1520 Buffalo WKBW WWKB

Johnny Barrett on WKBW 1520 Buffalo | July 24, 1961


We don’t do it often, but the audio quality is so good on this that we have to take you back to 1961. KB really WAS the biggest thing to ever happen to Buffalo! This aircheck proves why WKBW took off from it’s earliest inception as a Top 40 station in 1959 to become a legend among its fans right up through the early 80s.

Enjoy newsman Irv Weinstein with “Pulse Beat News”, the old weather reports (it’s 74 KB-grees), real KLASSIC commercials (wow this shows how more ‘modest’ our society was), and those old, OLD jingles! Remember, this is an ORIGINAL recording of WKBW, not a recreation.

Compare this with a much-later recording of Al Bandiero’s night show from 1979.

Current owner Entercom, of course, tried to capture lightning in a bottle a few years ago with its KB-Klassics ‘Real Oldies’ format recreation, but it just didn’t work. We know here… that this timeless radio belongs archived on the internet, right here on airchexx.com!

Another, from Matt @ Big Apple Airchecks!

WKBW 1520 circa 1979



Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.

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