Mike Grohman (Ron O’Brien), WRNC Raleigh | 1974

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Ron O’Brien, WCFL Chicago, Part 2 | 1973

Recording Date: 1973 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1000 WCFL (WLUP) (WMVP) Chicago (Wikipedia) (WMVP Website) Branded: “The Voice of Labor” Ownership: Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL Union) (Website) Featured Air Personality: Ron O’Brien (Richard Wallis 10.24.1951 – 04.27.2008) (KBAB/WCFL/WXLO/WRKO/WNBC/KIIS-FM/WPGC/WYXR/WOGL (Wikipedia) Contributor: David […]

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Ron O’Brien, WCFL Chicago, Part 1 | 1973

Recording Date: 1973 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1000 WCFL (WLUP) (WMVP) Chicago (Wikipedia) (WMVP Website) Branded: “The Voice of Labor” Ownership: Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL Union) (Website) Featured Air Personality: Ron O’Brien (Richard Wallis 10.24.1951 – 04.27.2008) (KBAB/WCFL/WXLO/WRKO/WNBC/KIIS-FM/WPGC/WYXR/WOGL (Wikipedia) Contributor: David […]

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World Exclusive! Ron O’Brien, 68 WRKO Boston | September 17, 1978

Recording Date: 09.17.1978 Station: 680 WRKO (WNAC) Boston Format: Top 40 Branded: 68 WRKO – Boston’s Concert Station; Boston’s Super Star Station Featured Air Personality: Ron O’Brien (Real Name: Richard Walls; October 24, 1951 – April 27, 2008) Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks […]

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Big Ron O’Brien, WYXR “Star 104.5” Philadelphia | 1995

A new add to the Big Ron O’Brien Archives is this great 22 minute, mid-90s scope of Big Ron at Star 104.5! Here’s a hugely uptempo, almost adult-chr O’brien doing the format he belongs in. Ron’s fantastic with callers, perfect in drive-time… […]

Tagged 1995, Philadelphia, Ron O'Brien

Big Ron O’Brien on 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles | March, 1983

Proving once again that the life of a radio DJ is filled with one move after another, here’s the late Big Ron O’Brien rocking southern California on a miserably hot day at Kiss-FM. Yes, Rick Dees is the morning guy by this […]

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Big Dog Big Ron O’Brien, KZDG Denver | Mothers Day, 1993

A great jock can do any format, as proven here by Big Ron O’Brien.. heard here doing COUNTRY, of all things! But this is Big Ron and the approach is the same no matter what kind of music he plays. That personality […]

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Big Ron O’Brien, 1000 AM WCFL Chicago | October, 1973

The heated battle between WCFL and WLS never was hotter than this… in 1973, ‘CFL actually BEAT WLS in the ratings – it happened only once. But what a year and what a sound the Voice of Labor had. Having ‘stolen’ Larry […]

Tagged 1973, Chicago, Ron O'Brien

Big Ron O’Brien, 98.7 WXLO 99X New York | Winter 1977

How many ways can you use ONE shotgun jingle? Listeners who remember the great 99X WXLO do remember… except for one several month period in 1972 when 98.7 FM morphed into WXLO from the old WOR-FM, WXLO used just ONE shotgun jingle… […]

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Big Ron O’Brien, WXLO 99X New York | May 4, 1974

A bit of processing was required to make this tape listenable, but once you get a few minutes into it things clear up a bit. Here’s Big Ron O’Brien from his East Coast days at 99X! All the hits, high energy and […]

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Big Ron O’Brien, 1000 AM WCFL | 1976

1976 – The final year that WCFL played Top 40. Before flaming out, this was an incredible station – fast paced, screamin’ jocks, and a harder edge to the music than even crosstown WLS, which billed itself as the “Rock of Chicago”. […]

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Big Ron O’Brien, 98.1 WOGL Philadelphia | April 24, 2006

Big Ron O’Brien (October 24, 1951 – April 27, 2008) was well known for his talent, quick wit and warm personality. He is fondly remembered by friends and listeners alike. Recorded just over two years before his passing, here’s Big Ron in […]

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