New York’s 101.9 FM Reinvents itself as WEMP “101-9 FM New”: Sample, 8/5/11

How we got here… doesn’t really matter anymore. One can get really confused trying to figure out why a station is programmed to be as it is. Take this new WEMP. Rumored to be a future FM News station, 101-9 FM New […]

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Batt Johnson, Smooth Jazz “CD-101.9” WQCD New York | June 29, 2006 6:00-8:05 am

Sitting in for Dennis Quinn this particular morning is veteran jock Batt Johnson (WRVR/WKHK/WNBC/WYNY) who sounds like he was born to do Smooth Jazz! Armed with a working knowledge of the acts and even friendship with many of the artists, Johnson truly […]

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Rock 101-9 WRXP New York: Farewell, Part 1 – The Rock Show with Steve Craig | July 14, 2011

After a year spent attempting an FM News format, Rock is back in New York City on 101.9. When it ended back in 2011, we posted this to commemorate the end of what was then known as WRXP – “The Rock Experience” […]

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Dude Walker, WRQX “MusicRadio” Q107 Washington DC | April 27, 1979

The hot phrase in Top 40 radio at the end of the 70s had to be MusicRadio. At this point in it’s history, 107.3 FM in Washington DC was Top 40 as WRQX. Known as “Q107”, the air staff called it at […]

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Derrick Anderson, 99 WNOX (990 AM) Knoxville | July, 1979

Listening to this certainly brings back memories – not of WNOX, but of the days of AM radio in the Summertime. This aircheck will either bring back the sound and smell of an approaching Summer storm (hence the lightning static crashes on […]

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Lohman & Barkley, 64 KFI Los Angeles | October 18, 1976

Courtesy of BigAppleAirchecks… Here’s our first recording of the legendary Al Lohman and Roger Barkley of KFI. Here, they are featured essentially at the height of their approximately 30 year reign as one of the most popular morning teams in Los Angeles […]

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KFMB-FM “B-100” San Diego – A Year of Better Boogie | April 9-13, 1976

Description by Contributor Mal Vincent: KFMB-FM San Diego aired a Beautiful Music format during the 1960s thru the early 1970s. In March of 1976, the format changed to Top 40. This aircheck is the KFMB-FM, (B-100) One-Year Anniversary celebration of airing “Better […]

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Jim Horne, WPIX 102 (101.9) New York | January 1, 1973

Restored from a muddy cassette recorded on New Year’s Day, 1973, here’s Jim Horne doing a countdown of the top ten songs from the previous year 1972. Its surprising that this tape held up at all over the years, but it was […]

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Mason & Sheehan, WXCR Classic Rock 102.3 Albany NY | July 1998

Description by Contributor Mike Hotaling: I found about 5 minutes or so of Mason and Sheehan on the end of one of my tapes in that big box in my closet. Albany area folks will remember them as the long time morning […]

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Tanner In The Morning, 97 WASH-FM Washington DC | September 1, 1983

Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks, this is a near perfect recording of Soft AC WASH-FM. There is far more news and information on this program than music, making this format closer to ‘Full Service’ than anything else. There are two full newscasts […]

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Mike Frasier, 98 “The Hot FM” WCAU-FM Philadelphia | July 27, 1987

Call this “Diary of a Confused CHR Station”. WCAU-FM is in the waning days of its contemporary music format, and obviously at a crossroads as to which way to go, musically. The station leans very rhythmic, and while the jocks are now […]

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Composite: 89 WLS Chicago | March, 1977

The late 70s. The second heyday of WLS in Chicago. By this time, WLS was the number one station in Chicago, even with FM competitors in the Top 40 format. It’s FM station at 94.7 was WDAI, an Album Rock station that […]

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