QuickChexx: Steve Novak, WGY-FM “Oldies 99.5” Schenectady NY | Winter 1992

Contributor Steve Bleecker is featured here in this short example of the relatively short-lived Oldies format at the former WGY-FM 99.5. Licensed to Schenectady NY, this signal serves the Albany/Troy market in upstate New York. This is a clean, interference free recording […]

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Gary Russel, 970 WWDJ Hackensack NJ | December 1972

97 WWDJ… the little station that could. And DID. For a time, this station did actually compete with Midtown Manhattan for the ears of Top 40 radio listeners. We don’t know the complete background of WWDJ, but we have restored a somewhat […]

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Don Reegan, 98.7 WXLO New York | November, 1972

October 23, 1972 may not stand out as anything memorable. Its not a day that lives in infamy. It’s someone’s birthday out there, for sure (Happy birthday, to whomever this concerns!). In our case, it is the date we’ve been searching for. […]

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QuickChexx: Rick Shaw, 98.7 WOR-FM New York | Winter, 1972

Rick Shaw is possibly best remembered for his days at 610 KFRC San Francisco. It is likely no coincidence that Shaw was on both stations, as KFRC and WOR-FM were co owned by RKO-General. This moves right along, and as short as […]

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QuickChexx: Joe McCoy, 98.7 WOR-FM New York | Winter, 1972

Continuing where the Mark Driscoll aircheck left off, here’s former CBS-FM Programmer Joe McCoy doing his thing on WOR-FM! It’s a snowy Winter day in the Big Apple and Joe’s going to be giving away a top-10 album ‘very soon’ – don’t […]

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Mark Driscoll, 98.7 WOR-FM New York | Winter, 1972

The legacy of New York’s 98.7 continues now with this late edition of WOR-FM featuring the pipes of Mark Driscoll. Listening to this, one might wonder why RKO General felt the need to change call letters. WOR-FM sounds here, much as WXLO […]

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Dave Thompson, 98.7 WXLO “99X” New York | August, 1974

Publishing slightly out of order, now, here’s another chapter in the exciting story of Dave Thompson and his job. At 99X! Listen as Dave swings through the jingle as Tarzan wearing a set of General Tires! Okay, perhaps thats over dramatic. General […]

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QuickChexx: Dave Thompson, 98.7 WXLO “99X” New York | 1975

Dave Thompson is the subject of this short clip of 99X during a time when RKO’s FM station was beginning to apply serious pressure to ratings king WABC. It would take four more years and a different station to knock off 77 […]

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Marc Somers, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | December 22, 1988

Mark Somers sits in for the vacationing Ron Lundy a couple of days before Christmas, 1988. The “Golden 101” is in it’s prime, playing the hits from the late 50s right up into the 1980s, although the 80s cuts are not rotated […]

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“The Reed Thing”, 1310 WTLB Utica | December 4, 1972

Up now is a wonderfully restored 9 minutes of little 1310 WLTB. Upstate New York, it seems, was a hotbed of radio activity. Good sounding stations, too, as you’ll hear in this recording of what might sound, to one’s untrained ears, a […]

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Ann Duran, WQSX Lawrence/Boston “Star 93-7” | March 13, 2003

Once in a while, recording on a whim works out pretty well. Your webmaster recorded this just to get a sample of a few stations on a visit to Massachusetts this snowy, mid-March day. At the time, I didn’t think this would […]

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Barry Kaye, 610 KILT Houston | 1974

New Contributor John Hale writes, “…here’s the aircheck Barry Kaye cut at KILT back in ’74 that won him DJ of the year recognition. And no wonder he won the award. There should be an award category for the most high-energy personality! […]

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