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The Big Ron O’Brien Files, Part 3: 102.7 KIIS-FM, KIIS 1150 AM Los Angeles | October 7, 1986

Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks, yet another original Ron O’Brien recording from the generocity of his estate. This is a pretty good recording, with just a bit of FM static. Otherwise, the dynamic range is excellent and Big Ron sounds right at […]

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Bruce Ellis, 93.7 WSTW Wilmington DE | 1986

In the middle of a twelve hit, twelve song super sweep!     Here is a scoped aircheck of Ellis B Feaster, using his air name “Bruce Ellis” in Wilmington, Delaware.   Feaster is known for his morning show in Orlando at Z88.3, […]

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William B. Williams Farewell; Bob Jones, WNEW 1130 New York, Part 2 | August 3, 1986

… There’s only one. WNEW Eleven Three Oh in New York. There was, until 1992. Not counting it’s sister Album Oriented Rock FM station on 102.7, WNEW (AM) was the most unique radio station in America. To be sure, there were radio […]

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William B. Williams Farewell; Bob Jones, WNEW 1130 New York, Part 1 | August 3, 1986

Somewhere, in some vault, there is a master recording of this tribute to the late William B. Williams. But, for this website dedicated to classic radio, perhaps it’s better that we present the following original ‘off the air’ recording, made by Contributor […]

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P.K. on Classic Soul 101.5 WSOL Jacksonville | September 18, 1996

Date of Recording: 09.18.1986 Station: 101.5 WSOL Jacksonville, Florida, USA Current Owner: iHeart Media Format: Classic Soul Featured Air Talent: P.K. (initials unknown); Isaac Hayes, Station Imaging Voice Comments: From 1986, here’s a great sounding Classic R&B station voiced by the legendary […]

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Smokin’ Joe Dawson on B-96 WBBM-FM Chicago | September 2, 1986

Labor Day weekend 1986… not particularly memorable except perhaps if you were lamenting the fact that Summer vacation was over. Smokin’ Joe Dawson sent this in himself and explains that at this period in time, B-96 had no jingles! This was about […]

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Don Geronimo & Mike O’Meara, 105.1 WAVA Arlington | January 17, 1986

Its just another day at “All Hit 105 WAVA”, and the All New Morning Zoo is broadcasting live from Epcot Center at Disney World. Listen as various characters interact with our duo here… they even run into other radio stations doing a […]

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Leo Knott, 102.3 KJLH Los Angeles | 1984-89

The late Leo Knott contributed this aircheck of himself on KJLH Los Angeles back in 2007. Description by Contributor… This aircheck features myself at Stevie Wonder’s KJLH (Kindness, Joy, Love and Happiness)… My longest stint as a jock. Had nice success with […]

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Mark & Kim on KOST 103 Los Angeles | July 2, 1986

Update: When this first posted back on December 3, 2007, Kim Amidon had just been let go from KOST. It is the all-time most streamed aircheck on our website, and now that its been over seven years, we wondered how listeners would […]

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Steve Davis, 99.7 WARM Atlanta | 1986

Description by Karl Phillips… Power 99.7 – when it was new, it was not WAPW, it was WARM “The New” Power 99.7. Here’s Steve Davis in Atlanta in 1986. Note: This station later became Alternative WWNNX 99X

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QuickCheck: Mark Stewart on WZGC Z-93 Atlanta | 1986

Courtesy of Karl Phillips, it’s not long and it’s not the best audio quality but here’s a bit of Mark Stewart on Atlanta’s longtime CHR leader, Z-93!

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