98.5 WROR Boston becomes WBMX Mix 98.5 | 1991

Your webmaster has always wondered why it is that radio companies can’t respect heritage call letters. Well, here’s another set of calls that went away in 1992– at least off the 98.5 frequency. WROR was the FM station to WRKO until RKO […]

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Boston FM Composite: 1983

Here’s a quarter hour worth listening to. Starting with the great Joe Martelle, on the old 98.5 WROR, this goes back and forth between WROR and 103.3 WEEI-FM. Just two years before this was recorded, WROR had just morphed into a soft, […]

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105.7 WVBF Framingham / Boston (F-105) Fantasy Parade | 1977

Here’s a very interesting aircheck of Fairbanks Communications’ then recently-retooled WVBF as Top 40 “F-105”. The ‘check starts out with some strainge sounding robot promos (for lack of a better word), then moves into Frank Kingston Smith opening the F-105 Fantasy Parade […]

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Harry Nelson on 68 WRKO Boston | Summer 1979

Credit, once again, our good friend Matt over at Big Apple Airchecks for this look at Boston’s legendary 68 WRKO! No I can’t give you an exact date on this aircheck but we’ll just narrow it down to sometime around August 1979, […]

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The Jerry Williams Show. 1510 WMEX | April 11, 1961

The man known as “The Dean of Talk Radio” was captured on this rare recording made all the way back in 1961. The late Jerry Williams, probably the earliest controvercial talk show host in American radio, spent several years at what would […]

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Call Letter Change: WEEI-FM Becomes “HitRadio 103” WHTT Boston | March 9, 1983

New Contributor Stuart Gitlow comments: The original recording suffered from several issues: my reception of 103 wasn’t great, the gain was turned up a bit too much (I was just getting used to using dbx), and the tape is 22 years old. […]

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Chuck Nowlin, 100.7 WZLX Boston | January 13, 1998

Here’s a station that has managed to stay the course for a couple of decades as “Boston’s Classic Rock”. The station outlived Boston’s heritage Rock station WBCN, and other stations which have come and gone since WZLX first came along out of […]

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JoJo Kincaid, 105.7 WVBF “F-105” Framingham/Boston | March 15, 1979

“…Thank you for making us Boston’s Number One Music Station!” The “New” F-105 wasn’t new, but the branding was for one of Boston’s first FM Top 40 stations. WVBF (which stood for the owner’s wife’s name, Virginia Brown Fairbanks) had been rocking […]

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“Matty in the Morning”, WXKS-FM “Kiss-108” Medford/Boston | March 1993

Is there one city left in America where Ryan Seacrest isn’t heard on some Top 40 station? Perhaps not today. But back in 1993, Kiss-108 had emerged as the station to turn to for hit music, and some of the best jocks […]

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‘JW’ in the Morning, Country 99.5 WKLB Lowell/Boston | January 9, 1998

From Webmaster Steve West – funny, the most obscure recordings I’ve posted of stations that might or might not even be interesting are right out of my own collection. I recorded this while working as a Temp at some place in Princeton, […]

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Brian Pierce, 194.5 WZOU Boston | 1987

It almost went back to Rock. WZOU was at a crossroads in ’86, that is, until CBS’ HitRadio 103 WHTT threw in the towel and flipped, first to AAA as ‘Quality Rock’ WMRQ, then to the long standing and current Oldies 103 […]

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Boston Composite: WRKO & WEZE | 1973

Courtesy of Contributor Steve Bleecker (In Your Speaker…) Steve writes: Well…Dale Dorman is ” Riding thru’ the Air ” to YOU right now…along with his Buddies Tony Mann, and Mike Addams! You will certainly notice that Dorman is “off his mark” (to […]

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