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From the Saturday afternoon Wolfman Jack Show, EJ (Joe) Crummey is heard producing the show. This is a very interesting program. The average listener probably thinks this was 100% live with Wolfman and Crummey in the same studio. However, without knowing for sure, this SOUNDS to this broadcaster’s ear as if Wolfman was syndicated (which, he was at this point in the 1980s) and that portion was sent to WNBC along with dozens of custom station liners.
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Another thing about this show. Wolfman’s syndicated shows starting the 1980s revolved around the music of the 60s & 70s. WNBC early in 1986 was still attempting to be an Adult CHR station, thus, this program was a hybrid of Wolfman playing the Oldies and EJ Crummey playing music off of WNBC’s current rotation list. Mixed together as it was, this was a well-rounded show that appealed to young people and the “money demo” of persons 25-54.
This is another in our series of AM-Stereo airchecks. WNBC used the Khan-Hazeltine AM Stereo system and while the transmitting plant itself was finely tuned and well-processed by NBC’s top-notch engineers, heard on a (then) modern, wideband AM Stereo receiver, this sounds BETTER than modern processed FM stations! Listen and I think you’ll agree that this is as close to CD or “HD” quality as an AM station could ever sound, and this even though I had to clip out nearly all the music except for where the DJ talks over the intros or endings.
Credit for this aircheck goes to (the late) Gary Blau, via Lee Chambers.