Van Dyke & Company is how the show was identified when Charlie arrived at 68 WRKO in Boston. But here at KHJ, CVD simply shined! A man who was funny and had a great set of pipes (which nearly everyone has heard due to his TV station imaging), Charlie Van Dyke was perfect for the morning show at the great 93/KHJ!
This aircheck features it all! Not much in the way of music… we’ve had to scope it out, after all, but lots of Van Dyke wit, a few bits, phone calls and for historic sake, the commercials are all left intact.
This was Charlie’s final show on KHJ, before parent company RKO General sent him east to take over the morning slot on the afore mentioned WRKO. We’ll leave the rest of the description blank, because it’s you, our listeners, who will judge this aircheck better than I!
9 thoughts on “Charlie Van Dyke, 93 KHJ Los Angeles | May 5, 1977”
Yes, Charlie was one of the best big voice guys from the 60s & 70s, and
he worked everywhere, CKLW, WLS, many greats.
Liked the Nixon spoof early in this ‘check.
Did Charlie say this was his last show on KHJ? Was he forced by the RKO brass to go to Boston?
Charlie left KHJ for KLIF in Dallas. WRKO was nearly two years later.
So this is just prior to position 93 (was John Sebastian the next PD?), which was then followed by Chuck Martin. Imagine if Martin took over instead of Sebastian!
No. Michael Spears from KFRC was the next PD. He lasted six months, then Sebastian came in.
Sebastian’s “Position 93” was among the most boring formats of its time.
Anyone disagree? Raise your hand if you do.
I don’t see any hands.
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1970’s…CKLW Windsor/Detroit…..the most powerful station on the planet at that time…I listened to Charlie Van Dyke from the Niagara Falls area…and his booming voice is still heard today in this area as voice over for WIVB TV Buffalo…What a Voice!!