Big Ron O’Brien, 1000 AM WCFL | 1976

1976 – The final year that WCFL played Top 40. Before flaming out, this was an incredible station – fast paced, screamin’ jocks, and a harder edge to the music than even crosstown WLS, which billed itself as the “Rock of Chicago”. […]

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Dale Dorman, WVBF F-105 Framingham/Boston | January 1979

Its the dead of a New England Winter and Dale Dorman is doing wakeups on Fairbanks Communication’s WVBF! Kiss 108 just arrived a few months before this – so, note the conspicuous lack of Disco music (there are a few, but spaced […]

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Composite: 98 1/2 FM WROR Boston | January 7-14, 1980

In all of it’s history, RKO General’s WROR (98.5) may be best remembered for the personality driven Adult Contemporary format launched just weeks before this recording was made. Out of the ashes of what was Boston’s first full-time Oldies station came this […]

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QuickCheck: Terry Nelson on 64 KFI Los Angeles | 1978

Contributor J.R. Russ sent this in back in 2008 and it’s a superb aircheck from the days when KFI and KHJ were duking it out, along with KTNQ – “The new Ten-Q”! FM was making inroads, but in L.A., the biggest format, […]

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Composite: 68 WRKO Boston | January, 1979

Date of Recording: January, 1979 (exact date unknown) Station: 680 WRKO Boston, Massachusetts Featured Air Talent: Charlie Van Dyke, Jordan Rich, Sandy Weaver, Eric Cheney, others. Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks Comments: WRKO Boston, it’s eight o’clock with Eric Cheney playing the best […]

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Al Bandiero, 98.7 WXLO New York: Sometime 1978

Fans got to hear Bandiero on 101.1 WCBS-FM in New York during one of their recent Radio Greats Weekends, which we plan to post sometime soon. Now, check out this GREAT, albeit somewhat short aircheck of the Italian Stallion on 99X! This […]

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QuickCheck: Jackson Blue, WXKS-FM Medford/Boston | August 13, 2007

Several years while scanning around the FM band, WXKS-FM was coming in in near HD quality (the HD indicator was flashing on my Boston Acoustics receiver), which is pretty good for being 75 miles from Boston, and I thought it would be […]

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Airchexx-In-HD: CHR 99.5 KPLX-HD2 Dallas | April 25, 2007

Here at Airchexx, we try to cover all the bases when it comes to documenting great radio. Whether its from the 40s, 60s, 80s or today, if it’s interesting, we’ll post it. Here’s one that shows great promise. It’s not quite ‘there’ […]

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Dick Heatherton, WCBS-FM 101.1 New York | February, 1977

Date of Recording: February, 1977 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: WCBS-FM 101.1 New York Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks Featured Air Talent: Dick Heatherton Aircheck Entry: 1,406 Comments: Here’s our third aircheck featuring Dick Heatherton on WCBS-FM. Although the news is cut out of […]

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Quick Composite: KITS San Francisco | July 1983

Courtesy of Hot Hits(tm) collector Steve McVie, here’s a short, 5 minute composite of KITS. I’m struck by how these jocks are featured on so many different stations. Its likely that in this era (1978-1983), Mike Josephs had these guys go and […]

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Pat Reynolds, 96.3 WBBM-FM Chicago | July, 1990

Date of Recording: July, 1990 (Exact date unknown) Station: WBBM-FM 96.3 Chicago Featured Air Talent: Pat Reynolds Contributor: Robyn Watts Aircheck Entry: 1,405 Comments: Its been quite a while since we posted something from the absolutely fabulous Robyn Watts collection but lets […]

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A Tribute to the Artist Known As Prince – May 22, 2016

    In the very short hours since his passing, National and world News reports have been flooding the airwaves. Social media has exploded with glowing tributes, and Radio stations have dusted off his old records and started playing most of Prince’s biggest hits. […]

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