Johnny Lance, 92.3 WFLY Troy, NY | 1971

92.3 Troy Albany WFLY WPTR Steve Bleecker

Courtesy of Contributor Paul Ford

Just over 6 minutes of what we think is the earliest FM Top 40 aircheck in the Capitol District, here’s Johnny Lance on the first pop music incarnation of WFLY. This is from 1971. WFLY will revert to a Classical format for a few years in the mid-1970s before returning to the Top 40 fold in ’78 and remains in the format today.

WFLY 92.3 Troy NY - Logo Circa 2010


  1. Steve Bleecker

    This is a great aircheck…from the days
    when I was in College (in Boston). I’d visit my Grandparents in Albany…and I
    always “got a kick” out of FLY, trying so hard to do the Drake thing ! ‘Cause, of course, in Boston, I could hear “the Real thing”…WRKO ! And, it’s kinda’ cool for me , because , years later…I would work at
    WFLY…Doin’ weekends , then Afternoons !

  2. Steve Bleecker

    Oh…Forgot to ask…but does anyone “out there” know the Status of Johnny Lance ?

  3. FLY 92.3 is the best and please follow on twitter i’m @1230212302 keep the great work up FLY and thats more less all
    NAME: anthony farone
    TWITTER: @1230212302
    HUMAN: duh…stupid people
    FAV MUSIC STATION: fly 92.3
    thats me (^_^)

  4. Ross

    what a shame AM was still the King of Top 40 in ’71. and WPTR and WTRY ruled. Johnny Lance was good enough to work at a Drake format in any market.

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