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Rob Grayson

Y100 Composite – 100.7 WHYI Miami, 1977

Anybody can play music, but it’s personality that really counts on the radio Courtesy of Contributor Rob Grayson, this is an original copy of what seems like an industry pressing done in 1977. I can’t seem to find which one it was, but then, trying to find original Y100 logos from that era is difficult, as well. This is a sample of a typical broadcast day, and it includes commentary from jocks, management (even owner Cecil Heftel!) and the Chief Engineer! What was the one thing emphasized here? Personality! In fact, it’s described here as “Predictable Unpredictability”. Nuff said.! This is a 21 minute aircheck full of scoped airchecks. You really want to listen all the way to the end! It’s that good! You’ll hear airchecks and commentary from the fo...

Stew Robb, 56 WHBQ Memphis | 1976

We just been in contact with the police department concerning a traffic light at Watkins & Chelsea? Checked to see if it’s been stolen or not! A bit of tongue in cheek humor about a traffic light being out, but it does highlight, even if snarkily, the problem with crime in certain parts of the Memphis metro area. Anyway, this isn’t about Memphis crime, its, rather, a kinda funny morning show done by Stew Robb. I say ‘kinda’ because some one-liners are really funny and others… well, kinda corny. As with most WHBQ, and in general, RKO General-owned radio stations, this includes DJ patter going into and coming out of commercial breaks, after station jingles and pretty much anywhere the talent can get a word in. Speaking of jingles, WHBQ jingles are heard out...

Walt Jackson, 56 WHBQ Memphis | 1976

Walt Jackson is a great jock!  What this recording exudes is pure FUN!

“Dicky Doo” Edwards, 560 WHBQ Memphis | 1976

Station: 56 WHBQ Memphis Format: Top 40 Branded: “56 HBQ” Ownership: RKO General Featured Air Personality: “Dicky” Edwards Contributor: Rob Grayson #1606 …Magic Man, and ya know I really don’t swing that way… Voluntary Subscription Options Yearly Subscription : $80.00 USD – yearlyMonthly : $10.00 USD – monthlyWeekly : $3.00 USD – weekly Here are some other WHBQ Airchexx you might enjoy: George Klein, 56 WHBQ Memphis | Spring, 1973 Composite: 56 WHBQ Memphis | Summer, 1974 QuickChexx: Robert Gray, 56 WHBQ Memphis | October 31, 1977

Johnny Apollo, 1590 WWUN Jackson MS | 1968

Recording Date: 1968 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1590 WWUN (WHYT/WZRX) Jackson, MS (defunct) Format: Top 40 Branded: “W-One!” Featured Air Personality: Johnny Apollo (Gary Burbank) (WAKY/CKLW/WLW) Contributor: Rob Grayson (WHBQ/WKTQ/WMQM/WJDX/WMPS/WMC/WMC-FM/WKNO-FM/WKNO-TV) Aircheck #1,582     I tell ya, they all over the place tonight, we got winners, and winners, and winners and music… Curator’s Notes: Here’s a straggler that waited the four years from the time Contributor Rob Grayson sent it in to make it to the Airchexx Archives! Rob scoped this down himself from the source reel and this is as close to exactly how it would have sounded out of your car radio’s center dash speaker! Complete with reverb, sound effects and wonderful PAMS jin...

Walt Grayson, 1590 WWUN, Jackson MS | 1974

Date of Recording: 1974 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1590 WWUN (WYHT/WZRX) (Defunct) Jackson, Mississippi, USA Format: Top 40 Slogan(s): “Rock 159”, “W-One” Featured Air Personality: Walt Grayson Contributor: Rob Grayson (WHBQ/WKTQ/WMQM/WJDX/WMPS/WMC/WMC-FM) Airchexx Entry: 1,478 (jingle)…That was our Singing Rubber Band, betcha didn’t know that. It took years to train him! Comments: Contributor Rob Grayson writes: I’m a little biased, but I think this guy is great. He’s my brother. This is a slice of an afternoon in 1974. The station imaging is voiced by the legendary Dr. Grady Brock, who went from Jackson to WCFL, Chicago and beyond We know next to nothing about this little station that could compete with the big boys in SOME markets, we&#...

Dennis Jon Bailey, 620 WJDX Jackson MS | 1976

Date of Recording: 1976 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 620 WJDX (WJDS) Jackson, Mississippi, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Dennis Jon Bailey (WJDX/WRKO) Contributor: Rob Grayson (WHBQ/WKTQ/WMQM/WJDX/WMPS/WMC/WMC-FM) Airchexx Entry: 1,476 …Gonna go back to the days when revolution was COOL! Comments: Contributor Rob Grayson writes: “From before WRKO, and long before he won a Marconi Award, DJB already had it…”. With that intro, you know this is gonna be good! 62 WJDX may have been way down in Mississippi but it’s fantastic AM Top 40 in the same league as WRKO Boston, KHJ Los Angeles and even 79 WQXI Atlanta. BIG city sound and a really great radio station in it’s prime. Seven minutes and fifty-two seconds of pure radio bliss. You will enjoy ...

Gary Burbank, 790 WAKY Louisville | 1971

Date of Recording: 1971 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 790 WAKY (WGRC/WAKY/WVEZ/WWKY/WXXA/WKRD) Louisville, Kentucky, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Gary Burbank (WAKY/CKLW/WLW) Contributor: Rob Grayson (WHBQ/WMQM/WKTQ/WJDX/WMC/WMC-FM) Airchexx Entry: 1,475 Today we will take a trip through the Louisville Children’s Zoo with Ranger Bob… Comments: Considering the immense popularity of the recently retired Gary Burbank from 700 WLW, one would think there’d be more recordings of him among the various enthusiasts who recorded radio over the years. Yet, there are very few that can be found. Courtesy of one of our Memphis Contributors, Rob Grayson, Here’s an extremely high quality recording of Mr. Burbank on the old 79 WAKY. Other Wacky 79 airchecks were dona...

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