Our Contributor sent in two short files, which we are posting in two separate posts. Donald Bohn remembers the details of his recording setup, and we hope he’ll write back and share his thoughts about KDWB, it’s format, jocks, and the signal. Meantime, our Contributor did indeed let us know about his setup: Description by Donald J. Bohn… KDWB FM Stereo Richfield / Mpls. / St. Paul, MN 1980 or 1981 (?) half hour non-stop music set (and still didn’t get the entire set!) + 2 good air checks Original tape deck: Pioneer RT-707 Reel-to-reel 1st generation tape: Memorex 120 tape @ 7.5 IPS (used half a 7″ spool for this set!) Tuner: Sanyo T-55 Plus Distance: 75 miles from transmitters
Courtesy of longtime Contributor Mike Donovan, here’s something we’ve verified as having come from a publication known as “American Air Chexx, an aircheck service from the 1970s and 80s which sold tapes to program directors and the general public – if the public even knew about such a service. This is a short station demo composite of the old 63 KDWB. The whole air staff is identified by the narrator, who sounds as if he is the Program Director or the Manager. Because the recording was cut off before he can identify himself, we’re left guessing, but someone out there knows this voice and can tell us exactly who this is presenting 63 KDWB! In order: Mike Butts Bob Lang Jeff McKee The True Don Blu Smokin’ Joe The Cosmic Phoenix Mark Reineer For 101.3 KDWB ...
While boardering on overkill, here’s more from CHR WARS 2, this time featuring Crash Davis on KDWB. We can’t thank Robyn Watts enough for donating literally hundreds of tapes to our archives. We’ll be posting new RW material for years! THANKS, ROBYN!
At QuickCheck status this is short, but well worth a listen… It’s Rude Dog Kellogg on KDWB!
Remembering for a moment that KDWB won the CHR wars (WLOL was replaced by a Classical station in 1991 on 99.5), the jock known simply as Mr. Ed. No, not the horse… More great 80s CHR right in the middle of CHR WARS 2, a tape from East Coast Airchecks courtesy of Robyn Watts!
Maybe this should be called morning CHR Wars! Steve Cochran is heard sounding great here. Get some coffee, sit down and listen to about 17 minutes of KDWB as we continue with the second edition of Minneapolis CHR WARS from Robyn Watts!
This entire CHR WARS presentation in its many parts is all recordings from the 1980s. Here’s Bobby Wilde on KDWB!
Description by Contributor… KDWB FM Stereo Richfield / Mpls. / St. Paul, MN 1980 or 1981 (?) segments – just some odds and ends from same “Sunday Night at the 60’s” show Remaining info the same other than: 1st generation tape: Maxell UD 35-90 @ 3.75 IPS Note of interest: My original Pioneer R2R was completely wore out. Too many parties (back in the day…) and non-stop playback while I was working around the house put a big groove in the heads – too expensive to replace so I let it go, box, Instruction manual and all to a pawn shop. 4 years ago, I replaced it with an identical machine from eBay – no head wear what so ever and no oxide buildup around anything! It was pretty much a new (unused) machine – and works like it! Perfect match to ...
Mid Summer in the mid-90s – It’s a hot time in the Twin Cities and the upper Midwest is listening to a great radio station – 101.3 KDWB! We’ve got a few other airchecks from this station, which started out as a legendary AM Top 40 in the 60s. Here’s an original recording from the year of deregulation – and KDWB is really a tight CHR station. The only thing that bothers your webmaster is that there are too many songs and elements in between jock breaks. John London sounds great, when we hear him. You’ll hear a lot of 1996 commercials (check out some of the car prices!) and a moderate use of the KDWB jingles. Here’s 47 minutes of great radio listening for your enjoyment!