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Gary Burbank at 700 WLW Cincinnati
Date of Recording: 1971 (Exact Date Unknown)
Station: 790 WAKY (WGRC/WAKY/WVEZ/WWKY/WXXA/WKRD) Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Format: Top 40
Featured Air Personality: Gary Burbank (WAKY/CKLW/WLW)
Contributor: Rob Grayson (WHBQ/WMQM/WKTQ/WJDX/WMC/WMC-FM)
Airchexx Entry: 1,475

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Considering the immense popularity of the recently retired Gary Burbank from 700 WLW, one would think there’d be more recordings of him among the various enthusiasts who recorded radio over the years. Yet, there are very few that can be found. Courtesy of one of our Memphis Contributors, Rob Grayson, Here’s an extremely high quality recording of Mr. Burbank on the old 79 WAKY. Other Wacky 79 airchecks were donated by longtime Memphis jock and WAKY alumn Tom Prestigiacomo, and this is one he’d be proud to hear for himself.

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of and - All the BIG Hits!

One thought on “Gary Burbank, 790 WAKY Louisville | 1971”
  1. Gary Burbank was super-creative, very talented, and has a great voice to boot. I knew him and was friends with many of the other WAKY jocks at that time in history, Wierd Beird, Mason Lee Dixon, and PD Johnny Randolph. It was just a marvelous Radio station! If you’re a fan check out //

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