Jay Stevens, 1150 KIIS Los Angeles | June 1976

Many know today’s 102.7 KIIS-FM as L.A.’s Hit Music Station. But I have been surprised by how many did not realize KIIS started as an AM station back in 1970. 1150 KRKD new owner changed to format from Adult Standards, to Soft […]

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Rick Dees, KIIS FM 102.7 Los Angeles | Jan 12, 1995

He spang into the national spotlight in 1976, with his novelty hit, Disco Duck. Rick Dees is a radio icon. From 1981 until 2004, Rick Dees woke Southern California on L.A.’s KIIS FM. With bits like Candid Phone, The Joke of The […]

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The Rick Dees Morning Show, 102.7 KIIS Los Angeles | April, 1988

(Willard) “Hey man Mr. Helicopter how ya doin’” The man of a million voices is heard this particular morning in 1988 in an absolutely PRISTINE recording donated by our fashionably fabulous Robyn Watts, from California Aircheck, which gave us permission many years […]

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The Big Ron O’Brien Files, Part 3: 102.7 KIIS-FM, KIIS 1150 AM Los Angeles | October 7, 1986

Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks, yet another original Ron O’Brien recording from the generocity of his estate. This is a pretty good recording, with just a bit of FM static. Otherwise, the dynamic range is excellent and Big Ron sounds right at […]

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Hollywood Hamilton, 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles | October 1989

Date of Recording: 10.xx.1989 Station: 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles, California, USA // Branded as 102-7 Kiss-FM Format: CHR Featured Air Personality: Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton (WHTZ/KIIS-FM/WKTU/KBIG, others) Contributor: Anonymous Original Post Date: 10.14.2010 Airchexx Entry: 877 Curator’s Notes: Sean (his real name) Hollywood […]

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Charlie Tuna on KKDJ 102.7 Los Angeles | May 30 1974

  Charlie Tuna was a Los Angeles radio legend. Over the span of his career, he also hosted shows for KBIG-FM, KTNQ, KHTZ, KRLA, KODJ, KMPC, KIKF, KLAC, & KRTH, & at various times working in pop, rock, oldies, country, talk and […]

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“Banana” Joe Montione Flashback Show, KIIS-AM/FM Los Angeles | Undated

Date of Recording: Unknown Station: 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles, California, USA Format: CHR Featured Air Talent: “Banana” Joe Montione Contributor: Robyn Watts/East Coast Airchecks …”you could be there as we play Flashback Jeopardy!” Comments: Many of these “East Coast Airchecks” tapes came […]

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Rick Dees’ Final Show on KIIS-FM Los Angeles | February 10, 2004

How does a legend say goodbye to the second largest audience in America, not counting the then budding XM Satellite radio audience? How does this website even pay tribute to this particular morning, a day which many observers mark as one of […]

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“Humble Harve” Miller, 1500 KBLA (Santa Monica) Los Angeles | 1967

Humble Harve certainly was well known in Los Angeles radio! His career highlights include: KBLA, 1965-67; KHJ, 1967-71; KIQQ, 1973; KKDJ, 1974; KIIS, 1975-76; KUTE, 1980; KRLA, 1981-82 and 1985-86 and 1988-91; KRTH, 1991-92; KCBS, 1992-93; KZLA, 1996-97; KIEV, 1999. That’s quite […]

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Big Ron O’Brien on 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles | March, 1983

Proving once again that the life of a radio DJ is filled with one move after another, here’s the late Big Ron O’Brien rocking southern California on a miserably hot day at Kiss-FM. Yes, Rick Dees is the morning guy by this […]

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Ron O’Brien, WCFL Chicago, Part 2 | 1973

Recording Date: 1973 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1000 WCFL (WLUP) (WMVP) Chicago (Wikipedia) (WMVP Website) Branded: “The Voice of Labor” Ownership: Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL Union) (Website) Featured Air Personality: Ron O’Brien (Richard Wallis 10.24.1951 – 04.27.2008) (KBAB/WCFL/WXLO/WRKO/WNBC/KIIS-FM/WPGC/WYXR/WOGL (Wikipedia) Contributor: David […]

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Ron O’Brien, WCFL Chicago, Part 1 | 1973

Recording Date: 1973 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1000 WCFL (WLUP) (WMVP) Chicago (Wikipedia) (WMVP Website) Branded: “The Voice of Labor” Ownership: Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL Union) (Website) Featured Air Personality: Ron O’Brien (Richard Wallis 10.24.1951 – 04.27.2008) (KBAB/WCFL/WXLO/WRKO/WNBC/KIIS-FM/WPGC/WYXR/WOGL (Wikipedia) Contributor: David […]

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