Programmer’s Digest Composite, WAVZ New Haven | Summer 1973

Date of Recording: 1973 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1300 WAVZ New Haven, Connecticut, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Talent: Various Comments: As recordings go, one probably couldn’t get better than vynl. Programmer’s Digest was one of those trade publications that featured […]

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Station Profile: 13 WAVZ New Haven | September, 1976

Date of Recording: 09.xx.1976 (Exact Date Unown) Station: 1300 WAVZ New Haven, Connecticut, USA Format: Top 40 (Later: Standards – 1981, Liberal Talk – 2001, Sports – 2007) Featured Air Personality: Various Contributor: Andy Bologovsky Comments: 13 Waves sported some of the […]

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Cliff Kenyon, WFIF Milford CT | July 20, 1976

Every now and then, an aircheck comes along that really reminds me of what community full service radio really was in the 70s. Cliff “Rockin’” Kenyon, filling in this day for Randy West, is trying his best to be a big city […]

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Judge Harrigan, WAVZ New Haven | July 7, 1978

Sounding like the East Coast version of Dr. Don Rose, Here’s Judge Harrigan with one liners, traffic reports, time checks and the hits – all the ingredients you’d expect from a major market morning show, but this is LOCALISM done right! On […]

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News with Steve Tefft, 960 WELI New Haven | March 30, 1988

Contributor Steve Tefft sent one in featuring himself doing a newscast in 1988. Yes, apparently WELI did play music sometime in its past. Most AM stations did at one point or another. But few in modern times can recall WELI as a […]

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Composite: 1300 WAVZ New Haven | July, 1974

There’s very little WE can say that conveys the excitement generated by 13 Waves during it’s heyday of the mid-late 1970s. Some of the best and brightest broadcasters in Southern New England graced the air on WAVZ – and a few of […]

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QuickChexx: Tracey, 1300 WAVZ New Haven | May 17, 1969

We’re back into the 1960s for this short clip of WAVZ New Haven. This is the Tracey show, although we’re not sure who Tracey is or where he went after WAVZ. One thing that sticks out on many of the WAVZ airchecks […]

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MicroChexx: Joe Hager, 1300 WAVZ New Haven | November, 1972

It took longer to write this summary than edit the audio for this slightly under one minute clip of Joe Hager on the “New Waves”. Courtesy of early Airchexx Contributor Andy Bologovsky, here’s another short look and listen to one of America’s […]

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Storm Coverage: Hurricane Sandy, 2012 – Part 3 – N/T 960 WELI//WKCI-FM HD2 New Haven | October 29, 2012

Each week in November, we’re featuring radio’s coverage of Hurricane Sandy. Here in Part 3, we’re listening to the Vinny Penn Project, the morning show on WELI New Haven. I actually made two recordings of WELI, this one, using my Sony HD […]

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Composite: 1300 WAVZ New Haven | August 1974

Going back several years ago when Andy Bologovsky sent in a bunch of WAVZ CDs for us, here’s a recording that’s a bit confusing. Its labelled August 1974, and for some of the promos heard in this, it is likely from that […]

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Willie B. & Floyd Wright, WKCI KC-101 Hamden/New Haven CT | 1979

Originally posted on 10/21/04 in Real Audio format. Kopps/Monahan was one of those small broadcast companies that believed in doing things right. In New Haven CT, their highly rated 13 WAVZ was a ratings success story. In 1979, they decided to launch […]

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