Frankie Crocker, 107.5 WBLS New York |1974

Frankie Crocker, “The Chief Rocker,” began his radio career at WUFO Buffalo, while studying pre-law at the University of Buffalo. His smooth, on air style soon had New York City calling. Frankie took a job at New York’s R&B station, 1600 WWRL. […]

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Vaughn Harper on WBLS 107.5 New York | October 1983

  Nicknamed “The Velvet Voice,” Vaughn Harper was a major pioneer of the smooth and soulful “Quiet Storm” R&B/blues/jazz format at WBLS that became popular at Urban stations across America in the early 1980s. Before radio, basketball was Harper’s first love. He […]

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New York Area Radio Dial Scan | November 1983

It’s November 1983, and it’s the weekend! You are driving around New York, as you tune around the radio dial. This recording is an example of what you would have head. I was driving around New York, and just tuning up & […]

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New York City Afternoon Drive Radio | Friday Oct 28, 1983

It’s Friday October 28, 1983. Your heading home, in New York, after a busy Friday, as you tune around the radio dial. This recording is an example of what you would have head. I was driving around New York, and just tuning […]

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Frankie Crocker on WBLS 107.5 New York | Late 1970s

WBLS New York has one of the longest running musical formats on air, on one station in the Big Apple. It’s R&B format began in 1972, and has been going strong ever since. It was the home of legendary radio talent like […]

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QuickChexx: Chuck Leonard, 107.5 WBLS New York | Summer, 1989

Contributor Robyn Watts struck gold sending these countless editions of “California Aircheck” tapes to us here at Airchexx! Featured here is a QuickCheck – under five minutes scoped of the late Chuck Leonard (WABC, WRKS, WBLS, WQEW). Chuck is so comfortable doing […]

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