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560 Memphis WHBQ

Firefall, You are the woman and that’s the last I’ve seen of my heart, my money, and everything else that I own!…”

It’s the middle of the 1970s, arguably the time when WHBQ was at the peak of it’s popularity in Memphis Radio! Disco Duck was on top of the charts, Rick Dees was at the top of his Ratings, Elvis and George Klein were still around. Ok, it was a long time ago!

Contributor Rob Grayson sent in an ultra-short aircheck featuring the talents of Bob Landree. It’s tightly scoped, full of one-liners and the audio quality isn’t too bad, for an AM station! Note that at this point in the station’s evolution, they weren’t afraid to play cuts such as “Magic Man” by Heart, and other hard rock staples back-to-back with artists like Barry Manilow. True Top 40 variety!

These days, our Contributor is still making radio memories, doing mornings on Public Radio WKNO-FM and on air at Flinn Broadcasting’s WHBQ-FM “Q 107” and a weekend WMPS re-creation at //

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of and - All the BIG Hits!

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