Bob Garrett, “Hot Hits”(tm) 98 Now WCAU-FM Philadelphia | November 26, 1982

First, a little history. Before the birth of what’s known today as WOGL, 98.1 was home to a heritage set of call letters and a trademarked hot Top 40 format which graced a dozen or so markets from 1977-1986. Mike Josephs’ “Hot […]

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Ken Gilbert, WDRC-FM 103 (102.9) Hartford | 1982

WDRC-FM, from 1986 to 2014 was a live, personality-based Oldies station.  It had been a Top 40 outlet beginning in 1969, with a three-year period as Album Rock from 1977-1980.   The station has been Classic Rock as “The Whale” since 2015.  This […]

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Michael Boss, XETRA “The Mighty 690” Tijuana Mexico | August, 1982

Courtesy of aircheckdownloads.com, here’s a ‘check that will warm the hearts of AM Top 40 listeners from Southern California. Admittedly, your webmaster has been all over the place ever since high school, and in 1984 I was in the U.S. Navy, attending […]

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Mike McGann, 96.1 WXKX Pittsburgh | 1982

Date of Recording: 1982 (Exact date unknown) Station: 96.1 WXKX Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Featured Air Talent: Mike McGann (WIXZ, WXKX) Contributor: Mike McGann Airchexx Entry: 1,450 Comments: We can’t pin down the exact date of this scope but essentially, its from sometime […]

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Sample: 106.7 WWID Gainesville GA | September 5, 1982

Contributor Jay Sawyer sent in this sample of the old WWID “Wide 107” from the Atlanta market. We’ve determined the date to be 9/5/82, based upon clues in this very short but excellent quality aircheck. This station is now an All-News outlet, […]

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Don Walker, 101.7 WKNZ Collins MS | May, 1982

Here’s a station where its very difficult to map out the history of the original station. In fact, we’re not sure exactly what station is on 101.7 since there are conflicting stations listed by different sources. It could be WLVZ – and […]

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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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QuickCheck: Nick Bazoo on WEZB B-97 New Orleans | 1982

Back in happier times in the Big Easy… Nick Bazoo. The name may not be familiar to those of us outside this market but the voice sure sounds familiar. This is short but a very high-intensity presentation in a tightly scoped aircheck. […]

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Steve Bleecker, 92.3 WFLY Troy | 1982

Description by Contributor Steve Bleecker: After my 2 year absence from the Radio business, after leaving WROK, Rockford, Il. and joining my Dad’s extremely successful Sales Rep Business…I had ‘Hunger Pains’ to get back on the air …so, I literally pulled the […]

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QuickChexx: Ross & Wilson, 77 WABC New York | 1982

New Contributor Ellis Feaster presents this very short bit from Ross & Wilson at the tail end of the music era at WABC. Just ONE break from these guys, but you do get an idea of what WABC sounded like just before […]

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Jackson Armstrong, 610 KFRC San Francisco | December 30, 1982

Here’s a generous dose of quick-witted, fast talking Jack Armstrong… on our favorite station KFRC! Notables for this aircheck include tons of 80s era jingles, a real CHR approach and while it wasn’t labelled this way on the tape, our contributor apparently […]

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