Aircheck recordings are of various quality. Most were direct recordings from the receiver patched over to a tape deck of some kind. Others are simply an incidental recording, where someone put a microphone in front of a radio speaker. This appears to be one of those recordings.
WXLO is the same great 99X! At this point in 1978, the station sounds Rock-heavy. They are emphasizing ‘album cuts’, which, at the time, were a staple of crosstown Album Rock stations WPLJ and WNEW-FM. This was probably in an attempt to counter-program against all the Disco-laden pop music flooding the charts and the airwaves of WNBC and WABC.
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We have featured Sue O’Neal before, here on Airchexx. Much of her early career in NYC was at 99X. You can listen to other samples of her work HERE.