Author: Steve West

Steve Jordan, Natural Neal & Michael O’Connor – 1260 KYA San Francisco | July 13, 1977

If only the East Coast had a Top 40 station like this! Oh… well, besides WABC. We here at Airchexx have put much focus on 610 KFRC as THE dominant station in San Francisco. But, the Bay area had stiff competition for much of the 1970s from crosstown KYA. In 1977, KYA did get close, but never beat KFRC. And it’s too bad, listening to this aircheck, KYA really COOKS! Is it me, or did KYA...

Curator’s Corner: Status Update and New Stuff…

It’s been quite a while since I posted what’s going on here at Airchexx, but perhaps now is the time for an update. First and foremost, Airchexx has finally broken away from our longtime host and business partner. The break was sudden and unexpected, however, it has provided the opportunity for me to do some serious upgrading, and to launch our new, fulltime internet station, Airchexx ...

Don K Reed and The Do-Wop Shop, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | October 23, 1994

We’ll let ya in anytime seven to midnight… In the days before Jack-FM, CBS-FM had a number of great Oldies personalities and specialty shows. 1994 was perhaps the middle of the greatest era for this Oldies outlet (thought so by many whom I’ve talked to over the years), and the personalities who called this station home are fondly remembered even today! One such specialty program ...

Program Spotlight: “That Thing With Rich Appel”

You’re probably wondering, is this just another weekend Classic Hits show? You’d be right to ask, but the answer is, NO. that thing is unique, in that unlike other Classic Hits shows, Rich Appel presents the music “in context” with how it was heard during the time when those songs were fresh. You’ll hear vintage radio commercials and their associated jingles (I haven’t asked him yet if “Winston ta...

Danuta, 94.9 KBZT San Diego | Sometime 1980

I wanna remind you about K-Best 95’s series of Friday Night Stereo TV Concerts… 1980 was a year of change in the radio landscape. FM radio was overtaking AM in many markets and San Diego was no exception. Heard here, about a year after changing formats and call letters from a Middle Of the Road format as KLRO-FM, K-Best 95 was doing its best as a Gold-Based, Adult Contemporary station,...

Mike Sheridan, 710 WGBS Miami | April 21, 1978

…Music Radio 7000, the new WGBS… Got the music you wanna hear… When was the last time you heard a complete overnight music show six-hour Condensed down to 39 and a half minutes, scoped, here’s the full six hour live show that Mike Sheridan did – recorded from the station skimmer tape machine! As the story goes, supposedly the reason that WGBS re-branded to call itself...

Jackie Rush, 100.3 KGGG Rapid City SD | August 5, 1992

Rapid City, not being a major market, did have stations with a major market sound to them. You’ll really enjoy hearing Jackie Rush, who sounds warm and loveable! This aircheck came to us on a C-90 cassette. We got it unscoped, but scoped down for presentation here, this runs 11:05 in our custom player (below)     This was recorded about three years before format changes, first to O...

KDWB Richfield/Minneapolis/St. Paul Sampler | 1980 or 81

Our Contributor sent in two short files, which we are posting in two separate posts. Donald Bohn remembers the details of his recording setup, and we hope he’ll write back and share his thoughts about KDWB, it’s format, jocks, and the signal. Meantime, our Contributor did indeed let us know about his setup: Description by Donald J. Bohn… KDWB FM Stereo Richfield / Mpls. / St. Pau...

Charlie Cook, 1050 WHN New York | November 7, 1977

Charlie Cook is heard holding down the overnight on the old 1050 WHN, Running 30 minutes, scoped, you get the feel of how “New York’s Country Station” sounded in the second half of the 1970s. Notice what Country songs were being played. Much different than the fare being heard in the 80s, just a few years into the future. There was also an obvious lack of commercial content on WH...

Bobby Jay Composite, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | May 4, 1993 & June 2, 1995

“… Not only you’re my favorite DJ, you’re my favorite bass man as well…” Bobby Jay has always been one of our all-time personal favorite CBS-FM jocks. Your curator got to know Bobby when we were both on RadioMaxMusic internet radio. There is simply NO ONE around who knows 1950s Do-Wop music better than Bobby Jay! This is a composite aircheck, put together by our...

“Magic” Matt Craig, New Year’s Eve at “Studio 108”, 107.9 WEBE Westport | December 31, 2004

I am the original and STILL Amazing Magic Matt Craig! We might be a tad early in posting a “First Night” broadcast, but this is a great representation of how Saturday Nights sounded on WEBE 108 for many years. Donated by Big Apple Airchecks (Matt “Craig” Seinberg is the owner), here’s the first, of a new collection from our largest contributor! Curator’s Notes: ...

Airchexx Presents: The WLS Big 89 Rewind 2007B – Fred Winston

Fred Winston doesn’t skip a beat and he sounds like he just picked up where he left off during the MusicRadio years at WLS! Following Larry Lujack and Tommy Edwards, Winston is just as funny as the first time! He weaves all the original WLS show elements together masterfully… but really, this is just Fred Winston being himself! You won’t be disappointed! Big thanks to WLS PD Kipp...

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