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.
WPEN was a significant force in those days, known as great sounding adult contemporary station.
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.
For me, moments like those made him a joy to listen to. The second part features more 'BZ, WRKO-FM, WMEX and WROR. "WMEX plays hit number 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1-1-1-1..." - very cool! Throughout the years, Mc Dougall used several names. () We love getting airchecks from the great state of PA!
Steele died in December 2002, and has been honored on this page.
My thanks to Rich Bosse, who prides himself in the audio quality of his airchecks.
It's a scary good time, and a donation from Charles Laquidara WBCN Boston 1970.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.Jim Kaye"The Big Tuna" WAQY Springfield MA Halloween Special 1980.My thanks to Glen Stevens WAQY Springfield, MA 1980.() Glen did overnights, and then middays at WAQY during the "WACKY 1-OH-2" days of the station, before they went AOR (now Classic Rock). Joe rockee with the oldies on the old WROR, and as evidenced in this aircheck, makes special connections with listeners calling in. a real "radio Pro" - which happens to be the name of Joe's just released book.The ET's for the spots were seriously scratchy, too.But, it's the "Gay, gay Phil Christy Show" and it's obvious Christy has a pleasantly dry sense of humor.For the last 30 years, the station has been known as Album Rock "I-95" with the calls WRKI.My thanks for Jim for this neat memory of my college days.() Laquidara was a huge force in Boston radio, particularly in the 1980's-1990's.From 1972-1996 He did mornings - "The Big Mattress" on 'BCN, then took the program over to WZLX for another four years before retiring to Maui in 2000. But in 1970, WBCN was free form progressive radio, and Laquidara's shifts included sound effects and novelty tunes.