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Dan McGregor, 1520 KOMA Oklahoma City | January 5, 1964

Date of Recording: 01.05.1964 Station: 1520 KOMA Oklahoma City, OK (Wikipedia) (Website) Format: Top 40 Branded: “The Tiger in your Radio” Contributor: Bob Jones Airchexx Entry: 1,554 Total Time: 9:47 Stand By… For the Kissing Tone… on KOMA! Curator’s Notes: The legacy of 1520 KOMA is firmly etched into the hearts and minds of those born between 1962 and 1984. Yep. Those baby-boomers sure had great taste in music, AND a love of the old Top 40 format which back then, resided completely on the AM band. With that in mind, close your eyes and think back to where you were when you first heard KOMA. Then remember the small nuances of this station. What were you doing at this time? How did KOMA help you release it? Those are the questions people generally ask me when...

Roy Orthega, 1200 WOAI San Antonio | May 12, 1974

Date of Recording: 05.12.1974 Station: 1200 WOAI San Antonio, Texas Format: Pop Music Branding: “The Great American Music Machine“; “Music Radio, 1200 WOAI” Featured Air Personalities: Roy Orthega, Jock; Jack Welby, NBC Network News Contributor: Bob Jones Total Time: 9:51 Airchexx Entry: 1,541 …Music Radio 1200 WOAI, bringing back a few memories… Curator’s Notes: This is a “Super Oldies Weekend” at WOAI. Significant, format wise, because in 1974 there were very few “Oldies” programs, much less formats on the air anywhere at this point in the evolution of Rock based Top 40 radio. It’s not all Oldies music, as there are plenty of then-current songs in the mix. But to go back ten years and call it “Oldies” ...

Tom & Paul Collins, 79 WQXI Atlanta | December 19, 1964. Pt. 2

Date of Recording: 12.19.1964 Station: 790 WQXI Atlanta Format: Top 40 Station Slogan: “Audio 79” Featured Air Personalities: Tom Krimsler (“Collins”), Bob Krimsler (“Collins”) Contributor: Bob Jones Post Date: 12.08.2017 Airchexx Entry: 1,532 We’re the Tiger Twins Tom & Paul Collins and we got lots of calls for this record… Curator’s Notes: Here’s the second part of the Tiger Twins radio program recorded between 12 midnight and 2am 12.19.1964. Commercals, news and sports reports left intact for your listening enjoyment. Some light processing was performed, mainly to restore the right audio track, as this came to us with audio only in the left. Contributor Bob Jones says this was his original recording, the oldest one he has. We’re very thankf...

Tom & Paul Collins, 79 WQXI Atlanta | December 19, 1964, Part 1

Date of Recording: 12.19.1964 Station: 790 WQXI Atlanta Format: Top 40 Station Slogan(s): Quicksie, Audio 79 Featured Air Personalities: Tom Krimsler (“Collins”), Bob Krimsler (“Collins”) Contributor: Bob Jones Post Date: 12.07.2017 Airchexx Entry: 1,531 We got a brand new secret word for ya… Curator’s Notes: Over the years, we’ve posted many WQXI airchecks and most feature Gary McKee or someone else and mainly all of them are from the 1970s. This one takes us back to the year that the Beatles broke upon the music scene. You’ll hear some beatles played and mentioned in the banter. Tom was working with his brother Paul – true story. They called themselves the “Tiger Twins” and had the late night/overnight show. We’ll re...

Sample: 94.1 WQXI-FM Smyrna GA | 1969

Date of Recording: 1969 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 94.1 WQXI-FM (WDJK/WKXI/WQXI-FM/WSTR) Smyrna, Georgia, USA Format: Easy Listening Featured Air Personality: Jim Rich (Business News Reporter) Contributor: Bob Jones Airchexx Entry: 1,471 “WQXI-FM salutes Harry J. Reynolds, appointed Southern Regional Manager in the photo and repro division of GAF Corporation” Comments: So often in researching the history of modern FM stations, one finds that the humble beginnings were as a new FM counterpart to an existing AM station. Often, the first programming choice was a straight simulcast of the dominant AM station. For others, Classical Music was the preferred format, as new owners attempted to demonstrate the ultra-high quality sound that FM offered the listener compared to AM. And t...

“Nightwatch”, 94.5 WLRW Champaign/Urbana IL | September 7, 1969

Date of Recording: 09.07.1969 Station: 94.5 WLRW Champaign, Illinois, USA Format: Easy Listening Featured Air Personality: None Contributor: Bob Jones Airchexx Entry: 1,470 Comments: While there seems to be a fair number of surviving Top 40 station tapes all these years later, other formats didn’t get quite the same amount of attention. Any number of reasons could be a factor in this, not the least of which is lack of interest. With that background, here’s an unlikely format to have been captured: Easy Listening. Often referred to as “Beautiful Music”, these stations played popular music that was re-recorded by lesser known (usually) groups, and quite often were simply instrumental versions of the original hits. You’ll notice one thing right off about this rec...

“The Tiger Twins” 790 WQXI Atlanta | December 20, 1964 (Corrected)

Date of Recording: 12.20.1964 Station: 790 WQXI Atlanta, Georgia, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Paul Collins Contributor: Bob Jones Airchexx Entry: 1,469 “The Station with the Happy Difference!” Comments: Long before legendary WQXI air personality Gary McKee arrived at the station, WQXI was a highly competitive and entertaining Top 40 station. As of this writing, this aircheck is the oldest recording of this station on our site. It’s the Paul Collins show. Collins talks between every record, after every commercial and this pretty representative of the state of live radio in the early 1960s. Includes one full newscast and a news minute of just the headlines. Recorded before Christmas, a sharp cold front is bringing in very cold Winter air to the Atlanta metr...

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