Clarke Ingram, WKHB 620 Pittsburgh | 2009

        I have always loved Clarke Ingram’s sound on the air. Lots of energy, economy of words, great production, and a tight board. And you could always tell he loved what he was doing, no matter what station he […]

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Mike McGann, 1250 WTAE Pittsburgh | December, 1973

Date of Recording: 12.1973 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1250 WTAE Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Featured Air Talent: Mike McGann Contributor: Mike McGann Airchexx Entry: 1,451 “Nostalgia Radio. Playin’ it like it was with Roy Orbison!” Comments: Fake or real Drake formatics and jingles […]

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Mike McGann, WIXZ McKeesport PA | 1973

Date of Recording: 1973 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1360 WIXZ McKeesport, PA (WGBN) Featured Air Talent: Mike McGann Contributor: Mike McGann Date of Contribution: 10.12.2016 Aircheck Entry: 1,444 ..Are you headed to the altar? To get married, not for the sacrifice Comments: […]

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Marco Polo, WKTQ Pittsburgh | May 28, 1973

Date of Recording: May 28, 1973 Station: 1320 WKTQ Pittsburgh Featured Air Talent: Marco Polo Contributor: Robyn Watts Aircheck Entry: 1,413 Comments: How many stations used an approach similar to this one in the early to mid 70s? WKTQ is branded here […]

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Lonnie Davis, Bumper Morgan & Ray Davis, WWSW 3WS AM/FM Pittsburgh

While the audio is perfectly normal for a typical Oldies outlet in the Steel City, there’s some mystique surrounding a radio station which there’s no date printed on the recording. We hear Bumper Morgan once, Lonnie Davis once, and a promo for […]

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Johnny Williams, WTAE Pittsburgh | 1976

Date of Recording: 1976 (exact date unknown) Contributor: Tom Lacko Station(s): WTAE 1250, WTAE-FM 96.1 Featured Jock: Johnny Williams Aircheck Entry: 1,394 Comments: Donated to our archives over ten years ago, Contributor Tom Lacko sent in this recording that he entitled “WTAE […]

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Jerry Kristafer, 96.9 WFFM “FM 97” Braddock (Pittsburgh) PA | February, 1981

From Contributor Robyn Watts, here’s our first aircheck of Jerry Kristopher (WKCI, WDRC-FM), and he’s not in the Hartford, Connecticut market! In a sense, this is sort of a boring aircheck. FM 97, not much of a slogan in and of itself, […]

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Herb Crow, WWSW “3WS” Pittsburgh | October 8, 1980

Here’s another station from the Steel City which hasn’t got much exposure. “3WS” is apparently still around, although we’re not sure what format its running these days. The tape at hand was sent in by Robyn Watts. It highlights 3WS as an […]

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Bob Gray, 1320 WKTQ Pittsburgh | 1977

Contributor Rob Grayson is understandably proud to say he was part of Cecil Heftel’s WKTQ Pittsburgh. Known as 13Q, a Top 40 powerhouse created by Buzz Bennett, this station was a major force in the market through much of the 1970s. Here’s […]

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Rolling Stones “Voodoo Lounge” Pre-Concert Broadcast, 102.5 WDVE Pittsburgh | September 29, 1994

This came to us on CD about ten years ago, cut up into 21 tracks and mastered from the original source tape. The Rolling Stones were in the middle of their biggest U.S. Concert tour of their career, the “Steel Wheels” tour, […]

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Rick Allen, 98.3 WESA-FM Charleroi PA

Here’s another from our single-largest Contributor to date, Robyn Watts. Before this station’s move to Duquesne PA in suburban Pittsburgh, this was a somewhat lower powered rimshot signal. For many years, this was a partial simulcast with its daytime only AM station, […]

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QuickChexx: Larry Richards, 96.1 WHTX Pittsburgh

Does anyone suppose that there’s such a thing as a dead frequency? How about a ‘failed’ frequency? Okay, lets completely rephrase this. Just how many times, do you suppose, does one radio station need to change format and call letters until the […]

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