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Every brand new day should be unwrapped like a precious gift…
Here’s a fantastic recording of Morning Mayor Harry Harrison on a cool Summer day in the Big Apple. This opens in the middle of the 6am news with Deborah Wexel and slides right into Harrison’s warmth. This is really a warm and wonderful show. Fans who remember Harry Harrison know so well how he made you feel like part of the family. We actually get two newscasts in this short aircheck. Lots of commercials from 1992 – was it REALLY that long ago? Weather from one of New York City’s most well-known meteorologists, Mr. G… and boy is it a cool Summer, with highs only in the 60s this particular day. Musically, CBS-FM is still doing the original Oldies format. Lots of hits from the 1950s and 60s with a bit of 70s in there. We had to scope all of it out, but you’ll catch the beginnings and endings of lots of Do-Wop stuff, standard 60s fare and even a Chicago tune everyone remembers from 1970! Its the format everybody loved and remembered!
This is part 1 of a two-part aircheck. One I think will become one of your favorites on the site!
There’s virtually no white noise from the tape on this, and overall, it’s mostly clean and crisp audio. There is one issue that I really couldn’t fix without turning this into a monaural recording. Toward the end of this segment, there are two spots where the left channel drops out. Old tape issue where the thin ribbon of tape actually warps slightly and the play heads momentarily lose contact with the tape. Or, oxide drop off due to age. It happens, much more frequently with cassettes than reel-to-reel tapes.
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Ellis B. Feaster has been a contributor for over 10 years, and since 2019, has been a Content Editor with Airchexx.com.
He has been recording airchecks from all over the country since the 1980s, and the vast majority of his thousands of tapes were recorded by Ellis himself.
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