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Brush Creek Follies, KMBC 980 Kansas City | March 1941

  If you’ve watched Ken Burns’ series, Country Music, you may have seen the episode where it featured live Country Western live performance shows going on at many radio stations around the country. Some of these shows, from the 1930s & 40s, […]

Tagged 980, brush creek follies, kmbc, live
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NBC News & Information Service, WRR 1310 Dallas | July 30 1976

  There was a time when radio news was a big deal. In 1974, NBC Radio was trailing the other big networks, ABC, CBS and Mutual.  NBC’s O&O (Owned and Operated) FM stations were not doing well. The radio division needed a big […]

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The Thomas Whetston Collection: Tom Campbell on AFRTS Stateside #1 | 1972

In the first of what our Contributor says will be hundreds of recordings of Armed Forces Radio – some from LP, some from tape, here’s one that took a bit of time to nail down. I think this is from 1972. This […]

Tagged 1972, AFRTS, Armed Forces Radio, Stateside, Thom Whetston

Kermit Schafer – “Pardon My Bloopers”

Now, for something completely different. I’m sure that when this was released, during the prim and proper years when modesty was still in fashion, this probably invoked hysterical laughter. By today’s standards (even among today’s young broadcasters), this is rather tame. However, […]

Tagged 1954, Jubilee Records, Kermit Schafer

Program Spotlight: “That Thing With Rich Appel”

You’re probably wondering, is this just another weekend Classic Hits show? You’d be right to ask, but the answer is, NO. that thing is unique, in that unlike other Classic Hits shows, Rich Appel presents the music “in context” with how it […]

Tagged Rich Appel, Syndication, That Thing

New England Radio Composite | April 1980

Curator’s Notes: This composite is a collection of various airchecks of stations in the 6 state New England region.  One of the real joys for a radio listener up there is, There are a lot of medium market stations, all within earshot of […]

Tagged 1980, Albany NY, Boston, Composite, Concord NH

Severe Weather Coverage, WREG-DT/WMC-DT Memphis | May 1-2, 2010

Here’s a unique aircheck which records for historical purposes, a day of violent weather.  It’s important as an educational tool for both those interested in the study of meteorology, and weather during what’s sometimes referred to as the “southern” tornado season, which […]

Tagged Channel 3 Memphis, Severe Weather, Tornadoes, Weather, wmc-tv

Bill Houston, WHLI Hempstead/Garden City NY | 1995

Date of Recording: 1995 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1100 WHLI Hempstead (Garden City) New York, USA Format: Oldies/Nostalgia Featured Air Personality: Bill Houston Contributor: Ray Bozzanca Total Time: 23:56 Airchexx Entry: 675 Curator’s Notes: A live, AM music station in 1995? You […]

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The Airchexx Live! Gigantic Montage – 1960-1984

Date of Recording: November, 2016 Station: HitOldies (Internet Radio) Format: Classic Hits Featured Air Personality: None Creator: Steve West Airchexx Entry: 1,488 …The time is 8 pm, Ron Reilly is on the air, and Chicago is asleep! Comments: This was intended to […]

Tagged HitOldies, Montages, Oldies, Steve West, wls

VM Demo Tape | 1961

Date of Recording: Unknown Station: N/A Featured Air Personality: None Contributor: Ray Bozzanca Comments: Contributor Ray Bozzanca sent in something that, while not an ‘aircheck’, probably has some historic significance. The VM website (listed below) states: ““A V-M Product” and “The Voice […]

Tagged Ray Bozzanca, VM Tape Company