105.1 Providence WPJB

Mike Waite, 105.1 WPJB “JB 105” Providence | March 22, 1979

Here’s a very short clip, too short even for the Top of the Hour ID. WPJB for a time towards the end of its reign as Providence’s Top 40 GIANT, branded itself “Music Power –[…]

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107.3 Washington DC WRQX Q107

Stony Richards, 107.3 WRQX Washington | February 24, 1979

Become an Airchexx Supporter. Click the link below to donate to Airchexx The apparent continuation of the Marleen Foxx aircheck of “FM 107 WRQX Washington’s Best Rock”, this is the morning show of the day[…]

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15 Years of Album Rock. 95.5 WPLJ New York | April 22, 1979

This nearly hour-long special aired Saturday and Sunday evenings for the first few months of 1979. The whole special was 48 hours, describing and featuring the great acts of Rock music from the early 1960s[…]

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105.7 Framingham Boston WVBF WROR WKLB WCLB Mike Osborne JoJo Kincaid Dale Dorman Mike Demambro Harvey Wharfield Loren Owens Wally Brine

JoJo Kincaid, WVBF “F-105” Framingham/Boston | January, 1979

Continuing the broadcast of WVBF from January (we suspect the 15th), 1979, here’s midday guy JoJo Kincaid. Never mind that he’s one of your webmaster’s radio heroes from my youth, talk about talent! WVBF is[…]

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93.9 Washington DC WKYS

Donnie Simpson, 93.9 WKYS “Disco 93” Washington DC | 1979

This blows by in less than four minutes but is a good representation of what evolved into the Washington DC market’s biggest Urban station. Seemingly every major market had one by the time 1979 was[…]

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104.7 St. Cloud, Minnesota, KCLD

Johnny Uran & Ed Rivers , KCLD-FM 104 1/2 St. Cloud | June 30, 1979

As with many FM radio stations, KCLD-FM started out on the AM dial, duplicating the same programming as the AM station. The original station occupying 104.7 was KFAM-FM, sister station to KFAM (AM), launched in[…]

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770 New York, The Music's On Us 1977

Harry Harrison, MusicRadio 77 WABC New York | August 9, 1979

      Monday morning, Harry Harrison on WABC Audio player below notes. Curator’s Notes Harry Harrison (WMCA/WABC/WCBS-FM) is the featured personality on this particular Monday morning, during a typical sounding day on the old[…]

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Imus in the Morning – 66 WNBC New York | September 9, 1979

Recording Date: 09.09.1979 Station: 66 WNBC New York (Wikipedia) (WNBC Tribute Facebook Page) Format: Full Service/Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Don Imus (Imus in the Morning) Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks Original Comments: (edited) In the long story[…]

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95.5 FM Morningside MD Washington DC Musicradio Don Geronimo Tom Kent Lou Katz John Dowling WPGC

Composite: WPGC FM & AM Morningside MD (Washington) | May, 1979

Here’s one sure to give you goosebumps! If ever there was a Top 40 station recording that epitomized the best of the AM top 40 era, it is THIS! Here’s a composite featuring all the[…]

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770 AM New York WABC MusicRadio 77 Chuck Leonard Dan Ingram Cousin Brucie Ron Lundy Steve O'Brien Howard Hoffman George Michael Harry Harrison Bob Lewis

Chuck Leonard, MusicRadio 77 WABC | Summer, 1979

A lively Chuck Leonard plays the Disco hits of ’79 on MusicRadio 77. One of our original recordings posted way back in June of 2003, here’s one restored in higher fidelity. Only three years away[…]

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105.7 Boston WVBF framingham

Dale Dorman, WVBF F-105 Framingham/Boston | January 1979

Its the dead of a New England Winter and Dale Dorman is doing wakeups on Fairbanks Communication’s WVBF! Kiss 108 just arrived a few months before this – so, note the conspicuous lack of Disco[…]

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680 Boston WRKO Chip Hobart, Dale Dorman Johnny Dark Harry Nelson JJ Jordan JJ Wright Mike Addams Eric Chase Charlie Van Dyke Jordan Rich JJ Jeffrey Charlie Fox 68 RKO

Composite: 68 WRKO Boston | January, 1979

Date of Recording: January, 1979 (exact date unknown) Station: 680 WRKO Boston, Massachusetts Featured Air Talent: Charlie Van Dyke, Jordan Rich, Sandy Weaver, Eric Cheney, others. Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks Comments: WRKO Boston, it’s eight[…]

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