From the latest box of cassettes from contributor Nancy Plum is this excellent quality double-sided recording of 93.1 KKHR Los Angeles. This aircheck is from the end of the Top…
You'll hear two very capable jocks here. Glenn Holligan is the jock holding down the show from the WMEX studios and Scott Mason is broadcasting on-location from Hallissy Chevrolet in Lowell.
Here's PART 2 in our series of AM-Stereo airchecks. WNBC used the Khan-Hazeltine AM Stereo system and while the transmitting plant itself was finely tuned and well-processed by NBC's top-notch engineers, heard on a (then) modern, wideband AM Stereo receiver, this sounds BETTER than modern processed FM stations!
Listen to how Crummey's banter and production skills make this show sound 100% live, local and relevant. This is quite amazing, especially when one realizes that in the mid-1980s, computer automation was still more than a decade away, and producing a show such as this required precision timing, quick thinking and a lot of cart (tape) machines!
The subject of THIS aircheck is the great Jim Collins, who would soon after this was recorded, be part of the WNBC Time Machine.
The recording is in mono, but in very high quality mono, suggesting that this was recorded using a typical widebanded AM receiver available in the 1980s.