope to feature more of this Talk Radio host in the future.

710 New York WOR RKO General Mark Simone Bob Grant Mets


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http://airchexx.com/2015/06/15/bob-grant-final-show-on-710-wor-new-york-january-13-2006/feed/ 2 Courtesy of Contributor Ellis Feaster, we have the final show of the late Bob Grant, as heard on 710 WOR. This was recorded from WOR's HD signal, so in addition to the talents of Mr. Grant, one also gets to hear how AM HD Radio sounds. A bit grainy, Courtesy of Contributor Ellis Feaster, we have the final show of the late Bob Grant, as heard on 710 WOR. This was recorded from WOR's HD signal, so in addition to the talents of Mr. Grant, one also gets to hear how AM HD Radio sounds. A bit grainy, as with just about all the HD stations I've heard, but overall not bad.Our first Bob Grant posting was warmly received and we hope to feature more of this Talk Radio host in the future.Aircheck # 1,348 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 20:57
The True Don Bleu, 93 KHJ Los Angeles | 1979http://airchexx.com/2015/06/15/the-true-don-bleu-93-khj-los-angeles-1979/ http://airchexx.com/2015/06/15/the-true-don-bleu-93-khj-los-angeles-1979/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 23:58:48 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9874 The True Don Bleu, 93 KHJ Los Angeles | 1979 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Restored from mud (because thats how it sounded at first playback), here’s a micro-aircheck of The True Don Bleu, who sounds more upbeat somehow on a subdued 93 KHJ. The clock was ticking toward the upcoming (but nobody knew just yet) Country format the following year, and KHJ still managed to play the hits.

I’ve been posting a wealth of KHJ/KTNQ/KFI recordings in recent weeks, and the comments really teach our visitors much. If you’re just itching to hear some great L.A. radio, here’s a link to most of our exhibits.

930 Los Angeles KHJ KKHJ KRTH


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http://airchexx.com/2015/06/15/the-true-don-bleu-93-khj-los-angeles-1979/feed/ 5 Restored from mud (because thats how it sounded at first playback), here's a micro-aircheck of The True Don Bleu, who sounds more upbeat somehow on a subdued 93 KHJ. The clock was ticking toward the upcoming (but nobody knew just yet) Country format t... Restored from mud (because thats how it sounded at first playback), here's a micro-aircheck of The True Don Bleu, who sounds more upbeat somehow on a subdued 93 KHJ. The clock was ticking toward the upcoming (but nobody knew just yet) Country format the following year, and KHJ still managed to play the hits.I've been posting a wealth of KHJ/KTNQ/KFI recordings in recent weeks, and the comments really teach our visitors much. If you're just itching to hear some great L.A. radio, here's a link to most of our exhibits.Aircheck #1,347 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 1:41
Jackson Armstrong, 1050 CHUM Toronto | 1967http://airchexx.com/2015/06/14/jackson-armstrong-1050-chum-toronto-1967/ http://airchexx.com/2015/06/14/jackson-armstrong-1050-chum-toronto-1967/#comments Sun, 14 Jun 2015 22:36:06 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9872 Jackson Armstrong, 1050 CHUM Toronto | 1967 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Perhaps it was the PAMS signature jingles, the incredible music, the enormous audience or just the mystique surrounding this radio station. But for a time in the 1960s and 70s, no other station in Toronto touched its listeners the way 1050 CHUM did.

One of radio’s greats is featured on this worn but wonderful aircheck. The late Jackson Armstrong, complete with the Gorilla and the future “world’s fastest talking human” by the Guiness Book of World Records (1973), blows through this 12 1/2 minutes of Top 40 magic so fast that one can barely understand what he’s saying! Armstrong would slow down (a little) by the time he got to 64 KFI Los Angeles in the 1980s, but here, his jaws are going at light-speed!

1050 Toronto CHUM TSN


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http://airchexx.com/2015/06/14/jackson-armstrong-1050-chum-toronto-1967/feed/ 1 Perhaps it was the PAMS signature jingles, the incredible music, the enormous audience or just the mystique surrounding this radio station. But for a time in the 1960s and 70s, no other station in Toronto touched its listeners the way 1050 CHUM did. - Perhaps it was the PAMS signature jingles, the incredible music, the enormous audience or just the mystique surrounding this radio station. But for a time in the 1960s and 70s, no other station in Toronto touched its listeners the way 1050 CHUM did.One of radio's greats is featured on this worn but wonderful aircheck. The late Jackson Armstrong, complete with the Gorilla and the future "world's fastest talking human" by the Guiness Book of World Records (1973), blows through this 12 1/2 minutes of Top 40 magic so fast that one can barely understand what he's saying! Armstrong would slow down (a little) by the time he got to 64 KFI Los Angeles in the 1980s, but here, his jaws are going at light-speed!Aircheck #1,346 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 12:32
QuickChexx: Charlie Tuna, 1020 KTNQ Los Angeles | 1979http://airchexx.com/2015/06/14/quickchexx-charlie-tuna-1020-ktnq-los-angeles-1979/ http://airchexx.com/2015/06/14/quickchexx-charlie-tuna-1020-ktnq-los-angeles-1979/#comments Sun, 14 Jun 2015 21:23:22 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9870 QuickChexx: Charlie Tuna, 1020 KTNQ Los Angeles | 1979 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Good morning, 9:03 with Charlie Tuna, on L.A.’s Original Rock & Roll Radio Station

Here’s a very short and somewhat muddy recording that I think was made sometime in 1979. Could have been ’78.

Digging around, I (re)found this interesting page on Ten-Q on http://www.socalradiohistory.com/. While it doesn’t go into great detail of AM 1020’s long history, there’s enough to understand the short, but rapid rise of Ten-Q from 1976-1979 as a Top 40 radio station. And, as the writers point out, KTNQ and KHJ are and have been Spanish competitors for a couple of decades.

1020 AM Los Angeles Dave Sebastian The Real Don Steele Charlie Tuna Jackson Armstrong M.G. Kelly KFVD KPOP KTNQ KGBS


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http://airchexx.com/2015/06/14/quickchexx-charlie-tuna-1020-ktnq-los-angeles-1979/feed/ 5 Good morning, 9:03 with Charlie Tuna, on L.A.'s Original Rock & Roll Radio Station Here's a very short and somewhat muddy recording that I think was made sometime in 1979. Could have been '78. - Digging around, Good morning, 9:03 with Charlie Tuna, on L.A.'s Original Rock & Roll Radio StationHere's a very short and somewhat muddy recording that I think was made sometime in 1979. Could have been '78.Digging around, I (re)found this interesting page on Ten-Q on http://www.socalradiohistory.com/. While it doesn't go into great detail of AM 1020's long history, there's enough to understand the short, but rapid rise of Ten-Q from 1976-1979 as a Top 40 radio station. And, as the writers point out, KTNQ and KHJ are and have been Spanish competitors for a couple of decades.Aircheck #1,345 since May 2, 2002! If you enjoy what you hear, please make a contribution in any amount. Thank you for choosing Airchexx! Airchexx.com no 4:10
Sample: 98.7 WKSI Greensboro | August 29, 1999http://airchexx.com/2015/06/10/sample-98-7-wksi-greensboro-august-29-1999/ http://airchexx.com/2015/06/10/sample-98-7-wksi-greensboro-august-29-1999/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 01:48:43 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9867 Sample: 98.7 WKSI Greensboro | August 29, 1999 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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There’s surprisingly little information about this station, once known as “The New 98-7 The Point”. Its current call letters are WSMW, calls that were once in use in Worcester, Massachusetts, used to identify UHF Television TV CH. 27 in the early 1970s.

“The Point” was a Rock-based CHR format with no jingles but a healthy staple of produced sweepers which played about every other song. While the format was considered CHR, it actually was more in line with the emerging “Modern AC” format, such as the one which would launch in early 1999 at 94.1 WMBZ Memphis. Note, the logo clearly states “Today’s Best Mix”, yet on the recording, the slogan is “Today’s Best Music”. Yes, we’re picking nits here, but those two slogans represent two completely different formats. “MIX” indicates Adult Contemporary. “Music” indicates CHR.

The jock doesn’t give his name and only appears a few times in this 9 1/2 minute scope. Aside from this information, there’s very little we can describe about this brief aircheck. Perhaps you lived in the Greensboro market at the time this aired and remember the station. If so, we encourage you to comment in the area below.

98.7 WKSI The Point


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http://airchexx.com/2015/06/10/sample-98-7-wksi-greensboro-august-29-1999/feed/ 1 There's surprisingly little information about this station, once known as "The New 98-7 The Point". Its current call letters are WSMW, calls that were once in use in Worcester, Massachusetts, used to identify UHF Television TV CH. 27 in the early 1970s. There's surprisingly little information about this station, once known as "The New 98-7 The Point". Its current call letters are WSMW, calls that were once in use in Worcester, Massachusetts, used to identify UHF Television TV CH. 27 in the early 1970s."The Point" was a Rock-based CHR format with no jingles but a healthy staple of produced sweepers which played about every other song. While the format was considered CHR, it actually was more in line with the emerging "Modern AC" format, such as the one which would launch in early 1999 at 94.1 WMBZ Memphis. Note, the logo clearly states "Today's Best Mix", yet on the recording, the slogan is "Today's Best Music". Yes, we're picking nits here, but those two slogans represent two completely different formats. "MIX" indicates Adult Contemporary. "Music" indicates CHR.The jock doesn't give his name and only appears a few times in this 9 1/2 minute scope. Aside from this information, there's very little we can describe about this brief aircheck. Perhaps you lived in the Greensboro market at the time this aired and remember the station. If so, we encourage you to comment in the area below.Aircheck #1,344 since May 2, 2002! If you enjoy what you hear, please consider a small donation in any amount using our Paypal "Donate" Button. Thank you for Choosing Airchexx! Airchexx.com no 9:34