Gary Hamilton, 1280 KTLK Denver| October 1971

In 1968, Denver’s KTLN dropped it’s News Talk format, and flipped to Top 40. It was actually it’s second go round as a Top 40 station, as it had the format years earlier.  The KTLK announcers became known as “The Mod Jocks.” […]

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Jean Shepherd Halloween Show ’72, 710 WOR New York | October 31, 1972

Jean Shepherd, is probably best known to many as the writer, & the narrator of the holiday classic, “A Christmas Story. Jean was a master story teller. Every night, on KYW in Cleveland, then on 710 WOR New York, Jean would spend […]

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Jay Stevens, 1150 KIIS Los Angeles | June 1976

Many know today’s 102.7 KIIS-FM as L.A.’s Hit Music Station. But I have been surprised by how many did not realize KIIS started as an AM station back in 1970. 1150 KRKD new owner changed to format from Adult Standards, to Soft […]

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Humble Harve Miller, 1500 KBLA Los Angeles | December 17 1966

Humble Harve Miller arrived in Los Angeles in 1965 after some time at stations in Trenton, New Jersey. His first Los Angeles-area station was at “Super 15” KBLA Los Angeles. KBLA was arguably hipper than the typical LA station of the time […]

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Harvey Holiday FINAL SHOW, 98.1 WOGL Philadelphia | December 12 2018

    This may not count as a classic aircheck, because it is from 2018, but it does feature a classic Philly jock. Harvey Holiday spent more than a half century on air around the Delaware Valley. in the 1960s, he was […]

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Fred Winston, 89 WLS Chicago | 1983

    Fred Winston began his career on Chicago radio as an afternoon DJ spinning the hits on AM 89 WLS in 1971. After almost six years there, he started his trek all across the Chicago radio dial, with stops at WMAQ, […]

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Roger Ashby Final Sign Off, 104.5 CHUM-FM Toronto | December 5 2018

  After 50 years on the radio in Toronto, Roger Ashby has one one of the most recognizable voices in town. Roger spent those 50 years  at CHUM AM & FM. For 17 years, from 1968 to 1985, Roger cranked out the hits […]

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Roger Ashby, 1050 CHUM Toronto | 1975

Roger Ashby visited a radio station when he was 10, and was so impressed & amazed, that he decided to become a radio personality, and has never looked back. That visit paid off for him personally, and for CHUM AM & FM […]

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Leona Graham, 1215 AM Virgin Radio UK London | June 24 1999

  The 1990 Broadcasting Act allowed for the launch of independent national radio stations in the United Kingdom. Richard Branson of Virgin Record bid on & won one of those licenses, and the station launched as Virgin 1215 at 12.15 pm on 30 April […]

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Roger Ashby, 104.5 CHUM-FM Toronto | September 1, 1999

        Roger Ashby visited a radio station when he was 10, and was so impressed & amazed, that he decided to become a radio personality, and has never looked back. That visit paid off for him personally, and for […]

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Launch of Capital Radio 539 London | October 16 1973

      The launch of Capital Radio in London, was a big deal. It was the first of the UK general entertainment stations. Until the 1970s, British radio waves were the exclusive domain of BBC Radio, which usually lagged behind the […]

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John Summers, KLUV AM 1190 Dallas | 1998

  The Mighty 1190 AM in Dallas is a legendary frequency. It was the Gordon McLendon Top 40 powerhouse KLIF in the 50s & 60s. Fairchild Industries kept KLIF going as an AC in the 1970s. Susquehanna bought KLIF in 1980 and […]

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