O’Brien In The Morning, WSB-FM B-98.5 Atlanta | April 7, 1987

98.5 Atlanta 95.5 Atlanta 750 Atlanta WSB WSB-FM B-98.5

We often think about the late 1980s as not that long ago. After all, most of us remember the 80s… MTV when it played music videos, hits from Madonna, Steve Winwood and more. But, it really was a long time ago. As of this posting, it was almost twenty-six years ago when Sugar Ray Leonard defeated Marvin Hagler for Boxing’s heavyweight championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. And just how do we know this? Because they mention it in this bit from the O’Brien In The Morning show on the old B98-5!

Corrie Dean reports two quick newscasts in this scope. Weather by Channel 25 Meteorologist Ernie Johnson. Take note of the events of the day in this high-quality aircheck taking us back to 1987!

Today, the WSB-FM call letters are on 95.5, and the FM simply simulcasts the News/Talk format of AM 750 WSB.

98.5 Atlanta 95.5 Atlanta 750 Atlanta WSB WSB-FM B-98.5

Courtesy of California Aircheck


  1. Billy Dylan

    Actually, the 95.5 simulcast is WSBB. 98.5 still has the historic WSB-FM calls to this day!

  2. Anyone know where that weather bed came from? I’ve heard it on a Joy 107 aircheck in Miami, a country aircheck and quite possibly on a Power 106 aircheck from the same era. B98.5 always had killer imaging, at least until 2008.

  3. Larry Stoler

    I just listened to O’brien In The Morning on WSB-FM. I can’t figure out where I heard him but he sounds familiar.

    Anyone know where he worked before or after his time in Atlanta?

  4. Roddy Freeman

    Dale O’Brien’s first stint in Atlanta was at Z93. That was in the early 80’s. And then of course he joined WSB-FM/B98.5 for a long run in mornings, part of that time with a female partner (Kari Dean, Trever Johns). He was let go from B98.5 around 1995–some felt that was a big mistake–and started filling in on the former Peach 94-9, B98.5’s direct competition. He eventually took over mornings at Peach 94-9 and remained there for a few years. He still lives in Atlanta, but I don’t think he’s been on the radio since Peach. I don’t know where he worked prior to Atlanta.

  5. Stuart Crosby

    Ernie Johnson was doing sports for WSB Channel 2 at the time not weather.

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