1540 Albany WPTR WDCD

QuickChexx: Mark Allen, 1540 WPTR Albany | June, 1968


Here’s an early donation from the fabulous Robyn Watts!

The recording featured on this tape has seen better times, with a bit of white noise (hiss) present. The night this was recorded, WPTR was subject to fading and a bit of interference from another station at times in the background. Any guesses as to what station might be lurking underneath WPTR?

For only a two minute aircheck, we’re treated to some good WPTR jingles, a bit of Mark Allen and the fast pace of this great Top 40 radio station! There are certainly not enough recordings out there of the mighty 1540, in fact, this is the First to grace our website!

1540 Albany WPTR WDCD


Aircheck #1,277 since May 2, 2002!


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.


Dave Arnold
September 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Perhaps a Canadian station under PTR.

mike hotaling
June 16, 2015 at 4:11 am

went to chicago after wptr and changed his name to bob dearborn and became a wcfl legend.

Albert David
July 18, 2015 at 3:30 am

My guess is that the station interfering is KXEL, the 50,000 powerhouse in Waterloo, Iowa.

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