Charlie Wagner, 1240 WWCO Waterbury (CT) | February 20, 1978

One of the nice things about AM radio in the late 70s was that most had morphed into some sort of Top 40 format and were VERY local in areas outside of major cities. Waterbury Connecticut is a medium sized city which […]

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John “Cadillac” Saville, 95.7 WKSS Meriden/Hartford | June 3, 2019

“Time to wake up!!” Longtime broadcaster John “Cadillac” Saville sent in this HD quality aircheck of himself. True, this isn’t a ‘classic radio’ recording, but one day it will be.  Truth be told, I’ve been asking John for many years for a […]

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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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Jack Miller, WDRC Hartford | June 17, 1972

Date of Recording: 06.17.1972 Station: 1360 WDRC (AM) Hartford, Connecticut, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Jack Miller (WARE / WEIM / WFEA / WBBQ / AKFN / WSPR / WWLP-TV / WBZ / WCBS-FM / WWYZ / WPIX-FM / WKZE-FM) […]

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Buzznet Media Presents: 99! – The Ultimate Radio Format!

A sequel is usually reserved for TV and the Movies. But the original NINE! – The Ultimate Radio Format, done in 1974, was so good and found its way into the headphones of so many jocks over the years, that the original […]

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Al Warren, 600 WICC Bridgeport | December 31, 2000

Date of Recording: 12.31.2000 Station: 600 WICC Bridgeport CT (C-Quam AM Stereo) Format: Full Service Gold Based Adult Contemporary Branding: “Six-Hundred W-I-C-C, Southern Connecticut’s News and Information Leader” Featured Air Personalities: Al Warren, Featured Jock; Chris Conley, News and Sports; Hans Warner, […]

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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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Michael J. O’Brien; Larry Dobbs, 92.9 WBOS Brookline (Boston) | December 21, 1986

Before WKLB, WCLB, WBCS and even before Garth Brooks became known as a Country star, the station at 92.9 in Boston took on the unalienable task of trying to convince Bostonians that Country music was indeed a popular form of music worth […]

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Steve Sawyer, “Country Jukebox”, 97.7 WINQ Winchendon MA | August 5, 1990

And now, the story of a Country music show that may have lead to the eventual Country format of WINQ, a station that today is at 98.7 in Keene NH. Back when 97.7 first went on the air, it was what eventually […]

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Bill Houston, 1380 WNAQ Naugatuck CT | Winter, 1986

Who says small market radio was boring? Contributor Ray Bozzanca recently sent this (in two parts) that he received on reel from the subject of this aircheck, Bill Houston. Among the great things that this shows, AM Stereo sounded great (and so […]

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Del DeMontreaux and “Your Hometown Countdown”, 103.5 WYNY New York | August 28, 1992

There is a long history of Country music in New York, although a city grade signal hasn’t truly been available for about 10 years. Sure, there is “My Country 96.1” out on Long Island, and for those far enough south of NYC, […]

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John Saville, WWYZ “Country 92.5” Waterbury/Hartford | March 21, 1989

From the Steve West collection comes this 23 year old tape just found in an old box. Honestly, I forgot that I even recorded this. Here’s John Saville on his former night shift on Country 92.5, about six months after the station […]

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