Jean Shepherd, 710 WOR New York | Sept 21 1969

Even if you think you’ve never heard Jean Shepherd, you have! If you have ever seen the movie, “A Christmas Story,” you’ve heard Jean Shepherd! Jean wrote the story, and also narrated the movie as well. Jean was a story teller. Every […]

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Bob James, 1220 WGAR Cleveland | February 3, 1978

Date of Recording: February 3, 1978 Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks Station: 1220 WGAR Cleveland Featured Air Talent: “The Real” Bob James Aircheck Entry: 1,400 Comments: WGAR (AM) was the flagship station of Nationwide Communications. Like many of the national radio ownership groups […]

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Imus in the Afternoon, 1420 WHK Cleveland | December 4, 1978

Date of Recording: December 4, 1978 Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks Station: 1420 WHK Cleveland Featured Air Talent: Don Imus Aircheck Entry: 1,399 Send me to Cleveland… have you lost your MIND? The infamous words of Don “Imus in the Morning” upon his […]

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Kim Monroe, 92.3 WXTM Cleveland | June 21, 2002

Date of Recording: June 21, 2002 Station: 92.3 WXTM branded “Extreme Radio” Format: Modern Rock Featured Jock: Kim Monroe Frequency Call Letter History: WXTM / WRQC / WJMO-FM / WZJM / WXRK / WKRI / WKRK-FM (Current) Aircheck Entry: #1,838 Comments: If […]

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Pete Franklin, 1100 WWWE Cleveland | January 26, 1976

Contributor Steve Tefft added this scratchy recording of the late Sportscaster Pete Franklin at the place that made him famous. Steve writes: …{this} is from January 26th, 1976. The Cleveland Crusaders were the city’s World Hockey Association team. Its general manager, Jack […]

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The Top 8 at 8, 107.9 WPHR “Power 108” Cleveland | 1990

“Cat” is playing the hits, captured on tape for posterity on Cleveland’s “Power 108”. Unlike the other recording we have of this station (which appears to be jockless with just sweepers between songs), this is and exciting live show! Digital Underground has […]

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Steve Brown, 104.1 WQAL Cleveland | July 4, 1998

“Cleveland’s Q104, The Best Variety of the 80s, 90s and Today!” Really, we wish we could just exhibit this unscoped! The audio quality is stellar, the music is SO good (hey, remember, this is before American Idol made everything sound generic), and […]

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QuickChexx: Jim Hart, Calvin Hicks; 107.9 WPHR Cleveland | April 10, 1987

A Program Director’s dream length aircheck coming in at about 3 and a half minutes, WPHR is the CHR station known as “Power 108”! Because this is short there is really not much we can say about this. Jim Hart is heard […]

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Sample: “Power 108”, 107.9 WPHR Cleveland | January 7, 1988

Courtesy of Contributor Robyn Watts, this update includes this six minute air sample of a CHR station that was known as “Power 108”. Among the personalities that would make up this station’s talent roster was John Records Landecker, of WLS fame. This […]

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“Power Radio” Demo – 1100 WKYC Cleveland | February 1, 1968

At 3:05 PM on Tuesday, February 1, 1968, WKYC debutes “Power Radio” to Cleveland listeners. This unabashed and bold announcement was broadcast to an unsuspecting audience. The announcement lasts about 1 1/2 minutes, then it goes right into the Chuck Dunaway show […]

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“The Smoker”, WZZP “Zip 106” Cleveland | September, 1978

Courtesy of Contributor Gus Gossert, Here’s this scope of Zip 106, playing the hits of 1978. You’ll enjoy listening to this and consider that this was another FM doing Top 40 in a time where most of the action was on AM.

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