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Bob Landree, 56 WHBQ Memphis | 1976

“Firefall, You are the woman and that’s the last I’ve seen of my heart, my money, and everything else that I own!…” It’s the middle of the 1970s, arguably the time when WHBQ was at the peak of it’s popularity in Memphis […]

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Scott Shannon, 95.5 WPLJ New York | March 13 1992

By 1991, Michael Scott Shannon had done just about everything you could do in radio. He had been on air at legendary stations like WMPS in Memphis, Nashville’s WMAK, & Quixie in Dixie, WQXI Atlanta. At WRBQ Tampa, Shannon, along with partner […]

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Johnny Apollo, 1590 WWUN Jackson MS | 1968

Recording Date: 1968 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1590 WWUN (WHYT/WZRX) Jackson, MS (defunct) Format: Top 40 Branded: “W-One!” Featured Air Personality: Johnny Apollo (Gary Burbank) (WAKY/CKLW/WLW) Contributor: Rob Grayson (WHBQ/WKTQ/WMQM/WJDX/WMPS/WMC/WMC-FM/WKNO-FM/WKNO-TV) Aircheck #1,582     I tell ya, they all over the place […]

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Walt Grayson, 1590 WWUN, Jackson MS | 1974

Date of Recording: 1974 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1590 WWUN (WYHT/WZRX) (Defunct) Jackson, Mississippi, USA Format: Top 40 Slogan(s): “Rock 159”, “W-One” Featured Air Personality: Walt Grayson Contributor: Rob Grayson (WHBQ/WKTQ/WMQM/WJDX/WMPS/WMC/WMC-FM) Airchexx Entry: 1,478 (jingle)…That was our Singing Rubber Band, betcha didn’t […]

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Dennis Jon Bailey, 620 WJDX Jackson MS | 1976

Date of Recording: 1976 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 620 WJDX (WJDS) Jackson, Mississippi, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Dennis Jon Bailey (WJDX/WRKO) Contributor: Rob Grayson (WHBQ/WKTQ/WMQM/WJDX/WMPS/WMC/WMC-FM) Airchexx Entry: 1,476 …Gonna go back to the days when revolution was COOL! Comments: […]

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Harry Chapman on WMPS 680 Memphis | July 19, 1963

Courtesy of Skip Reynolds, CE of Entercom Memphis… Skip tells us he found this tape at the transmitter site of what is now WSMB 680 a while back. This is an original recording of Harry Chapman, the morning man on what was […]

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Mitch Craig, 68 WMPS Memphis | Spring, 1973

“From the Gateway to Mid-America!…” The WMPS Top hour legal ID says it all. A Broadcast service of Plough, Incorporated, WMPS put up stiff competition to RKO General’s 56 WHBQ and for a while they even seemed to trade jocks! Mitch Craig […]

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Composite: WHBQ, WMPS, WDIA Memphis | 1972

This runs almost 24 minutes and may be somewhat confusing. Listen carefully because this is presented as one or two breaks from one station, then flips to another for a few breaks, etc. Other than being a somewhat muddy sounding recording – […]

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Donnie Brooks, 68 WMPS Memphis | Spring, 1973

It’s a Friday night at “Super 68” and Donnie Brooks is at the controls of Plough’s superstation! WMPS is doing its best to imitate Chicago’s WLS, and by the sounds of this aircheck, it’s working. Note the WLS type jingles, such as […]

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