Dave Thompson, 98.7 WXLO “99X” New York | August, 1974


Publishing slightly out of order, now, here’s another chapter in the exciting story of Dave Thompson and his job. At 99X! Listen as Dave swings through the jingle as Tarzan wearing a set of General Tires!

Okay, perhaps thats over dramatic.

General Tire commercials are an ongoing theme on most WXLO, and for that matter, RKO/General radio stations. In fact, billing irregularities were the catalyst for the FCC’s eventual pronunciation of RKO as ‘unfit to be a broadcaster’. Sorry. Different story.

This aircheck sizzles along just like the heat wave that Thompson describes as gripping New York on this August day. 99X fans, you will love this!

Airchexx.com gratefully thanks Contributor Steve Bleecker for donating this high-quality aircheck to the archives. Mr. Bleecker in turn would like to thank Andy Kitchen for providing him with tape decks, reel to reel machines, etc., in order that he could master the tapes he sent in to us. And, finally, Steve Bleecker and Airchexx wish to thank Mr. Henry Frick, whose efforts in recording this aircheck and many others like it are ultimately the reason this recording is in our archive to begin with. Or, to put it in Contributor Steve Bleecker’s own words,

“I need to Publicly say “Thanks Much” to Mr. Henry Frick, who is now retired, and living with his wife of many years, in Ft. Worth Texas. Before his long and Successful Career in Railroading…Henry and I were Curry College Buddies in Milton, Mass., and so many of the tapes I now have been able to share were given to me many years ago…and were painstakingly recorded by Henry, either while he was at school, in Milton, or in Greenwich, Conn., at his parent’s home. So…we are so Very Grateful, Henry ! Thank You !”