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I recorded this on January 7, 1995 using VHS HiFi so it's pretty good quality and is an uninterrupted aircheck of over 5 hours of Dick Pleasants' wonderful Folk Heritage Show. It aired on Saturday afternoons on WGBH-FM 89.7 Boston.   'GBH was the flagship FM station of PBS Radio.  Dick's show was a programming staple on WGBH starting in 1978.  He later went on to a "retirement" career with public radio WUMB Boston. If you were a fan of Folk Heritage as I was, you'll really enjoy...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, Dick Pleasants, Robert Lurtsema, PBS Radio, WGBH Radio
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by WVBF Aircheck
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This aircheck of WVBF-FM, licensed city is Framingham, Massachusetts, 105.7 FM , served the greater Boston Radio Market (hence "WVBF": Voice of Framingham-Boston).  Recorded Tuesday evening, June 7, 1977 starting at 10:58pm until early Wednesday morning until about 12:30am. Recorded off air onto 2 sides of a cassette tape with a brief gap between the tape side change.   This is a historical snapshot of radio, music, local commercials and short bits from 1977 Boston Radio station...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WVBF, Framingham, Boston, MA, Massachusetts, aircheck, air check,...
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K-Earth 101, KRTH-FM Los Angeles was one of my favorite LA stations. I really enjoyed K-Earth back in the 80's, at the time of this New Years Eve recording, K-Earth was mixing oldies with the latest hits during the week, but on the weekends they still stuck to their very popular oldies only themed weekend formats. (A few years later they would return to full-time oldies). This aircheck was recorded on New Years Eve, December 31, 1982, starting at about 7:30pm right on up till 10 minutes past...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, KRTH, K-Earth 101, Los Angeles, CA, aircheck. air check, Pat Evans,...
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This is an aircheck of WRKO-AM 680, Boston, Massachusetts recorded off air on April 26, 1978, approx 10am-11am onto a generic brand cassette tape, so the quality is OK.  Featured radio personality is Dennis Jon Baily.  There is a small gap during the song Slip Sliding Away, there is also some sporadic electrical interference, not very bothersome, as a matter of fact, the interference is somewhat typical of AM radio reception at the time.  WRKO had tamed down rapid fire Drake programming of...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WRKO, Boston, Massachusetts, Air Check
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by WRKO Aircheck
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This is an aircheck of WRKO-AM 680, Boston, Massachusetts recorded on Monday morning, November 15, 1971 approx 7:20am - 9am.  The featured radio personality is none other than Dale Dorman, here he is at his best times on WRKO, also featured is a full newscast from Lee Roberts (a later newscast was scoped on the original recording).  The tape is over 49 years old and was recorded onto a very cheap cassette tape, which has degraded over the years. The frequency range is poor and there are...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, 68 WRKO, WRKO, Dale Dormanm Boston, Massachusetts, air check,...
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K-Earth 101, KRTH-FM Los Angeles has always been a long-time top-rated station in Southern California.  This 3+ hour aircheck was recorded on October 13, 1983, on this particular October morning the K-Earth news department featured a very different news feature that had a bit of a throwback to Orson Wells' "War of the Worlds" 1938 Halloween broadcast. KRTH featured a half-hour program that instead of space aliens, the enemy was a simulated 8.3 Earthquake along the San Andres Fault in...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, Earthquake, KRTH, LA, Los Angeles, CA, California, Dean Goss, Brain...
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by KIQQ Aircheck
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Recorded onto two sides of a cassette tape on May 15, 1983, this is KIQQ FM 100 (aka as K-I-Q-Q, long drawn out spelling intended). I believe it is a Sunday night on this non-remarkable recording, I was unable to detect the radio personality's name from the recording.  It's actually a good representation of the music of the early 1980s.  Songs strung together with minimal DJ chatter and short KIQQ jingles.  The music only takes a break for some commercials (some are interesting commercials...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, KIQQ, FM 100, Los Angeles, LA, CA, California, aircheck, airchecks
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This is an aircheck of KLOS-FM recorded between 2-4pm on June 28,1981 by me onto almost 2 sides of a cassette tape.  This is a great audio history of radio formats, music, local commercials, news and broadcast personalities at the time in Los Angeles.  KLOS and KMET were the two biggest rockers in the LA area, but not the only ones, there are many stations in LA then and now.  The radio personality is Linda McInnes, with a great radio voice. Unfortunately she passed away in 2003.  The...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, LA Radio, Los Angeles, California, Radio Station, Linda McInnes
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K-Earth 101, KRTH-FM Los Angeles has always been a top-rated station over the years.  This aircheck was recorded on July 4th, 1983, when K-Earth featured their Firecracker 300. The top 300 songs of all time were played back as voted by the listeners.  I really do think they honored the voting, since some of the songs are pretty diverse and certainly were not part of their normal playlist, and in a few cases some very long version of the song was played. I recorded these segments onto cassette...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, K-Earth, K-Earth 101, KRTH, LA, Los Angeles, Bill Christy, Brian...
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This aircheck of KKGO-FM 105, Los Angeles was recorded onto a reel to reel tape for over 3 hours of uninterrupted Jazz from "America's Jazz Station".  On air is Dick McGarvin, who is filling in for Joe Huser on this late Friday afternoon... funny thing was is Joe Huser's shift is changing to mornings as of the upcoming Monday, so is Dick really sitting in for the guy who's shift is now mornings???  The chicken or the egg? I do believe this 3-hour aircheck was pre-recorded, because...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, KKGO, FM 105, Los Angeles, CA, California, air check, aircheck,...
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This is an aircheck of WRKO-AM 680, Boston, Massachusetts recorded on April 8, 1971, approx 5:15pm - 6:18pm onto 1-1/2 sides of a generic brand cassette tape.  Featured radio personalities are Johnny Williams (until 6pm), then Tom Kennedy (6pm until the end of the aircheck), also along the way is a 20/20 news break with Robert Stevens  The tape is over 49 years old, I actually had to remove the tape from the original case and remount it into a newer cassette in order to just play it one last...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WRKO, Boston
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This is an aircheck of WRKO-AM 680, Boston, Massachusetts recorded on New Years Eve, December 31, 1873. The recording begins at about 5:02pm, Harry Nelson is spinning the Top 100 Hits of 1973, we pick up the countdown at the end of song #44.   Jack O'Brien takes over an hour later at 6pm and continues almost all the way to song #1 (there is a gap of about 1/2 hour missing between tape segments 2 & 3).  After playing song #1, it's right back to #100 to countdown again. The quality of this...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WRKO, Harry Nelson, Jack O'Brien, New Years Eve, 1973, Boston,...
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Recorded April 7, 1984 on a Saturday, this is an aircheck of KRTH-FM, Los Angeles, the station was also more commonly known as K-Earth-101. I  recorded this off-air possibly onto reel  to reel, I think, I'm not quite sure: I transferred all my tapes to CD in 2002-3 (both cassette & reel-reel), then  about 2006-7 I ripped those CDs to MP3.  Because this aircheck seems to run for 1hr 35min with no breaks, I'm guessing it was originally recorded on reel to reel.. This is a great audio...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, KRTH 101, K-Earth 101, Los Angeles Radio, Air Check, aircheck, LA...
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It's Labor Day, 1983 (Sept 5)  This aircheck of KFI, "AM 640", Los Angeles, California runs for about an hour and a half. beginning at about 8:40am with Byron Paul filling in for Lohman and Barkley for the holiday.  From 10am till the end of the aircheck C.K. Cooper is the radio personality.  KFI News (5 minutes before the hour) features Bob Kerr at 9am and Barbara Whitesides at 10am. Recorded from approx 8:40am to 10:15pm, taped off air onto 2 sides of a cassette tape with a brief...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, KFI, Los Angeles, CA, California, CK Cooper, Bob Kerr, Byron Paul,...
This is an aircheck of KTYD FM 99.9, Santa Barbara recorded on Tuesday, July2, 1996 by me onto cassette tape.   This is a great audio history of part talk and information and part music formats. With lots of good local commercials, news and interviews, the duo team Steve and John host their morning show from approx 8:25am to 10am.  broadcast personalities at the time in the  radio market .  The first 15 minutes or so are interviews pertaining to the upcoming Fourth of July celebration...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, California, Air Checks, Aircheck, KTYD. Santa Barbara
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This is an aircheck of KRTH-FM, Los Angeles, California recorded off air on June 6, 1983, approx 8:30am-10am onto both sides of a cassette tape by myself. There is a brief gap at the point of original tape change.   Featured radio personalities are Dean Goss and Mary Lyon with news. KRTH was know as K-Earth 101 and in the early 1980s was a driving force in LA Radio, experimenting with the radio format, where they played a mix of current hits and oldies during the week, but on weekends they...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, California Air Check, K-Earth, KRTH, Dean Goss
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This aircheck of KFWB-AM "News 98", Los Angeles, California was recorded March 2, 1983.  The recordedtime frame is approx from 10:56am to 11:40am.   It is a very stormy day in the LA Basin, and KFWB News 98 is all over the storm with news, especially in this hour, it's high tide at the coast. The Pacific Coast Highway is closed, along with many other closures.  It was a mess, I was there and recorded the station off-air onto one side of a cassette tape. This is a great audio...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, Newsradio 98, News 98, all-news, KFWB, Group W
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This aircheck of KHJ, licensed to 930 AM , Los Angeles. Recorded on a Million Dollar Weekend in June of 1983, from approx 8pm to 9:30pm off air onto 2 sides of a cassette tape with a brief gap between the tape side change.   This is a historical snapshot of radio, music, a few commercials and short bits from the time.  It is also the last gasp of what had been the powerhouse radio station in the 1960s and 70s in Los Angeles.  On this aircheck it's June of 1983, 2 months earlier KHJ had just...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, KHJ, Boss Radio 93, Los Angeles, CA, California, Mark Denis,...
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KLOS-FM 95.5 in Los Angeles was one of the big rockers in LA for decades.  This aircheck is definitely unique in a couple of ways. It was recorded in July of 1982 on a Tuesday afternoon, "BC" (Bob Colburn) is in the midst of his weekly show "The Smokin' Hour".  The Smokin' Hour" was recorded weekly and aired a week later on Radio Luxembourg.  BC gives a shout out to RTL and Europe and gives a couple of minutes of history and facts regarding the two radio stations....
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, KLOS, LA, CA, 95.5 KLOS, Bob Coburn, BC, Smokin hour, smoking hour,...
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This aircheck is part of a "Trifecta" of storm-related airchecks. It's Friday, September 27, 1985, Hurricane Gloria is bearing down on the Southern New England coast,  I recorded 2-90 minute cassette tapes of Boston area radio stations: WMJX-FM, WBZ-AM and WBCN-FM spread over the morning hours (3 hours total out of a 6 hour period). Station #1 :  WMJX Magic 106.7 FM: "New England's largest Soft Rock Library", soft spoken and easy listening. There are two segments [approx...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WBZ Radio 1030, Dave Maynard, Gary Lapierre, air check, hurricane...
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by WVCA Archive
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This will be a very different aircheck for about 99.99999999% of the Planet. However you may get a chuckle of an aircheck from a very local radio station located in Gloucester, Massachusetts... WVCA-FM 104.9 back in a time when things were all a lot less complicated. The year is 1966. This aircheck is scoped, so no complete songs, but it's the banter from Tom Todisco, DJing the Teen Scene show with Tommy T. Dana Surrette is answering the phone taking requests from listeners, funny they give...
Topics: WVCA, Tom Todisco, Gloucester, Massachusetts, scoped, aircheck, Simon Geller
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This aircheck of WMEX-AM 1510 Boston Massachusetts I think was recorded on a Sunday in January 1971.  It is definitely January '71 and the night's broadcast seems to be nearing the end of the station's countdown special "Top 500 songs of the past 10 years".   DJ Bill Lawrence mentions it's a Sunday nighgt, so my guess is it's likely Jan 3rd, the time frame is approx 6:45-7:45pm.   This was recorded by me onto cassette tape, it's fair quality, occasional dropouts, but definitely...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WMEX, Boston, Massachusetts, 1510
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It's opening day at Fenway Park for the Red Sox vs. the White Sox, Friday, April 10, 1981.  A wonderful spring morning to tune in Charles Laquidara's Big Mattress show on the Rock of Boston, WBCN 104. We pick up Charles at a little after 8am, this aircheck continues for an hour and a half, featuring the news of the day, great music, and a real bonus of some old-time comedy. Originally recorded on two sides of a cassette tape, 45 minutes per side, the quality is fairly good.  Recorded off-air...
Topics: WBCN, Charles Laquidara, Big Mattress, Boston, MA, Massachusetts, Red Sox, 1981 opening day,...
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This aircheck of KIQQ-FM, 100.3 FM , the station served the Los Angeles Radio Market. Recorded on a Saturday Night, June 11, 1983 (9:30pm-11pm) off air onto 2 sides of a cassette tape with a brief gap between the tape side change.   This is a historical snapshot of radio, personalities, 80s music, local promotions and commercials, especially record stores. The radio personality is Ernie Sanchez, a pretty regular routine, 2 songs and then back announce those 2 songs, maybe a commercial, and...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, KIQQ, Los Angeles, California, Ernie Sanchez, aircheck, air check,...
This aircheck of WBZ Radio 1030 Boston showcases some more live broadcasts that WBZ had every Christmas Season, some at Downtown Crossing and some at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.  Two days before Christmas, Friday, December 23, 1983 here's 1.5 hours (approx 9am-1030am) off air recorded onto 2 sides of a cassette tape with a brief gap between the tape side change. Diane Stern is just winding up the 9am news, she's followed by a full episode of Paul Harvey News and then  Dave Maynard is at the...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WBZ, Boston, aircheck, air check, Massachusetts, MA, Dave Maynard,...
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This aircheck of WCGY-FM 93.7 licensed to Lawrence, Massachusetts served the northern Boston Radio Market.  Recorded Friday, May 1, 1981 (7:59pm-9:22pm) off air onto 2 sides of a cassette tape with a brief gap between the tape side change.  This is a historical snapshot of radio, music, local commercials and short bits from broadcast personality Dan Justin.   To my amateur ear, WCGY seems searching for it's identity.  There is an odd mix of ballads, disco, classic rock, Motown and current...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, Boston, aircheck, air check, Lawrence, MA, Massachusetts, radio...
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This an aircheck of WBCN Boston, one of the best radio stations ever to exist at the time.  WBCN was full service (news, music, information, and live 24/7).  The Rock of Boston. BONUS: After posting this aircheck I found an additional 90 minute cassette from earlier this same day (2:35pm-4:05pm) featuring Mark.  The additional aircheck is right HERE . This was recorded over a 3 hour period late afternoon to early evening on 2 sides of 2 cassette tapes.  Even though it was cassettes, the...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WBCN, The Rock of Boston, Lisa Carlin, Mark Parenteau, FM 104, Mat...
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One of my favorite airchecks that I have, mainly because it brings back a time when everything seemed to be a little bit slower pace, people seemed to interact more at a time before we all started carrying those electronic devices in our pockets and spend our time looking down. It's Wednesday, December 9, 1981, New England's best known radio station, Boston's WBZ Radio 1030 is in the middle of the annual benefit drive for the Boston Children's Hospital.  'BZ would park their mobile studio (a...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, Ron Robin, Ron Polcari, Carl DeSuze, Barbara Howard, Barry Burbank,...
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Recorded on a cold January Sunday afternoon, one of those days in North Conway, New Hampshire where you may have just returned back from a day of skiing on the slopes, or snowshoeing some wooded trails.  The sun's setting early this time of year, so maybe it's time for a fire in the woodstove along with some food and beverages.  This is when you flip on the radio for some background entertainment and local radio station WMWV, a local mainstay comes alive with their always eclectic mix of...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WMWV, air check, New Hampshire, NH aircheck, Dennis Quinn
This overnight aircheck of Dick Biondi was recorded between 12:15am and 6am on early Sunday morning, July 23, 1972.   This was a special "Grease" weekend that WBZ honored some of the old radio legends of the 1950s and 1960s.  Dick Biondi was well known in the Boston area (and his hometown station in Buffalo, NY) for his nightly broadcast on WKBW.  in addition to WKBW, clear channel WABC, WOWO and CKLW were all stations we listened to as teenagers, and Dick Biondi was well known in...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WBZ, Radio 103, Boston, MA, MAssachusetts, Dick Biondi, Jim Sands,...
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by WRKO Aircheck
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This is an aircheck of WRKO, Boston Massachusetts I believe was recorded June 14, 1972 by me onto cassette tape.  This is a great historical audio exhibit of music, radio formats, commercials, news and broadcast personalities in the early 1970s.   The recording is a bit coarse, having been recorded 48 years ago on a cheap cassette recorder onto cheap cassette tapes.  But remember, back then we all listened on AM radio, especially in our cars, we had one single speaker located up on the...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, 68 WRKO. Boston, Radio Check, Joel Cash, unscoped, air check
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This aircheck is an additional tape that I found for WBCN.  This tape features another 90 minutes of Mark Parenteau in his afternoon show, May 17, 1982, approx 2:35-4:05pm.  This compliments the other aircheck I shared a few weeks ago, which can be found  HERE .  (There is a 20 minute gap between the two). WBCN Boston, one of the best radio stations ever to exist at any time.  WBCN was full service (news, music, information, and live 24/7).  The Rock of Boston. This is a great audio...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WBCN, Rock of Boston, MA, MAssachusetts, Mark Parenteau, aircheck,...
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The date of this aircheck is Sunday Afternoon, October 28, 1979.  Featured is Radio Pro Joe Martelle, recorded between 3 and 4:30pm. There are some gaps between the three segments, where the tapes were recorded over with my 2 year old niece "talking", (she's now 43).   Even with the gaps, this aircheck is still enjoyable, on a Fall Sunday afternoon in New England on the radio. WROR-FM was at 98.5 FM back then, most Boston FM stations have all been shuffled since then. This is a...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WROR-FM, Joe Martelle, Boston, MA, Massachusetts, aircheck, air...
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This aircheck of WCGY-FM, licensed to 93.7 FM Lawrence, Massachusetts served the northern Boston Radio Market. Recorded Thursday April 16, 1981 (approx 8:55am-10:25am) off air onto 2 sides of a cassette tape with a brief gap between the tape side change.   This is a historical snapshot of radio, music, local commercials and short bits from broadcast personalities John Lee and Cheryl Ann.  There is a brief newscast from Bob McCann (sp?) before returning to 2-3 song groups at a time with some...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WCGY, Boston, MA, Lawrence, Massachusetts, aircheck, air check,...
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This is an aircheck of KNX-FM recorded on August 25, 1983, approx 8:30am - 3:30pm by myself onto reel to reel tape, which was transferred at a later date to cassette, which was further transferred to Audio CDs.  Because of this, there a handful of brief interruptions plus some wow and flutter near the ends of the original reel to reel recordings.  Overall the quality is good, recorded off air in Encino, CA. This was the last day for "Mellow Rock" KNX-FM, a format featuring a softer...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, LA Radio Air Check, California Air Check, Laurie Allen, Paul...
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The year is 1983, and Clear Channel KFI-AM is still a music and information station, years away from the talk format it will morph to in the future.  Enjoy this historic audio history of the Amazing AM 640, KFI. This aircheck was recorded between approx 4-6pm on June 13, 1983 by me onto 2 sides of a cassette tape.  This is a great audio history of radio formats, music, local commercials, news and broadcast personalities at the time in Los Angeles.  The lead in DJ is Steve LaBeau who was pd...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, Amazing KFI, AM 640, Steve LaBeau. LA Radio
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This is one of my favorite radio airchecks that I've recorded over the years.  There's no special occasion spotlighted in this recording,  it's just a good old tape of every day morning drive, 6am to 7:30am of one of the best shows on radio. WBCN FM 104 and The Big Mattress show with Charles Laquidara.  Lots of birthday calls, newscasts and music recorded on Friday morning, October 5, 1984 by me onto 2 sides of a good quality cassette tape, the quality is fairly good for 36 years ago.  This...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, The Rock of Boston, Boston air check, WBCN 104, Charles Laquidara,...
This 40 minute aircheck of Arnie "Woo-Woo" Ginsburg was recorded between 11:20pm and midnight on Saturday, July 22, 1972.   This was a special "Grease" weekend that WBZ honored some of the old radio legends of the 1950s and 1960s.  Of course Woo-Woo Ginsburg was well know in the Boston area for his Night Train show that aired on Boston competitor WMEX in the 1960s. This aircheck is way too brief, but brings us up to the top of the midnight hour and the very beginning of...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, Boston, Massachusetts, WBZ, Radio 103, Arnie Ginsburg, Woo-Woo...
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It's late morning, Tuesday, May 18, 1982.  Over at 850 on the AM dial in Boston, we join the Tom Kennedy's show in progress for the next 1-1/2 hours.  Here is an audio history of radio personalities, news, music, commercials as they aired starting at about 10:10am and running for two sides of a cassette tape that I recorded off-air way back then.  The quality is typical AM quality at the time, but it's not bad, a little interference and static from time to time, all to make it more...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WHDH, Boston, MA, Massachusetts, Radio 850, Tom Kennedy, Susan...
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December 11, 1981 starting at about 2:48pm on this Friday afternoon, Mark Parenteau, one of the best FM voices in my opinion, is broadcasting on WBCN, 104.1 FM in the pre-Christmas weeks before the holiday.  Lots of local ads, especially for Lechmere's (department store) record department, Tweeter stereo stores, Strawberries records, and New England Telephone (a 5 minute call to Greece is only $6.75!). Recorded off-air onto 2 sides of a cassette tape with a brief gap between the tape side...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WBCN, The Rock of Boston, FM 104, Mark Parenteau, Boston, MA,...
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This is an awesome aircheck from WHEB-FM Portsmouth, NH.  The fun begins on what I believe is a late Wednesday evening (April 8, 1981), it's about 11:25pm and Tom Bergeron (yes, that Tom Bergeron) is finishing up the last hour of his evening shift.  Tom's entertainment in this hour is "Steve" from the Portsmouth School Department has showed up at the studio with a can of oil (just like the one in the Wizard of Oz) to finally silence the squeaky WHEB studio door. Brian Phelan (sp??)...
Topics: WHEB, Portsmouth, NH, New Hampshire, Star Station, Northern New England, Tom Bergeron, Bill...
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I'm so happy to share this real slice of small town radio from WMWV-FM in North Conway, NH.  I recorded this slice of radio history on a cold Sunday morning, January 28, 1996 starting just after the news.  I recorded Skip's show two Sundays in a row back in 1996.  I came across this "lost" show recently (after uploading his Jan 21st show a year sgo), But since we lost Skip at a great ripe age of 95 last week (August 5th), he was local legend here in the Mount Washington Valley, so...
Topics: wmwv, skip sherman, north conway, new hampshire, nh, mount washington valley, aircheck, unscoped,...
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I'm so happy to share this real slice of small town radio from WMWV-FM in North Conway, NH.  I recorded this slice of radio history on a cold Sunday morning, January 21, 1996 starting at the 6am sign-on.   Skip Sherman is our morning host for the Sunday Morning Breakfast Show, a show that features big bands, ballads, jazz and swing along with AP & local news and the morning weather show at 7:50am (find it at 16:00 on Part 3) with a live weather report from the top of Mt Washington, NH...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WMWV, WBNC, Mount Washington Valley, Skip Sherman, WMWV, 93.5 FM....
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Here is the mellow sound of Soft Rock WEEI-FM, 103.3 FM Boston.  We pick things up just before noon on Tuesday, May 18, 1982, Russ Dana Sevigny is the host for the afternoon, and he is ready to dive into the noontime feature "Jazz at Noon".  Jazz at Noon features easy going jazz during lunchtime in the middle of the work day, followed by a return to the soft rock sounds till the conclusion of this aircheck.  In segment 2 of this aircheck, Hillary Stevens checks in with a brief...
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This aircheck of WEEI-FM, Boston, Massachusetts licensed to 103.3 FM, served the Boston Radio Market. Recorded on Friday, April 10, 1981 (approx 6:30am to 8am) off air onto 2 sides of a cassette tape with a brief gap between the tape side change.   This is a historical snapshot of news, radio, music, local commercials.  Bill Smith is spinning the Soft Rock, which in 1981 was likely a mix of vinyl and recorded carts, but the CD revolution is right on the doorstep. Newsman Jim Spellmeyer is...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WEEI-FM, FM 103, Boston, MA, Massachusetts, Bill Smith, Jim...
Here is one more aircheck of WBZ Radio 1030 Boston during the 1983 Christmas holiday.  They are finishing up the 1983 annual live broadcast that WBZ radio did every Christmas Season for the benefit of Boston's Childrens Hospital.  It's the day before Christmas, Saturday, December 24, 1983, recorded 90 minutes (approx 3:30-5pm) off air on 2 sides of a cassette tape with a brief gap between the tape side change.  Barbara Howard is on duty in the newsroom back at the Soldier's Field Rd...
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This is an aircheck of WHEB, Portsmouth, NH recorded early morning November 26, 1980 by me onto cassette tape.  This is a great historical "audio" history of radio formats, commercials, news and broadcast personalities.   The recording is a bit coarse, having been recorded 40 years ago on a cheap cassette recorder onto cheap cassette tapes.  Despite the quality, I hope this brings some memories back for you, especially if you listened to the "Star Station for Northern New...
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This is a very cool laid-back aircheck of the fabulously independent KOTO-FM in Telluride, Colorado It's Telluride Bluegrass week (held the weekend closest to the summer solstice). I'm there, in my tent, awake because it's so damn cold outside.  But in keeping with what I do, or at least what I seem to have done many times in the past... I just have to capture some radio onto audio cassettes.  So this aircheck, to me, reminds me of one of those cold Telluride mornings cozily camped in my tent...
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This is an aircheck of KBCO Boulder Colorado I believe it was recorded on a Sunday in August of 1996.  Judging by some of the promos for upcoming shows on the tape, I'm 99% sure it was recorded approx 6-7:30pm Sunday, August 11, 1996.  In addition, I was in Lyons, CO for the Planet Bluegrass '96 Folk Festival, so the timing fits perfectly. KBCO was known as "Boulder's Progressive Rock" in 1996, this aircheck has more music than chatter, playing 10 in a row with some breaks from...
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Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, Colorado Air Check, KBCO, Boulder's Progressive Rock
There was a special "Grease" weekend in 1972 that WBZ Radio honored some of the old radio legends of the 1950s and 1960s. (There is several hours more from this weekend here on Archive.org at this link: Dick Biondi  and also at this link: Arnie Ginsburg This exhibit is a 46 minute aircheck of JJ Jeffrey followed by Arnie "Woo-Woo" Ginsburg. It was recorded between 8:33pm and 9:18pm on Sunday, July 23, 1972, towards the end of the Grease Weekend. Also I have added two...
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It's the morning of July 9, 1986, weatherman Don Kent reports on the Jess Cain morning show the high will be 80 degrees and partly cloudy with a late chance of a rain shower. Here is an audio history of radio personalities, news, music, commercials as they aired starting at about 6:25am for one side of a cassette tape that I recorded off-air way back then. The quality is typical AM quality at the time, there is some high frequency interference from time to time, all to make it more authentic....
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Here are some short airchecks of KTHO, South Lake Tahoe, CA recorded in the time period of June 27-30, 1981. KTHO-AM 590 (K-Tahoe) called itself "Tahoe's Adult Station" in these airchecks, there are 3 different radio personalities, yet only one (Michael Franks) identifies himself. The main feature of these airchecks is the abundance of local commercials, certainly anyone who lived or visited the Tahoe Basin in the early 1980s will recognize many local businesses. There are also...
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This is an aircheck of KBBY recorded October 10,1981 by me.  This is a great audio history of music, local commercials and broadcast personalities at the time in the smaller radio market  I recorded this short aircheck one side of a 30 minute cassette tape, and it's fairly good quality, it's not very long, but does feature some local commercials for businesses back in the great seaside communities of Ventura and Oxnard California.  It was still a time when the 101 freeway was just a 4-lane...
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This aircheck is part of a "Trifecta" of storm-related airchecks. It's Friday, September 27, 1985, Hurricane Gloria is bearing down on the Southern New England coast,  I recorded 2-90 minute cassette tapes of Boston area radio stations: WMJX-FM, WBZ-AM and WBCN-FM spread over the morning hours (3 hours total out of a 6 hour period). Station #1:  WMJX Magic 106.7 FM: "New England's largest Soft Rock Library", soft spoken and easy listening. There are two segments [approx...
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This is an aircheck of KTHO-AM recorded June 28,1981 by me onto 2 sides of a cassette tape.  This is a great audio history of radio formats, music, local commercials, news and broadcast personalities at the time in the small radio market of Lake Tahoe straddling the California/Nevada border.   The recording is a bit coarse, having been recorded 39 years ago on a cheap cassette recorder onto cheap cassette tapes.  Despite the quality, I hope this brings some memories back for you, especially...
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This aircheck is part of a "Trifecta" of storm-related airchecks. It's Friday, September 27, 1985, Hurricane Gloria is bearing down on the Southern New England coast,  I recorded 2-90 minute cassette tapes of Boston area radio stations: WMJX-FM, WBZ-AM and WBCN-FM spread over the morning hours (3 hours total out of a 6 hour period). Station #1 :  WMJX Magic 106.7 FM: "New England's largest Soft Rock Library", soft spoken and easy listening. There are two segments [approx...
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These are 3 airchecks of KWIN-FM 97.7 in Stockton, California recorded in mid-July of 1981.  Recorded off-air onto 2 cassette tapes  (recorded off-air in Stateline, NV). The recordings are OK in quality, but a bit chopped up from time to time. The first two recordings were made on the evening of Monday, July 13, 1981, one starting about 6pm running for about 45 minutes, the second recording later the same evening at about 9:10pm runs for about 45 minutes. The third recording was the...
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This aircheck of WEEI-FM, Boston, Massachusetts licensed to 103.3 FM, served the Boston Radio Market. Recorded on Tuesday morning, March 31, 1981 (approx 6am to 730am) off air onto 2 sides of a cassette tape with a brief gap between the tape side change.   This is a historical snapshot of news, radio, music, local commercials.  Bill Smith is spinning the Soft Rock.  Newsman Jim Spellmeyer is keeping track of updates to President Reagan's recovery from the previous day's assassination...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WEEI, FM 103, Softrock 103, Boston, MA, Massachusetts, Bill Smith,...
Another favorite aircheck of mine, mainly because it brings back a time when everything seemed to be a little bit slower pace and we were "connected" in a real-life way.. Here's two 45-minute segments from Christmas Eve Day 1981. Boston's WBZ Radio 1030 is in the middle of the annual benefit holiday drive for the Boston Children's Hospital.  'BZ would park their mobile studio (a converted RV dubbed "The Incredible Broadcast Machine") at Downtown Crossing while busy shoppers...
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This is an aircheck of KPOA-FM, Lahaina, Maui, Hawai'i recorded on February 22, 1995 by me onto 2 sides of a cassette tape.  This is a great audio history of radio formats, music, local commercials, news and broadcast personalities at the time in the this radio market.  I recorded this early in the morning on Feb 22, 1995  KPOA had a great mix of contemporary Hawaiian music, hosted this Wednesday by morning DJ/program director Leslyn Miliani "Alaka'i" Paleka, she will really put a...
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Opening day at Fenway Park for the Red Sox vs. the White Sox, Friday, April 10, 1981. Late afternoon on WBCN,  Mark Parenteau's afternoon show on the Rock of Boston.  Mark passed away in 2016 after a long illness, is great to hear such a lively show from 1981.  We pick up Mark at about 4:15pm this late afternoon.  This aircheck continues for an hour and a half, featuring the news of the day, great music, and a real bonus of some old-time TV comedy. This is recorded on two sides of a...
Topics: Airchecks and Radio Broadcasts, WBCN, Boston, MA, Massachusetts, Mark Parenteau, 1981 Opening day,...