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Ellen Rockwell, WFLY FLY-92 Troy (Albany) | January 27, 1998

Description by Steve West: Yes, WFLY was a huge powerhouse station, from the early 80s on, and this time, we hear Ellen Rockwell on FLY-92! She does one of Leeza Gibbons’ Entertainment Tonight reports during her show! One thing that makes this […]

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Mike Hotaling, “Capital Region Speaks” – Talk 1300 WQBK Albany

Date of Recording: Late 1990s, exact date unknown Station: 1300 WQBK (AM) Albany, New York Featured Air Talent: Mike Hotaling Contributor: Mike Hotaling Aircheck Entry: 1,439 Looking for that unique gift for someone who loves radio? Maybe a former DJ? If you […]

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The Demo Never Sent: Mike Hotaling, Classic Rock Demo 102.3 WXCR Albany NY

Date of Recording: Unknown Station: 102.3 WXCR Albany, New York Featured Air Talent: Mike Hotaling Contributor: Mike Hotaling Date of Submission: 08.26.2016 I just found a jem thanks to the cat All kidding aside, finding an almost 20 year old demo tape […]

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Johnny Lance, 92.3 WFLY Troy, NY | 1971

Courtesy of Contributor Paul Ford Just over 6 minutes of what we think is the earliest FM Top 40 aircheck in the Capitol District, here’s Johnny Lance on the first pop music incarnation of WFLY. This is from 1971. WFLY will revert […]

Tagged 1971, 92.3 WFLY, Albany NY, Johnny Lance, Troy NY

QuickChexx: Mark Allen, 1540 WPTR Albany | June, 1968

Here’s an early donation from the fabulous Robyn Watts! The recording featured on this tape has seen better times, with a bit of white noise (hiss) present. The night this was recorded, WPTR was subject to fading and a bit of interference […]

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Mike Hotaling, WQBK Albany” 103-5/103-9 The Edge” – November 2, 1997

Mike Hotaling submitted this self-airchecks, saying he just found it after all this time. One of Mike’s final shows on The Edge and it sounds really good! Hotaliing explained that the station was sold and after the sale, The Edge fire most […]

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Steve Bleecker, 92.3 WFLY Troy | 1982

Description by Contributor Steve Bleecker: After my 2 year absence from the Radio business, after leaving WROK, Rockford, Il. and joining my Dad’s extremely successful Sales Rep Business…I had ‘Hunger Pains’ to get back on the air …so, I literally pulled the […]

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Steve Bleecker, WFLY 92, Troy (Albany) | 1983

Description by Steve Bleecker: I left for JBQ JUST PRIOR to the “Spring” Arbitron Ratings , which showed Very Big Numbers…NOT ONLY for my Afternoon Drive Show…but for the ENTIRE STATION ! AND…it had been that way for MOST of Chuck Taylor’s […]

Tagged 1983, Albany NY, Steve Bleecker, Troy NY

Mike Hotaling’s Final Broadcast, “Earth Speaks” – 1300 WQBK Rensselaer NY | 1996

In what would turn out to be its final broadcast, Contributor Mike Hotaling hosts a uniquely local environmental program called “Earth Speaks”. Special guest is Ward Stone. This show deals with the environmental movement and the political consequences of the then-recent elections. […]

Tagged 1996, Albany, Earth Speaks, Mike Hotaling

QuickChexx: Steve Novak, WGY-FM “Oldies 99.5” Schenectady NY | Winter 1992

Contributor Steve Bleecker is featured here in this short example of the relatively short-lived Oldies format at the former WGY-FM 99.5. Licensed to Schenectady NY, this signal serves the Albany/Troy market in upstate New York. This is a clean, interference free recording […]

Tagged 1992, Albany NY, Schenectady, Steve Novack

QuickChexx: Richie Norris, 980 WTRY Troy (Albany) | February, 1987

When people in the Albany NY area think of their favorite AM radio stations growing up, the first one that comes to mind is usually 1540 WPTR. The next one, undoubtedly, is 980 WTRY. Never a runner-up, at least in presentation, ‘TRY […]

Tagged 1987, Albany NY, Richie Norris, Troy NY