J.R. Russ, WBSB B-104 Baltimore | November 1986

Description by Contributor J.R. Russ: “B104, WBSB, Baltimore, 1986. This was a #1 Station programmed by Steve Kingston. J.R. Russ, “utility infielder” for a couple years.” The days of this monster CHR are long gone, so enjoy this silice of PRIME mid-80s […]

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Tennessee Composite, 1987

Sent in many years ago, here’s a composite featuring the state of the FM dial in 1987, in the Southern Appalacian region of Tennessee and north Georgia. While this doesn’t represent Memphis, much of the eastern part of the state is covered […]

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QuickCheck: Z-100 New York – 1st Anniversary

This runs less than 2 minutes, but audio is audio! This was recorded on the 1st anniversary of the launch of New York’s second most important Top 40 station right behind WABC… Z-100! This one was sent in by our great friend […]

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Dr. Don Rose on 610 KFRC San Francisco | April 18, 1986

Sure, the Big 610 is long gone now, and so is the FM, but we can sure think back to happier times! Here’s the Doctor himself, just months ahead of the format change which took KFRC to nostalgia. The theme for this […]

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Frequency Swap in Boston – Part 2: WCRB from 102.5 to 99.5 | 12:00 PM December 1, 2006

…”Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa, and his name is Greater Media!” Now on to part two of this simultaneous aircheck. Just for fun I thought it would be cool to put the 99.5 frequency on the right, and the 102.5 frequency […]

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Composite: 610 KFRC – Billboard Radio Competition Winners 1980

So, you’re a KFRC fan? RKO fan? If you haven’t heard this composite, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet! This came as part of a cassette I got from Earle Augustus from the late WJZN Memphis (and now at U-92 Jazz). No wonder […]

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Dale Dorman, Afternoon drive on WXKS-FM Kiss 108 Boston | 1992

We’re talking a Boston radio LEGEND! Dale Dorman’s career in Boston started at WRKO, having come from San Francisco’s ‘Big 610′ KFRC. After WRKO, he was the morning guy for a time at Fairbanks Communications’ WVBF – in it’s subdued top 40 […]

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John Landecker in the Afternoon on 89 WLS | 1988

Here’s a slice of the end of WLS as a music station. WLS is running the ‘serial number’ game and Landecker handles the call perfectly… it’s not a boogie check, but good nonetheless.

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Human Newman, WHTZ Z100 New York | May 21, 1993

1993 was an interesting year for pop music. One listen to Z100 and you instantly understand that Alternative Rock was THE hot music in ’93, although while you’d never hear it on this station, Country had exploded onto the national music scene […]

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Composite: CKLW-FM 94 Windsor Ont. | 1988

Here’s another one we have to make an educated guess as to the year. This was the short-lived recreation of the Big 8 – on FM! Judging from my trip to Detroit in the early 90s, I remember this station and it […]

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Composite: 1050 WHN New York | 1980

It occurs to us in light of the brand new 94.7 Nash-FM in New York City, that there was a very successful Country station in the Big Apple some 30 plus years ago when the excitement was still on AM. Looking back, […]

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Howard Hoffman on 106 KMEL San Francisco | Early 90’s

While the date is unknown, I’m gonna chance a guess here at sometime around 1990 or so. One of our listeners will know for sure. Here’s Howard Hoffman. Known as a pretty wacky personality on the east coast (look for him here […]

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