Tom Prestigiacomo, 79 WAKY Louisville#3 | 1978

“We ring our bell every half our so you’ll know when to turn to prevent sunburn”. Obviously a Summer ‘check, here’s my friend Tom P. on WAKY Radio. 790 was obviously THE station to turn to for Summer fun in Kentuckyana. Be […]

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Roby Yonge, 105.9 WAXY-FM Miami | July 7, 1985

There are few recordings of Roby Yonge from the days after his firing from WABC New York for breaking format with his “The Beatle Paul is Dead” announcements. However, Yonge was a successful on-air Deejay in Miami for many years after the […]

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The End: WCTZ ‘The New 96.7 The Coast’ Port Chester/Stamford CT Signs Off | May 20, 2011

Thanks to Contributor Mike Raub. What happens when you get a phone call that says essentially, “Turn it off, now”? This recording, that’s what! This is all that’s left of a station that once occupied the 96.7 frequency licensed to Stamford, CT. […]

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Brett Provo, “Springfield Tornado” – 94.7 WMAS Springfield Mass. | June 1, 2011 4:05-5:10 PM

Contributor Brett Provo knows something about tornado coverage – after having the now infamous Springfield tornado pass within one block of the WMAS studios, Brett says on air, he’s an afternoon host turned meteorologist… or, “WMAS, all weather, all the time”. This […]

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Tom Prestigiacomo, 79 WAKY Louisville | 1979

Here’s a cool aircheck made by contributor, Tom Prestigiacomo. First posted in 2005, Tom informs us that after WAKY, he and a couple of WACKY DJ’s were hired at WMC-FM Memphis – by the former PD of WAKY. In Tom’s words: …”so […]

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Tom Prestigiacomo, 79 WAKY Louisville #1 | 1978

Contributor Tom Prestigiacomo donated over a dozen airchecks of his and others’ programs at WAKY Louisville back in 2005 and we’re just now getting to the process of encoding these for exhibition. Despite this being labelled #1, Tom’s first WAKY appearance on […]

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Composite: 1470 WSAC Fort Knox, KY – “Truckin’ 72”

I know virtually nothing about WSAC, other than it was on a low-powered ‘graveyard frequency’. According to this tribute site which credits Paul Urbahns with photos and some old survey sheets (not included in this presentation because we don’t have permission… yet), […]

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Peter Johnathan, ‘Car Radio’ 93/KHJ Los Angeles | December, 1984

The final format of 93/KHJ was a very unique attempt at an all-traffic report station, blended with music which was mainly recurrents. They called it “Car Tunes, Great Songs In Your Car”. Everything about the format seemed to revolve around cars. There […]

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Jim Kaye “The Big Tuna”, Last Show on WAQY Wacky 102 Springfield | August, 1981 (52:36) Scoped

Courtesy of Webmaster Steve West. Here’s the only known recording of the final show, 7-12 Midnight, on the old CHR formatted “Wacky 102” WAQY Springfield Massachusetts. My good friend Jim Kaye was known as the “Big Tuna”, and says on this recording […]

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‘Cousin’ Bruce Morrow Hosts the 2nd “Radio Greats Weekend”, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | June 10, 1988

Courtesy of Contributor Frank Davis This was the second Radio Greats Weekend held by WCBS-FM, the first having aired some six years earlier, in response to WABC’s format change to talk. At the time of this recording, CBS-FM is a very 1950s […]

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First Hour: 104.3 WJMK Chicago “Jack-FM” | June 3, 2005

In an attempt to re-brand 104.3 using it’s native call letters and a re-focus of the music in a more 70s directions, Oldies WJMK found itself in much the same position as it was three months prior when it dropped the “Oldies” […]

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The End of Oldies: 104.3 WJMK Chicago | March 2, 2005

Here’s a recording of WJMK “in transition” from “Oldies” to “Variety Hits”. The actual format change wouldn’t come for three more months, but apparently what we have here, is an aircheck of the day WJMK dropped the term Oldies and just went […]

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