Composite: 1510 WLAC Nashville | March 16, 1960

Here is WLAC heard at almost the dawn of the Rock & Roll era. Contributor John Harrison sent this in, along with a bunch of WLAC airchecks that we’ll get to this Summer. This begins with the end of Hoss Allen’s show, […]

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Bill Berlin, 1240 WKDA Nashville | December 27, 1968

Right off the reel, here’s a brand new exhibit from Karl Phillips. WKDA has occupied three AM frequencies, that we know of, since 1968. 1240, as in this aircheck, more recently as a Spanish station on 1430, and currently on 1200 (later […]

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Hawk Harrison, WYHY Nashville | 1990

Coming to you via the fabulously enormous Contributor Robyn Watts collection, here’s a selection from “East Coast Airchecks” Tape #32 entitled “Hot Night Jocks”. Hawk Harrison is no Coyote McCloud, but definitely cuts it as a hot night jock on one of […]

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Gator Harrison, 107.5 WYHY Nashville | May 25, 1994

Recording Date: 05.25.1994 Station: 107.5 WYHY (@Y107) (WCOR-FM/WUSW/WRVW) Nashville, TN Format: CHR/Top 40 Branding: “Y107“; “The Outrageous FM“; “Nashville’s Number One Hit Music Station” Ownership: iHeart Media (Clear Channel/SFX Broadcasting) Featured Air Personality: Gator Harrison Contributor: Robyn Watts Associated Air Talent: Coyote […]

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Billy Brown, 107.5 WYHY Nashville | May 25, 1994

Recording Date: 05.25.1994 Station: 107.5 WYHY (@Y107) (WCOR-FM/WUSW/WRVW) Nashville, TN Format: CHR/Top 40 Branding: “Y107“; “The Outrageous FM“; “Nashville’s Number One Hit Music Station” Ownership: iHeart Media (Clear Channel/SFX Broadcasting) Featured Air Personality: “Downtown” Billy Brown Contributor: Robyn Watts Associated Air Talent: […]

Tagged 107.5 Nashville, Coyote McCloud, Downtown Billy Brown, Rhett Walker, The River

Format Change – 103.3 WKDF Nashville Flips from Rock to Country | April 1, 1999

Description from Karl Phillips… WKDF-FM 103.3 (Formerly WKDA-FM – see Bill Berlin) Nashville flips from Rock to Country as “Music City 103” and returns Carl P. Mayfield and the “P-Team” to the air after being fired from cross-town WSIX-FM a year earlier. […]

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Pat Sajak, “Radio 65” WSM Nashville | June 23, 1975

“Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak started his career as many Television people did, in radio. Actually, aside from the fact that this is Pat Sajak like most of you have never heard before, this is also a side of WSM that […]

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A Legend Lives: A Sample of 650 WSM Nashville | September 16, 2014

WSM. Those three call letters bring up images, burned into the memory of past generations. An entire genre of American popular music essentially began right here at this radio station, in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1925 with a weekly show called, “The WSM […]

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Bill Berlin on 1240 WKDA Nashville – Part 2 | December 27, 1968

Just to prove that 8pm to Midnight were the ‘rock hours’ on top 40 AM radio, you’ll hear (scoped) hits by the Beatles and even Deep Purple, mixed in with the top Motown sounds. What’s really amazing about this aircheck, while Berlin […]

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Composite: WYHY Y-107 Nashville | May 25, 1994

Rhett Walker once told me that Y-107 had an incredible listener base right up till the day management pulled the plug. The apparent reason: The station name and logo had become synonymous with such outrageous on air behavior that local Christian preachers […]

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WYHY Y-107 Nashville gets featured on 48 Hours | 1989

Sometime in the late 1980’s, the evening news program ’48 Hours’ did a segment on top 40 radio. Or, should I say, outrageous radio. Y-107 was so outrageous, it was prominently featured as a classic example of ‘sinful’ lifestyle (yes, Jerry Falwell […]

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Tony Cox on WZKS 96-Kiss Nashville | July 1984

Nashville. Not Union, MS, as is the current home of those call letters. Everything changes, including this vintage 80s CHR which these days is WCJK from Murfreesboro, outside of Metro Nashville. Music City has always been a hotbed of radio talent and […]

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