Paco on 92KTU, WKTU New York | October 1981

77 WABC was the undisputed radio leader in New York, until July 24, 1978, when WKTU ditched it’s Soft Rock format, and started playing Disco music 24/7. It was an instant success. The station shot to number one in the Big Apple. Names […]

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Composite: 980 CKGM Montreal | December 31, 1981

Composite 98 CKGM Montreal Tonight, we’re gonna pretend it’s New Year’s Eve, 1961! This Composite from CKGM Montreal really has everything included. It starts out with a nearly full newscast from Bob Hodge, then drops right into PM drive with a jock […]

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Irv Homer discusses The Rolling Stones, 96.5 WWDB Philadelphia | November 1981

  Irv Homer was grouchy, a bit of a curmudgeon, and thought the world would be a better place if everyone did things his way.  Philly loved him! Many considered him “the voice of the blue-collar worker.” From 1975 till 2000, Philadelphia’s daily […]

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Billy Burke, Hot Hits 98 WCAU-FM Philadelphia | November 27 1981

  Pure, uncut, Hot Hits! This is what the Hot Hits Format sounded like when radio consultant Mike Joseph installed the format on 98 WCAU-FM in 1981. Lots of energy, lots of the original TM Fusion jingles, and lots of quick jock […]

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Imus In The Morning, 66 WNBC New York | August 21 1981

Don Imus is often called “The First Shock Jock.” Some would debate that, but he did some outrageous radio for decades. With partner & newsman Charles McCord at his side, Imus did a ton of creative bits, like The Right Reverend Billy […]

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Ross & Wilson, 77 WABC New York | August 21, 1981

For the thoroughly modern woman there’s now something called a One Night Stand Kit… Contributor Ellis B. Feaster sent this in a few months ago, albeit in two separate parts. For the purpose of this presentation, I’ve woven the two together to […]

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Ross & Wilson First Show, 77 WABC New York | March 9 1981

  In 1981, you can feel the winds of change blowing at WABC. The music had moved from Top 40, to more of an Adult Contemporary direction. Information was becoming more important, and you could hear more talk on the station. One […]

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Lee Sherwood, 93 KHJ Los Angeles | January 29, 1981

Perhaps the most striking part of this world premiere COUNTRY KHJ aircheck of Lee Sherwood is just how smooth he was! RKO General couldn’t have picked a better person to take the helm of a new Country music station. Lee Sherwood just […]

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

I wanna pay somebody’s rent this morning…..     Please make a donation in any amount to help defray our hosting costs “The New” 93 KHJ was just two months old when this recording was made. There is a bit of history […]

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Ken Gilbert, WAQY Springfield Mass | Summer, 1981

Date of Recording: Summer, 1981 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 102.1 WAQY Springfield, Massachusetts, USA Format: CHR Featured Air Personality: Ken Gilbert (WDRC/WVTK/WVRT/WTIC-FM) Contributor: Paul DiMarco (corrected) Date of Posting: 09.19.2017 Total Time: 8:12 Airchexx Entry: 1,512 …say what it is, you been […]

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