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QuickCheck: The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles | 1971

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“…You can trust your car to the man who wears the star”

So begins this all-too-short, rare recording of RDS on 93/KHJ. We join things right in the middle of a commercial break (Texaco). We’re listening to KHJ in ’71, and while the Bill Drake era is all but over, the format is intact with all the familiar Drake formatics.

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Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.

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Calradiopd
January 20, 2010 at 9:53 am


This is from March, 1971. Bill Drake had two years and two months left…more than a quarter of his time at KHJ. So the Drake era wasn’t really “all but over”.



January 24, 2010 at 4:09 pm


I AGREE…WAY TOO SHORT IN LENGTH BUT TOTALLY HIGH IN ENERGY…THE BEST BOSS JOCK WHO EVER CRACKED THE MIC…….RIGHTEOUS BROTHAHHHHHHHHH. GNARLY/SMOKIN.



Calradiopd
July 11, 2011 at 1:00 am


The tape ends with Mark Elliott starting his show at noon…before Steele. Was this edited out of a KHJ composite?



Paul Ford
July 13, 2011 at 9:36 am


A great but short aircheck….KHJ was one of the best in the late 60s and early 70s.
Love that Texaco promo…I remember it very well…I found 2 versions online.



February 18, 2016 at 3:40 am


I Can LIsten To Don Steele and 93KHJ All Day.
Thanks for the memories



John Mack Flanagan
October 2, 2016 at 2:37 pm


My 1st real vacation Oct 70 my wife and I camped on Apache Res So New Mex then headed for LA. Everywhere we went heard KHJ. Morgan,Tuna, Steele, Humble, Shadoe Stevens. 1975 went on the air there (Melrose Ave.) my wife had told me exactly 10 years earlier (Oct 65) I’d work there. Amazing



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