Sue O'Neal
Sue O’Neal, Official WCBS-FM Publicity Photo

Date of Recording: September 21, 1978
Station: 98.7 WXLO New York (Other Call letters used: WOR-FM, WRKS, WEPN)
Featured Air Talent: Sue O’Neal


Aircheck recordings are of various quality. Most were direct recordings from the receiver patched over to a tape deck of some kind. Others are simply an incidental recording, where someone put a microphone in front of a radio speaker. This appears to be one of those recordings.

WXLO is the same great 99X! At this point in 1978, the station sounds Rock-heavy. They are emphasizing ‘album cuts’, which, at the 98.7 New York WXLO 99Xtime, were a staple of crosstown Album Rock stations WPLJ and WNEW-FM. This was probably in an attempt to counter-program against all the Disco-laden pop music flooding the charts and the airwaves of WNBC and WABC.

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We have featured Sue O’Neal before, here on Airchexx. Much of her early career in NYC was at 99X. You can listen to other samples of her work HERE.

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!

4 thoughts on “Sue O’Neal, WXLO New York | September 21, 1978”
  1. Notable absence of jingles in this air check – not even the 99x shotgun in evidence. Sue sounds good here, but perhaps she’s a little more comfortable in the air check from ‘XLO in 79 you have elsewhere on the site.

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