Established Feb 2007... Updated 18 October 2014

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\rocketroberts\aircheck\images\aircheck.gif

Welcome to Joe's Radio Air Check Page!

This page contains downloadable MP3 files for over 370 air checks I collected over a period of about 20 years.  Most of the air checks I have were made from the Springfield MA area (airchecks I have posted here are from the northeast US). Many are ones from "direct" reception and there are also a number obtained during skip conditions. Most of my air checks are from the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s, with the exception of those from Kiss 95.7. I worked at that station from 1989-1996 and I have possibly the largest collection of Kiss 95.7 air checks that exists today (over one hundred 60 and 90 minute tapes). My earliest DX activities started in 1971, with a peak in the late 70s and early 80s. I did not get a tape recorder until 1974 so that is the year of my earliest air checks (and the quality of those is marginal due to the equipment I had at the time). During the peak of my activity I had two good tuners (a Nikko NT-850 and a Heathkit AJ-15), and four FM antennas (a five element yagi, two 10 element yagis [each on their own mast and rotor], and an omni). Basically each tuner had a 10 element yagi and one also had the FM omni (the five element yagi I had from March - June 1978, the 10 element yagi replaced it). I am not currently active in DX or air check activity today. I now live in a valley making reception (even with a yagi) marginal and today the FM dial is so crowded as compared to 25 years ago that it is difficult to find a clear channel to DX. In any event, the air checks I do have represent a good sampling of stations from the east coast. There are many air check web sites on the web, my site is meant to complement those sites and add to the on-line collection of air checks that exists today!

If you are curious…

As to some of my equipment and history in audio please take a look at this other page I have: A 1970's Teenager's Bedroom. You might also like my Channel Master 4251 Tribute Page (a page that has photos of FM antennas as well as the legendary Parabolic UHF 4251).

What exactly is an "Air Check"?

For those not familiar with the term, an "air check" is a recording of a radio "break". A break is basically when the DJ talks or a station ID runs. DJs often make air check tapes to listen to so they can go back and see how they sound, how they might improve, etc. A normal air check recording will include a short bit of music before the DJ starts talking, then the talking, and then a short segment of the music (or commercial) that starts after the talking is done.

Audio File Format for Air Checks

All of the air checks on my site are in mp3 format. The bit rate will depend on the quality of the cut, but will typically be between 96 and 256 kbps (more recently digitized ones are coded at 256kbps). These files should be compatible with virtually any iPod / mp3 player and multimedia software package available today.   Some early recordings (mid 1970s) are not very good quality as all I had for recording equipment was a portable cassette recorder (and many of these were made via microphone with background noise in the room). Later air checks were made on high quality recorders (such as the TEAC A-650 cassette and TEAC A-2340 Reel to Reel recorders). Many of the air checks below are from stations that no longer exist.... enjoy!

 

Update February 2012:

The number of air checks presented here has more than doubled as of January and February 2012. In going through more old tapes I managed to come up with over 200 “new” air checks.  New ones are identified with “[Added January/February 2012].  For sure I am getting to the bottom of what I have for air checks, there won’t be too many more to come after this except for Kiss 95.7 air checks (have lots of those from the Kiss Club).  Check below for MANY new air checks including some from stations previously not listed here!

Air Checks!

The air checks below are arranged alphabetically by station call letters (“K” stations, unidentified, and miscellaneous stations are at the very bottom). Where known I will provide the date and time of the air check and the DJ, station location, etc.  Click on the links and the audio should automatically download and play in whatever media player you have installed on your machine.  To save them to your hard drive, do a “right click” on them and pick “Save Target As”.  Enjoy!


WALT, FM 97.3, Meriden MS

A skip reception of over 1000 miles from May 1979 (thanks to Pete for supplying ID info as to where this station was from)!

1.      WALT cut #1


WAPP, 103.5 FM, New York, NY

One air check from this station…

1.      WAPP Air Check Spring 1983 [Added January 2012]


WAQY, 102.1 FM, Springfield MA

Here is one of the stations I grew up with.  Unfortunately I have very few air checks of it!  I do have a number of phone calls made to the station DJs, I will post them when I get a chance.  For lots more on this station, please visit www.springfieldradio.com.

1.      WAQY Backsell, summer 1976 Believe this is Bob Brooks from the days when WAQY was an automated station.

2.      WAQY "Tracks of my Tears" back sell Believe this is Bob Brooks from the days when WAQY was an automated station. Recording from around Feb 1976.

3.      WAQY "More More More" back sell recorded 31 May 1976.

4.      WAQY air check w/ spots Recorded with a Panasonic cassette recorder, "Summer is Rocking" sweep into music from summer 1976

5.      WAQY air check KC into Elton John Recorded with a Panasonic cassette recorder, early 1976

6.      WAQY air check weather into Minnie Ripperton early 1976 Recorded with a Panasonic cassette recorder, early 1976

7.      WAQY air check Bay City Rollers into spots and promos Recorded with a Panasonic cassette recorder, early 1976

8.      WAQY Cheapskates Spot Recorded with a Panasonic cassette recorder, early 1976… very corny spot, I wonder who recorded this one!

9.      WAQY break with Glenn Stevens from summer 1980.  Partially cut at end but better than nothing at all… [Added January 2012].

10.  WAQY Air Check 07 Jan 1978 Quality is not fantastic but included as these are fairly rare.  This was recorded with a Panasonic RQ-309AS recorder (with mic) in a room while other things were going on. [Added January 2012].


WAYV, FM 95, Atlantic City, NJ

Here are some air checks of WAYV. Recorded from Groton CT (using a yagi antenna indoors) on 28 July 1983.

1.      WAYV Cut 1 WAYV break into the "Fixx".

2.      WAYV Cut 1 WAYV weather into spots.

3.      WAYV Cut 1 WAYV Top of the Hour.


WBLS, New York, NY, 107.5 FM

Two short breaks from WBLS, 31 May 1983. Wish I had more of these, I used to listen a lot in 1978 when I first got my 10 element Yagi.

1.      WBLS cut #1

2.      WBLS cut #2 [Better version of this cut as of Jan 2012, if you had the old one replace it with this one!]


B100, Plattsburgh NY (?)

1.      B100 break Recorded on 4 Sep 1981. Some static in this clip, reception was marginal. Call letters are probably WBTZ.


WCAU, FM 98.1, Philadelphia, PA (a "Hot Hits" format station)

For those who loved the "Hot Hits" format, the clips below will be a treat. All of the breaks below were recorded during a period of good skip (Philly was about 220 miles from where I was recording from in Western MA and WCAU was not a station I could normally receive). All of these cuts are from the morning of 8 May 1982 (Saturday AM). Lots of snippets of early 80s super classic hits in these also!  Note:  I have a complete 90 minute tape of this session (unedited, it contains all the songs and commercials uncut).

1.      WCAU Cut 1 WCAU sweeper into "Circles" by Atlantic Starr.

2.      WCAU Cut 2 WCAU Billy Burke break.

3.      WCAU Cut 3 WCAU backsell of "Soup for One"

4.      WCAU Cut 4 WCAU Philly Forecast by Billy Burke, sweep into "Hang Fire".

5.      WCAU Cut 5 WCAU Billy Burke intro of "Without You".

6.      WCAU Cut 6 WCAU Billy Burke backsell of "Without You".

7.      WCAU Cut 7 WCAU Billy Burke talk out of "867-5309".

8.      WCAU Cut 8 WCAU Billy Burke backsell of "Ebony and Ivory".

9.      WCAU Cut 9 WCAU Philly Forecast by Billy Burke, sweep into "Let it Whip".

10.  WCAU Cut 10 WCAU Billy Burke backsell of "Let it Whip", sweep into Barry Manilow.

11.  WCAU Cut 11 WCAU Billy Burke, sweep into "Murphy’s Law".

12.  WCAU Cut 12 WCAU Billy Burke talk out of "Murphy's Law", sweep into spots.

13.  WCAU Cut 13 WCAU Philly Forecast by Billy Burke, sweep into "We Got the Beat".

14.  WCAU Cut 14 WCAU sweep into "Early in the Morning".

15.  WCAU Cut 15 WCAU talk out of Gap Band, station ID into "Don't Talk to Strangers".

16.  WCAU Cut 16 WCAU Glen Kalina sweep into Beatles medley.

17.  WCAU Cut 17 WCAU sweep into "Open Arms".

18.  WCAU Cut 18 WCAU sweep into spots.

19.  WCAU Cut 19 WCAU Philly Forecast by Glen Kalina, sweep into "Forget Me Nots".

20.  WCAU Cut 20 WCAU Glen Kalina, sweep into "Goin' Down".

21.  WCAU Cut 21 WCAU Glen Kalina talk, sweep into "Make a Move On Me".

22.  WCAU Cut 22 WCAU Glen Kalina backsell of Olivia Newton John, sweep into spots.

23.  WCAU Cut 23 WCAU PSA, Glen Kalina forecast, sweep/talk into "Without You".

24.  WCAU Cut 24 WCAU backsell of "Without You", talk, sweep into "Circles".

25.  WCAU Cut 25 WCAU Glen Kalina talk out of Atlantic Star, station ID into "65 Love Affair".

26.  WCAU Cut 26 WCAU Glen Kalina talk, sweep into "Empty Garden".

27.  WCAU Cut 27 WCAU Glen Kalina talk, sweep into spots.

28.  WCAU Cut 28 WCAU Philly Forecast, sweep into "Ebony and Ivory".


WCGY, FM 93.7, Lawrence, MA

WCGY was one of my favorite stations during the late 1970s.  There was another station in Hartford CT on the same frequency, so even with a Yagi antenna I could only get WCGY clearly after the Hartford station signed off at midnight (Hartford was 30 miles, Lawrence about 70 miles, Hartford was a clear shot, had hills between me and Lawrence).  Nearly all of these air checks are from early morning hours.  I would set my reel to reel recorder to record from around 1am – 4am, and then the next day I’d go through the material looking for songs I wanted.  Most of the air checks got lost, however some did survive (when two good songs were back to back).

1.      Stephanie Mason break The very sexy voice of Stephanie Mason doing overnights, recorded early 1981.

2.      "The Rock Garden" out of Michael Jackson into Supertramp, 31 May 1983.

3.      WCGY, Michael B from 04 January 1981, out of the Supremes.   [Added January 2012].

4.      WCGY, Michael B from 04 January 1981, into Herman’s Hermits.   [Added January 2012].

5.      WCGY, Michael B from 04 January 1981, into the Beach Boys.   [Added January 2012].

6.      WCGY from 03 January 1981.   [Added January 2012].

7.      WCGY air check with Michael B into Temptations from 04 January 1981.   [Added January 2012].

8.      WCGY air check with Michael B into Supremes from 04 January 1981.   [Added January 2012].

9.      WCGY air check with Stephanie Mason into the Ventures from early 1981 (slightly chopped at the beginning).   [Added January 2012].

10.  WCGY Stephanie Mason break from early 1981.   [Added January 2012].

11.  WCGY Michael B break out of Daydream from early 01 Feb 1981.   [Added January 2012].

12.  WCGY Michael B break into Steam from 01 Feb 1981.   [Added January 2012].

13.  WCGY Michael B break into Four Tops from 28 Dec 1980.   [Added January 2012].

14.  WCGY Michael B break into the Stones from 28 Dec 1980.   [Added January 2012].

15.  WCGY Michael B break into Peter Paul and Mary from 07 Jan 1981.   [Added January 2012].

16.  WCGY Michael B break into Curtis Mayfield from 07 Jan 1981.   [Added January 2012].

17.  WCGY Michael B break out of Peter Paul and Mary from early 1981.   [Added January 2012].

18.  WCGY Michael B Air Check 10 Jan 1981 into Kicks   [Added January 2012].

19.  WCGY Michael B Air Check 10 Jan 1981 into Outsiders   [Added January 2012].

20.  WCGY Michael B Air Check 10 Jan 1981 into Platters   [Added January 2012].

21.  WCGY Michael B Air Check 25 Jan 1981 into This Diamond Ring   [Added February 2012].

22.  WCGY Michael B Air Check 25 Jan 1981 into Young Holt Unlimited   [Added February 2012].

23.  WCGY Michael B Air Check 25 Jan 1981 intoThree Dog Night   [Added February 2012].

 


Are you an antenna/audio hobbyist in need of parts? 

Please check out Parts Express,Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.ftjcfx.com/2r122xjnbhf0425A1A302568594 a great source for all kinds of RF connectors, speakers, components, etc.


WCTO, FM 94.3, Smithtown Long Island NY

These receptions were received in the spring of 1983 from Groton CT. Reception is not great as I lived in an apartment at the time (ground floor). I had a 10 element yagi but it was INSIDE the apartment in the living room. Better than a dipole for sure but nothing like having it out on the roof! In any case, these air checks represent a part of the now defunct "Beautiful Music" era.

1.      WCTO cut 1 Automated break into spots.

2.      WCTO cut 2 Out of spots into music.

3.      WCTO cut 3 Automated break into spots.

4.      WCTO cut 4 Out of spots into music.

5.      WCTO cut 5 This one is from 25 May 1983.


WDRC, FM 102.9, Hartford, CT

Various air checks, mostly from the early 80s.

1.      WDRC AT 40 top of the hour, August 1977.

2.      WDRC Air Check with Don Brooks recorded March 1982.  [Added January 2012].

3.      WDRC Air Check with phone call recorded summer 1980.  [Added January 2012].

4.      WDRC "Stereo 103" Jingle recorded summer 1980.  [Added January 2012].

5.      WDRC break with Don Brooks recorded summer 1980.  [Added January 2012].

6.      WDRC break with song countdown roster recorded summer 1980.  [Added January 2012].

7.      WDRC Sweep "FM of the 80s" recorded summer 1980.  [Added January 2012].

8.      WDRC Air Check 5 April 1980 cut #1 into Michael Zager Band.  [Added January 2012].

9.      WDRC Air Check 5 April 1980 cut #2 into Gary Newman.  [Added January 2012].

10.  WDRC Air Check 16 Dec 1979 weather and AT40 intro  [Added February 2012].


WEEI, 103.3 FM Boston MA, Early 1980s

Here are a few air checks from the old WEEI FM in Boston before it changed over to WHTT.

1.      WEEI Air Check with Rod West Dedication into Dirty Laundry, recorded 13 November 1982.  [Added January 2012].

2.      WEEI Air Check with Rod West #2 Rod West out of Flock of Seagulls into Hall and Oates, recorded 13 November 1982.  [Added January 2012].

3.      WEEI Air Check with Rod West #3 Out of Mickey, recorded 11 December 1982.   [Added January 2012]

4.      WEEI Air Check Recorded 15 March 1982.   [Added January 2012]

5.      WEEI Jingle From Spring 1982.   [Added January 2012]

6.      WEEI Air Check 6 July 1982 This is not the best quality but included anyway.   WEEI was on in the background (recorded with mics) while we were outside watching a lunar eclipse on this night.   [Added January 2012]

7.      WEEI Jingle Winter 1983   [Added February 2012]

8.      WEEI Air Check Winter 1983 into Hall and Oates   [Added February 2012]

9.      WEEI Air Check Winter 1983 into EWF   [Added February 2012]


WERI, “RI 104” Westerly RI, 1983

Found an air check from RI-104, added Jan 2012, recorded from Groton CT (about 20 miles from the station).

1.      WERI Air Check into Culture Club, the “New RI 104”! [Added January 2012].


WEXM, Virginia?, 1979

A short snippet from WEXM, 25 May 1983.

1.      WEXM cut #1


WEZF, FM 93 Burlington VT, "Beautiful Music"

1.      WEZF Beautiful Music break FM 92.9. Recorded on 4 Sep 1981.


WFMF, Baton Rouge LA, 1979

A 1000+ mile reception on this station! (one of my older air checks).

1.      WFMF cut #1


WFOG, Norfolk, VA, 25 May 1983

Lots of static (a weak skip reception) on these breaks from a "Beautiful Music" station.

1.      WFOG cut #1

2.      WFOG cut #2


WHOM, "Beautiful Music" from Mt. Washington, FM 95

1.      WHOM Beautiful Music break Recorded on 4 Sep 1981.


WHYN, AM 560, Springfield MA

WHYN AM is the station that “got me started” in radio.  I got my first radio in December 1970 and I used to listen to WHYN for hours.  Unfortunately I do not have too many air checks of this station (I got my first tape recorder in March 1974 and many of the early recordings of this station were recorded over).  For lots more info on the history of this station visit www.springfieldradio.com!

1.      WHYN News Sounder and news by Len Nadeau, April 1976 WHYN's classic news sounder!.

2.      WHYN News Broadcasts from the Blizzard of 1978, cut 1 Al Baker talks about the "Big Blizzard of 78"!

3.      WHYN News Broadcasts from the Blizzard of 1978, cut 2 Al Baker giving the weather.

4.      WHYN News Broadcasts from the Blizzard of 1978, cut 3 Ron Russell kicking off the news.

5.      Jackson Hill dedication break, early 1976 Cheryl from Ludlow sending out "Boogie Fever" to some kid named Danny. This break was recorded during a star party so there is some faint talking in the background.

6.      Jackson Hill break, early 1976 a high energy break out of "Money Honey" into "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet". This break was recorded during a star party so there is some faint talking in the background.

7.      Tommy Mack talks into a spot for a Kiss Concert, then talk into Eric Carmen Imagine going to a major concert and tickets are only $6.50!!! This was recorded in my room so there is some background noise present (but better than no clip at all)! Recorded March 1976.

8.      Tommy Mack talks into Cupid Recorded March 1976.

9.      Tommy Mack talks out of Eric Carmen Some background noise; Recorded March 1976.

10.  Tommy Mack talks out of Salsoul Orchestra Recorded March 1976.

11.  Tommy Mack talks out of spots into "Devil Woman" Recorded 3 September 1976.

12.  WHYN Hurricane Belle air check August 1976 Recorded on a portable cassette recorder.

13.  Tommy Mack Saturday Night Oldies Party 1980 aircheck #1  Recorded in a TEAC A-650 cassette deck via a Nikko NT-850 tuner.

14.  Tommy Mack Saturday Night Oldies Party 1980 aircheck #2  Recorded in a TEAC A-650 cassette deck via a Nikko NT-850 tuner.

15.  Tommy Mack Saturday Night Oldies Party 1980 aircheck #3  Recorded in a TEAC A-650 cassette deck via a Nikko NT-850 tuner.

16.  Queen into spots, weather and A Fifth of Beethoven  Recorded on a portable cassette recorder, 1976.  Get this:  tickets to an AEROSMITH concert in Hartford for SEVEN DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS!!!!  Today it’s well over $100 for that same concert!

17.  Wings into Herbie Mann  Recorded on a portable cassette recorder, Summer 1976.

18.  WHYN Air Check Summer 76 Rich Roy  An early morning break into Clair.  [Added January 2012].

19.  WHYN Air Check 31 December 1976 into Wings  Part of the New Year’s Eve countdown of the top 100 songs of 1976.  [Added February 2012].

20.  WHYN Air Check 31 December 1976 into Moonlight Feels Right  Part of the New Year’s Eve countdown of the top 100 songs of 1976.  [Added February 2012].

21.  WHYN Air Check 31 December 1976, news at Midnight with George Banks  A few cuts in this 4:18 minute clip but overall a good find!  [Added February 2012].

 


WHTT, FM 103.3, Boston MA

Found these on various old cassettes while looking for something else.  Based on how clear these are they were recorded from Wilbraham MA (70 miles from the station) using a 10 element Yagi.

  1. WHTT air check #1, Madonna into Chicago.
  2. WHTT air check #2, sweep and talk out of Chicago into Laura Branigan.
  3. WHTT air check #3, talk out of Laura Branigan into Joe Jackson.
  4. WHTT Dick Gunton onto Go-Go's Recorded sometime in 1983 I believe. [Added January 2012].
  5. WHTT Air Check, weather and into Prince Recorded 3 July 1983.  [Added January 2012].
  6. WHTT Air Check, Alex Stone talks into Kinks Recorded 3 July 1983.  [Added January 2012].
  7. WHTT Jingle Recorded 3 July 1983.  [Added January 2012].
  8. WHTT break with Paul Conners Recorded 3 July 1983.  [Added January 2012].
  9. WHTT break out of Culture Club Recorded 3 July 1983.  [Added January 2012].
  10. WHTT break into Lies Recorded 20 March 1983 (slightly chopped at the start but better than nothing).  [Added January 2012].
  11. WHTT Jingle Recorded 20 March 1983.  [Added January 2012].
  12. WHTT break with Rod West Recorded 08 May 1983.  [Added January 2012].
  13. WHTT Jingle #2 Recorded 08 May 1983.  [Added January 2012].
  14. WHTT break into Dazz Band Recorded 08 May 1983 (slightly chopped at the start but better than nothing).  [Added January 2012].
  15. WHTT Jingle (103 FM days) Recorded 03 April 1983.   [Added January 2012].
  16. WHTT break with Mike Olson Recorded 03 April 1983.   [Added January 2012]

WHTZ, “Z-100”, New York

Found these on an old cassette while looking for something else (added to the site Jan 2012). Based on how clear these are they must have been recorded from Wilbraham MA using a 10 element Yagi.

  1. WHTZ 06 September 1983 (sweeper) Sweep out of Michael Jackson, recorded 6 September 1983.  [Added January 2012].
  2. WHTZ Jingle, recorded 6 September 1983.  [Added January 2012].


WIOQ, “Q-102”, Philadelphia

I found an entire tape (unscoped) of Q-102, it yielded 26 air checks.  This was a skip reception from Oakdale CT on my 10 element Yagi (about 220 miles from Philly), the signal held pretty well for the entire 90 minute tape.  All of these air checks are from 12 December 1991, all were added to this site January 2012.

  1. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 1  [Added January 2012].
  2. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 2  [Added January 2012]. 
  3. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 3  [Added January 2012].
  4. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 4  [Added January 2012].
  5. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 5  [Added January 2012].
  6. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 6  [Added January 2012].
  7. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 7  [Added January 2012].
  8. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 8  [Added January 2012].
  9. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 9  [Added January 2012].
  10. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 10  [Added January 2012].
  11. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 11  [Added January 2012].
  12. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 12  [Added January 2012].
  13. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 13  [Added January 2012].
  14. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 14  [Added January 2012].
  15. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 15  [Added January 2012].
  16. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 16  [Added January 2012].
  17. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 17  [Added January 2012].
  18. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 18  [Added January 2012].
  19. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 19  [Added January 2012].
  20. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 20  [Added January 2012].
  21. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 21  [Added January 2012].
  22. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 22  [Added January 2012].
  23. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 23  [Added January 2012].
  24. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 24  [Added January 2012].
  25. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 25  [Added January 2012].
  26. WIOQ "Q-102" Air Check, 12 December 1991 cut 26  [Added January 2012].


WJBQ, 97.9 FM, Portland ME

Two similar air checks from WJBQ recorded 31 May 1981.  I used to be able to get this station with a minor assist from skip (from western MA) using my 10 element Yagi.

1.      WJBQ Jingle #1 31 May 1981.  [Added January 2012]

2.      WJBQ Jingle #2 31 May 1981.  [Added January 2012]


WJRZ, FM 100.1, "The Shore Connection", Manahawkin, NJ

One air check from this station. Recorded from Groton CT (using a yagi antenna indoors) on 28 July 1983.

1.      WJRZ 28 July 1983.


WKSS, “Kiss 95.7”, FM 95.7, Hartford CT

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\rocketroberts\aircheck\images\kiss957.gif

Here are a number of air checks from when Gary Craig made his debut on Kiss 95.7 (WTIC fired him, an event that history will show as possibly one of the stupidest moves ever made by a major radio station). Gary eventually went back to work for WTIC.

1.      Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #1

2.      Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #2

3.      Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #3

4.      Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #4

5.      Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #5

6.      Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #6

7.      Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #7

8.      Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #8

9.      Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #9

10.  Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #10

11.  Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #11

12.  Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #12

13.  Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #13

14.  Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #14

15.  Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #15

16.  Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #16

17.  Gary Craig debut on Kiss 95.7, Cut #17

Here’s a batch of Tony Marino air checks.  The fact that I had this tape makes me 99% sure that I was board tech when this remote broadcast was taking place.   The tape was not dated but it is likely from 1993 or so.

1.      Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #1  [ Added February 2012]

2.      Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #2  [ Added February 2012]

3.      Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #3  [ Added February 2012]

4.      Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #4  [ Added February 2012]

5.      Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #5  [ Added February 2012]

6.      Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #6  [ Added February 2012]

7.      Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #7  [ Added February 2012]

8.      Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #8  [ Added February 2012]

9.      Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #9  [ Added February 2012]

10.  Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #10  [ Added February 2012]

11.  Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #11  [ Added February 2012]

12.  Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #12  [ Added February 2012]

13.  Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #13  [ Added February 2012]

14.  Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #14  [ Added February 2012]

15.  Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #15  [ Added February 2012]

16.  Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #16  [ Added February 2012]

17.  Tony Marino live remote on Kiss 95.7, Cut #17  [ Added February 2012]

 

Kiss Club Air Checks!

Below are air checks from the Kiss Club. The Kiss Club was a broadcast that originated from various nightclubs around the Hartford/New Haven area. Chris Walsh and a host (any one of a number of the Kiss 95.7 DJs) would do the show from the club; the audio was sent to the station's mixing board via special phone lines. A board tech at the station (often me) would add sweepers, play spots, take phone calls, etc. The Kiss Club started out as a Saturday night show, but then expanded to also include Friday nights as well.  It aired from 9pm - 1am.  Below are the air checks that I have available to date.  I have a large number (over 100) tapes of Kiss Club air checks so it will take some time to digitize and upload all of them.   Files below are arranged in date order.   Note:  Kiss Club air checks are BIG files, they will be painfully slow to download if you do not have a high speed connection!

1.      Kiss Club at Rockwells in Rocky Hill, 01 September 1989. Hear an early Robin King Kiss Club! Also hear Chris and Robin talking about Chris' new show "Kiss Club Classics"! Mike Jamrock is the board tech. (13 MB mp3 file, coded at 128mbps, length: 4:47)

2.      The intro hour prior to the Kiss Club at Katies Nightclub in Enfield, CT, 01 June 1990. Hear lots of old Kiss 95.7 classic jingles, sweepers and shouts! Remember the "Dollar Bill Game"? Robin King was actually on her way to the Kiss Club during this hour of the show. Robin pre-taped the voice cuts (on a cart) and the hour was actually run by a board tech (fairly often the board tech was Joe Roberts). People used to ask "How does Robin get down to the club so fast?" Apparently they never knew about the taped breaks. (5.2 MB mp3 file, coded at 128mbps, length: 5:37)

3.      The Kiss Club at Katies Nightclub in Enfield, CT, 01 June 1990 Hosted by Chris Walsh and Robin King (Joe Roberts is board tech). Hear station IDs, party checks, sweepers and mixes by Chris Walsh! (14 MB mp3 file, coded at 128mbps, length 14:57)

4.      The intro hour prior to the Kiss Club at Nightlife Cafe in Waterbury, CT, 10 August 1990. (4.9 MB mp3 file, coded at 128mbps, length: 4:47)

5.      Kiss Club at Nightlife Cafe in Waterbury, CT, 10 August 1990 Hosted by Chris Walsh and Robin King (Joe Roberts is board tech). John McMann and Jeremy Savage make guest appearances too! Hear station IDs, party checks, sweepers and mixes by Chris Walsh! (20 MB mp3 file, coded at 128mbps, length 21:28)

6.      The Kiss Club at Rumors Nightclub in Bristol, CT, 14 Dec 1990 Hosted by Chris Walsh and Robin King (Joe Roberts is board tech). Hear station IDs, party checks, sweepers and mixes by Chris Walsh! (23 MB mp3 file, coded at 128mbps, length 25:28)

7.      Kiss Club at Rumors Nightclub in Bristol, CT, 02 August 1991 Hosted by Chris Walsh and Robin King (Joe Roberts is board tech). (19 MB mp3 file, coded at 128mbps, length 20:50) 

8.      Kiss Club at Rumors Nightclub in Bristol, CT, 20 September 1991 Hosted by Chris Walsh and Robin King (Joe Roberts is board tech). (19 MB mp3 file, coded at 128mbps, length 20:12)

9.      The Kiss Club at Club Safari in Waterbury, CT, 17 April 1992 Hosted by Chris Walsh and Michael Maze (Joe Roberts is board tech). Hear station IDs, party checks, sweepers and mixes by Chris Walsh! Also hear a goof by Maze, when he sighs off he calls the club 'Club Mirage' instead of Club Safari! (14 MB mp3 file, coded at 128mbps, length 15:03)

For more on Kiss 95.7 please visit my Kiss 95.7 Tribute Page!


WKXW, FM 101.5, Trenton, NJ

Here are two air checks from "Kix 101 and a half". Recorded from Groton CT (using a yagi antenna indoors) on 28 July 1983. A DX reception, some static:

1.      WKXW cut 1 Talk and weather out of Elton John, recorded summer 1983.

2.      WKXW cut 2 Talk into Boz Scaggs, summer 1983.

Here are two more from "Kix 101 and a half". Recorded on 31 May 1983. A DX reception, some static:

1.      WKXW, 31 May 1983 cut 1 talk out of music into spots.

2.      WKXW, 31 May 1983 Slightly chopped top of the hour into "Too Shy".


WLAD, Danbury CT, May 1979

A short snippet from a now defunct "Beautiful Music" station.

1.      WLAD FM break


WLQELucky 99 FM” WLQE Pleasantville-Atlantic City

Ellis B. Feaster wrote to me and provided the following info:  Lucky 99 was 99.3 WLQE Pleasantville-Atlantic City. The jock is Dave Kerr, the program director & midday guy. I was working there doing evenings at the time.” 

 

1.      Lucky 99 Air Check [Added January 2012], Recorded in 1983 or 1984.


WMDC, Hazlehurst MS, 24 June 1978

Here is one of my earliest taped air checks (recorded on 24 June 1978). These were received from nearly 1000 miles away using a Heathkit AJ-15 tuner and a 10 element Yagi antenna. They were taped on a TEAC A2340 4 track reel to reel machine.

1.      Top of the Hour with Dave Keenan.


WNBR, "Stereo 1"

This is probably 100.7 FM from Wildwood, NJ. Recorded from Groton CT (using a yagi antenna indoors) on 28 July 1983.

1.      WNBR Talk out of music, a DX reception 28 July 1983. This station is probably the same as WZXL today based on info from http://www.angelfire.com/nj2/piratejim/njfmhistory7.html.


WNEK "97.5 FM", Springfield MA (Western New England College Radio)

I only have one air check for this 10 watt station...

1.      WNEK Air Check 07 Jan 1982


WNOR "FM 99", Norfolk, VA, 25 May 1983

Good skip allowed this 500 mile reception...

1.      WNOR talk out of Bryan Adams...


WNVZ, "Z-104" FM 104, Norfolk, VA

Here are several air checks received during conditions of good skip. Most are from 28 July 1983, they have that classic "80s" sound! Recorded from Groton CT (using a yagi antenna indoors) on 28 July 1983.

1.      Z-104 cut 1 Bob Cannel (sp?) break.

2.      Z-104 cut 2 Z-104'cast.

3.      Z-104 cut 3 Talk into "The Fixx".

4.      Z-104 cut 4 Z-104 “Continuous Hits” sweeper.

5.      Z-104 cut 5 Another Z-104'cast.

6.      Z-104 top of the hour recorded spring 1983.

Several more Z-104 air checks received during conditions of good skip. All are from 25 May 1983.

1.      Z-104 "Continuous Hits" sweeper

2.      Z-104 break with Dancin' Bob Campbell

3.      Z-104 break out of spots

4.      Z-104 Bob Campbell signing off his show...

5.      Z-104 Joy Vanderlake top of the hour.


WJMI "J100" FM, Jackson MS, 24 June 1978

Here are some of my earliest taped air checks (recorded on 24 June 1978 from Wilbraham MA). These were received from nearly 1000 miles away using a Heathkit AJ-15 tuner and a 10 element Yagi antenna. They were taped on a TEAC A2340 4 track reel to reel machine.   I got the following e-mail regarding this entry (I originally had it listed as “K100”): 

WOKJ was an AM black station on 1550 beginning in the 50s.  WJMI was their FM at 99.7 (J-100) which began in 1973.  They did not simulcast, as one skewed to an older audience and one to a younger one.  However, they did joint promos, and you heard one on the aircheck refer to "WOKJ WJMI" ... but the jingles say J 100, not K 100.  No such thing as K 100 in Jackson Miss.

How do I know?  I was in ownership and management of WKXI 94.7 FM, a direct competitor of the two aforementioned, throughout the 70s.

The aircheck should be correctly titled WJMI J-100 Jackson Miss.

I can tell from listening to the aircheck, and hearing the interference from an adjacent channel station, that this came from an FM signal (not to mention the J 100 jingle).  WOKJ had a wretched AM signal, on 1550, with high power but highly (6 tower) directional.  One of the worst audio quality signals I ever heard. --JAB

1.      J100 cut #1 24 June 1978

2.      J100 cut #2 24 June 1978


WORJ, Mount Dora FL, 24 June 1978

Another of my oldest air checks... This was received from nearly 1000 miles away using a Heathkit AJ-15 tuner and a 10 element Yagi antenna. Taped on a TEAC A-2340 4 track reel to reel machine.

1.      WORJ talk into a song 24 June 1978.


WPJB, “JB-105”, Providence RI

I used to listen to JB-105 fairly often using my 10 element Yagi but unfortunately I have very few surviving recordings....

1.      JB-105 Air Check summer 1980 [Added January 2012].

2.      JB-105 Air Check 06 Dec 1981 A giant snowstorm today, Mickey O is anxious to go home (waiting for Jonny Dowd to arrive)! [Added February 2012].


WPLR, 99.1 FM, New Haven CT

I only could find one useful air check for WPLR.

1.      WPLR, March 1982 [Added January 2012].


WPRO, “92 Pro FM”, 92.3 FM, Providence RI

I dug up a few air checks dealing with the snowstorm of 06 December 1981.  Recorded from Wilbraham MA using a 10 Element Yagi.

1.      WPRO Air Check Storm Broadcasts 06 Dec 1981 [Added January 2012].

2.      More WPRO Air Check Storm Broadcasts 06 Dec 1981 [Added January 2012].


WQHQQHQ 105”, Ocean City-Salisbury MD, 25 May 1983

Two receptions from this station...

1.      QHQ 105 cut #1

2.      QHQ 105 cut #2


WQMV, Vicksburg MS, May 1979

A short recording made from 1000+ miles away from the station!

1.      WQMV FM Stereo in Vicksburg...


WRAQ, Wilbraham, MA, 108 FM, 27-28 November 1980

WRAQ was a “pirate” station broadcasting from my home town.  Power level was not very high, probably only a few watts, as it required a 10 element Yagi to pick it up clearly from only about 2 miles away.  The sound quality is not so great, however the presentation (considering these were high school kids) was actually pretty decent.

1.      WRAQ aircheck #1, 27 November 1980

2.      WRAQ aircheck #2, 28 November 1980


WRFM, New York, NY, "Stereo 105", 31 May 1983

A lone break from a "Beautiful Music" station.

1.      WRFM cut #1 31 May 1983


WSHE, Miami FL, 24 June 1978

Here are more of my earliest taped air checks (recorded on 24 June 1978). These were received from nearly 1000 miles away using a Heathkit AJ-15 tuner and a 10 element Yagi antenna. They were taped on a TEAC A2340 4 track reel to reel machine.

1.      WSHE cut #1 Promo for "Wake up Song".

2.      WSHE cut #2 "Matt" talks out of the Marshall Tucker Band.


WSHR, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY "E-92 Disco", May 1979

Here's a lone air check from a difficult to receive station from my location at the time (91.9 FM).

1.      WSHR break out of spots


 

WTIC, “96-TICS” and “96 WTIC-FM”, Hartford CT

A variety of air checks mostly from the early 1980s.   I used to listen to this station a LOT in the late 70s (“Hot Hits” era), unfortunately I did not have the foresight to record air checks from it at the time…

1.      WTIC air check August 1977 Not a great quality recording, made with a Panasonic portable recorder with people talking in the room.

2.      WTIC air check March 1982 [Added January 2012].

3.      WTIC air check Fall 1979 Slightly chopped at the beginning but better than nothing at all. [Added January 2012].

4.      WTIC air check Fall 1979 Slightly chopped at the beginning but better than nothing at all, into the Cars. [Added January 2012].

5.      WTIC Air Check 07 April 1982 (cut 1) Quick break with Mike West. [Added January 2012].

6.      WTIC Air Check 07 April 1982 (cut 2) Mike West talks into Ray Parker Jr.   [Added January 2012].

7.      WTIC Air Check 07 April 1982 (cut 3) Mike West talks it up.   [Added January 2012].

8.      WTIC Air Check Mike West Quick break from around Christmas 1981.   [Added January 2012].

9.      WTIC Air Check (News) Long (6:21) break with news, weather and comments from Christmas 1981.   [Added January 2012].

10.  WTIC Air Check Mike West into Juice Newton From Christmas 1981.   [Added January 2012].

11.  WTIC Air Check Mike West into Hall and Oates From Christmas 1981.   [Added January 2012].

12.  WTIC Air Check Mike weather into Prince From Christmas 1981.   [Added January 2012].

13.  WTIC Air Check with Jack Mitchell From Christmas morning 1981.   [Added January 2012].

14.  WTIC Air Check with Jack Mitchell into Rocky Burnette From Christmas morning 1981.   [Added January 2012].

15.  WTIC Air Check with Jack Mitchell out of Spots From Christmas morning 1981.   [Added January 2012].

16.  WTIC Air Check with Jack Mitchell weather into spots From Christmas morning 1981.   [Added January 2012].

17.  WTIC Air Check with Jack Mitchell with Ghost Story tickets From Christmas morning 1981.   [Added January 2012].

18.  WTIC Air Check with Jack Mitchell weather into George Benson From Christmas morning 1981.   [Added January 2012].

19.  WTIC Air Check with Jack Mitchell Ghost Story Ticket giveaway From Christmas morning 1981.   [Added January 2012].

20.  WTIC Air Check Mike West into Queen From summer 1980.   [Added January 2012].

21.  WTIC Air Check Gary Craig Christmas Song and news From Christmas 1981 (length 6:43).   [Added January 2012].

22.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #1 Gary Craig looking for a Monkey…   [Added January 2012].

23.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #2 Gary Craig phone bit.   [Added January 2012].

24.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #3 Quick break Into Peaches and Herb.   [Added January 2012].

25.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #4 Spots into Elton John.   [Added January 2012].

26.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #5 Break into Stevie Wonder.   [Added January 2012].

27.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #6 Chimpanzee phone bit. [Added January 2012].

28.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #7 More phone bit activity.   [Added January 2012].

29.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #8 Phone bits continue!   [Added January 2012].

30.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #9 Gary talks up giving away a WTIC T shirt.   [Added January 2012].

31.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #10  Contest, weather into Barbara Streisand.   [Added January 2012].

32.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #11  Break into Rick Springfield.   [Added January 2012].

33.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #12  Break into Jermaine Jackson.   [Added January 2012].

34.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #13  Quick break into Journey.   [Added January 2012].

35.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #14 Out of Journey talk into spots.   [Added January 2012].

36.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #15 Out of spots into Irene Cara.   [Added January 2012].

37.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #16 Quick break into Tommy Tutone.   [Added January 2012].

38.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #17  Break from Tommy Tutone to Paul Simon.   [Added January 2012].

39.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #18 Talk into spots.   [Added January 2012].

40.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #19 “Gary Gram”.   [Added January 2012].

41.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #20 Break into Bertie Higgins.   [Added January 2012].

42.  Gary Craig Show 21 Feb 1982 cut #1  Break into Olivia Newton-John.   [Added January 2012].

43.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #2 Great “Gary” break into Lindsay Buckingham!   [Added January 2012].

44.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #3 Break into Kool and the Gang.   [Added January 2012].

45.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #4 Out of Kook and the Gang into spots.   [Added January 2012].

46.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #5 T-shirt talk into Bee Gees.   [Added January 2012].

47.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #6 Bee Gees to Beatles.   [Added January 2012].

48.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #7 Barry White parody into the Floaters.   [Added January 2012].

49.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #8  Weather into spots.   [Added January 2012].

50.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #9  From spots to Dr. Hook.   [Added January 2012].

51.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #10  Gary AT&T “Reach out and shaft someone” parody into spots.   [Added January 2012].

52.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #11 Gary T-shirt call in.   [Added January 2012].

53.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #12  Out of Doobie Brothers into spots.   [Added January 2012].

54.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #13  Out of spots into Hall and Oates.   [Added January 2012].

55.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #14  Classic Gary into Teddy Pedergrast.   [Added January 2012].

56.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #15  Break into Vangelis.   [Added January 2012].

57.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #16  Vangelis into Beach Boys.   [Added January 2012].

58.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #17  Break out of Beach Boys.   [Added January 2012].

59.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #18  Break into Jackson Browne.   [Added January 2012].

60.  Gary Craig Show 17 April 1982 cut #19  Gary parody into spots.   [Added January 2012].

61.  WTIC Air Check 5 April 1980 cut #1  Gil Andrews into Sexy Eyes.   [Added January 2012].

62.  WTIC Air Check 5 April 1980 cut #2  News, weather and Jingle into Blondie.   [Added January 2012].

63.  WTIC Air Check 5 April 1980 cut #3  Fire Lake into Chicago.   [Added January 2012].

64.  WTIC Air Check 5 April 1980 cut #4  Gil Andrews into Rolling Stones w/ contest.   [Added January 2012].

65.  WTIC Air Check 5 April 1980 cut #5  Gil Andrews with Lottery numbers.   [Added January 2012].

66.  WTIC Air Check 5 April 1980 cut #6  Gil Andrews, Kool and the Gang to Lee Michaels.   [Added January 2012].

67.  Gary Craig Mianus River Bridge Song 1983  A parody Gary put together after the Mianus River bridge collapse in 1983.   [Added January 2012].

68.  Gary Craig Show 24 December 1981 cut #1  John Elliott news plus Gary’s Christmas Song (length 8:23).   [Added January 2012].

69.  Gary Craig Show 24 December 1981 cut #2  Dirty Joke of the Week and weather into spots.   [Added January 2012].

70.  Gary Craig Show 24 December 1981 cut #3  Roger Stafford traffic (with that classic “traffic bed”!   [Added January 2012].

71.  Gary Craig Show 24 December 1981 cut #4  Break into Fleetwood Mac.   [Added January 2012].

72.  Gary Craig Show 24 December 1981 cut #5  Dirty Joke of the Week into spots.   [Added January 2012].

73.  Gary Craig Show 24 December 1981 cut #6  Out of spots, ski report, into music.   [Added January 2012].

74.  Gary Craig Show 24 December 1981 cut #7  Charlie Bagley weather, John Elliott news, and the “Great Garenack”.   [Added January 2012].

75.  Gary Craig Show 24 December 1981 cut #8  Dirty Joke of the Week into Stevie Wonder.   [Added January 2012].

76.  Gary Craig Show 24 December 1981 cut #9  Break into spots.   [Added January 2012].

77.  WTIC Air Check Jerry Daniels 07 Jan 1978 ("Hot Hits" era)  Quality is not fantastic but included here anyway as these are rare.  This was recorded with a Panasonic RQ-309AS recorder (with mic) in a room while other things were going on.   [Added January 2012].

78.  Gary Craig Show Early 1980s Dirty Joke of the Week clip    [Added February 2012].

79.  WTIC AIr Check Fall 1981 into Foreigner    [Added February 2012].

80.  WTIC AIr Check Fall 1981 into Olivia Newton John    [Added February 2012].


WUSL, FM 99, Philadelphia

1.      WUSL break Recorded on 4 Sep 1981. Some static in this clip, reception was marginal (receiving station from 220 miles away). WUSL was country music back then.


WWLP, TV-22, Springfield MA

OK, yes this is not a radio air check but I decided to lump it in here anyway (as this is probably a fairly rare recording).  Here is the sign off of WWLP (channel 22 TV in Springfield MA) from 25 July 1976.

1.      TV 22 Sign Off  Recorded 25 July 1976 right after watching an episode of Star Trek.


WWOK, Miami FL, 24 June 1978

Here are some of my earliest taped air checks (recorded on 24 June 1978). These were received from nearly 1000 miles away using a Heathkit AJ-15 tuner and a 10 element Yagi antenna. They were taped on a TEAC A-2340 4 track reel to reel machine.

1.      WWOK break number 1 with Bob McKay.

2.      WWOK cut number 2 (sweeper out of spots).

3.      WWOK cut number 3, Bob McKay giving the forecast.


WXRI, "Love 105", Portsmouth, VA

1.      Love 105 bumper sticker promo, 25 May 1983, received under good skip conditions.


WXKS, "Kiss 108", Boston MA, VA

I used to listen to this station quite often but unfortunately only one air check exists in my collection…

1.      WKKX Air Check Spring 1982  Weather into another song. [Added January 2012].


WYNY, 97.1 FM, New York, NY

Here's a batch of air checks of Randy Davis of WYNY. I could get WYNY from western MA using the 10 element yagi even without skip conditions, however at times there is a little static.  Also have a few from when Sexually Speaking was on WYNY:

1.      Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #1

2.      Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #2

3.      Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #3

4.      Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #4

5.      Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #5

6.      Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #6

7.      Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #7

8.      Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #8

9.      Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #9

10.  Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #10

11.  Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #11

12.  Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #12

13.  Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #13

14.  Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #14

15.  Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #15

16.  Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #16

17.  Randy Davis on WYNY, 13 March 1982, Cut #17

18.  Sexually Speaking intro on WYNY

19.  Sexually Speaking intro on WYNY, 21 March 1982, Cut #2

20.  Sexually Speaking intro on WYNY, Early 1982

21.  WYNY Top of the Hour out of Sexually Speaking, early 1982

 


 Unknown Beautiful Music Station, 24 June 1978

Not sure where this station is from (probably south Florida), this was recorded when 1000+ mile skip was coming in. Received using a Heathkit AJ-15 tuner and a 10 element Yagi antenna. Recorded on a TEAC A-2340 4 track reel to reel machine.

1.      The Exotic Guitars with a "Theme from a Man and a Woman".


Unknown Beautiful Music Station, 1983 or 84?

Unfortunately I have no info on this air check (other than that it was on a tape most likely recorded in 1983 or 84), I included it as it is part of a bygone era.

1.      Theme from the motion picture "Living Free"


FM 104” Summer 1980 (New Hampshire)

Don’t’ have good info for this air check, very likely from New Hampshire (I had a direct shot to NH from southern MA with my 10 element Yagi).

1.      FM 104 air check [Added January 2012].


 

 Q96” FM, 31 May 1983

Not sure where it is from, somewhere along the mid-Atlantic coast most likely.

2.      Q96 FM cut #1


KSLI FM, Alexandria LA, May 1979

A 1000+ mile reception on this baseball broadcast station ID.

1.      KSLI station ID


 


"Back" links and E-mail

E-mail to Webmaster
Home Page of the Webmaster (Joe Roberts)...