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    This website is dedicated to the history of radio stations from the 1950’s to the late 1980’s. We exhibit scoped radio station airchecks, music surveys, promotions, interesting radio articles, tribute pages and more. The site has been updating since 1999.

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WSDM FM 97.9 Chicago (1976) *** WLS AM 890 Chicago (1984)

WAVZ AM 1300 New Haven (1974) *** WSYR-FM 94.5 Syracuse (1981) *** WLS AM 890 Chicago (1980)

American Top 40 launches July 4, 1970 and two months later these were the first stations to syndicate it..

September 1970

Chicago’s first outdoor concert venue at Soldier Field hosted by WCFL, July 18, 1970. 

 

NOW … The Big 64 WHLO Akron..

 WHLO AM 640 WHLO Akron, Doug Paine a.k.a. Barney Pip (WCFL) , November 8, 1968 (18:08) I think that’s Barney Pip. He worked at WHOT Youngstown in 1963, later WOKY and WCFL.


 WHLO AM 640 WHLO Akron, Joe Cunningham, May 30, 1970 (8:53)

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WHLO Control Room..

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Here’s Chris Kane & Mark Richards on 136 KGB San Diego..

 KGB AM 1360 San Diego, Chris Cane to Mark Richards, June 1971 (10:33)

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WLS Chicago ABC Sports clip of the Boston Marathon..1974

Ireland’s Neil Cusack winner of the 1974 Boston Marathon running a record 2 hours, 13 min., 39 sec..

 WLS AM 890 Chicago, Fred Winston, April 16, 1974 (43:23)

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1972 WLS Jocks..

It’s a WKBW-WWKB 1520 Buffalo Tribute Weekend!!

“From Grand Island to Rhode Island this is Buffalo’s 50,000 watt KB Radio 1520”

 WKBW AM 1520 Buffalo, Jefferson Kaye, 1966 (13:20)


 WKBW AM 1520 Buffalo, Casey Piotrowski, Summer 1972 (2:21)


 WKBW AM 1520 Buffalo, Fred Klestine, October 12, 1970 (9:37)


 WKBW AM 1520 Buffalo, Jack Armstrong, April 1, 1972 (10:45) WMEX AM 1510 Boston splash.


 WKBW AM 1520 Buffalo, Dan Neverth-Tom Donahue (News) & Paul Sheppard (Traffic) (26:44) I recorded this classic aircheck from my home on Cape Cod. It starts with the end of  the syndicated all-night Joey Reynolds Show on WABC New York. Joey was a former 1960’s ‘KB’ Jock. Of ALL the past and current talk show hosts, Joey was the best. Most of his show content was non-political and very interesting. Recording equipment: Yamaha TX-950 Tuner, homebrew super loop antenna and a SONY CDR-W33 CD Recorder.


 

Jack in 1972 & 2003

 WKBW AM 1520 Buffalo, Jack Armstrong, December 3, 2003 (36:37) Jack did his live shows from his North Carolina condo via satellite to the Buffalo studio. Included is a Dick Orkin “Chicken man Episode”. I also recorded this classic aircheck  from my home on Cape Cod.

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 WABC AM 770 New York, Dan Ingram, August 1968 (19:13)

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 WABC AM 770 New York, Dan Ingram, November 6, 1971 (13:27)

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 WABC AM 770 New York, Jim Perry, March 26, 1972 (8:44)

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Congratulations to Don Imus on a long radio and television career spanning six decades. Don’s last show will be March 29, 2018.

    Don’s first radio gig was in 1968 at KUTY Palmdale, CA.  A year later, KJOY Stockton & KXOA Sacramento, WGAR Cleveland (1970). WNBC New York (1971-1977). WHK Cleveland (1978) and back to WNBC (1979). Don worked at Video Hits One with his New York FM radio competitor WHTZ’s Scott Shannon (1985). WFAN New York (1988) and Nationally Syndicated MSNBC Imus in the Morning (1993).

vumeter w’N’bc AM 660 New York, Don Imus, November 11, 1972 (29:53) Gotta love the WABC Dan Ingram Jingle! @ counter #17:33  lol

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vumeter w’N’bc AM 660 New York, Don Imus, August 25, 1977 (23:52)

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Don Imus on Music Radio 1220 WGAR Cleveland..


CBS Sunday Morning Broadcast, March 24, 2018..

WIXO New Orleans Hit Music Station..

vumeter WIXO FM 98.5 New Orleans, Michael Green to Jay Douglas, August 1973 (20:58) I listened to WIXO the Summer of 1974  from Liverpool, NY (Syracuse Area) mixing with Buffalo’s WHLD-FM 98.5. Another great ’70’s top 40 station..

 

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Here’s an 1959 article featuring the new Collins Cart Machines introduced at KXOL Radio Fort Worth..

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Tired of winter? Here’s a little warmth from Miami’s 56 WQAM & 79 WFUN..

vumeter 56 WQAM Miami, Todd Chase, April 7, 1971 (11:45)

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vumeter 56 WQAM Miami, Jim Dunlap, November 26, 1971 (9:43)

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vumeter 56 WQAM Miami, American Airchexx Jim Dunlap composite, February 1976 (6:36)

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vumeter 79 WFUN Miami, Don Knight, 1973 (1:40)

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vumeter 79 WFUN Miami, Bwana Johnny, 1975 (4:06)

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WQAM  WFUN Promotion..

 

WFUN’s Jack Armstrong..

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It’s a Gary Gears Tribute!

vumeter 56 WIND Chicago, Gary Gears, July 20, 1974 (27:48)


vumeter 89 WLS Chicago, Gary Gears, December 28, 1971 (25:15)


vumeter 89 WLS Chicago, Gary Gears, October 1972 (43:54)

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vumeter Big 10 WCFL Chicago, Gary Gears, 1971 (18:04)

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vumeter 1050 CHUM Toronto, Gary Gears, 1973 (15:55)

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KOMA AM 1520 Oklahoma City

    

vumeter AM 1520 KOMA Oklahoma City, Scott Walker, June 1970 (6:41) From the Scott Walker master tape collection. A new KOMA aircheck never heard before.

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vumeter AM 1520 KOMA Oklahoma City, Alex Stone, August 1974 (20:24) From the Scott Walker master tape collection. A new KOMA aircheck never heard before.

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The Scott Walker master tape collection..

WKBW 1520 Buffalo, NY 50 KW Directional 

Nighttime Pattern protects 50 KW KOMA OKC..


KOMA Tower Tornado Damage, March 25, 2015..

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KFSB AM 1310 Joplin, Missouri

vumeter AM 1310 KFSB Joplin, Scott Martin, October 24, 1971 (14:08)

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    Part of KOMA Scott Walker’s aircheck collection included Scott Martin on KFSB AM 1310 Joplin, Missouri from 1971. I transfered this recording directly from 7 inch reel to hard drive. I didn’t clean up the recording. enjoy!

Here’s a WLS ‘twin-spin’ with John Landecker & Brant Miller,

November 10, 1980.

  

vumeter AM 89 WLS Chicago, John Landecker, November 10, 1980 (34:23) My original recording.

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vumeter AM 89 WLS / FM 94.7 95 WRCK Chicago, Brant Miller, November 10, 1980 (27:48) My original recording.

 

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Here’s one of my favorite WLS airchecks from late June 1981 with

Jeff Davis, Yvonne Daniels, Karen Hand and Les Grobstein..

   

vumeter AM 890 WLS Chicago Composite: Jeff Davis, Yvonne Daniels, Karen Hand & Les Grobstein (39:48) My original recording.

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Here’s Harry Scarborough on San Francisco’s KSFX FM 104..

  

vumeter FM 103.7 104 KSFX San Francisco, Harry Scarborough, August 19, 1973 (26:01)

   KGO-FM signed on the air in 1947. In 1971 KGO-FM changed to KSFX with a progressive album rock ‘Love’ format. In May 1973 KSFX changed to the Musicradio (WABC) Top 40 format until late 1974 and changed to a Dance/Soul format. KGO-AM 810 was a successful News radio format through the 1970’s and 80’s.

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KSFX 1971 Progressive Rock Poster..

It’s a Shotgun Tom Kelly ‘twin-spin’

vumeter AM 1170 KCBQ San Diego, Shotgun Tom, 1974 (8:23)

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Shotgun Tom Kelly on KRTH FM 101 Los Angeles..

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