Harry Nelson, 94.5 WZOU Boston | March 7, 1987

The all-new Z94 was really hot at this point, although not exactly ‘new’. WZOU came along in late 1984 from the ashes of Album Rocker turned Soft-AC WCOZ, and called itself 94-5 “The Zoo”. Z94 was a re-branding to help better compete […]

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The Rock Radio Reunion with Tai, 105.7 WROR Framingham/Boston | September 20, 2002 – 2:00pm

Among the Rock DeeJays of Boston radio, Mark Parenteau, Harvey Wharfield (WVBF, WCOZ, WAAF) and others took to the WROR microphones, telling stories of what it was like to be an album rock jock in the 60s, 70s and 1980s.

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New England Composite, October-November 1978

Original Comments: Close your eyes and imagine yourself in Boston. The year is 1978. You start tuning around the radio dial. You start on the AM band, because that’s where your favorite station has been for many years. You stop for a […]

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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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World Exclusive! Ron O’Brien, 68 WRKO Boston | September 17, 1978

Recording Date: 09.17.1978 Station: 680 WRKO (WNAC) Boston Format: Top 40 Branded: 68 WRKO – Boston’s Concert Station; Boston’s Super Star Station Featured Air Personality: Ron O’Brien (Real Name: Richard Walls; October 24, 1951 – April 27, 2008) Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks […]

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Doug Alling, 103.3 WHTT Boston | December 20, 1984

Date of Recording: 12.20.1984 Station: 103.3 WHTT (WEEI-FM/WHTT/WMRQ/WODS) Boston (Wikipedia) Format: CHR Branding: “HitRadio 103 FM” Featured Air Personality: Doug Alling Contributor: Steve McVie (Website) Total Time: 2:31 (Telescoped) Airchexx Entry: 1,547 Is Santa Claus coming to Natic this year?… Curator’s Notes: […]

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Tony Pigg, 95.5 WPLJ New York City | September 2, 1977

Recording Date: 09.02.1977 Station: 95.5 WPLJ (WABC-FM) New York (Wikipedia) (Website) Format: Album Oriented Rock (AOR) Branded: “New York’s Best Rock” Ownership: (Then) American Broadcasting Company (ABC) / (Now) Cumulus Media (Website) Featured Air Personality: Tony Pigg Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks #1,571 […]

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Composite: 98 1/2 FM WROR Boston | January 7-14, 1980

In all of it’s history, RKO General’s WROR (98.5) may be best remembered for the personality driven Adult Contemporary format launched just weeks before this recording was made. Out of the ashes of what was Boston’s first full-time Oldies station came this […]

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QuickChexx: Chip Hobart, 68 WRKO Boston | 1974

Running about 3 minutes, Courtesy of Contributor Steve Bleecker, here’s a short, clean, and well processed WRKO featuring Chip Hobart. I’m guessing the year 1974 here, since the tape came without the date on it. Could be ’73. Somebody knows. WRKO is […]

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Composite: 94 1/2 WCOZ Boston | 1980

Courtesy of longtime Contributor Robyn Watts, this 7 1/2 minute composite is the first feature on a tape called, “Billboard Radio Competition Winners”. We know this is from the year 1980. The clip opens with a narrative by Program Director John Sebastian. […]

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Jim Conley, 105.7 WKOX-FM Framingham | January, 1969

WKOX-FM was a radio station that was way before it’s time. Originally a Classical music station, WKOX-FM was the FM side of WKOX (AM), then on 1190. In time, WKOX (AM) would move to 1200 and become “Metro West” radio, serving the […]

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