In the early to mid 1980s, many AM stations were struggling to reinvent themselves as many listeners had migrated to FM. Some stations were moving towards News, Talk, or Sports. Some were trying different[…]
Nicknamed “The Velvet Voice,” Vaughn Harper was a major pioneer of the smooth and soulful “Quiet Storm” R&B/blues/jazz format at WBLS that became popular at Urban stations across America in the early 1980s. Before[…]
This is the story of a European broadcasting legend.
The station at 92.3 has a rich history, going back to 1948 when it first signed on in the 48 mHz band. Since 1985, the station has more or less been some form of hard[…]
…My lips are turnin’ blue just thinking about it! You’ll notice the audio quality isn’t as good as it could be, but heck, the tape is what, 17 years old! Sometimes one wonders how tape[…]
Shortly after the death of B. Mitchel Reed, KLOS‘ Gail Murphy hosted a live tribute to the legendary deejay, featuring recorded interviews and a couple of very short samples of his earlier work. Apparently, there[…]
Date of Recording: 12.26.1983 Station: 107.3 WRQX Washington DC, USA Format: Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) Featured Air Personality: “Uncle Johnny” Walker (WWCO/WRBQ-FM/WRQX/WZOU/WXXL/WSHE/WQJQ/WMGF/WSIG) Contributor: Robyn Watts Comments: Back to the day after Christmas, 1983 for a[…]
Description by Steve Bleecker: Harry Nelson had recently come from KFRC, and I got the call to “get my ass” (his words) to JBQ to do mornings! Almost as soon as I arrived… he left[…]