Rich Vaughn, 1140 KNAB Burlington, CO | December 14, 1977
Here’s our first recording of KNAB. I would describe this as typical of what your average ‘mom and pop’ radio station sounded like around this time. Lots of holiday-themed advertising and a format that seems to include everything, from standards to pop to Country.
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Right off the bat, the first song introduced in this aircheck is wrong. At least the intro is. So, from Christmas, to Bing Crosby to Buck Owens and then to Donovan. KNAB seems to be trying to be all things for all tastes.
The audio quality isn’t the best. There’s a bit of distortion which sounds like it was part of the original recording. This is listenable, but a bit muddy. I’m including it because it is a great snapshot of what small market radio sounded like in 1977.
Aircheck courtesy of Contributor Daniel Coulombe