Johnny Williams; Robert W. Morgan, 93/KHJ Los Angeles | 1968
Just when you thought you’d heard all the KHJ airchecks avaliable, comes this new, right off the original reel recording of Johnny Williams, then, the great Robert W. Morgan on 93/KHJ!
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This stands out for a couple of reasons. First, this is a very crisp recording made with a typical AM receiver back in ’68. Note how wide-banded this is (almost too much top end). With less electronic gizmos and gadgets in our lives back then, plus an AM bandwidth that was 13khz wide per FCC regs at the time, you get a much cleaner sound out of your AM receiver.
Next, the music. In addition to the popular hits of the day, there are some rarities that most will either not remember or will have one of those ‘oh wow’ moments. Listen for KHJ 20/20 news in its entirety, and some wonderful, memorable commercial jingles (the one for Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum really stands out!). And, of course, the Johnny Mann singers bring those wonderful 93/KHJ jingles into our headphones. This is a really great aircheck!