Dave Charity & WPLJ’s Transition from ROCK to TOP 40, 95.5 WPLJ New York | July 1983

In early 1983, longtime Rock stalwart, 95.5 WPLJ, began a slow transition from Album Oriented Rock station to a Top 40/Contemporary Hit Radio format. When word started spreading around the market that a Top 40 format was coming to 100.3 WVNJ-FM in New […]

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Remembering WPLJ, Through The Years | 1971 Through 2019

From 1971 through 2019, 95.5 WPLJ went through many different lives. From Progressive Rock, through Album Rock, New York’s Best Rock, Home of The Hits, Hit Radio 95, Power 95, Mojo Radio, to Adult Contemporary as simply 95.5PLJ. You may have had […]

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Paco on 92KTU, WKTU New York | October 1981

77 WABC was the undisputed radio leader in New York, until July 24, 1978, when WKTU ditched it’s Soft Rock format, and started playing Disco music 24/7. It was an instant success. The station shot to number one in the Big Apple. Names […]

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104.1 WBCN Boston Says Goodbye, Part 4 | August 8, 2009

For the third time this year, an iconic rock radio station in a major city is shifting formats: Boston’s 104.1 WBCN, “The Rock of Boston”, departed the airwaves on August 13th. The rock station had been broadcasting for 41 years. According to […]

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Charlie Van Dyke, 93 KHJ Los Angeles | January 24, 1972

Date of Recording: 01.24.1972 Station: 930 KHJ Los Angeles (KHJ/KKHJ) Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Charlie Van Dyke (WLS/KHJ/WRKO/others) Contributor: Bob Gilmore …with Charlie Van Dyke, the new kid on the block… Comments It’s possible that this might be CVD’s first […]

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Big Apple Airchecks Salutes the late Jack Armstrong | March 25, 2008

You know you’re a monster talent when creative folks come out of the woodwork from seemingly everywhere to pay tribute. In so many ways, Jack Armstrong, whose real name is John Larsh, was one of the pioneering voices in the history of […]

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Airchexx Talent Spotlight: The Career of Tom Birch

If someone asked me if I would be doing full length interviews with old jocks, I’d have laughed them right off a cliff. Who, me? Airchexx.com is all about posting airchecks. This DOES feature the latest Tom Birch aircheck, the beginning of […]

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