98.7 New York WXLO 99X

99X “No Disco” Promos, 98.7 WXLO New York | 1980

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98.7 New York WXLO 99X
Contributor Rob Sisco recently sent in a set of humorous promos that 99X used on-air in the early days of the ‘Disco Destruction” era around the country. The Bee Gees cut sound like immitators, but the final cut, from Casey Kasem is the real deal! (And just how much did RKO pay him to say that???!!!)

You won’t get to hear much of the jingles used in 1980, except the first two cuts. WXLO was in transition from the high-energy “99X” Top 40 era to the “99 XLO” Adult Contemporary era. The new jingle package then reflected that. Just for effect, we added in a more traditional “99X” era Top Hour ID and shotgun jingle. You will like.

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Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.

Comments

Robert G. Schaffrath
March 12, 2019 at 11:58 am


At 1:20, that has got to be Jerry Carroll of “Crazy Eddie” fame. Gad that brings back memories.



    March 12, 2019 at 1:07 pm


    It could be, but I was thinking when I first heard it, that it was just Bobby Rich doing an impersonation. Listen carefully. It’s Bobby. I’d know his voice anywhere. And yes indeed. Those “Crazy Eddie” prices are INSANE!! commercials were all over NYC radio – especially the Rock FMs in the late 70s and 80s.



Jeff Adams
March 12, 2019 at 5:39 pm


Sorry, Casey, but it was pronounced, “Shoe O’Neal”….



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