1320 Pittsburgh WKTQ WJAS 13Q Don Cox Ray Zoeller Cecil Heftel

Cox & Zoeller, 1320 WKTQ “13Q” Pittsburgh | Sometime, 1975

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Here’s a long-awaited aircheck from Contributor Tom Lacko. One of our earlier contributors, Tom sent this in back in 2003.

Don “Cox on the Radio” Cox and Ray Zoeller obviously had the teen audience glued to 13Q! At the time of this aircheck, 13Q was #2 in the Pittsburgh market, right under 50kw blowtorch KDKA, and with an inferior signal and no jingles or much in the way of imaging, the station with its super high-energy jocks and an assortment of early disco records made its mark on Pittsburgh listeners.

The audio on this can be a bit tough to listen to, but if you can get by the occasional static, its well worth your 22 1/2 minutes. This is a scoped presentation, but the unscoped version provided to us on CD runs over an hour in length!

1320 AM Pittsburgh, WKTQ, WJAS, 13Q, Don Cox, Ray Zoeller, Heftel

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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.

Comments

Tony
May 26, 2012 at 10:15 pm


Probably the worst pop music era in history.

Cox’s voice sounds like sandpaper across a gravel road.



Steven Green
May 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm


Oh yes Don Cox. He was a huge success at the sister station, Y-100 Ft Lauderdale. I think he was a large factor in the success of that station. I also remember him at WMYQ, prior to Y-100. He was on the air in South Florida around 1974.



Charlie Mitchell
April 3, 2013 at 9:27 am


Very end of 1975/beginning of ’76. I may well have heard this show that day.



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