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Bobby Ocean, 1170 KCBQ San Diego | May 26, 1971

A bit of light processing returns this performance of the Bobby Ocean show on KCBQ to life! Quoted from Wikipedia “Some of KCBQ’s most legendary personalities included Don Howard, Jim O’Leary, Ralph James, Jack Vincent, Dex Allen, Harry “Happy Hare” Martin, “Shotgun” […]

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Lan Roberts & Jimmy Stewart, 1300 KOL Seattle | January 22, 1971

The sounds of Middle-Of-The-Road radio are heard on this recording. Yes, 1300 KOL was a Top 40 station and for a while did compete with KJR “Channel 95”. But surely not the same way. The show host is Lan Roberts but the […]

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Dan Ingram, MusicRadio 77 WABC New York | August 31, 1971; 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Curator’s Original Notes: Dan Ingram is up to his typical antics here on an early 70s Summer day in the Big Apple. Listen for lots of full-length commercials with their own theme songs, like Coca-Cola, Canada Dry Ginger Ale “Tastes Like Us”, […]

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Composite: 690 WAPE Jacksonville | September 16, 1971

Recording Date: 09.16.1971 Station: 690 WAPE (WPDQ/WOKV) Jacksonville FL Format: Top 40 Branded: “The Big Ape” Featured Air Personalities: Jack McCoy, Larry Dixon, Teddy Bear (Ted Richards) (CKLW), Jay Thomas (WXLO 99X/SiriusXM) Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks (Website) Total Time: 11:31     […]

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

“…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 […]

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Johnny Lance, 92.3 WFLY Troy, NY | 1971

Courtesy of Contributor Paul Ford Just over 6 minutes of what we think is the earliest FM Top 40 aircheck in the Capitol District, here’s Johnny Lance on the first pop music incarnation of WFLY. This is from 1971. WFLY will revert […]

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Gary Mercer, 960 CKWS Kingston, Ont. | 1971

One of the hallmarks of a true museum is collecting rare artifacts of things that no longer exist. Such is the case with some radio stations, such as this one. AM 960 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada went off the air for good […]

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Dale Dorman, 68 WRKO Boston | July, 1971

And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dale Dorman! With that introduction by Bill Drake, Dale Dorman kicks off his morning show promptly at 6 am sharp, and the rest of this show is utter nonsense! Uncle Dale is in rare form, although for […]

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Legacy of KFRC: The Top 40 Years – 1966-1986

Contributor Ron Hummel sent in a wonderful documentary narrated by the great Bobby Ocean which chronicles the Big 610 from its humble beginnings out of the sleepy Don Lee era through the final days as a Top 40 station. While the original […]

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Jeff Christie, WIXZ 1360 McKeesport PA | 1971

A long time ago, Contributor Mike Donovan sent in this ultra-rare recording of “The Jeff Christie Radio Network”. Confirming what appears to be the largest ego ever to grace a radio speaker, this is unmistakably the pre-talk show work of one Rush […]

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Old Gold 2 | Upper Midwest Sampler | 1971

Old Gold… its the title of an FM format on WHFI Detroit heard about 2 minutes into this composite. Its an accurate description of this compilation. There is one station that’s out of place here… first on the tape is from Birmingham, […]

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