End of Electric 106 & Eagle 106 Launch, WTRK & WEGX Philadelphia| March 13 1987

In the 1980’s, Philadelphia’s 106.1 FM seemed cursed. No matter what Cox Radio put on the frequency, nothing seemed to work. In 1981, it was WWSH Stereo 106, playing a mix of Beautiful Music & Soft Adult Contemporary. It had an audience, […]

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Danny Bonaduce, Eagle 106 WEGX Philadelphia | 1989

We all remember little 10 year old Danny Bonaduce starring as Danny Partridge on the popular TV series The Partridge Family. After the show ended, Danny’s life took a downward spiral. Acting rolls dried up. Danny had to leave home because of […]

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Hot Rod Hulbert, 1340 WHAT Philadelphia | April 1954

It seems that over the years, so many of the pioneers of early R&B radio have been forgotten about. We may know the names Jocko, & Rosco, but there were so many others unique personalities of the 50s & 60s. One of […]

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Tony Davis, FIRST DAY Eagle 106 WEGX Philadelphia | March 1987

In the 1980’s, Philadelphia’s 106.1 FM seemed cursed. No matter what Cox Radio put on the frequency, nothing seemed to work. In 1981, it was WWSH Stereo 106, playing a mix of Beautiful Music & Soft Adult Contemporary. It had an audience, […]

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Harvey Holiday FINAL SHOW, 98.1 WOGL Philadelphia | December 12 2018

    This may not count as a classic aircheck, because it is from 2018, but it does feature a classic Philly jock. Harvey Holiday spent more than a half century on air around the Delaware Valley. in the 1960s, he was […]

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Bob Garrett, “Hot Hits”(tm) 98 Now WCAU-FM Philadelphia | November 26, 1982

First, a little history. Before the birth of what’s known today as WOGL, 98.1 was home to a heritage set of call letters and a trademarked hot Top 40 format which graced a dozen or so markets from 1977-1986. Mike Josephs’ “Hot […]

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WFIL Boss Jock Montage, WFIL 56 Philadelphia | 1960s-70s

  From the mid 1960’s, to the mid 1970s, Famous 56 WFIL was on fire in Philadelphia. The station was played everywhere. The WFIL Boss Jocks seemed bigger than life! It seemed like they were at every event in Philly. Parades, sporting […]

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Gary Shepherd, Power 99FM WUSL Philadelphia | September 1983

      Gary Shepherd was a staple on Philly R&B radio, from the 1960s, covering the Philadelphia riots after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., through 2007. He was usually on air hosting morning or afternoon drive. He held down […]

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WFIL 56 Philadelphia – 20th Anniversary Reunion | September 18 1986

      Philadelphia’s pop powerhouse of the 1960s & 70s, Famous 56 WFIL, continued to play the hits it made famousas an oldies station from 1983 to 1987. Golden Oldies 56 WFIL decided, for just one day, to bring back the […]

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Debut of Z106 with Randall & Cooke, WZGO Philadelphia – July 1984

      This is the start of CHR formatted Z106 WZGO Philadelphia from 1984, which replaced CHR Formatted WWSH The Top FM 106, which one year earlier Replaced AC formatted WWSH Wish 106, which one year earlier replaced Beautiful Music formatted […]

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Steve Ross, 92X WXTU Philadelphia | January 1, 1984

  In 1973, Philadelphia’s WIFI 92 instituted a high-energy Top 40 format known as the Boogie Format with the slogan “Let’s Boogie.” It Philly’s first live FM Top 40 station. It performed fairly well for many years. When 98.1 WCAU-FM debuted its […]

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George Michael on 56 WFIL Philadelphia | November 1970

            Long before he arrived at WABC New York to create nighttime energy, George Michael was a very popular night burner at Famous 56 WFIL in Philadelphia. George started at WFIL September 1966, and during his 8 […]

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