Karl Phillips, 1530 WRAI San Juan | Undated
Contributor Karl Phillips has sent in some wonderful goodies, including most of the WQXI airchecks here on the site. Its only appropriate, then, that we take the time to feature one of his own airchecks.
Our contributor describes this aircheck:
I was in line to be drafted when I worked at Quixie in 1969 so I joined the Navy and ended up at AFRTS in Keflavik doing all nights. Thom Whetston and I are acquaintances and he has posted my airchecks from AFRS 1484 Keflavik from 1971 on his site. I sucked but I guess most people who would listen to me from back then would just be listening for the music.
I then was stationed in San Juan and worked at Bob Hope’s station WBMJ 1190 going by the name Scott Brady….. doing fill in and weekends and sleepin on the couch at the radio station working 6 – midnight and then getting up at 6 am and signing it on and going till noon. They loved me there. I also worked at progressive rock WIAC-FM in San Juan. Then at WBMJ they wanted us to start calling it Radio Rock…then BAM they blew it up and changed to spanish jocks. I couldn’t speak Spanish so they got rid of all of us except Moonshadow who now works for a number 1 FM in NYC doing mornings. The WBMJ english management took us all and bought WRAI, and we went Top 40 English and did well replacing WBMJ….taking all of their English speaking listeners with us.