Old Gold 1 | Upper Midwest Sampler, 1971

First added to this site in mid-2003. This is the first in a series of assorted airchecks that I’d like to simply call “Old Gold”. One listen and you’ll know why. This is volume 1. It features airchecks of various upper midwest […]

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Composite: 1360 KRUX Glendale AZ | December 20, 1971

Found on an old tape we received back in 2004, here’s our first look at the legendary, if not forgotten 136 KRUX. While serving the Phoenix market, this relatively low-powered station owned the market with its 5,000 watt transmitter in Glendale all […]

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Joel Sebastian, J.J. Jeffrey (first show) on 89 WLS Chicago | 1971

Almost 18 minutes of pure heaven. Thanks again to Matt @ Big Apple Airchecks, a huge slice of WLS! Included: tons of early 70s commercials and those awesome WLS Jingles! J.J. Jeffrey would go on to station ownership later in his career. […]

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Motor City Gold – Detroit-Area Radio, Circa 1971, Part 2

In October of 2004, in our second year on the web, we posted a series of aircheck tapes entitled “Old Gold”. The series was called that based upon one of the Oldies formats at one of the Detroit area stations. There were […]

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Motor City Gold – Detroit-Area Radio, Circa 1971, Part 1

In October of 2004, in our second year on the web, we posted a series of aircheck tapes entitled “Old Gold”. The series was called that based upon one of the Oldies formats at one of the Detroit area stations. There were […]

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Martin & Jennings, 1090 KAAY Little Rock, Part 1 | 1971

Courtesy of contributor and former alumn Pat Walsh, here’s a three-part series featuring the legendary Little Rock powerhouse, 1090 KAAY. Originally part of a presentation simply titled “The KAAY Collection”, here’s the first aircheck in a three part series, originally posted in […]

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Tommy Edwards, WOR-FM 98.7 New York | 1971

Tommy Edwards, who would later appear at WLS Chicago, is heard on this very high-quality QuickCheck of the old WOR-FM 98.7! Courtesy of Paul Ford, this is a short, choppy scope of WOR-FM which includes jingles, but not much else for elements. […]

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Gus Gossert; The Oldies But Goodies Show, WPIX New York | 1971

From New Contributor Stewart Tick, here’s an early 70s show that became a classic and was the genesis for WCBS-FM’s “Do Wop Shop” which ran for nearly 30 years on 101.1. Writes Stewart Tick: l vocal groups, and featuring many of the […]

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Murray The K, 102.3 WHFS Bethesda MD | 1971

In one of the best FM recordings in terms of quality we’ve ever received from 1971, here’s morning man Murray Kaufman (aka Murray the K) on the old WHFS 102.3. Interesting thing about this station, it was the first station to broadcast […]

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Mark Driscoll, 98.7 WOR-FM New York | April 5, 1971

Like so many other recordings of WOR-FM, this one suffers from tape age. Still, it’s good enough to hear Mark Driscoll and the Boss sound of Bill Drake’s handiwork in New York. This was his first try at the “Boss Radio” sound […]

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