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… It’s Monday Morning and it’s going to rain

And Cher’s “Gypsie’s, Tramps and Theives” is skipping!!!!
Well… the Drake era has been over for a while, and Dale Dorman is even more wacky than when Drake tried to reel him in! He sings over intros, and well, the whole show is just silliness.

This aircheck absolutely proves that WRKO was playing RECORDS!!!! And apparently the needle broke on the right hand turntable. hahahahaha yes, apparently Dale is running his own board this particular day.

Now, as you listen to this, you’ll probably think, as I do, that this is not one aircheck, but rather, several strung together to give us listeners a good impression of Dale Dorman in 1973. Oh… and if you pine for the old Bill Drake TOP O’ THE HOUR Jingle… you’ll hear it about halfway through!

Bill Rossi, who will work with Dale at Kiss-108 some 20 odd years later, is heard at the tail end of a newscast. But not before having some fun with Uncle Dale before it!

Listen carefully, this passes by real quickly! See if you can keep up!

Boston WRKO WNAC WROR


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Dale Dorman, 68 WRKO Boston | July, 1971http://airchexx.com/2014/10/27/dale-dorman-68-wrko-boston-july-1971/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/27/dale-dorman-68-wrko-boston-july-1971/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:36:05 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9531 Dale Dorman, 68 WRKO Boston | July, 1971 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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J.J. Wright Dale Dorman WXKS-FM Kiss-108 680 Boston WRKO

And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dale Dorman!

With that introduction by Bill Drake, Dale Dorman kicks off his morning show promptly at 6 am sharp, and the rest of this show is utter nonsense!

Uncle Dale is in rare form, although for him this was the norm. Listening to this show, brings us back to the days when all of us kids remember spending our Summer Vacations listening to this guy on the radio, going outside to play, then going back in by 3pm so we could watch our favorite cartoons – yes, DALE DORMAN was the voice between the cartoons on Channel 56, and later in the 80s (or was it the 90s?), Channel 66.

Here’s a fairly good quality recording sent in by our biggest (by far) contributor, Matt Seinberg over at Big Apple Airchecks! Listen for all the big hits of 1971, parts of historic commercials, and more. Even legendary newscaster John Masters is heard, albeit briefly, doing the news. We do LOVE the WRKO jingles of this era – they were the first generation of jingles used (along with the old ones) in the immediate post-Drake era, although it’s obvious that Bill Drake is still consulting RKO stations at this point but it was nearly over.

Note in the photograph above, Dale is shown with one of his best friends, J.J. Wright. While not necessarily related to this post besides that it IS Dale, J.J. was with Dale Dorman right till his passing at home on Tuesday, October 22, 2014. He was a wonderful friend indeed, from their days at WRKO, WXKS-FM and even WODS. Dale Dorman will be, and has been terribly missed since his retirement from the former Oldies 103.3. The radio dial is a bit more empty today without him.

So now, enjoy another from the really ‘good ole days’, on 68 WRKO!

680 AM Boston WRKO WNAC


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http://airchexx.com/2014/10/27/dale-dorman-68-wrko-boston-july-1971/feed/ 0 103.3 Boston,105.7 Boston,107.9 Boston,610 San Francisco,680 Boston,Dale Dorman,KFRC,Kiss 108,Oldies 103.3,WODS,wrko,WVBF And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dale Dorman! - With that introduction by Bill Drake, Dale Dorman kicks off his morning show promptly at 6 am sharp, and the rest of this show is utter nonsense! - Uncle Dale is in rare form, And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dale Dorman!With that introduction by Bill Drake, Dale Dorman kicks off his morning show promptly at 6 am sharp, and the rest of this show is utter nonsense!Uncle Dale is in rare form, although for him this was the norm. Listening to this show, brings us back to the days when all of us kids remember spending our Summer Vacations listening to this guy on the radio, going outside to play, then going back in by 3pm so we could watch our favorite cartoons - yes, DALE DORMAN was the voice between the cartoons on Channel 56, and later in the 80s (or was it the 90s?), Channel 66.Here's a fairly good quality recording sent in by our biggest (by far) contributor, Matt Seinberg over at Big Apple Airchecks! Listen for all the big hits of 1971, parts of historic commercials, and more. Even legendary newscaster John Masters is heard, albeit briefly, doing the news. We do LOVE the WRKO jingles of this era - they were the first generation of jingles used (along with the old ones) in the immediate post-Drake era, although it's obvious that Bill Drake is still consulting RKO stations at this point but it was nearly over.Note in the photograph above, Dale is shown with one of his best friends, J.J. Wright. While not necessarily related to this post besides that it IS Dale, J.J. was with Dale Dorman right till his passing at home on Tuesday, October 22, 2014. He was a wonderful friend indeed, from their days at WRKO, WXKS-FM and even WODS. Dale Dorman will be, and has been terribly missed since his retirement from the former Oldies 103.3. The radio dial is a bit more empty today without him.So now, enjoy another from the really 'good ole days', on 68 WRKO!Aircheck #1,289 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com Imaging by Jack Parnell Be sure to tell Jack we said "Hi". Airchexx.com no 11:59
WBZ Reports: Dale Dorman dies at 71 | October 26, 2014http://airchexx.com/2014/10/26/wbz-reports-dale-dorman-dies-at-71-october-26-2014/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/26/wbz-reports-dale-dorman-dies-at-71-october-26-2014/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:08:39 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9524 WBZ Reports: Dale Dorman dies at 71 | October 26, 2014 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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This is pretty self-explanatory, WBZ Newsradio 1030 began airing the story about the passing of Boston Legend Dale Dorman when the news broke sometime mid-afternoon of Sunday, October 26, 2014. This website did have the scoop within minutes of a Facebook posting by one of Dale’s friends and co-workers at WRKO, Harry Nelson, and by one of our Contributors. It seems the media followed our leads.

Dale Dorman’s first major radio gig was in San Francisco, at the famous 610 KFRC. Later, Dale would begin a more than 40 year run in Boston, doing wakeups at WRKO, then on to Fairbanks’ 105.7 WVBF which had then rebranded as Top 40 “F-105″. And after that, a 20 year stint in Mornings at WXKS-FM, “Kiss-108″ before going to WODS “Oldies 103.3″ Dorman retired in 2010.

Although a crystal clear recording of WBZ’s web stream was available, since this is radio, I decided to record the old-fashioned AM signal, as it was received in the evening grayline propagation into Southwest Connecticut. Somehow, it seemed fitting.

107.9 FM Boston Medford Kiss 108 WXKS-FM WWEL-FM Dale Dorman Matt Siegal JJ Wright JoJo Kincaid Matty in the Morning


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http://airchexx.com/2014/10/26/wbz-reports-dale-dorman-dies-at-71-october-26-2014/feed/ 0 103.3 Boston,1030 Boston,105.7 Boston,610 San Francisco,680 Boston,Dale Dorman,KFRC,Kiss 108,Oldies 103,wbz,WODS,wrko This is pretty self-explanatory, WBZ Newsradio 1030 began airing the story about the passing of Boston Legend Dale Dorman when the news broke sometime mid-afternoon of Sunday, October 26, 2014. This website did have the scoop within minutes of a Faceb... This is pretty self-explanatory, WBZ Newsradio 1030 began airing the story about the passing of Boston Legend Dale Dorman when the news broke sometime mid-afternoon of Sunday, October 26, 2014. This website did have the scoop within minutes of a Facebook posting by one of Dale's friends and co-workers at WRKO, Harry Nelson, and by one of our Contributors. It seems the media followed our leads.Dale Dorman's first major radio gig was in San Francisco, at the famous 610 KFRC. Later, Dale would begin a more than 40 year run in Boston, doing wakeups at WRKO, then on to Fairbanks' 105.7 WVBF which had then rebranded as Top 40 "F-105". And after that, a 20 year stint in Mornings at WXKS-FM, "Kiss-108" before going to WODS "Oldies 103.3" Dorman retired in 2010.Although a crystal clear recording of WBZ's web stream was available, since this is radio, I decided to record the old-fashioned AM signal, as it was received in the evening grayline propagation into Southwest Connecticut. Somehow, it seemed fitting.Aircheck #1,288 since May 2, 2002! Airchexx.com no 37
QuickCheck: Mark Stewart on WZGC Z-93 Atlanta | 1986http://airchexx.com/2014/10/24/quickcheck-mark-stewart-on-wzgc-z-93-atlanta-1986/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/24/quickcheck-mark-stewart-on-wzgc-z-93-atlanta-1986/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:00:08 +0000 http://www.airchexx.com/airchecks-by-year/1986/quickcheck-mark-stewart-on-wzgc-z-93-atlanta-1986 QuickCheck: Mark Stewart on WZGC Z-93 Atlanta | 1986 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Courtesy of Karl Phillips, it’s not long and it’s not the best audio quality but here’s a bit of Mark Stewart on Atlanta’s longtime CHR leader, Z-93!

Z-93 Atlanta

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Vidchexx: Don't Be A Lemming - TV Spot for WXRT Chicagohttp://airchexx.com/2014/10/24/vidchexx-dont-be-a-lemming-tv-spot-for-wxrt-chicago/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/24/vidchexx-dont-be-a-lemming-tv-spot-for-wxrt-chicago/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:00:10 +0000 http://www.airchexx.com/markets/chicago/vidchexx-dont-be-a-lemming-tv-spot-for-wxrt-chicago Vidchexx: Don’t Be A Lemming – TV Spot for WXRT Chicago is a post from: Airchexx.com

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In an exhortation to think for yourself, WXRT – “Chicago’s Finest Rock” launched this brilliant, if not somewhat abstract TV spot. Note: if viewers don’t stay with this spot through the entire :30 seconds, how will they ever remember to listen to WXRT? Brilliant move, guys…

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Format Change: "New Rock" 99X Atlanta is Born | October 26, 1992http://airchexx.com/2014/10/24/format-change-new-rock-99x-atlanta-is-born/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/24/format-change-new-rock-99x-atlanta-is-born/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:00:20 +0000 http://www.airchexx.com/airchecks-by-year/1992/format-change-new-rock-99x-atlanta-is-born Format Change: “New Rock” 99X Atlanta is Born | October 26, 1992 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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Courtesy of Karl Phillips, who sent in a ton of airchecks on reel, here’s one on cassette captured when former Atlanta CHR WAPW “Power 99″ flipped to New Rock as 99X. On the tape you’ll hear the old call letters still in use (not WNNX, as this would become), buried in a legal ID buried in a stopset later in this aircheck. The 99X monikker launches just a few minutes into this scoped format change.

At about 12:45 in, you’ll hear… “and now, for posterity, this is the last time you’ll hear…” and the Power 99 jingle played. Very smooth!

Now, your curator has heard a ton of format changes, but this was very classy. They originally kept the CHR jocks during the transition to Rock. Only the name and the music changed. Of course, 99X became somewhat of a legend in Atlanta radio over the years.

99X Atlanta99X Atlanta Today

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http://airchexx.com/2014/10/24/format-change-new-rock-99x-atlanta-is-born/feed/ 18 99X Atlanta,WAPW,WNNX Courtesy of Karl Phillips, who sent in a ton of airchecks on reel, here's one on cassette captured when former Atlanta CHR WAPW "Power 99" flipped to New Rock as 99X. On the tape you'll hear the old call letters still in use (not WNNX, Courtesy of Karl Phillips, who sent in a ton of airchecks on reel, here's one on cassette captured when former Atlanta CHR WAPW "Power 99" flipped to New Rock as 99X. On the tape you'll hear the old call letters still in use (not WNNX, as this would become), buried in a legal ID buried in a stopset later in this aircheck. The 99X monikker launches just a few minutes into this scoped format change.At about 12:45 in, you'll hear... "and now, for posterity, this is the last time you'll hear..." and the Power 99 jingle played. Very smooth!Now, your curator has heard a ton of format changes, but this was very classy. They originally kept the CHR jocks during the transition to Rock. Only the name and the music changed. Of course, 99X became somewhat of a legend in Atlanta radio over the years. Airchexx.com no 18:08
Broadway Bill Lee, 103.5 WKTU New York | May 30, 1997http://airchexx.com/2014/10/23/broadway-bill-lee-103-5-wktu-new-york-may-30-1997/ http://airchexx.com/2014/10/23/broadway-bill-lee-103-5-wktu-new-york-may-30-1997/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:44:39 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=9514 Broadway Bill Lee, 103.5 WKTU New York | May 30, 1997 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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New Contributor Cecelia Taylor-Hunt sent in over 90 minutes of Bill Lee on “The Beat of New York”. Before you say, ‘this isn’t top 40′, you really must listen.

103-5 KTU is doing some killer promotions around this time, and remember, this was 1997, and all the consolidation which ruined even the big stations hadn’t happened yet! KTU has jingles, killer imaging and even better jocks! Listen as Bill Lee puts his wife on the phone, reminding him (and the listeners) that Al Bandiero is getting married! And incidently, Mr. Bandiero is on KTU after Broadway Bill Lee – and don’t we wish we had the audio for THAT!

Read the history behind 103.5 FM today’s WKTU Here.

Listen to Bill Lee on 610 KFRC San Francisco from 1981 Here.
Listen to Bill Lee doing CHR on 103.5 WAPP from 1985 Here

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


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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.

790 Atlanta WQXI


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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.

670 Boise KBOI News Talk Jay Michaels AM Stereo


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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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Don Bleu, Rick Shaw; 99.7 KYUU San Francisco | August 5, 1988 is a post from: Airchexx.com

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http://airchexx.com/2014/10/14/don-bleu-rick-shaw-99-7-kyuu-san-francisco-august-5-1988/feed/ 1 106.1 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