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1020 KDKA Pittsburgh Covers the Blizzard of 1977 | January 28, 1977

We’re having a blizzard this afternoon… don’t let these warm temperatures fool ya now Please scroll down to read an important message Curator’s Notes: After I spilled hot coffee all over my brand new keyboard, I got the bright idea that since […]

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Pittsburgh FMs – A tale of Contrasts | 1980s

More proof that FM radio in the 80s was unique and alive… here’s a look at two Pittsburgh FM stations – no two stations could be more different than these, WAMO 106.7 (Urban) and 100.7 “Double X” WXXP (Alternative). This starts out […]

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Composite: 970 WWSW Pittsburgh | July, 1980

Date of Recording: 07.xx.1980 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 970 WWSW (WTKN/WBGG) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Format: Full Service Adult Contemporary Featured Air Personalities: Charlie Warren, George Heart, Jay Mitchell Contributor: Robyn Watts Airchexx Entry: 1,461 “…In a 1979 People Magazine Poll, who was […]

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Jim Quinn, 1410 KQV Pittsburgh | May, 1971

Date of Recording: 05.xx.1971 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1410 KQV Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Jim Quinn Contributor: Robyn Watts Airchexx Entry: 1,459 “Once again, we are giving away hot pants!” Comments: Sounding much as if a table […]

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Mike McGann, 1250 WTAE Pittsburgh | December, 1973

Date of Recording: 12.1973 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1250 WTAE Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Featured Air Talent: Mike McGann Contributor: Mike McGann Airchexx Entry: 1,451 “Nostalgia Radio. Playin’ it like it was with Roy Orbison!” Comments: Fake or real Drake formatics and jingles […]

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Mike McGann, 96.1 WXKX Pittsburgh | 1982

Date of Recording: 1982 (Exact date unknown) Station: 96.1 WXKX Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Featured Air Talent: Mike McGann (WIXZ, WXKX) Contributor: Mike McGann Airchexx Entry: 1,450 Comments: We can’t pin down the exact date of this scope but essentially, its from sometime […]

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Marco Polo, WKTQ Pittsburgh | May 28, 1973

Date of Recording: May 28, 1973 Station: 1320 WKTQ Pittsburgh Featured Air Talent: Marco Polo Contributor: Robyn Watts Aircheck Entry: 1,413 Comments: How many stations used an approach similar to this one in the early to mid 70s? WKTQ is branded here […]

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Lonnie Davis, Bumper Morgan & Ray Davis, WWSW 3WS AM/FM Pittsburgh

While the audio is perfectly normal for a typical Oldies outlet in the Steel City, there’s some mystique surrounding a radio station which there’s no date printed on the recording. We hear Bumper Morgan once, Lonnie Davis once, and a promo for […]

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Johnny Williams, WTAE Pittsburgh | 1976

Date of Recording: 1976 (exact date unknown) Contributor: Tom Lacko Station(s): WTAE 1250, WTAE-FM 96.1 Featured Jock: Johnny Williams Aircheck Entry: 1,394 Comments: Donated to our archives over ten years ago, Contributor Tom Lacko sent in this recording that he entitled “WTAE […]

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Jerry Kristafer, 96.9 WFFM “FM 97” Braddock (Pittsburgh) PA | February, 1981

From Contributor Robyn Watts, here’s our first aircheck of Jerry Kristopher (WKCI, WDRC-FM), and he’s not in the Hartford, Connecticut market! In a sense, this is sort of a boring aircheck. FM 97, not much of a slogan in and of itself, […]

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