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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98.7 WRKS “Kiss-FM” New York Says Goodbye, Part 5 | April 29, 2012

Here’s the final segment of the final day broadcast of 98.7 Kiss-FM. WRKS began it’s life in June, 1981, the call letters chosen by then-parent company RKO General. They stood for RKO-Station. RKO-General had up till that time, a long history of […]

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98.7 WRKS “Kiss-FM” New York Says Goodbye, Part 4 | April 29, 2012

This entire section is the “Champagne & Bubbles” show of love songs – or as it was always referred to as The Sexiest show on the Radio by host Andre Harrell. This is completely ‘scoped and runs 16:20 in total. But even […]

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98.7 WRKS “Kiss-FM” New York Says Goodbye, Part 3 | April 29, 2012

Part 3 picks up toward the end of Felix Hernandez’s “Rhythm Review”. Before the conclusion of the final ‘Rhythm’ show on Kiss-FM however, various voices appear to say their goodbyes – and not for the last time on this final broadcast day […]

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Chuck Leonard, WRKS 98.7 Kiss-FM New York | November, 1987

Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks, here’s Chuck Leonard (WABC, WQEW)and a reasonably short scope (just a few breaks) of Mr. Leonard and a lot of historically significant advertisements. The imaging isn’t over the top here, but the music was certainly edgy for […]

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98.7 WRKS “Kiss-FM” New York Says Goodbye, Part 2 | April 29, 2012

Part two of the Final Broadcast day at New York’s 98.7 Kiss-FM begins where part one left off. Some parting words from the Open Line program, then it’s on to the not-quite-final “Rhythm Review” featuring host Felix Hernandez. As Felix’s guests this […]

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98.7 WRKS “Kiss-FM” New York Says Goodbye, Part 1 | April 29, 2012

The final broadcast of New York’s Kiss-FM starts here. The ‘tape’ rolls at about 9:55 AM at the start of Kiss-FM’s “Open Line”, normally a community affairs program where the hosts take calls, however, this program, being the final one on 98.7, […]

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