Date of Recording: 10.31.1981
Station: 1110 KRLA Pasadena/Los Angeles, California, USA
Featured Air Talent: Dick Biondi (WINR, WCBA-AM, KVOB, KSYL, WHOT, WKBW, WEBR, WLS (AM), KRLA, WCFL, WMAQ, WBZ, WSAI, WNMB, WBBM FM, WJMK, WLS-FM)
Airchexx Entry: 1,038 (Repost at 1,450) (What does this mean (1))
KRLA Big Time is… a little after half past the hour!
One of the early pioneers of Top 40 radio (think back to Biondi singing “On Top of a Pizza” back in ’61 on WLS Chicago), Here’s Dick Biondi, a former KRLA jock and one who always knows how to bring excitement to any on-air party!
This is part two of the KRLA Reunion, or, as they put it, “KRLA’s look back to the 1960s…”. Now, KRLA doesn’t exactly sound like a barn burner. There’s lots of pops and pauses of dead air (even if for only a second), but still, with Dick Biondi on the mic, it sounds as live as it could. Listen to this. You’ll find that much of it is taped, NOT live, and perhaps that’s why these jocks sounded just a bit out of place at times. Used frequently are KRLA’s old 1960s era jingles, modern ‘production’ – if you call that voice announcing KRLA’s flashback to the 60s, “produced”. One thing this aircheck does quite well is give you a warm feeling that you’re back with the old gang in a happier time. Your webmaster is critical (for instance, why, in part one, did the person who recorded this decide to cut out the newscast? That’s one of the historic aspects of this recording), however this aircheck DOES satisfy. The quality is very good and makes for a nice 3 quarter hours, if you so desire to devote that much time to it.
2 thoughts on “Dick Biondi, 1110 KRLA Los Angeles Reunion, Part 2 | October 31, 1981”
Dick is an was one the the greats in Radio!
love his groove on KRLA
Both Bob Eubanks & Dick Biondi didn’t make it to the KRLA Reunion in 1981. They recorded voicetracks and the KRLA staff rolled them, trying to make it sound live like the other jock shifts that weekend.