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The Real Don Steele, 101.1 KRTH Los Angeles | August, 1993

Station: 101.1 KRTH (KHJ-FM) Los Angeles (Wikipedia) (Website) Format: Oldies Branded: “K-Earth 101“; “Southern California’s Greatest Hits” Featured Air Personality: The Real Don Steele (Donald Steele Revert; April 1, 1936 – August 5, 1997) (KBUC/KEPR/KIMA/KXLY/KOIL/KISN/KEWB/KHJ/KHJ-TV/KIQQ/KRLA/KCBS-FM/KRTH) (Wikipedia) Contributor: Robyn Watts Total Time: 9:44 Aircheck #1,594 Tina Geldado is Alive, ALIVE! Curator’s Notes: The “Boss” era is definitely alive in this sunny California Aircheck presentation of a Fractious Friday on K-Earth 101!  The Real Don Steele is captured, doing what he does best, and that’s entertaining Southern California the same way he did on KHJ, only on both sides of your ears in glorious stereo! I remember fin...

Mark & Brian Interview Pete Townshend – 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles | August, 1993

Station: 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles (Wikipedia) (Website) Format: Album Oriented Rock/Classic Rock Branded: “The Rock of Southern California” Featured Air Personalities: Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps, Pete Townshend Contributor: Robyn Watts Total Time: 13:13 Aircheck #1,593 “You really have to be fit to do Rock & Roll“ Curator’s Notes: This is less of a jock oriented aircheck than a great interview with The Who frontman Pete Townshend. Pete talks about his career, his love for theater and how that intertwines with his rock opera “Tommy”. It’s an interesting listen for fans of the band. This interview was in conjunction with a station sponsored concert where local musicians could play along with Townshend. I can’t find details of the ev...

Gator Harrison, 107.5 WYHY Nashville | May 25, 1994

Recording Date: 05.25.1994 Station: 107.5 WYHY (@Y107) (WCOR-FM/WUSW/WRVW) Nashville, TN Format: CHR/Top 40 Branding: “Y107“; “The Outrageous FM“; “Nashville’s Number One Hit Music Station” Ownership: iHeart Media (Clear Channel/SFX Broadcasting) Featured Air Personality: Gator Harrison Contributor: Robyn Watts Associated Air Talent: Coyote McCloud, Rhett Walker, Downtown Billy Brown Total Time: 7:44 (Telescoped) Wait… All for One at number two?… This is aircheck #1,562 Curator’s Notes: What in reality is side 2 of a two sided Y107 aircheck (the first side being the previously published “Downtown” Billy Brown aircheck of the same date), this is amazingly, consistently GOOD CHR radio. However, unlike many of the Y107 airchecks out there that focus on Coyote McC...

Billy Brown, 107.5 WYHY Nashville | May 25, 1994

Recording Date: 05.25.1994 Station: 107.5 WYHY (@Y107) (WCOR-FM/WUSW/WRVW) Nashville, TN Format: CHR/Top 40 Branding: “Y107“; “The Outrageous FM“; “Nashville’s Number One Hit Music Station” Ownership: iHeart Media (Clear Channel/SFX Broadcasting) Featured Air Personality: “Downtown” Billy Brown Contributor: Robyn Watts Associated Air Talent: Coyote McCloud, Rhett Walker Total Time: 18:21 (Telescoped) Big day in the Music City tomorrow… This is aircheck #1,561 Curator’s Notes: With enough hyperlinks built in to research nearly everything associated with Nashville’s “Y107”, here’s a jock we never previously featured. Downtown Billy Brown wasn’t part of the original WYHY lineup but he sure sounds g...

Jagger In The Morning, WIOQ Q102 Philadelphia | 1989

Date of Recording: 1989 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 102.1 WIOQ Philadelphia (Branded as Q102) Format: Rhythmic CHR Featured Air Personality: Chris Jagger Contributor: Robyn Watts Original Post Date: 12.10.2004 Curator’s Notes: This is a confusing aircheck, to say the least. About six minutes or so into this recording, it flips to what sounds like format change day at Q102. Granted, this MAY be two recordings strung together. Couldn’t tell other than the tape label which just said Chris Jagger, WIOQ. I’d like to leave the comments to our visitors about this aircheck, as I know very little about Q102 in this era. Please leave your notes below. Thank you.

Composite: Kansas City CHR Stations | May, 1989

Curator’s Comments: This was posted a LONG time ago. So long ago, it sat at the bottom of the list of posted airchecks… within the first 100 donated to the site back in the year 2002. Therefore, much of the ‘technical information’ isn’t quite available. Still. its a good composite showing off some of the best of Kansas City from 1989. Original Comments: (From 2002) This Kansas City offering brings us back to the tail end of the golden years of FM CHR. It was Top 40 radio’s second golden era (the first having been the AM Top 40 days that ended in the late 70s). A time of zany morning show teams, hot jingles and larger than life hits. Some of the personalities have moved on to bigger things on the internet and elsewhere. People like Joel Denver (All Access...

Baltazar, WXGT 92X Columbus OH | 1989

This first posted just under eight years ago. Most of this stations air staff moved on to bigger markets. 92.3 is now WCOL. Those call letters were in use on a dominant AM Top 40 from the 1960s and early 1970s. Contributor: Robyn Watts

QuickCheck: Wendy Williams, WPLJ Power 95 New York | October, 1989

Date of Reissue: 10.18.2017 Station: 95.5 WPLJ (WABC-FM) New York, New York, USA Format: CHR Featured Air Personality: Wendy Williams Contributor: Robyn Watts Original Post Date: October 30, 2007 Airchexx Entry: 653 Curator’s Notes: The writeup of this aircheck was written just about ten years ago to the day, and Wendy Williams’ television career (and Sirius/XM) is doing very well. Below are the original comments from 2007: —————————————————————— Seven years into a CHR war that WPLJ was losing to ratings giant WHTZ, the station leans Rhythmic and Wendy Williams is one of the stars that make up a talented airstaff. That’s what you hear on this...

J.J. Walker, WHYI Y-100 Ft. Lauderdale/Miami | 1989

Date of Recording: 1989 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 100.7 WHYI Fort Lauderdale (Miami), Florida, USA Format/Branding at Time of Recording: Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) / Y-100 Featured Air Personality: J.J. Walker (Spyder Harrison) Contributor: Robyn Watts Airchexx Entry: 897 Comments: From the enormous Robyn Watts collection, we present J.J Walker on Y-100! This is included on a tape put out by a then-popular aircheck service called East Coast Airchecks. This is from tape #11. A pretty funny and exciting late-80s CHR, Y-100 had a great lineup in those days. Walker does a feature called “Bed Check”, where callers throw in their comments and Walker just has a good time with it. Not much in the way of formatics or music, what scoped things we’d allow anyway. But one gets ...

Hecht Enterprises Presents: The Philadelphia Composite.

Date of Recording: July, 1991 Station(s): WIOQ,WEGX, WYSP Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Featured Air Personalities: Various Contributor: Robyn Watts Source: Hecht Enterprises, Tape #61 Airchexx Entry: 104 What the hell. Here’s another hit. Comments: The first of the Robyn Watts collection that we ever posted gets a facelift. From the very beginnings (we’re talking year number ONE for this website), here’s a three-station donation of Philadelphia classics! 1. 102.1 WIOQ – Affectionally known as Q-102, this goes by so fast we didn’t even catch the girl DJ’s name! Recognize that imaging voice? It sure SOUNDS like a young Scott Shannon… at least so young his voice doesn’t resemble Don Imus’s 95 year old ‘eh sonny… ‘ tone...

Sunny Joe White, WXKS-FM Kiss 108 Medford/Boston | November, 1989

Date of Recording: 11.xx.1989 Station: 107.9 WXKS-FM Medford, Massachusetts, USA Format: CHR Featured Air Personality: Sunny Joe White (1954-1996) Contributor: Robyn Watts Comments: In the history of Boston radio, perhaps no other Program Director was as successful or famous as “Sunny” Joe White. Hired by Ritchie Balsbaugh to launch Disco “Kiss 108” in 1978 from the ashes of Beautiful Music WWEL-FM 107.9, White took Boston’s first Disco station straight to number 1. By late 1979, as the Disco fad faded into oblivion, White took Kiss in a new direction, and by mid-1980, Kiss was straight-ahead Top 40, where it remains as of this writing. Sunny Joe White’s success with Kiss 108 really is unparallelled, at least from a longevity standpoint. While the decade...

LearJet, 96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford | 1992

Date of Recording: 1992 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford, Connecticut, USA Format: CHR Featured Air Personality: Learjet Contributor: Robyn Watts Airchexx Entry: 1,462 “Today’s Best New Music First, 96-TIC-FM“ Comments: Two years before PD Paul Cannon would take the station to Adult Contemporary, the intensity of this mostly Dance/R&B CHR mix is here for all to hear in a VERY short scope of a jock known as “Learjet”. By 1992, TIC-FM shared the CHR format with KISS 95.7 (WKSS) and KC-101 (WKCI 101.3) in nearby New Haven. Connecticut is a small state and markets overlap. Still, at this point in time, WTIC-FM was the heritage Top 40 station, having been in the format longer than it’s two competitors. Click to Donate Now!

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