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Big Ron O’Brien, WXLO 99X New York | May 4, 1974

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A bit of processing was required to make this tape listenable, but once you get a few minutes into it things clear up a bit. Here’s Big Ron O’Brien from his East Coast days at 99X! All the hits, high energy and one lone shotgun jingle make for a memorable listen on this ‘check – chock full of mid-70s NYC advertisers. This is so old, the store owners are probably either on Social Security or long gone!

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Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.

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MGD4Ever
April 13, 2008 at 11:17 pm


This is a really fun aircheck. The commercials are great. a more accurate date for this aircheck would be august 28 1974. they are promoting a Beatles feature on that upcoming labor Day weekend so it has to be either late August or very early September. then there is a commercial that talks about a restaurant that has some big thing going on tonight called Thank god It’s Wednesday. so, assuming this is the Wednesday before Labor day weekend 1974, that would place the date as August 28. Anyway, as always, thanks so much for all of the enjoyment your site brings to all of us.



brianCarter
April 16, 2008 at 9:16 pm


late summer’74 ..Hues Corp(rare long version)Barry White
smooookin!!!!!!!
And the most popular shotgun jingle ever doesnt hurt.

plenty of recurrents Grand Funk,Ojays

Big Ron still straight shootin in 2008 in Philly at WOGL.





Lee Sellman
April 27, 2008 at 9:24 pm


Goodbye Big Ron….. we will miss you….



April 28, 2008 at 10:54 am


It is with great sadness that we learn of the untimely passing of Ron O’Brien, who died April 27 at the age of 56 from complications with pneumonia. May he rest in peace…



Jason
April 28, 2008 at 6:18 pm


Sorry to burst everyone’s bubble, but O’Brien passed away on 4/27/08 at age 56…



April 29, 2008 at 9:16 am


Hi! My Name Is Christopher, Oh! My God-What She Died Last Sunday With Big Ron O’Brien April 27 2008, Are You Listening To Radio Next Sunday Big Ron O’Brien Airchecks, airchexx.com Thanks Christopher! We’ve Got Bless You!



jdv
August 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm


as MGD4Ever said, this aircheck IS from August 28 1974 and just mislabeled. Several references to Labor Day coming Monday as well as the Wednesday’s commercial are fairly good evidence of a 08/28/1974 air date.



Mark
February 13, 2017 at 5:23 pm


The weird thing here is at the very end…why were they running an ad for Helen Reddy’s “brand new album” that at the time was a year old?



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