On 9/1/77, Pittman took over as PD with a whole new cast, including replacing Don Imus with Ellie Dylan, and also hiring Allen Beebe, Johnny Dark and Lee Masters. () This great sounding aircheck of WTIC was recorded 9/30/91.
WNBC was obviously trying very hard to sound as boring as possible in this aircheck, playing several slow songs in row - probably to contrast the coming change to full out Top 40. At the time, Steele was retiring from his daily Monday-Saturday programs.
But, it's the "Gay, gay Phil Christy Show" and it's obvious Christy has a pleasantly dry sense of humor.
Besides Nettleton who is always sounds professional and smooth, this station was TIGHT.
Thanks to Steve West for this glimpse back to how an oldies station sounded in the 1970's. Download this aircheck as an mp3 file by RIGHT CLICKING HERE.
My thanks to Rich Bosse, who prides himself in the audio quality of his airchecks.
Download this aircheck as an mp3 file by RIGHT CLICKING HERE. () For the last 25 years, Fox has been meteorologist at WTNH-TV New Haven, but back in the late 70's, he was jocking at WPEN in Philadelphia.
It's got some pretty cool in-jokes for radio folks (Why-MCA; "9") and most of all, it ROCKS!
Thanks to contributor emeritus Jim Schultz WINE Danbury CT 1976.
Many would be surprised by this date of this aircheck - and yes, it's the same guy.
Reynolds was an early influence on my interest in radio.
I listened to him nights on 'KB - sounding a lot like this aircheck, fading in and out a bit, but generally strong at my house in Waterford, NY.
You never knew what to expect from him - on this aircheck he brakes into an impression of Jack Benny, and apologizes for remarks he made about the Beatles. Thanks to Boston Radio Jingles 1955-1974 (Part 1: ) (Part 2: ) Here is just about every Boston stations jingle you can remember (or not remember.) WBZ, WHDH, and WMEX are featured in the first part.
) Aircheck was contributed by Famous Amos WCBS-FM New York 2008.