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Dennis John Kahill, Famous 56 WFIL Philadelphia | 1984

  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 events, high schools, and […]

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Tom Collins, Philly 15 WSNI-AM Philadelphia | 1983

  In the early to mid 1980s, many AM stations were struggling to reinvent themselves as many listeners had migrated to FM. Some stations were moving towards News, Talk, or Sports. Some were trying different approaches, like big personalities, All Oldies, or […]

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Irv Homer discusses The Rolling Stones, 96.5 WWDB Philadelphia | November 1981

  Irv Homer was grouchy, a bit of a curmudgeon, and thought the world would be a better place if everyone did things his way.  Philly loved him! Many considered him “the voice of the blue-collar worker.” From 1975 till 2000, Philadelphia’s daily […]

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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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