The Greaseman, WPOP Hartford | March, 1975

Thumbing through the vast unposted tape collection here at the Airchexx studios we stumbled upon this vintage scope of Doug Tract, AKA The Greaseman at WPOP Hartford toward the end of both his tenure and WPOP’s days as a music station before […]

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Pete Stone, 13 WAVZ New Haven | December, 1974

Recording Date: 12.xx.1974 Station: 1300 WAVZ New Haven Format: Top 40 Branded: “The New Waves“; “Lucky 13” Ownership: Kopps-Monahan Featured Air Personality: Pete Stone (Pete Salant) (WNRW/WAVZ/WFIF/WPOP/WYNY/WELI/WWYZ) Contributor: Andy Bologovsky Total Time: 2:41 The New Waves!… I’ll bet there’s many a man […]

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Mike Stone, WFIF “The Spirit of America” Milford CT | March, 1976

Date of Recording: 03.xx.1976 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1500 WFIF Milford, Connecticut, USA Format: Top 40 Slogan Used: “15 FIF” Featured Air Personality: “Mike Stone” (Pete Salant) Contributor: Pete Salant: (WNRW/WAVZ/WFIF/WPOP/WELI/WWYZ, others) Description by Contributor Pete Salant, former PD at Clear Channel […]

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Frank Holler, 1410 WPOP Hartford | May 18, 1969

AM was still king in Hartford and all around the USA when this recording of WPOP was made. Now, unless you’re intimately familiar with the Bill Drake “Boss Radio” Top 40 format, you probably think this is his handiwork. Someone out there […]

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Ron Landry, 1360 WDRC Hartford | June 18, 1965

What New England radio stations come to mind when you think back to the 1960s? Certainly, anyone within the signal contour of New York’s WABC remember, but the big stations in Connecticut and Massachusetts doing Top 40 radio included Boston’s 1510 WMEX, […]

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Jackson Armstrong, 1050 CHUM Toronto Composite 1968-69

Canada, as the United States, had it’s ‘golden Top 40’ age during the 1960s and 70s, and perhaps no other Canadian radio station had greater success with the format than Toronto’s 1050 CHUM. Imagine, a radio station that had so much success […]

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“Steveski”, WWDC ‘DC101’ Washington DC | October 8, 1987

New Contributor David Varndell checks in with this high quality recording of Steveski during his afternoon show. Its a crisp, Autumn day and the weather forecast is for freezing temperatures this particular night. We left the commercials in this one, as we […]

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