*Featured Jocks – Airchexx https://airchexx.com Where Classic Radio Lives! Mon, 06 Jul 2020 19:00:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://i0.wp.com/airchexx.com/images/2019/11/cropped-Logo-Red-1.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 *Featured Jocks – Airchexx https://airchexx.com 32 32 Where Classic Radio Lives! *Featured Jocks – Airchexx clean *Featured Jocks – Airchexx steve@airchexx.com steve@airchexx.com (*Featured Jocks – Airchexx) 2019 Airchexx.com Where Classic Radio Lives! *Featured Jocks – Airchexx //airchexx.com/images/powerpress/IMG_E0754.JPG https://airchexx.com/category/featured-jocks/ TV-G 1406322 Charlie Tuna, KROQ 1500 AM Los Angeles | June, 1973 https://airchexx.com/charlie-tuna-kroq-1500-am-june-1973/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=charlie-tuna-kroq-1500-am-june-1973 Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:00:12 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=1800 <p>A slice of L.A. Radio history is heard in this rare recording of the legendary Charlie Tuna (left) on KROQ-AM. A time before the now-legendary K-Rock on FM, this station […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com/charlie-tuna-kroq-1500-am-june-1973/">Charlie Tuna, KROQ 1500 AM Los Angeles | June, 1973</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com">Airchexx</a>.</p> A slice of L.A. Radio history is heard in this rare recording of the legendary Charlie Tuna (left) on KROQ-AM. A time before the now-legendary K-Rock on FM, this station […] A slice of L.A. Radio history is heard in this rare recording of the legendary Charlie Tuna (left) on KROQ-AM. A time before the now-legendary K-Rock on FM, this station started out as an original Top 40, KBLA, and after a number of format changes, returned to Top 40 from the ashes of Country station KBBQ in 1972. The next year (around the time of this aircheck), the former KPPC-FM 106.7 was added, and today’s KROQ-FM was born.
This is so unique. A tradtional, 70s-style, Rock-based Top 40 station on AM, with news and other full-service elements not found anywhere on music radio today. You will enjoy. You WILL.
 
Above: an old KROQ AM 1500 poster featuring Paul Oscar Anderson 
 
Scott Fybush took this photo of the old KROQ-AM Antenna Array in 2006 during one of his antenna site trips. 
Copyright 2006, Fybush.com 
 





 

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Joe Martelle, Rock & Roll Reunion, 98.5 WROR Boston Pt. 2 | March 17, 1985 https://airchexx.com/joe-martelle-rock-roll-reunion-98-5-wror-boston-pt-2-march-17-1985/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=joe-martelle-rock-roll-reunion-98-5-wror-boston-pt-2-march-17-1985 Sat, 20 Jun 2020 19:00:25 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=3264 <p>It seems like a lifetime ago. Boston Radio was exciting and while the city's original Oldies station was CHR at this time, Jor Martelle still reigned the king of all Oldies shows... Here was the first reunion!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com/joe-martelle-rock-roll-reunion-98-5-wror-boston-pt-2-march-17-1985/">Joe Martelle, Rock & Roll Reunion, 98.5 WROR Boston Pt. 2 | March 17, 1985</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com">Airchexx</a>.</p> It seems like a lifetime ago. Boston Radio was exciting and while the city's original Oldies station was CHR at this time, Jor Martelle still reigned the king of all Oldies shows... Here was the first reunion!
Here’s part two of a two part aircheck of Joe Martelle’s “Saturday Night at the Oldies”, which ran for many years on the old 98.5 WROR. This event was actually an all-weekend affair, with former RKO jocks and some others coming in to join Martelle on the air. It made for very exciting radio! In this segment, guest jocks include J.J. Jeffrey, Dan Donovan (WMEX, WFIL) and the musician Little Anthony. Listen for lots of old WROR jingles and imaging, and a special ‘aircheck montage’ put together by Joe Martelle’s morning news guy Lou Josephs.
Special emphasis is given to WROR’s sister station, 68 WRKO, as many of the personalities featured here were on WRKO during the years when WROR was an automated Oldies station during the 60s and early/mid 70s.
The full story ‘behind the story’ is yet to come… in part 1, which will post later.
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Big Ron O'Brien, 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles | August 29, 1992 https://airchexx.com/big-ron-obrien-102-7-kiis-fm-los-angeles-august-29-1992/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=big-ron-obrien-102-7-kiis-fm-los-angeles-august-29-1992 Thu, 28 May 2020 10:29:45 +0000 https://airchexx.com/?p=146599 <p>For such a short aircheck, this one is packed with just Big Ron and his voice!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com/big-ron-obrien-102-7-kiis-fm-los-angeles-august-29-1992/">Big Ron O’Brien, 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles | August 29, 1992</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com">Airchexx</a>.</p> For such a short aircheck, this one is packed with just Big Ron and his voice! Here’s another in a big series of BIG Ron O’Brien airchecks donated to us by Matt over at Big Apple Airchecks. He’s proving once again why BAA is our largest contributor, by far!
KIIS-FM STATION HISTORY
(Description by Ellis B. Feaster)
Many know today’s 102.7 KIIS-FM as L.A.’s Hit Music Station. But I have been surprised by how many did not realize KIIS started as an AM station back in 1970. 1150 KRKD new owner changed to format from Adult Standards, to Soft Hits, and the calls were changed to KIIS, which was NOT meant to suggest “Kiss” as many believe, but rather the “IIS” represented the station’s dial position, “115” on old fashioned analog radios. The jingles on the new station were preformed by Karen & Richard Carpenter. By 1975, the station was sold, along with it’s FM sister station, 102.7 KKDJ. KKDJ’s calls were changed to KIIS-FM, and KKDJ DJ Charlie Tuna “married” the two stations on air. They spent part of the day simulcasting and AC format, and part of the day broadcasting separately.
AIRCHECK DESCRIPTION
(Description by Steve West)
For such a short aircheck, this one is packed with just Big Ron and his voice… and a bit of music underneath him! You will notice that even though O’Brien is just doing straight CHR format, he still gets a few lines of his own in! KIIS-FM is running a ticket givaway, as usual. Big Ron gets HIS winner right at the end of this.
Audio quality is pretty good. I did no extra processing for our presentation. There are no drop-outs from the tape and this sounds okay for being 28 years old!
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Bill Houston, 1380 WNAQ Naugatuck, CT | September 1, 1985 https://airchexx.com/bill-houston-1380-wnaq-naugatuck-ct-september-1-1985/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bill-houston-1380-wnaq-naugatuck-ct-september-1-1985 Sat, 09 May 2020 14:05:45 +0000 https://airchexx.com/?p=146568 <p>The quality of this recording is outstanding. In fact it's so good, it may be the best AM stereo off-the-air recording ever made!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com/bill-houston-1380-wnaq-naugatuck-ct-september-1-1985/">Bill Houston, 1380 WNAQ Naugatuck, CT | September 1, 1985</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com">Airchexx</a>.</p> The quality of this recording is outstanding. In fact it's so good, it may be the best AM stereo off-the-air recording ever made!
DESCRIPTION
The Top 40 format at this station was the final local hit music format before a switch to Country, simulcast with WNEZ Manchester (CT), and then a change to a Business format that ultimately left the station with zero local advertising. Bill Houston was heard at WJDM Elizabeth NJ, WHLI Hempstead, NY out on Long Island and Paul Sidney’s legendary 92.1 WLNG Sag Harbor. We have airchecks of all three.
The history behind this small market station is still a bit unclear. According to hartfordradiohistory.com:
WOWW in Naugatuck started broadcasting as a daytime only station with an easy listening music format in the late 1950s.
WOWW-AM, originally on 860 khz, changed their frequency to 1380 and became a 24 hour station in 1968. It became WNVR (Naugatuck Valley Radio) in the late 1970s, then WNAQ, and is now Spanish language WFNW.
TECHNICAL
The quality of this recording is outstanding. In fact it’s so good, it may be the best AM stereo off-the-air recording ever made! The processing here was unique and this is what’s responsible for the great sound heard on this aircheck.
Again, from the hartfordradiohistory.com site:
The technical plant was improved concurrent with the sign-on: new board, six cart machines, processing, Sennheiser MD-421 microphones. Tom Osenkowsky served as CE for a period of time. Tom had 1380 sounding like an FM! That was the cleanest AM signal I ever heard. Part of the genius was to isolate the 421 from the rest of the audio chain. The 421 went into a UREI-LA-4A in the rack. Music was separately processed. The combination then went into a Durrough DAP 310.
One side note, however. The MUSIC indeed, does sound like an FM station. But the jock’s microphone does not. This is the only thing lacking, separate mic processing to bring up the dynamics.
This aircheck was recorded by our contributor, who has indexed all his recordings and burned most of the master copies to CD.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Bob Gilmore is a professional engineer and has built several radio stations from the ground up. In fact, Bob Gilmore built the studios you see on ESPN!
Bob Gilmore hosts and roasts some of North America’s most celebrated broadcasters every few years at the end of the Summer. The “Tri-Annual Radio BBQ” is the highlight of the year for all of us. Last time he hosted it, he built a custom studio, installed a restored “Stereo Statesman” audio board (he did the restoration on that, too!), and broadcast the event on WRMI Shortwave along with the “Totally 70s Radio Network”.
Bob has been a contributor to Airchexx.com since 2012

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The Real Bob James on The Time Machine, 66 WNBC New York | 1988 https://airchexx.com/the-real-bob-james-on-the-time-machine-66-wnbc-new-york-1988/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-real-bob-james-on-the-time-machine-66-wnbc-new-york-1988 Wed, 06 May 2020 12:00:49 +0000 https://airchexx.com/?p=146554 <p>By this point in 1988, the WNBC Time Machine had really got the format down to perfection.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com/the-real-bob-james-on-the-time-machine-66-wnbc-new-york-1988/">The Real Bob James on The Time Machine, 66 WNBC New York | 1988</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com">Airchexx</a>.</p> By this point in 1988, the WNBC Time Machine had really got the format down to perfection. Right off the master cassette it was recorded from, Here’s the Time Machine at its best.
DESCRIPTION
By this point in 1988, the WNBC Time Machine had really got the format down to perfection. All the elements are there. The reverb level is perfect. The Jocks have one liners, sort of like
how Dan Ingram over at WABC a decade earlier could do a one liner over everything and make people laugh! The presentation is smooth as glass.
For those who don’t understand, the WNBC Time Machine was a format that played music from the early 1960s through about 1972. They billed it as the music of the 60s, but you will hear an occasional tune from the early 70s. Because the Time Machine was all about creating the authentic WABC sound from the 1960s. It was only performed on weekends. The WNBC weekday lineup was different. The had noontime oldies – an hour of music from the 1960s, but without the reverb or time machine imaging. For a time, while NBC brass tried to figure out which direction to take WNBC, the station seemed somewhat adrift. Not quite knowing what to put on the air, first it was Imus in the Morning. Don Imus was a staple of WNBC and he was still allowed to play whatever hit records he wanted for his show. Soupy Sales came on late morning with a comedy show with callers. Noontime Oldies with Ray Darien at 12. Not sure who had early afternoons but late afternoons, first it was Howard Stern (mid-1980s), then Joey Reynolds. Reynolds was let go in early 1987. The final afternoon host was Alan Colmes who would later join CNN for a primetime show. By the time Colmes arrived, WNBC was playing very little music, except for the Time Machine
There was a moment in 1988 when WNBC brass was ready to take the Time Machine fulltime. It would be interesting for historians like us to be able to analyze that move if it had happened to see
what would have worked on AM and what didn’t. Inevitably, the station was sold to Emmis Broadcasting, who turned in the WNBC license to the FCC and the real truth is, the whole broadcast station that once was WEAF and WRCA and WNBC was dismantled and the studios at 30 Rock taken apart. What Emmis did was to move the station he had at 1050, WFAN, down the dial to 660. After some transmitter and tower work, on October 7, 1988, WNBC went off the air for the final time, and WFAN fired up its new transmitter on 660 and began its first broadcast from Shea Stadium where Don Imus was there for the first pitch! WHIlE IT WAS NEVER OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED, WFAN BROADCAST IN C-QUAM AM STEREO until its plant conversion to IBOC HD radio in the early 2000s.
TECHNICAL

This tape arrived in excellent condition in 2004. It’s been in storage ever since and the tape has held up well over the years. Listen to the overal sound of WNBC. You will not be able to find any tape hiss in this. The audio is clean and crisp. This is how all good AM stations should sound. The tape itself is in excellent condition, although as the years go by, the oxide coating on recording tape gets brittle and needs more attention to environmental storage conditions than when first manufactured.

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Ed McMahon, 107.9 WXKS-FM Kiss-108 Medford (Boston) | April 6, 1994 https://airchexx.com/ed-mcmahon-107-9-wxks-fm-kiss-108-medford-boston-april-6-1994/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ed-mcmahon-107-9-wxks-fm-kiss-108-medford-boston-april-6-1994 Tue, 28 Apr 2020 11:41:32 +0000 https://airchexx.com/?p=146532 <p>This aircheck is part of a larger master aircheck composite featuring McMahon, Lisa Trexler (overnights?) and Dale Dorman.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com/ed-mcmahon-107-9-wxks-fm-kiss-108-medford-boston-april-6-1994/">Ed McMahon, 107.9 WXKS-FM Kiss-108 Medford (Boston) | April 6, 1994</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com">Airchexx</a>.</p> This aircheck is part of a larger master aircheck composite featuring McMahon, Lisa Trexler (overnights?) and Dale Dorman. Here’s Kiss-108’s night driver Ed McMahon (not THAT Ed McMahon!) in a high-energy, yet personable approach that I would simply call comfortable.
DESCRIPTION
By 1984, Boston had THREE CHR stations all competing for the 12+ demographic. In competition at this point was 103.3 WHTT (the former WEEI-FM), 94.5 WCOZ (soon to be WZOU) and Kiss-108, which had been an Urban station. PD Sunny Joe White converted Kiss-108 into a very high energy, personality oriented Contemporary Hit Radio station. Dale Dorman held down mornings, JJ Wright was onboard. I forgot who did afternoons and Ed McMahon had Evenings.
This aircheck is part of a larger master aircheck composite featuring McMahon, Lisa Trexler (overnights?) and Dale Dorman. We’ll get to posting each one of those separately.
TECHNICAL
The original recording is good quality. I wouldn’t say excellent, since there are some spots in the composite master that get a bit muffled. For the sake of this presentation, I did not do any audio processing. Leaving it alone leaves one with the original sound of Kiss-108. From how I remember it, Kiss-108 didn’t overly process the studio mics and that shows on this recording. A word about how this is scoped. It came in telescoped by our contributor, however, as ASCAP, BMI & SoundExchange are now tightening up their definitions of “fair use”, I’ve had to take out ANY part of a song that’s left after the jock stops talking. It’s absolutely necessary to keep us out of hot water.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Big Apple Airchecks is our number one contributor, having sent in hundreds of airchecks over the years. BAA was our first contributor way back in 2002! BAA owner Matt Seinberg is the creative genius behind many jock tributes, and is one of the country’s major aircheck traders. Click the link and go to www.bigappleairchecks.com today to see what Matt has up for trade!

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Big Ron O'Brien, 98.1 WOGL Philadelphia | February, 2004 https://airchexx.com/big-ron-obrien-98-1-wogl-philadelphia-february-2004/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=big-ron-obrien-98-1-wogl-philadelphia-february-2004 Wed, 22 Apr 2020 12:16:41 +0000 https://airchexx.com/?p=146503 <p>This is the first of what appears to be dozens of original recordings featuring Big Ron O'Brien.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com/big-ron-obrien-98-1-wogl-philadelphia-february-2004/">Big Ron O’Brien, 98.1 WOGL Philadelphia | February, 2004</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com">Airchexx</a>.</p> This is the first of what appears to be dozens of original recordings featuring Big Ron O'Brien. Just found! Dozens of Big Ron airchecks that have never been heard.. not since the original broadcasts!
DESCRIPTION
This is the first of what appears to be dozens of original recordings featuring Big Ron O’Brien. The available airchecks were recorded over many years and feature him at various radio stations from his long career.
In 2004, WOGL was still calling itself “Your home for Motown, Soul and Rock & Roll”. As most listeners know, the format has changed a lot over the years from the original 50s/60s format, through the 60s/70s, then the 60s-80s… you get the picture. WOGL is still playing the Classic Hits as of this writing. Notice Big Ron’s energy level is the same here as it always was! Quick on his feet and a man with a slightly warped sense of humor, there was always a million laughs when Big Ron O’Brien was on.
TECHNICAL
This came to us already scoped by the contributor. The master copy is unscoped on cassette. For us, that means that elements such as the commercial breaks, sports/traffic reports, etc., were already taken out. Still, the recording down to its most basic just Ron O’Brien components, this runs over 17 minutes long. That in itself is indicative of how much detail Big Ron put into his work.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
“Big Apple Airchecks is your Full-Service Aircheck Source”. Matt Seinberg’s BAA has been the #1 and earliest contributor to our Airchexx archives! After finding our site in June 2002, Matt contacted us and offered the first few dozen of what would become hundreds of aircheck contributions over the years.
Matt Seinberg lives on Long Island with his wife, family, and his cats (who really are the bosses of his house!) Airchexx is proud to have been associated with Big Apple Airchecks for nearly 18 years and we look forward to another 18 years of serving the radio community.

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Tommy Wright, KIKX 580 Tucson | March 29, 1969 https://airchexx.com/tommy-wright-kikx-580-tucson-march-29-1969/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tommy-wright-kikx-580-tucson-march-29-1969 Thu, 16 Apr 2020 12:31:49 +0000 https://airchexx.com/?p=146488 <p>Along with Tommy Wright, toward the end of this aircheck is a full newscast anchored by Lyle Dean.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com/tommy-wright-kikx-580-tucson-march-29-1969/">Tommy Wright, KIKX 580 Tucson | March 29, 1969</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com">Airchexx</a>.</p> Along with Tommy Wright, toward the end of this aircheck is a full newscast anchored by Lyle Dean. One market we have not spent much time focusing on is Tucson. This post begins a short series highlighting some of the best radio of this Arizona market.
WATCH
Airchexx is on YouTube! Click the video, here, or scroll to the bottom of this post for audio-only.
DETAILS
Description by Contributor:
“He (Tommy Wright) did a LOT of radio in PHX and also worked for Buck Owens in Bakersfield at KUZZ, worked at some really big stations, also programmed KHOS in Tucson”
Along with Tommy Wright, toward the end of this aircheck is a full newscast anchored by Lyle Dean. Dean was, at that time, hosting ABC Contemporary Network News while at WLS Chicago.
TECHNICAL
This recording arrived in pretty bad shape. While the recording was of a mono AM station, it was digitized in stereo. That’s not surprising, since modern digital recordings default to 128k 44.1 Stereo as a general rule. The right track of this was terribly muffled and contained a rather loud 60 HZ AC power hum. Thats usually caused when there’s a grounding issue in the source recording. The left side was usable. The amount of 60 HZ noise was much lower and the recording pretty clear. I had to wipe out the right track, copy the left track over to the right, eliminate the power noise and a bit of white noise reduction… and you have a pretty decent recording of KIKX! Between creating a clean master copy and the YouTube video, this took several hours to accomplish for 18 minutes worth of audio. And it’s so good, this was totally worth it!
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Bob Jones has been an Airchexx Contributor for several years. He is a retired broadcaster who got to work alongside some legendary radio people. He was a lifelong friend of Hall of Fame Inductee John Mack Flanagan. Jones has recorded a lot of airchecks over the years, and as he converts his tape collection to digital, he’s donating them one at a time to our archives.
Airchexx.com thanks Bob Jones both for his contributions and for his ongoing friendship!

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Jim Collins, The "Time Machine"; 66 WNBC New York | September 5, 1987 8:50-10:20 AM https://airchexx.com/jim-collins-the-time-machine-66-wnbc-new-york-september-5-1987-850-1020-am/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jim-collins-the-time-machine-66-wnbc-new-york-september-5-1987-850-1020-am Wed, 15 Apr 2020 16:45:02 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=3188 <p>Lots of 1987 commercials, reverb and PAMS jingles, resung for WNBC, to give this station an unmistakeable WABC sound - all WNBC needed was the WABC jocks to make it complete.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com/jim-collins-the-time-machine-66-wnbc-new-york-september-5-1987-850-1020-am/">Jim Collins, The “Time Machine”; 66 WNBC New York | September 5, 1987 8:50-10:20 AM</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com">Airchexx</a>.</p> Lots of 1987 commercials, reverb and PAMS jingles, resung for WNBC, to give this station an unmistakeable WABC sound - all WNBC needed was the WABC jocks to make it complete. DETAILS
Join us now as we head back in time through the magic of Maxell UDS-II Chrome tape to 1987. It’s Labor Day weekend and WNBC, in it’s final year on the air (though they don’t know it yet) is in the middle of an extended “Time Machine” weekend. The station is counting down the top 66 hits of the 60s. This starts at #29 and runs through #17. While scoped, this still runs 43 minutes, through two beach reports and two full newscasts, including both local and NBC Network news.
Lots of 1987 commercials, reverb and PAMS jingles, resung for WNBC, to give this station an unmistakeable WABC sound – all WNBC needed was the WABC jocks to make it complete.
The Time Machine was one programming element of many which made up programming of WNBC during this time period. During the week, the lineup consisted of Don Imus (Imus in the Morning), Ray Dariano with Oldies during the Mid-day, Alan Colmes talk show afternoons, and sports from 6-12 midnight. WNBC ran Oldies overnights 12-6am. With this pot-pourri of programming, WNBC tried to be all things to all people – and it worked, at least to some extent. With much of the Rock & Roll audience moved to FM by this time, it was difficult for any AM station to program music, but WNBC kept some form of music programming on the air right up until it’s demise in August 1988.
This is an original recording made by our contributor. No copies exist anywhere else on the web or with collectors. Listen to the “WNBC Time Machine“, and remember why it was our favorite radio station, bar none in the late 80s. “The Fan” had nothing on this, baby!
TECHNICAL
As mentioned above, this was recorded on Maxell brand ‘chrome’ tape. Chrome tape for cassettes was a higher quality oxide coating which was better for high quality recordings. It shows in this aircheck. Recorded by the contributor, this was taped somewhere close to the WNBC transmitter. There is almost no tape hiss whatsoever, and WNBC is loud and clear. WNBC used its reverb for the WEEKEND version of Time Machine. During weekdays, there was no reverb whatsoever, and that included the noontime Time Machine. IMHO, WNBC was so well processed that it sounded great both with and without the WABC style reverb. Also, notice that the reverb is used on the entire audio chain, not just the microphones. The promos, commercials, live reads and the music all sound fantastic with a level of reverb used in the mid-1960s by their former rival, MusicRadio 77 WABC.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Frank Davis is one of our original contributors, sending in a few boxes of airchecks in the Summer of 2003. His contributions include dozens of recordings of the WNBC Time Machine. Thank you!

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Jay Coffey, "Top of Pops Weekend"; KRTH K-Earth 101 Los Angeles | November 8, 1986 https://airchexx.com/jay-coffey-top-of-pops-weekend-krth-k-earth-101-los-angeles-november-8-1986/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jay-coffey-top-of-pops-weekend-krth-k-earth-101-los-angeles-november-8-1986 Tue, 14 Apr 2020 19:00:13 +0000 http://airchexx.com/?p=3201 <p>This is Oldies radio, really at the beginnings of it's trek to the monster L.A. station that it is today</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com/jay-coffey-top-of-pops-weekend-krth-k-earth-101-los-angeles-november-8-1986/">Jay Coffey, “Top of Pops Weekend”; KRTH K-Earth 101 Los Angeles | November 8, 1986</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://airchexx.com">Airchexx</a>.</p> This is Oldies radio, really at the beginnings of it's trek to the monster L.A. station that it is today From the radio station that used the same jingle for over 30 years! Here’s a very capable Jay Coffey cruising through the year 1964 as K-Earth presents a “Top of Pops” Weekend!
 
TECHNICAL
This is a very clean recording. Some white noise is present, so, this could have been recorded at some distance from Los Angeles. Otherwise, the quality is good.
DESCRIPTION
This is Oldies radio, really at the beginnings of it’s trek to the monster L.A. station that it is today! The station is what you’d term mis-imaged as “Classic Rock & Roll” (as opposed to “Classic Rock”?). On this recording, they DON’T say OLDIES!
This is scoped, but you do get a lot of Jay Coffey and plenty of Southern California commercials which aired in the Fall of 1986 – in two stop-sets.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Frank Davis was an early contributor to our archives. His first tape mailing arrived at our Millington, Tennessee location back in 2004. Davis has contributed about a dozen airchecks and we hope more are on the way!

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Bob Wheeler, 1370 WFEA Manchester NH | August 9, 1982 Bob Wheeler, 1370 WFEA Manchester NH | August 9, 1982 - Airchexx.com https://airchexx.com/bob-wheeler-1370-wfea-manchester-nh-august-9-1982/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:00:55 +0000 https://airchexx.com/?p=143323 WFEA was a pioneering Top 40/CHR station in Manchester NH WFEA was a pioneering Top 40/CHR station in Manchester NH

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From the radio station that used the same jingle for over 30 years! Here’s a very capable Jay Coffey cruising through the year 1964 as K-Earth presents a “Top of Pops” Weekend!
 
TECHNICAL
This is a very clean recording. Some white noise is present, so, this could have been recorded at some distance from Los Angeles. Otherwise, the quality is good.
DESCRIPTION
This is Oldies radio, really at the beginnings of it’s trek to the monster L.A. station that it is today! The station is what you’d term mis-imaged as “Classic Rock & Roll” (as opposed to “Classic Rock”?). On this recording, they DON’T say OLDIES!
This is scoped, but you do get a lot of Jay Coffey and plenty of Southern California commercials which aired in the Fall of 1986 – in two stop-sets.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Frank Davis was an early contributor to our archives. His first tape mailing arrived at our Millington, Tennessee location back in 2004. Davis has contributed about a dozen airchecks and we hope more are on the way!

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