The Big Ron O’Brien Files, 95.5 WPGC Washington DC | 1977

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Big Ron O’Brien Sketch while at WPGC Morningside

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Picking up where we left off some time ago in 2018, the parade of Big Ron O’Brien (Richard Walls) aircheck tapes continues on courtesy of the family of the late Big Ron via Big Apple Airchecks. In this 12+ minute clip, we find our subject at another legendary station (at least legendary during this time period), the AM/FM Top 40 combo of WPGC 1580/95.5.

This aircheck really is the perfect combination of a pristine original recording made from the FM side and Big Ron’s sarcasm – which makes him so darn FUNNY! If you have the patience, listen to all 12 minutes of this aircheck to be amazed. Every break, every time. Then come back soon for MORE in our new series of “The Big Ron O’Brien Files”.


WPGC 95.5 has been Urban formatted since the early 1980s.  1580 is now WJFK airing ESPN Deportes as “El Zol”, after many years of different formats and call letters.

Big Ron O’Brien passed away on April 27, 2008.  We have many of his airchecks featured on this website at this link.