Craig O’Neil, 103.7 KKYK Little Rock | October, 1989

We’re guessing on the date of this aircheck as sometime in October, 1989, based upon the news item that Jim Bakker was sentenced to prison the day before this was recorded. (Can’t find the exact sentencing date but the trial lasted six […]

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Allan Sands, 690 WAPE Jacksonville

Courtesy of Robyn Watts, we’re completely unsure of the date on this one, although there are clues contained within this aircheck. Allan Sands(see below for the correction) even has his own jingle. All of which contributes to a stellar recording highlighting the […]

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Sample: 106.1 WBLI Patchogue NY | June 18, 1997

Lesson: How to edit a 45 minute cassette side down to four and a half minutes? Patience. A CHR/Dance mix format, excellent jock doing PM Drive and jingles that actually sound good and fit the music all highlight this scope, which spans […]

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Michael Sarzynski on 66 WNBC New York | October 23, 1978

Thanks to this late submission from our good friend “Magic” Matt over at Big Apple Airchecks, we can bring you a really GOOD, high quality recording of the late WNBC. 1978… probably the biggest year for Disco music, before the days of […]

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Mike Phillips, 1150 KAYO Seattle | March 30, 1962

When we received this group of tapes from Contributor Robyn Watts, we never dreamed of the gems we’d find inside. AM 1150 Seattle was known as “Country KO” for a time… much of the 1960s into the 70s. However, this nearly 5 […]

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QuickChexx: Richie Norris, 980 WTRY Troy (Albany) | February, 1987

When people in the Albany NY area think of their favorite AM radio stations growing up, the first one that comes to mind is usually 1540 WPTR. The next one, undoubtedly, is 980 WTRY. Never a runner-up, at least in presentation, ‘TRY […]

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Dean Richards, 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford | December, 1986

WDRC-FM has been playing Oldies in one form or another, continuously since 1984. In the beginning, it was VERY tight and all 1950s, 60s and early 1970s music. In the first part of the 1980s, DRC-FM was a part time simulcast of […]

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Sample: 92.7 WLIR Garden City NY | August 4, 1984

For Alternative and true Album Rock Radio fans, the story of WLIR is somewhat sad. The original WLIR had its license revoked in 1987 over some long dispute over its operating on a Special Temporary Authority by the FCC, some 15 or […]

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Sample: “Power 108”, 107.9 WPHR Cleveland | January 7, 1988

Courtesy of Contributor Robyn Watts, this update includes this six minute air sample of a CHR station that was known as “Power 108”. Among the personalities that would make up this station’s talent roster was John Records Landecker, of WLS fame. This […]

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“Power Radio” Demo – 1100 WKYC Cleveland | February 1, 1968

At 3:05 PM on Tuesday, February 1, 1968, WKYC debutes “Power Radio” to Cleveland listeners. This unabashed and bold announcement was broadcast to an unsuspecting audience. The announcement lasts about 1 1/2 minutes, then it goes right into the Chuck Dunaway show […]

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QuickChexx: Jimmy King, 98.7 WOR-FM New York | 1969

The audio in this exhibit isn’t the greatest, but this does give the listener a unique window into the modified Bill Drake sound of RKO General’s WOR-FM. Tightly formatted and with a consistent sound throughout all dayparts, WOR-FM was the sound of […]

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Don Geronimo on All-Hit 105 WAVA Arlington | 1985

Originally posted on 10/15/04 in Real Audio format. This station was somethin’ else! WAVA was Washington’s hit station for about 7 years and during that time they did plenty of innovative and creative things on the air. Sadly, it all came to […]

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