J.J. Jeffrey/Chuck Knapp and the “Top 300 Best of All Time”, 68 WRKO Boston | October 20, 1967

Our good friend Bob Gilmore returns with another fantastic aircheck of old! It seems kind of odd that WRKO, a new station at this point, having flipped to Top 40 from the former WNAC earlier in the year, would be counting down […]

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Mike Addams, 68 WRKO Boston | December 25, 1978

Yes, the disco era is in full swing, and WRKO is doing its part to burn a hole through the genre… but there’s plenty of Rock to be found on this Christmas day 1978. True ’nuff, this is a scoped presentation but […]

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Joel Cash, 68 WRKO Boston | August, 1972

Date of Recording: August, 1972 (Exact date unknown) Station: 680 WRKO Boston, Massachusetts Featured Air Talent: Joel Cash Contributor: Robyn Watts – 114 Unique Additions as of this aircheck! Aircheck Entry: 1,419 Comments: Four minutes, 16 seconds is all we get of […]

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Old Gold 1971 Remastered, Part 1 of 4

Going WAY back to the beginning of this website – well, okay, WAY back to the days when the radio industry trade circulated audio specials on vynl, here’s a completely re-mastered copy of one of the very first exhibits we had on […]

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Al Gates, Morning Drive, WRKO AM/FM Boston | June 19, 1967

Al Gates is featured in this excellent copy of then-new Bill Drake WRKO. Interesting items on this recording are reverb, which sounds fantastic and not overdone and a simulcast with its FM sister station on 98.5. Historic mentions (Bostonians will especially remember) […]

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Composite: 68 WRKO Boston | January, 1979

Date of Recording: January, 1979 (exact date unknown) Station: 680 WRKO Boston, Massachusetts Featured Air Talent: Charlie Van Dyke, Jordan Rich, Sandy Weaver, Eric Cheney, others. Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks Comments: WRKO Boston, it’s eight o’clock with Eric Cheney playing the best […]

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QuickChexx: Chip Hobart, 68 WRKO Boston | 1974

Running about 3 minutes, Courtesy of Contributor Steve Bleecker, here’s a short, clean, and well processed WRKO featuring Chip Hobart. I’m guessing the year 1974 here, since the tape came without the date on it. Could be ’73. Somebody knows. WRKO is […]

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Dale Dorman, 68 WRKO Boston | 1973

… It’s Monday Morning and it’s going to rain And Cher’s “Gypsie’s, Tramps and Theives” is skipping!!!! Well… the Drake era has been over for a while, and Dale Dorman is even more wacky than when Drake tried to reel him in! […]

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Dale Dorman, 68 WRKO Boston | July, 1971

And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dale Dorman! With that introduction by Bill Drake, Dale Dorman kicks off his morning show promptly at 6 am sharp, and the rest of this show is utter nonsense! Uncle Dale is in rare form, although for […]

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Chip Hobart, 68 WRKO Boston | 1973

Here’s another glimpse of Early 70s WRKO with Chip Hobart at the controls. If you heard that WRKO was known as New England’s Album Station, this is the proof that 68 was, indeed, trending toward an AM AOR format, but with jingles […]

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Chip Hobart, 68 WRKO Boston | Winter, 1972

“…However when (he) hit The airwaves in New England as CHIP Hobart on WRKO, he had Completely transformed himself “overnight”, into this on air “Cool Cat…”

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Chuck Knapp, 680 WRKO Boston | April, 1967

Tape recordings are an amazing thing. Someone hit the ‘record’ button at random, and at times, such as this, we get to hear something quite amazing. That this tape survived all these years is amazing in and of itself! Recorded just about […]

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