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Big Apple Airchecks / Big Ron O'Brien / Indianola / Iowa

World Exclusive! Big Ron O’Brien, AM 1490 KBAB Indianola, Iowa | Composite 1969/1970

This quite possibly is the earliest known aircheck of the late Big Ron O'Brien!

Big Ron OBrien
Indianola Iowa

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Recording date: Sometime between late 1969 and early 1970
Station: 1490 KBAB (Defunct) Indianola, Iowa
Format: Top 40
Branded: “Boss Radio” (Faux)
Ownership: Unknown
Featured Air Personality: Big Ron O’Brien
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Curator’s Notes:

This aircheck is an original.  Recorded on a two track reel, this was given to Big Apple Airchecks by Ron, himself, just prior to his untimely death in 2008.  We are honored to present this to you, as it came from Big Ron O’Brien himself!

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  1. This is the 1982 WNBC aircheck, not the KBAB one.

    • You’re correct. It is now fixed. One of my rare errors. Thanks for letting me know. Steve

  2. The station is now Hispanic as KXLQ.

  3. 1490 KXLQ licensed to Indianola is listed as having the KBAB call letters on that frequency from 1963-1984

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