Perhaps the most striking part of this world premiere COUNTRY KHJ aircheck of Lee Sherwood is just how smooth he was! RKO General couldn’t have picked a better person to take the helm of a new Country music station. Lee Sherwood just oozed family-friendly Urban Cowboy Country.
The New 93 KHJ, despite being a Country station, had all the elements that make up a good Adult Contemporary station. Full-Service elements such as News, Sports, Traffic and Accuweather ™ all blended in nicely, giving the station a good all around feel. Lee Marshall was the news anchor, Dr. Joe Sobel was the Accuweather ™ Meteorologist, and with that lineup, I was struck by just how good it sounded!
Note that this long aircheck comes to us thanks to the generocity of Ed Salomon, by way of Big Apple Airchecks. Both were instrumental in bringing to you this original KHJ content. This is from the original master tapes. We thank you greatly!
RKO got three years out of the format and after that, they flipped KHJ to Oldies, then a Recurrent-based CHR direction known as “Car Radio“. There’s plenty of information about that available at a number of different places on the web, including this Wikipedia page about KHJ.