790 Atlanta WQXI

Composite: 79 WQXI Atlanta | September, 1966


There’s a reason why industry experts in the 1960s and early 70s chose WQXI as the southern leader in the Top 40 format, and much of it is on exhibit here. If you can get by the scratchy sound of this recording, which sounds as if it was made on a table radio tuned somewhat off-frequency, you’ll enjoy the format and the sounds of the major personalities of “Quicksie in Dixie” right here!

From Contributor Robyn Watts, right off a no-name tape with only a set of call letters for each exhibit and the approximate date, WQXI is heard through various parts of its broadcast day. Even includes portions of some newscasts.

The Jocks, in order, are:

Red Jones
Dr. Don Rose (later on KFRC)
Tony Taylor (WOR-FM New York)
Patrick Alouicious Hayes

Old commercials for Atlanta area businesses, and some large network accounts are also heard. When was the last time you heard a commercial for ‘Tab’? Its all here, in varying audio quality, processed as best as we at Airchexx could do in the audio restoration process.

790 Atlanta WQXI


Aircheck #1,286 since May 2, 2002!

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Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.


October 18, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Oh how I miss radio like this…One of the “old school” radio stations left is WLNG 92.1fm in Long Island, NY….Plus I have Crusin’ 67 which feature WQXI and Dr Don Rose(up you nose)….Great stuff!!!

October 18, 2014 at 7:29 pm

This page alternately spells the last name of one of the QXI announcers as HUGES and HAYES.
The correct spelling is Hughes.
see Pat Hughes @ //www.grhof.com/PAT%20HUGHES.htm

Steven Green
September 5, 2016 at 9:04 pm

That was a wonderful aircheck. Love the sound of WQXI in the mid-1960’s.

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