Remembering WPLJ, Through The Years | 1971 Through 2019

From 1971 through 2019, 95.5 WPLJ went through many different lives. From Progressive Rock, through Album Rock, New York’s Best Rock, Home of The Hits, Hit Radio 95, Power 95, Mojo Radio, to Adult Contemporary as simply 95.5PLJ. You may have had […]

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Honoring WPLJ: Pat St. John, 95.5 WPLJ New York | August 28, 1975

This is a surprising aircheck. For those of you who remember WPLJ as a ‘hard rock’ station, this should dispel that myth. WPLJ was an Album Rock station. Or, “Progressive” as the purists would insist. Notice that Pat St. John says the […]

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A Composite of 95.5 WPLJ New York | December 31, 1978 – January 3, 1979

Here’s a sample of WPLJ New York during the heyday of its Album Rock format. It’s the start of 1979. Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks this is a tightly scoped recording spanning a few days. Heard on this aircheck, in order: John […]

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103.5 WAPP Lake Success/New York | January 3, 1983

Curator’s Original Notes: One recording we didn’t post when Matt over at Big Apple Airchecks sent us a bunch in ’07 was this aircheck of AOR station WAPP. Now, WAPP, for a time, was a great rock station after having changed formats […]

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Career Spotlight: Pat St. John

Sent in back in 2003 by our first, biggest contributor, Matt Seinberg at bigappleairchecks.com, here’s a great air personality whom Matt was proud to strike up a friendship with. Pat St. John had a great career which spanned several decades and different […]

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Pat St. John’s last show on WKNR Detroit

Here’s something that Matt at Big Apple Airchecks sent in. Apparently directly from Pat St. John himself, this is a ‘reconstructed’, mostly scoped aircheck of Pat’s last show on Keener 13 before he moved on to then AOR 95.5 WPLJ New York.

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