Machine Gun Kelly, First Show – 1020 KTNQ (Ten-Q) Los Angeles | March 18, 1978

MG Kelly on KTNQ – Not to be confused with the rap artist of the same name, this is “Machine Gun” Kelly (Gary D. Sinclair) . Kelly is an American Disc Jockey (Presenter) and a minor Hollywood Actor. Kelly was also the […]

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Dr. John Leader, 93/KHJ Los Angeles | July 1, 1977

First published on this website eight years ago. An original recording obtained by contributor Daniel Coulombe, here’s the great Dr. John Leader… on KHJ! 1977 was still a good Top 40 year for the AM band, and KHJ was still in contention, […]

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Jimi Fox, KFMB-FM B-100 FM San Diego | August, 1975

The New B-100-FM was so new, the ink had barely dried on station letterhead.  At least in the radio world of 1975, when FM radio still hadn’t reached parity with AM.  But it was getting close.  This was Bobby Rich‘s B-100.  The […]

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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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Beaver Cleaver, 97.1 KHTZ Los Angeles | August 12, 1979

…Janice, from Sherman Oakes, is taping my show!… Is THAT where this tape originated from? Somehow it seems more like it’s just a coincidence. This is the new KHTZ “K-Hits 97” PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR ARCHIVES! Please make a donation in any […]

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Jackson Armstrong, 1020 KTNQ Los Angeles | December, 1978

Jack Armstrong is on top of his game in this, a 2004 donation to our site by Matt Seinberg at BigAppleAirchecks.com. Right off the bat, the gorilla is right there with Jack and the fun starts from the first song! Armstrong is […]

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The Real Don Steele, 1020 KTNQ Los Angeles | 1978

Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks! For the finest in aircheck trading, be sure to go to //bigappleairchecks.com! Recorded with a small table mic in front of a radio speaker, this may not sound broadcast quality, but fans of the last great AM […]

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QuickChexx: Charlie Tuna, 1020 KTNQ Los Angeles | 1979

Good morning, 9:03 with Charlie Tuna, on L.A.’s Original Rock & Roll Radio Station Here’s a very short and somewhat muddy recording that I think was made sometime in 1979. Could have been ’78. Digging around, I (re)found this interesting page on […]

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Jim Conlee, 1020 KTNQ Los Angeles | 1979

Oh, the days of (tape) skimmer machines for in-studio air checking. You won’t hear it on this presentation, but the whole aircheck was infused with an annoying speeding up of the recording in between jock talk. This happens because of the way […]

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The Real Don Steele, KRTH K-Earth 101 Los Angeles | Date unknown

Date of Recording: Early 1990s (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 101.1 KRTH Los Angeles, California, USA Featured Air Talent: The Real Don Steele (04.01.1936 – 08.05.1997) (KBUC, KEPR, KIMA, KXLY, KOIL, KISN, KEWB, KHJ, KIQQ, KTNQ, KRLA, KODJ, KCBS-FM, KRTH) Contributor: Robyn Watts […]

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Charlie Tuna, 101.1 KRTH Los Angeles | February 9, 2008

Date of Recording: 02.09.2008 Station: 101.1 KRTH Los Angeles, California Featured Air Talent: Charlie Tuna (08.14.1944 – 02.19.2016) (KGFW, KELO, KOMA, WMEX, KHJ, KROQ, KKDJ/KIIS, KTNQ, KRLA, KODJ, KMPC, KIKF, KLAC, Your Oldies Magazine, Back to the 70s) Contributor: Daniel Coulombe (CKTS, […]

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Machine Gun Kelly, KTNQ (Ten-Q) Los Angeles | April 8, 1978

Springtime, 1978. Top 40 radio was really playing it all. Kansas. George Benson. the Bee Gees. The Atlanta Rhythm Section and more… All the important action was still on AM. You got all the music, plus the news, traffic reports, huge contests […]

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