Bob Landree, 56 WHBQ Memphis | 1976

“Firefall, You are the woman and that’s the last I’ve seen of my heart, my money, and everything else that I own!…” It’s the middle of the 1970s, arguably the time when WHBQ was at the peak of it’s popularity in Memphis […]

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Sheila – 56 WHBQ Memphis | 1976

“…the boss told me to go out and shake my booty…” Be an Airchexx Supporter!  Click below to make a generous donation! It seems that every Top 40 station in the chain of RKO General radio stations had a nearly identical sound. […]

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Dave Thompson, 107.3 WRQX Washington | March 22, 1980

Less than a year after changing formats to Top 40 from Album Rock, the station branded as Q107 is upbeat and exciting! Dave Thompson, who had been heard at WXLO 99X in New York City, is running a tight show that’s a […]

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Bob Kester, 102.1 WAQY Springfield Ma. | July 3, 2003

Here’s a somewhat noisy and less than a stellar recording made some 45 miles north of Springfield, Mass… The recording unit was an 80s-vintage Sony boombox and the tape used was Maxell UR 90 minute cassette. As sometimes happens, the tape didn’t […]

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Stony Richards, 107.3 WRQX Washington | February 24, 1979

Become an Airchexx Supporter. Click the link below to donate to Airchexx The apparent continuation of the Marleen Foxx aircheck of “FM 107 WRQX Washington’s Best Rock”, this is the morning show of the day following a big blizzard in the Nation’s […]

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Sample: 93.5 WCFR Springfield VT | February, 1989

Become an Airchexx Supporter.  Click the logo below to donate today! Contributor David Bickford (now working at WHDH Ch 7 Boston) writes: I think the air date was February of 1989. Was satellite format from (then) Transtar. The News person is Amy Stewart. […]

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Marleen Foxx, 107.3 WRQX Washington | February 24, 1979

Something quite rare, donated by Big Apple Airchecks. Here is “Rock 107” during WRQX‘s rather short Album Rock format which ended shortly after this aircheck was recorded. Marleen Foxx is heard with her rather seductive voice (in my humble opinion) giving an […]

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15 Years of Album Rock. 95.5 WPLJ New York | April 22, 1979

This nearly hour-long special aired Saturday and Sunday evenings for the first few months of 1979. The whole special was 48 hours, describing and featuring the great acts of Rock music from the early 1960s to then-present. This is the final hour […]

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Charlie Wagner, 1240 WWCO Waterbury (CT) | February 20, 1978

One of the nice things about AM radio in the late 70s was that most had morphed into some sort of Top 40 format and were VERY local in areas outside of major cities. Waterbury Connecticut is a medium sized city which […]

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Paul Robinson, 1380 WLCY St. Petersburg (Tampa) | March, 1967

Swingin’ singin’ platter chatter now, these are the Platters… Complete with reverb and a generous dose of PAMS jingles, Paul Robinson gets listeners through a weekday morning! This station features all the elements of what’s termed “Full-Service”, local radio. There’s big city […]

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A Sample of CHR Formatted 95.5 WPLJ New York, Thanksgiving Day, 1988

What in the world became of this station?!! With a set of jingles that other stations had JAM voice for their own, a format that eventually BEAT Z100? One does wonder. Some have often blamed Michael Scott Shannon and his “MOJO Radio” […]

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A Composite of 95.5 WPLJ New York | December 31, 1978 – January 3, 1979

Here’s a sample of WPLJ New York during the heyday of its Album Rock format. It’s the start of 1979. Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks this is a tightly scoped recording spanning a few days. Heard on this aircheck, in order: John […]

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