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The Airchexx Live! Gigantic Montage – 1960-1984

Steve West AirchexxDate of Recording: November, 2016
Station: HitOldies (Internet Radio)
Format: Classic Hits
Featured Air Personality: None
Creator: Steve West
Airchexx Entry: 1,488

…The time is 8 pm, Ron Reilly is on the air, and Chicago is asleep!

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This was intended to be broadcast on hitoldies.com Internet Radio on New Year’s Eve, here’s a production that is quite incomplete. I had originally intended this to go right up to 2016 with more news and other audio clips… but as sometimes happens, life got in the way. In this case, I ended up being sick most of December culminating with me spending New Year’s in the hospital with acute pancreatitis.. which the nurse said was just about the most painful thing one can get aside from being shot. But I’m still here!

This rolls along very quickly from 1960 all the way to the end of 1984, which is when I stopped production. Since it never aired, I thought our airchexx fans would enjoy hearing the production that DID get done… and trust me, just this part took two weeks, 3-5 hours a day just to get everything right, choose the right cuts, mix… you know the drill. I still have a family to be with and a fulltime job to do. Maybe this will be complete for this year’s New Year’s Eve show. That’s the plan!

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  1. wow. just plain….wow. 1000 memories in 22 minutes and 53 seconds. wow some more. If you love the hits…you’re gonna love this. Musical Mind Time Traveling. Did I mention…wow ?

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    • And now, ladies and gentlemen… for my next trick (take a wild guess????)

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    • Ron… wait till its finished. It’ll be 3000 memories in 50 minutes

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  2. Fantastic piece! Back in the day that would have taken at least two rolls of splicing tape :). Kinda reminds me of the montage at the end of “A Chronology of American Music” a syndicated show back in 1972 that covered every #1 song from 1955 to 1972. I edited the songs from that production, plus my own record collection to start “The Big X, WXVW 1450 in the Louisville, KY market, one of the 1st Oldies-formatted stations.

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    • And it’s funny about this montage… I worked on it since posting and got it up to 2000… and found out the decision has been made to end HitOldies shortly and re-direct the stream to the emerging Oldies format stream of 1400 WSTC. Now, to use it somewhere I will have to splice out all the imaging and insert whatever imaging from whatever station I end up airing it at. Well… that’s radio!

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