October 19, 2021

6 thoughts on “Beau Weaver, 93/KHJ Los Angeles | 1976

  1. I never got a vanity call, sticking with my as issued call sign N2JTX from 1989. And my GROL serial number makes even less sense!

    1. At first, Robert, I wasn’t going to. My original callsign (issued with my NOVICE license!) was KA1SWR. Note the significance of that call. But, being the Top 40 radio officionardo that I am, I just had to seek out if there was something… I even looked to see if W1LS was available. It wasn’t (in ’99). K1FRC was. And that was that!

      1. That was a nice suffix to have received randomly and not bad on CW or phonetically either (kilo alpha one standing wave ratio – nice!). Had the vanity program been in place when I first got licensed I might have gone for a W2 prefix but by the time they opened the program to the advanced class, which I was at the time, I had already had my auto license plates changed, a small pile of QSL cards and was happy to keep it.

  2. This whole aircheck was quite humorous, but I especially liked the part at the end where Beau said that the stork brought a new Allman brother last night and that the others had been dropping like flies. Cher was married to Gregg Allman at the time this ‘check was made (they were hitched from 73-78, if memory serves me correctly). One other thing, about four years later, KHJ would go country. In announcing the switch, the ad said “We all grew up to be cowboys.” Thanx a million for this ‘check.

  3. I’ve heard airchecks of Beau Weaver before but this one makes me like him even more.

    It’s unfortunate but understandable why he’s not in radio today. He wouldn’t be allowed to sound like he did on 93KHJ if he wanted to continue in the business.

    At least we get to hear him back in the 70s. Thanks a lot for adding this check.

  4. Beau is truly one of my all time favorites then as a jock and now as one of the best in VO. Fun stuff.

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