Thom Whetston, 1280 WEIM Fitchburg MA | August, 1979

This aircheck actually comes to us from Thom Whetston himself, via Big Apple Airchecks. Interesting, from your webmaster’s perspective, as Thom Whetston and I were sort-of competitors (I was at WFGL-AM and WFMP-FM), and we’ve been in touch recently. They call the […]

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Broadway Bill Lee, 103.5 WKTU Lake Success (New York) | February 1, 2000

One of our all-time favorites, Broadway Bill Lee (Bill Lenke) sounds a bit more serious here but still rhyme drops plenty in this scoped 8 1/2 minutes of Rhythmic excitement! KTU has always been a classy outfit, and the station shines here. […]

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Gary Mercer, 960 CKWS Kingston, Ont. | 1971

One of the hallmarks of a true museum is collecting rare artifacts of things that no longer exist. Such is the case with some radio stations, such as this one. AM 960 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada went off the air for good […]

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Mary Kennedy, 94.5 WXRA Eden, NC | August 29, 1999

Perhaps the most noticeable thing about this recording is that Mary Kennedy is live, or so it seems, judging by her comment about not paying close enough attention coming out of a commercial break. Otherwise, this is an unremarkable aircheck of Active/Alternative […]

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Sample: 106.7 WWID Gainesville GA | September 5, 1982

Contributor Jay Sawyer sent in this sample of the old WWID “Wide 107” from the Atlanta market. We’ve determined the date to be 9/5/82, based upon clues in this very short but excellent quality aircheck. This station is now an All-News outlet, […]

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Bob Grant, Final Show on 710 WOR New York | January 13, 2006

Courtesy of Contributor Ellis Feaster, we have the final show of the late Bob Grant, as heard on 710 WOR. This was recorded from WOR’s HD signal, so in addition to the talents of Mr. Grant, one also gets to hear how […]

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The True Don Bleu, 93 KHJ Los Angeles | 1979

Restored from mud (because thats how it sounded at first playback), here’s a micro-aircheck of The True Don Bleu, who sounds more upbeat somehow on a subdued 93 KHJ. The clock was ticking toward the upcoming (but nobody knew just yet) Country […]

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Jackson Armstrong, 1050 CHUM Toronto | 1967

Perhaps it was the PAMS signature jingles, the incredible music, the enormous audience or just the mystique surrounding this radio station. But for a time in the 1960s and 70s, no other station in Toronto touched its listeners the way 1050 CHUM […]

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QuickChexx: Charlie Tuna, 1020 KTNQ Los Angeles | 1979

Good morning, 9:03 with Charlie Tuna, on L.A.’s Original Rock & Roll Radio Station Here’s a very short and somewhat muddy recording that I think was made sometime in 1979. Could have been ’78. Digging around, I (re)found this interesting page on […]

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Sample: 98.7 WKSI Greensboro | August 29, 1999

There’s surprisingly little information about this station, once known as “The New 98-7 The Point”. Its current call letters are WSMW, calls that were once in use in Worcester, Massachusetts, used to identify UHF Television TV CH. 27 in the early 1970s. […]

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Jim Van Horn, 1050 CHUM Toronto | September, 1977

Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks, here’s a snippet of 1050 CHUM in the salad days of late 70s AM Top 40. Its right after Labor Day weekend so we can nail the date of this recording down to early September, 1977. This […]

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Don Geronimo & Mike O’Meara, 105.1 WAVA Arlington | January 17, 1986

Its just another day at “All Hit 105 WAVA”, and the All New Morning Zoo is broadcasting live from Epcot Center at Disney World. Listen as various characters interact with our duo here… they even run into other radio stations doing a […]

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