Jay Thomas, 92.3 WKTU New York | September 1, 1983

The station at 92.3 has a rich history, going back to 1948 when it first signed on in the 48 mHz band. Since 1985, the station has more or less been some form of hard rock station. Much of that time it […]

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Honoring WPLJ: Pat St. John, 95.5 WPLJ New York | August 28, 1975

This is a surprising aircheck. For those of you who remember WPLJ as a ‘hard rock’ station, this should dispel that myth. WPLJ was an Album Rock station. Or, “Progressive” as the purists would insist. Notice that Pat St. John says the […]

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Bob Pittman, 66 WNBC New York | September 11, 1977

Here’s the current Chairman and CEO of iHeart Media, Inc. from his days as the Program Director of WNBC! Pittman’s resume is extensive and available elsewhere. Ironic that this recording shares another, much more infamous date. We’ll leave the twist of historical […]

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Fast Jimi Roberts, 99.5 WGAY Washington DC | April 16, 1999

My name is Fast Jimi. New Radio Station, New DJ… The WGAY call letters were essentially history except for this first day or two. 99.5 was called “Jammin 99-5” right out of the box, but as you’ll hear, the station is running […]

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Mike Waite, 105.1 WPJB “JB 105” Providence | March 22, 1979

Here’s a very short clip, too short even for the Top of the Hour ID. WPJB for a time towards the end of its reign as Providence’s Top 40 GIANT, branded itself “Music Power – JB 105!!”. The Top Hour ID was […]

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Don Geronimo, 95.5 WPGC-FM Morningside | March 19, 1980

WPGC Morningside.  Well, they say its darkest just before the dawn. Or, in this case, the station was hottest just before the end. The station would eventually become an Urban Contemporary station and shed its longtime Top 40/CHR format as the 80s unfolded. […]

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Scott Woodside, 107.3 WRQX Washington DC | October 16, 1986

Often, airchecks arrive here with a slightly incorrect date. The only reason (outside of the music) that this was noticed was Scott Woodside’s comment about the Red Sox making a huge mistake the previous night. As it turns out, the previous night […]

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“Fast” Jimi Roberts, 95.5 WPLJ New York | January 25, 1990

…You’ve made the switch to more commercial-free music guaranteed! What did WPLJ sound like as the 1990s started? THIS!. Here’s Fast Jimi Roberts on a truly HOT CHR station at that time. WPLJ was branded “Power 95”, and had some outstanding jingles […]

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Jimmy Fink Interviews Billy Joel, 95.5 WPLJ New York | March 3, 1980

We always wanted to Rock & Roll… and now we’re doing it! PLEASE BECOME AN AIRCHEXX SUPPORTER! We need your help to remain online. Airchexx is self-supporting by your donations. Why not give a small amount today? Every penny counts! Longtime WPLJ […]

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New York City Rock Wars, featuring WHTZ, WAPP and WPLJ | August, 1983

You are talking about the nonsensical ravings of a lunatic mind… Narrated by Contributor Matt Seinberg of Big Apple Airchecks, this long composite logs the opening days of Z100… commercial free for a whole month! Then it moves on to a few […]

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Dave Thompson, 107.3 WRQX Washington | March 22, 1980

Less than a year after changing formats to Top 40 from Album Rock, the station branded as Q107 is upbeat and exciting! Dave Thompson, who had been heard at WXLO 99X in New York City, is running a tight show that’s a […]

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Stony Richards, 107.3 WRQX Washington | February 24, 1979

Become an Airchexx Supporter. Click the link below to donate to Airchexx The apparent continuation of the Marleen Foxx aircheck of “FM 107 WRQX Washington’s Best Rock”, this is the morning show of the day following a big blizzard in the Nation’s […]

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