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93/KHJ / Big Apple Airchecks / Lee Sherwood / Los Angeles

Lee Sherwood, 93 KHJ Los Angeles | January 23, 1981

Country fans will enjoy this version of "The New 93 KHJ"

Lee Sherwood WQAM

Lee Sherwood at WQAM, 1967

Station: 93 KHJ Los Angeles (Wikipedia)
Format: Country

Branded: “The New 93 KHJ
Featured Air Personality: Lee Sherwood
Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks
Total Time: 34:48
Aircheck #1,595

I mentioned a few moments ago that Humphrey Bogart was born on this day...

Curator’s Notes:

Fans of “Boss Radio” will surely be disappointed with this, COUNTRY aircheck of KHJ. There is a bit of history mentioned on the news (read by Lee Marshall) with the story of the Iranian Hostages being released this particular day. That day in history, “Gone With The Wind” was released.

Country or not, I *LIKE* Lee Sherwood. Great pipes, knowledgeable and topical, Lee puts on a good morning show. Better, in my humble opinion, than a lot of modern radio people.
If you enjoy this aircheck, you might also enjoy this aircheck composite of 1050 WHN New York. Were I a betting man, not knowing much about the thinking behind Country KHJ, I’d have said this version of AM 930 was patterned right after WHN. Someone out there knows.


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  1. Is anyone else unable to successfully click on the airchecks? I haven’t had any problems until I tried hearing the WAPE composite.

    • Nick, email me privately [email protected].

    • I’m gonna chance a guess and say you’re trying to access on a mobile device. My iPhone sometimes reloads the aircheck page ad-nauseum. I think it’s a problem with the caching on the server. That’s something I can’t fix myself. It’s gonna have to wait till Lance is free. – Steve

  2. Neil Rockoff, the GM responsible for the country format, was from WHN. Problem was KLAC was dominant and 93.9 FM had started its country format around the same time. The ad campaign was contrived “We all grew up to be cowboys” as was the format. Even Willie was uptight.

  3. I got this and other airchecks from Ed Salamon who was consulting the station at the time. He also was consulting KTNQ 10Q and KBZT in San Diego, which was patterned after WGBS in Miami.

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