Gary Burbank, 790 WAKY Louisville | 1971

Date of Recording: 1971 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 790 WAKY (WGRC/WAKY/WVEZ/WWKY/WXXA/WKRD) Louisville, Kentucky, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Gary Burbank (WAKY/CKLW/WLW) Contributor: Rob Grayson (WHBQ/WMQM/WKTQ/WJDX/WMC/WMC-FM) Airchexx Entry: 1,475 Today we will take a trip through the Louisville Children’s Zoo with […]

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Mason Lee Dixon, 13 WAVZ New Haven | July, 1973

Mason Lee Dixon was a star in Louisville, KY – at 79 WAKY, from 1969 to 1972 prior to arriving in New Haven. He’d return there in the late 70s. In the Summer of ’73, WAVZ was red hot… this was John […]

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Bob Stewart, Capital Gold 1548 AM London | January 21, 1996

Bob Stewart (left) and friends, legends of U.K. Broadcasting Courtesy of Contributor Russ Horton, we have a unique recording of a DJ whose voice sounds quite similar to “The Duke of Louisville”. It’s not him, of course, but Bob Stewart definitely has […]

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Archiving A Classic: Bootleg Top 40, 1971 – Part 2

    Donated by Contributor Mark Shayler within the past year, this came from a vynl pressing done decades ago as a promotional item within radio circles. It has posted before, but this is by far the best, studio quality recording of this montage […]

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    Bill Bailey, 97 WWDJ Hackensack NJ | 1972

    Date of Recording: 1972 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 970 WWDJ Hackensack NJ Format: Top 40 Slogan: 97/DJ Featured Air Personality: Bill Bailey (WWDJ/WLS/WGVU/others) Contributor: Sandy Bailey Post Date: 12.17.2017 Total Time: 3:39 Airchexx Entry: 1,535 Bill Bailey playing the songs by request… […]

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    Mark Elliot, 1080 WKLO Louisville | January, 1972

    Our first aircheck of WKLO comes by way of Contributor Robyn Watts. Tom Prestigiacomo once said that WKLO was the main competition from his station in the late 70s, WAKY. From an earlier time now, Mark Elliot is doing his show on […]

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    Coyote Calhoun on 79 WAKY Louisville | January 5, 1979

    Courtesy of former WAKY alumn Tom Prestigiacomo, here’s Coyote Calhoun on Wacky! This is a relatively short aircheck, but good nonetheless. 1979 was a great year for AM top 40, albeit the last year many AM stations played music. WAKY was to […]

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    Tom Prestigiacomo, 79 WAKY Louisville#3 | 1978

    “We ring our bell every half our so you’ll know when to turn to prevent sunburn”. Obviously a Summer ‘check, here’s my friend Tom P. on WAKY Radio. 790 was obviously THE station to turn to for Summer fun in Kentuckyana. Be […]

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    Tom Prestigiacomo, 79 WAKY Louisville | 1979

    Here’s a cool aircheck made by contributor, Tom Prestigiacomo. First posted in 2005, Tom informs us that after WAKY, he and a couple of WACKY DJ’s were hired at WMC-FM Memphis – by the former PD of WAKY. In Tom’s words: …”so […]

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    Tom Prestigiacomo, 79 WAKY Louisville #1 | 1978

    Contributor Tom Prestigiacomo donated over a dozen airchecks of his and others’ programs at WAKY Louisville back in 2005 and we’re just now getting to the process of encoding these for exhibition. Despite this being labelled #1, Tom’s first WAKY appearance on […]

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    Tom Prestigiacomo, 79 WAKY Louisville #4 | Summer, 1978

    More blazing Summer fun from ‘Wacky 79’! Tom Prestigiacomo was nice enough to donate this series of airchecks of his time at WAKY – actually, as I recall, I had to pry them, as Tom is as humble as he is nice. […]

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    Tom Prestigiacomo with Bill Bailey, 79 WAKY Louisville #5 | Summer, 1978

    This begins with an old-fashioned shift-turnover featuring the legendary ‘Duke of Louisville’ himself, Bill Bailey talking about the previous weekend’s “Battle of the Stars” competition between area media. Sounds like there was lots of fun, and plenty of Bailey’s snarky sense of […]

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