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Glenn “FM” Stevens, WAQY “Wacky 102 FM” Springfield MA | 1980

New contributor Paul DiMarco sends this original aircheck right off the source reel. We have a longer version of this which includes Ken Gilbert which was donated by Rick Kelly (, but this particular copy is so clear and crisp its worth […]

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Bob Kester, 102.1 WAQY Springfield Ma. | July 3, 2003

Here’s a somewhat noisy and less than a stellar recording made some 45 miles north of Springfield, Mass… The recording unit was an 80s-vintage Sony boombox and the tape used was Maxell UR 90 minute cassette. As sometimes happens, the tape didn’t […]

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Glen “FM” Stevens, 102.1 WAQY Springfield, Mass | 1980

Date of Recording: 1980 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 102.1 WAQY Springfield, Massachusetts, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Glen “FM” Stevens (WAQY) Contributor: Paul DiMarco (Mr. 70s) (WAQY/Totally 70s Radio Network) Date of Posting: 04.12.2017 Airchexx Entry: 1,513 Curator’s Notes: New […]

Tagged 102.1 Springfield, Glen "FM" Stevens, Jim Kaye, Ken Gilbert, Paul DiMarco

Ken Gilbert, WAQY Springfield Mass | Summer, 1981

Date of Recording: Summer, 1981 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 102.1 WAQY Springfield, Massachusetts, USA Format: CHR Featured Air Personality: Ken Gilbert (WDRC/WVTK/WVRT/WTIC-FM) Contributor: Paul DiMarco (corrected) Date of Posting: 09.19.2017 Total Time: 8:12 Airchexx Entry: 1,512 …say what it is, you been […]

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Glen ‘FM’ Stevens; Ken Gilbert, WAQY “Wacky 102” Springfield | Summer, 1980

Thanks to Wacky jock Ken Gilbert, here’s about 10 minutes of he and Glen “FM” Stevens on one of the northeast’s greatest FM Top 40 outlets ever (in your webmaster’s humble opinion), Wacky 102! WAQY was about a year away from flipping […]

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Glen “FM” Stevens, 102.1 WAQY Springfield | March, 1980

Contributor Glen Rappolt gives us a great sample of the great “Wacky 102”, a Top 40 station that most people in Southern New England over 45 remember very well. The station boasted a fun airstaff which included Jim “The Big Tuna” Kaye, […]

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John O’Brien; The “Memorial Day 500”, 102.1 WAQY Springfield | May 24, 1987

An original recording from Webmaster Steve West, here’s John O’Brien (WCCC, Bax & O’Brien WAQY Morning Show) counting down the biggest songs of the Classic Rock era. Packaged as the Memorial Day 500, WAQY attempted to capitalize on Nascar’s Indy 500 stock […]

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MicroChexx: Jim Kaye, 102.1 WAQY Springfield | May 24, 1987

At only ONE talk break, here’s the shortest aircheck on our site. A short bit of background on this, although I’m sure we’ll get more details from the subject himself, this is a recording of Jim Kaye’s “Gold Rush” show that ran […]

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Brett Provo, “Springfield Tornado” – 94.7 WMAS Springfield Mass. | June 1, 2011 4:05-5:10 PM

Contributor Brett Provo knows something about tornado coverage – after having the now infamous Springfield tornado pass within one block of the WMAS studios, Brett says on air, he’s an afternoon host turned meteorologist… or, “WMAS, all weather, all the time”. This […]

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Jim Kaye “The Big Tuna”, Last Show on WAQY Wacky 102 Springfield | August, 1981 (52:36) Scoped

Courtesy of Webmaster Steve West. Here’s the only known recording of the final show, 7-12 Midnight, on the old CHR formatted “Wacky 102” WAQY Springfield Massachusetts. My good friend Jim Kaye was known as the “Big Tuna”, and says on this recording […]

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Bax & O’Brien, “Tornado Coverage”, WAQY Rock 102 Springfield MA | June 2, 2011

Wednesday, June 1st at approximately 4:30 pm, the unthinkable happened. A large tornado formed on live television (WWLP 22), and with a captive audience watching the early news at the start of rush hour in Massachusetts’ third largest city, the twister roared […]

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