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Ellis Feaster

Bruce Ellis, 93.7 WSTW Wilmington DE | 1986

In the middle of a twelve hit, twelve song super sweep!     Here is a scoped aircheck of Ellis B Feaster, using his air name “Bruce Ellis” in Wilmington, Delaware.   Feaster is known for his morning show in Orlando at Z88.3, and his show at WNVZ Z104 Norfolk VA. This particular aircheck is a very straight ahead, format based recording done in the early years of Feaster’s career.  Still, he shows here why he had the stuff to move on to larger markets.  These days, in addition to his Z88.3 Morning show, he has the Ellis B. Feaster YouTube Channel, where he posts airchecks much as we do here at Airchexx and I’m proud to feature his work on this site! Advertisements

Wild Jay West – 104.5 WNVZ Norfolk/Virginia Beach | December, 1998

d Counting down to the new year, we have that BIG party down at Peabody’s… Important Note: If you have the means, please donate what you can to Airchexx.com. I offer this online museum free of charge to anyone, but the untold thousands of hours that I have put into this site, to the detriment of my family, takes its toll. Use the PayPal button below and donate any amount. Thank you!     Curators Notes: Heres a great recording which demonstrates the CHR format, in place now for over 30 years! Jay West runs a tight show, but in 1998, there were already PC automation systems for radio, and I’m not certain whether Z104 was live and using the old analog equipment, or if it had already been moved to an online source. Well, either way, this sounds great and you’l...

Vinnie Brown, 1450 WOL Washington DC | 1980

Well, if you’ve been waiting around to hear something from the new Jacksons album, Triumph, well tonight, you’re in luck! Please scroll down to read an important message Curator’s Notes: When Ellis B. Feaster mentioned WOL, I was actually stumped, not knowing much about the station. Few outside of Washington probably did. At two minutes long, you really get the feel for this R&B station. Vinnie Brown is the morning jock this particular broadcast day, and there’s really not enough recording to give us a hint as to the actual date, but we know it was in 1980. I really enjoyed listening to this as I edited for posting. I like Vinnie Brown! He sounds upbeat and happy. The music is all uptempo and most will note that the songs are big hits in the world of R&B a...

Al Bandiero, 92.5 WIFI Philadelphia | June, 1977

“WIFI 92 WITH THE SUMMER OF FM” Courtesy of Contributor Ellis B. Feaster! Some time ago, we were told that Al Bandiero was concentrating on his television career these days. Under what name, we aren’t sure but we do know that his radio career was very successful, having worked under this name in the top markets in America. Truth be known, your webmaster’s career was first influenced by Al Bandiero’s work. Similar WIFI 92 / Al Bandiero airchecks that you may enjoy: Composite: 92.5 WIFI Philadelphia | January 24, 1977 Bill O’Brien, 92.5 WIFI Philadelphia | November 24, 1981 Al Bandiero on WKBW 1520 Buffalo | January 28, 1979 NYC 80’s CHR Wars: Al Bandiero on WQHT

Don Kelly, 101.3 KIOI San Francisco | December, 1972

The Image at left is from an old TV ad, yet, there’s no date stamp available to prove it’s from a particular time frame. 1980s, perhaps? Here’s an aircheck donated by Ellis B. Feaster. It’s, perhaps, one of the most eclectic radio stations ever posted here. The format, as heard here, is essentially everything. In fact, the show which Don Kelly is hosting is called, “All About Everything”! Indeed, you’ll hear Barbara Streisand, elevator music, comedy and even “Drive My Car” from The Beatles! It appears that the normal ‘format’ of this radio station wasn’t much different, in terms of musical variety. KIOI was known for some FM technical innovations in terms of it’s Stereophonic transmission system. There are some e...

Ellis B. Feaster, 104.5 WNVZ Norfolk | 1990

Is that a Radio in your pocket or do you just wanna play?… Curator’s Notes: This is the closest aircheck I’ve ever heard that compares to MJ Kelli (Todd Schnitt) when he did nights on crosstown 97.3 WGH-FM 97-Star back in it’s CHR incarnation. Ellis and I shared a fun two-hour phone conversation.  I’ll try to paraphrase how he described his time at Z-104: Ellis: – I took over the night show FROM MJ Kelli back in the 1980s and tried to beat him using the same approach.  High energy, lots of listener interaction – meaning lots of phone calls.  It worked!  We did it and basically put WGH-FM out of the CHR business! Indeed!  Shortly after this aircheck was recorded, WGH-FM 97.3 flipped to Country as “Eagle 97”.  It remains Country to this d...

Dan Ingram, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | September 7, 2002

Date of Recording: 09.07.2002 Station: 101.1 WCBS-FM New York, New York, USA Format: Oldies Featured Air Personality: Dan Ingram Date of Posting: 09/14/2017 Total Time: 8:00 Telescoped Airchexx Entry: 1,510 Our Word for the Day on the Ingram mess is Contravene… Curator’s Notes: In writing liner notes, sometimes there are no words… Listen, kemosabe. Nobody is better at one liners than Dan Ingram! Period. Now, obviously, Big Dan doesn’t make a funny every break, but most. If you take the time to really LISTEN to this tightly scoped aircheck, you’ll be laughing before it’s done. I’m not posting the punch line, you need to hear it, every time! This is posted on the occasion of Dan Ingram’s 83rd birthday. Happy Birthday, Kemosabe and here’s ...

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