Gary Owens, 910 KEWB Oakland CA | July 7, 1959

The career of Gary Owens was so long, and filled with so much success that the written work about him fills volumes. Gary Owens is heard here at almost the start of his long broadcasting career, at 910 KEWB Oakland. We have […]

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Joe Pinner on 1230 WNOK Columbia SC | November 26, 1959

From somewhere deep in the bowels of the airchexx archives (which consists of three crates with hundreds of loose cassettes) comes this excellent recording of one Joe Pinner with a DEEP announcer voice playing top 40 hits – if you can call […]

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Peter Tripp, “Your Hits of the Year”, 1050 WMGM New York | December 31, 1959

To some, 1959 may seem like just yesterday, but this recording returns to a time when even in New York, everything was slower. WMGM 1050 owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (the film studios), was in a heated battle for the teen audience […]

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Bill Ballance, KFWB Los Angeles | August 19, 1959

Here’s one that barely needs any introduction. Bill Ballance was a legendary Deejay from the dawning days of AM Top 40 radio. The format hadn’t been around that long in 1959, but KFWB was on top of the ratings in those days. […]

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