Gary Burbank, 790 WAKY Louisville | 1971

Date of Recording: 1971 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 790 WAKY (WGRC/WAKY/WVEZ/WWKY/WXXA/WKRD) Louisville, Kentucky, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Gary Burbank (WAKY/CKLW/WLW) Contributor: Rob Grayson (WHBQ/WMQM/WKTQ/WJDX/WMC/WMC-FM) Airchexx Entry: 1,475 Today we will take a trip through the Louisville Children’s Zoo with […]

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Coyote Calhoun on 79 WAKY Louisville | January 5, 1979

Courtesy of former WAKY alumn Tom Prestigiacomo, here’s Coyote Calhoun on Wacky! This is a relatively short aircheck, but good nonetheless. 1979 was a great year for AM top 40, albeit the last year many AM stations played music. WAKY was to […]

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Tom Prestigiacomo with Bill Bailey, 79 WAKY Louisville #5 | Summer, 1978

This begins with an old-fashioned shift-turnover featuring the legendary ‘Duke of Louisville’ himself, Bill Bailey talking about the previous weekend’s “Battle of the Stars” competition between area media. Sounds like there was lots of fun, and plenty of Bailey’s snarky sense of […]

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Tom Prestigiacomo, 79 WAKY Louisville #4 | Summer, 1978

More blazing Summer fun from ‘Wacky 79’! Tom Prestigiacomo was nice enough to donate this series of airchecks of his time at WAKY – actually, as I recall, I had to pry them, as Tom is as humble as he is nice. […]

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Tom Prestigiacomo, 79 WAKY Louisville#3 | 1978

“We ring our bell every half our so you’ll know when to turn to prevent sunburn”. Obviously a Summer ‘check, here’s my friend Tom P. on WAKY Radio. 790 was obviously THE station to turn to for Summer fun in Kentuckyana. Be […]

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Tom Prestigiacomo, 79 WAKY Louisville | 1979

Here’s a cool aircheck made by contributor, Tom Prestigiacomo. First posted in 2005, Tom informs us that after WAKY, he and a couple of WACKY DJ’s were hired at WMC-FM Memphis – by the former PD of WAKY. In Tom’s words: …”so […]

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Tom Prestigiacomo, 79 WAKY Louisville #1 | 1978

Contributor Tom Prestigiacomo donated over a dozen airchecks of his and others’ programs at WAKY Louisville back in 2005 and we’re just now getting to the process of encoding these for exhibition. Despite this being labelled #1, Tom’s first WAKY appearance on […]

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Jim Jeffrey & Rick Reinhardt, WAVE 970 Louisville | December 21, 1977 6pm – 12am

Recorded just before Christmas 1977, WAVE 970 is here an Adult Contemporary station that today no longer exists. There’s lots of news – NBC Network and local news by Mary McCarthy filling in for Tyler Cox and a later part of news […]

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