790 Atlanta WQXI

WQXI Logo circa 1964
Date of Recording: 12.20.1964
Station: 790 WQXI Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Format: Top 40
Featured Air Personality: Paul Collins
Contributor: Bob Jones
Airchexx Entry: 1,469

“The Station with the Happy Difference!”


Long before legendary WQXI air personality Gary McKee arrived at the station, WQXI was a highly competitive and entertaining Top 40 station. As of this writing, this aircheck is the oldest recording of this station on our site. It’s the Paul Collins show. Collins talks between every record, after every commercial and this pretty representative of the state of live radio in the early 1960s.

Includes one full newscast and a news minute of just the headlines. Recorded before Christmas, a sharp cold front is bringing in very cold Winter air to the Atlanta metro, and WQXI is all over it.

This segment covers the time period just after midnight through just past 1AM. Part 2 will post shortly.

790 Atlanta WQXI

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of Airchexx.com and Hitoldies.net - All the BIG Hits!

6 thoughts on ““The Tiger Twins” 790 WQXI Atlanta | December 20, 1964 (Corrected)”
  1. Paul and his brother Tom were known as the Tiger Twins and did the all night show together at Quixie. Thanks to the contributor for this rare find. I’m tapped out on my contributions of WQXI right now. Anyone out there got any other jocks, send them in.

    Karl Phillips

  2. I cant get it to play. I grew up in Atlanta back in the 60’s. I’d sure like to hear this. And even Patrick Aliwishes Huges…….I spelled it wrong I know. Grin.
    What do I have to do to be able to hear the sound?
    Randall Underwood

    1. There seems to be a random issue with the player not loading in Chrome on iPhones. Random, because sometimes it doesn’t load properly on mine, other times it does. If this happens, close Chrome and re-open it and it should work properly. This is a recent issue that I just discovered. PC’s don’t seem affected. Have not tested this issue out using Android devices.

  3. Paul Collins was talking about the Beatles…..I went and saw them at the Fulton County Stadium, I think it was ’64……My Dad used to work for Bozel and Jacobs Advertising……he scored some tickets for the Beatles show……it was a trip. ( I was a kid in 7th grade, grin, Fernbank Elem. School)
    Thank you for a blast from the Past……that is a cool recording.
    good ole Patrick Aliwishes Huges…….far out.

    Randall Underwood.

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