Rick Dees

The Rick Dees Morning Show, 102.7 KIIS Los Angeles | April, 1988

(Willard) “Hey man Mr. Helicopter how ya doin'” The man of a million voices is heard this particular morning in 1988 in an absolutely PRISTINE recording donated by our fashionably fabulous Robyn Watts, from California Aircheck, which gave us permission many years ago to post their recordings (hey, we had to get permission… it’s the only way to go!). And, please. Visit California Aircheck (just click the link). Tell George Junak that Airchexx sent you! Now, on to this recording. Like the KUBE aircheck we just put up, this is a *tad* on the fast side, but nowhere near as bad. Close to normal. It’s a very high fidelity recording from a tape that has held up well, over two moves from your webmaster, and who knows what/where from our contributor. And why am I not d...

Rick Dees’ Final Show on KIIS-FM Los Angeles | February 10, 2004

How does a legend say goodbye to the second largest audience in America, not counting the then budding XM Satellite radio audience? How does this website even pay tribute to this particular morning, a day which many observers mark as one of the largest bloodlettings of all consolidation events since 1996? To be sure, one career’s demise is another’s beginning (we’re talking, of course, about Ryan Seacrest), but at least Clear Channel DID allow Dees one last show. Chris Salisbury contributes this audio, writing that he used to work for Clear Channel, at an affiliate in Lancaster, CA on the “morning that Dees took his exit”, and recorded the entire show on minidisk. Indeed, he did a great job of scoping the final product down for us, and we have a nearly perfect...

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