Imus in the Afternoon, 1420 WHK Cleveland | December 4, 1978

Date of Recording: December 4, 1978
Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks
Station: 1420 WHK Cleveland
Featured Air Talent: Don Imus
Aircheck Entry: 1,399

Send me to Cleveland… have you lost your MIND?

The infamous words of Don “Imus in the Morning” upon his return to New York’s WNBC about nine months after this particular recording. Got your attention!

If you think the Top 40/Rock Jock Imus was any less boring or irreverent in Cleveland than at WNBC, you’re in for a surprise. Outside of the I-man being in Afternoon Drive and the music being Country, not much else changed! Along with Imus in the Afternoon, “J.R. Nelson in Chopper One” and the right reverend Billy Sol Hargus!

WHK was apparently VERY sold out, as this 5pm hour is loaded with commercials (kept in this presentation for historical significance). Also, this station had a well staffed News Department, and we get to hear the complete 6pm News Report from Marv Boone, and 12 minutes in, the Sam Retigliano show. A five minute sports report on the Cleveland Browns.


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