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Uncle Johnny, 107.3 WRQX Washington DC | December 26, 1983

Date of Recording: 12.26.1983 Station: 107.3 WRQX Washington DC, USA Format: Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) Featured Air Personality: “Uncle Johnny” Walker (WWCO/WRBQ-FM/WRQX/WZOU/WXXL/WSHE/WQJQ/WMGF/WSIG) Contributor: Robyn Watts Comments: Back to the day after Christmas, 1983 for a great, original recording of Uncle Johnny (WZOU) […]

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Jay Thomas, 92.3 WKTU New York | September 1, 1983

The station at 92.3 has a rich history, going back to 1948 when it first signed on in the 48 mHz band. Since 1985, the station has more or less been some form of hard rock station. Much of that time it […]

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103.5 WAPP Lake Success/New York | January 3, 1983

Curator’s Original Notes: One recording we didn’t post when Matt over at Big Apple Airchecks sent us a bunch in ’07 was this aircheck of AOR station WAPP. Now, WAPP, for a time, was a great rock station after having changed formats […]

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Bob Campbell, WNVZ Z104 Norfolk VA | December 8, 1983

…My lips are turnin’ blue just thinking about it! You’ll notice the audio quality isn’t as good as it could be, but heck, the tape is what, 17 years old! Sometimes one wonders how tape can last that long! Here’s a bit […]

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Steve Bleecker, WJBQ (98 JBQ) Portland, ME | July 1983

Description by Steve Bleecker: Harry Nelson had recently come from KFRC, and I got the call to “get my ass” (his words) to JBQ to do mornings! Almost as soon as I arrived… he left for Fargo, N.D. and JBQ’s FORMER PD, […]

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Rod West, 103.3 WEEI-FM Boston | January 15, 1983

Station: 103.3 WEEI-FMBoston (Wikipedia) (Website) Format: CHR Branded: “103 FM“, “HitRadio” Ownership: (Then) – CBS (Now) – Entercom Featured Air Personality: Rod West Contributor: Steve West Airchexx #1610 That’s what the guys in the snowplows are sayin’, I think we’re gonna make it! […]

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A Tribute to B. Mitchel Reed: 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles | March 19, 1983

Shortly after the death of B. Mitchel Reed, KLOS‘ Gail Murphy hosted a live tribute to the legendary deejay, featuring recorded interviews and a couple of very short samples of his earlier work. Apparently, there were not many original recordings of early […]

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New York City Rock Wars, featuring WHTZ, WAPP and WPLJ | August, 1983

You are talking about the nonsensical ravings of a lunatic mind… Narrated by Contributor Matt Seinberg of Big Apple Airchecks, this long composite logs the opening days of Z100… commercial free for a whole month! Then it moves on to a few […]

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QuickCheck: Richard D., WHND 560 Monroe (Detroit) MI | 1983

Here’s a Detroit area station that’s been gone for over 25 years. Our Contributor (“Paul”) writes… (This) came from a long ago defunct radio station…. that was once in it’s heyday as a GREAT (FM) oldies station (WHNE) from 1973 – 1976 […]

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Pete Michaels, WCAU-FM ’98-Now’ Philadelphia | February 15, 1983; 1:45-2:00 AM

Station: 98.1 WCAU-FM (WOGL) Philadelphia Format: Top 40 Branded: “Hot Hits” Featured Air Personality: Pete Michaels Original Comments Look what we found gathering dust! A pristine “Hot Hits” recording from Philadelphia’s Hit Music Leader, 98-Now! From the overnight hour of 1-2am, Pete […]

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