Author: Steve West

Johnny Uran & Ed Rivers , KCLD-FM 104 1/2 St. Cloud | June 30, 1979

As with many FM radio stations, KCLD-FM started out on the AM dial, duplicating the same programming as the AM station. The original station occupying 104.7 was KFAM-FM, sister station to KFAM (AM), launched in 1948. The KCLD-FM call letters were obtained in 1975. While KCLD-FM refers to itself as 104 and a half, it’s kind of misleading as to it’s exact dial position. However, it was v...

The “Spaceman”, CHOG AM 640 – “The Beat of Toronto” | September 1, 1995

Curator’s Notes: Not only was CHOG the final CHR in the Toronto market, it was just over one month away from changing formats from CHR to News Talk. Not surprisingly, being on the AM band did nothing to help AM 640 in its transition. The new N/T format suffered from low ratings, as did it’s successor, launched in 2000, male oriented, talk formatted CFMJ “Mojo Radio” (no rel...

Cousin Bruce Morrow, 77 WABC New York | June, 1965

… maybe it’ll be YOUR name on our big station this coming week! Wouldn’t that be nice? Audio Player below notes  Curator’s Notes: I think one of the best things about doing this website all these years is being able to go way back to a time before many of our visitors even began listening to the radio. This really is quite a learning experience for all of us. At the ri...

Harry Harrison, MusicRadio 77 WABC New York | August 9, 1979

      Monday morning, Harry Harrison on WABC Audio player below notes. Curator’s Notes Harry Harrison (WMCA/WABC/WCBS-FM) is the featured personality on this particular Monday morning, during a typical sounding day on the old MusicRadio 77 WABC! Sent in by our Contributor, Alan Fletcher, way back in 2005, this recording was featured on WABC Rewound, Memorial Day 2005. I’...

Seven Hours to Midnight – PM Drive on 750 WSB Atlanta | December 31, 1988

AM 750, WSB, has the strongest signal around….. DEPEND ON IT! Curator’s Notes It’s just before 5 pm as this aircheck opens during the final hours of 1988. This unknown jock gracefully glides through the holiday shift and weaves little hints about the date. We get lots more during the news, read by Roger Cook. Even in 1988, WSB is a full-service station. Still playing some music b...

1020 KDKA Pittsburgh Covers the Blizzard of 1977 | January 28, 1977

We’re having a blizzard this afternoon… don’t let these warm temperatures fool ya now Please scroll down to read an important message Curator’s Notes: After I spilled hot coffee all over my brand new keyboard, I got the bright idea that since this Summer has been so unbelievably hot around the country, perhaps it would be interesting to hear what the weather was like back i...

Vinnie Brown, 1450 WOL Washington DC | 1980

Well, if you’ve been waiting around to hear something from the new Jacksons album, Triumph, well tonight, you’re in luck! Please scroll down to read an important message Curator’s Notes: When Ellis B. Feaster mentioned WOL, I was actually stumped, not knowing much about the station. Few outside of Washington probably did. At two minutes long, you really get the feel for this R�...

Broadway Bill Lee, 97.1 WQHT New York | May, 1989

“You might’s well write it down, the station that’s heard all over town… Please scroll down to read an important message Curator’s Notes: The Airchexx archives are still chocked full of goodies given to us in years past! Contributor Andy Bologovsky sent this one way back when I lived in Tennessee on CD. A pretty good quality recording of “Hot 97” in its da...

93 KHJ – “The End” – | January 31, 1986

Dave Sebastian has asked me to announce that I am not running the board… Please scroll down to read an important message Curator’s Notes: I’ve been hanging on to this classic for something like 14 years. Donated to us in the early days of Airchexx by Big Apple Airchecks, this aircheck illustrates perhaps the best format change ever recorded! Apparently, the two-year-old “Ca...

“Position 93” Sampler, KHJ Los Angeles | Early 1978

“Position 93, your California JAM Station…” Please scroll down and read an important message Curator’s Notes: Contributor Mike Donovan sent this in about 7 years ago, but it’s as relevant now as it was then. Legendary Top 40 station 93 KHJ still had it’s array of 1970s high-powered jocks, but “The New Sound of KHJ” was trying to compete with L.A. are...

Chuck Buell, HitRadio 103.3 KHTR St. Louis | March 24, 1988

If you enjoy this aircheck, please consider a donation. Please use the PayPal link below this exhibit. Thank you. “I got a special Chuck Buell 100 dollar bill that’s worth $103… Curator’s Notes: For anyone who ever heard Chuck Buell on WLS, or maybe up in Canada… Chuck sounds GREAT in the morning! In fact, after hearing this aircheck for myself I wondered how come the...

The Rick Dees Morning Show, 102.7 KIIS Los Angeles | April, 1988

(Willard) “Hey man Mr. Helicopter how ya doin'” The man of a million voices is heard this particular morning in 1988 in an absolutely PRISTINE recording donated by our fashionably fabulous Robyn Watts, from California Aircheck, which gave us permission many years ago to post their recordings (hey, we had to get permission… it’s the only way to go!). And, please. Visit Calif...

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