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970 WAVE / Louisville

Jim Jeffrey & Rick Reinhardt, WAVE 970 Louisville | December 21, 1977 6pm – 12am

Aircheck courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks

Recorded just before Christmas 1977, WAVE 970 is here an Adult Contemporary station that today no longer exists. There’s lots of news – NBC Network and local news by Mary McCarthy filling in for Tyler Cox and a later part of news with Norm West.
The jocks are NOT part of a morning show, rather, its Jim Jeffrey first, then Rick Reinhardt. There are two jingle packages heard here. First, there’s one that I can’t identify… the “Happy Holiday to WAVE Country” jingle sounds fairly old. Then, there’s one from a WABC package from JAM.

We know very little about this station, other than WAVE TV/HD 3 remains on the Television side these days. For listeners who remember this station, this might be a nice trip down memory lane, especially considering that the other big stations in Louisville were WAKY 79 and 84 WHAS. Listeners are invited to leave their comments below.

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  1. Great air check! For more info and air checks of WAVE 970 (and other Louisville KY. stations) check out John Quincy’s fantastic website //

  2. Jim Jeffrey is my Dad..fantastic DJ!…we lost him in ’09….thanks for the clip! (Mark Jeffrey – ClearChannel Radio -Phoenix)

  3. Actually that should be Rip Rinehart, not Rick Reinhardt.

    Mark Jeffrey, sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great guy to work with.

  4. The Happy Holidays from “WAVE Country” jingle is from the “Home Country” TV and radio music package WAVE-TV and radio shared. The stations used this music and the jingles extensively. Orion Broadcasting used the music on its other TV and radio stations, including WMT (AM) in Cedar Rapids.

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