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PURPOSE Founded in 1996, this online aircheck museum is operated by REELRADIO, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The primary function of REELRADIO is archival and educational. Our focus is Top 40 radio from 1955 to 1989. Our aircheck exhibits are recordings of one-time radio broadcasts, both full-length and "Scoped". Scoped airchecks are shorter in length and do not include musical performances.

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If you have quality, full-length airchecks, NOW is the time to contribute. No junk, please, only the best material will be considered. NO MP3, and nothing that has already been posted online. Write ricky@reelradio.com if you have airchecks that should be included in our Repository.

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HITBOUND Exhibits and Fresh FAB 40
For The Week Beginning

September 24, 2017

Dr. Don Rose, WFIL Philadelphia PA. October 6, 1973

Here's a piece of Top 40 history that has taken 21 years to make it to REELRADIO. Our thanks to The Rob Frankel Collection for making it available. Dr. Don Rose was happy and successful at Philadelphia's WFIL, and he might have stayed there until the late '80's. But RKO's Paul Drew made him an "offer he couldn't refuse", and the Good Doctor moved to San Francisco and KFRC, where he was happy and successful - until the late '80's. This exhibit features Dr. Rose on his last Famous 56 morning show.


Bwana Johnny, WFUN Miami FL, July 16, 1974

We've heard Bwana Johnny on the West Coast, in the Midwest, and in New Jersey, but this is our first exhibit featuring the Bwana in Miami, where he was Miami's Morning Mouth. Our thanks to Richard Mamches for this GOLDEN GIFT from Big Apple Airchecks.


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FAB 40!

Week Ending 09-23-17
1118 of 1321 (84%) RESPONDED
485 TOTAL HOURS REPORTED THIS WEEK
621 TITLES CHARTED THIS WEEK

The FAB 40 is determined by actual REELRADIO listeners and ranked by SHARE of total listening time in the previous week by Real Players configured to report. Additional explanation and expanded data is available. These reports are updated weekly and provide full listings of all Repository content streamed in the past week.

09/0209/0909/16NOW - Week Ending 09-23-17WKS
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1211 Don Laughnane, WHB Kansas City, MO. May 2,19605
3422 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, December 21, 197129
-29213 Larry Lujack, WLS Chicago September 16, 19764
--114 Jim Stagg, WCFL Chicago IL, September 14-15, 19663
7755 Johnnie Darin, KRLA Los Angeles, November 19, 19705
--156 Bill Wade, KHJ Los Angeles, January 15, 19723
--197 JJ Jeffrey, Chuck Knapp, WRKO Top 300 19673
2534318 Ron Riley, WLS Chicago, 19685
--179 The Real Don Steele, KIQQ (K-100) Los Angeles, September 14, 19743
123310 Mark Elliot, KHJ Los Angeles June 25 1975 Part Two8
211211 Jack Armstrong, Frank Zappa, WKTQ Pittsburgh PA November 7, 19745
--2412 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, September 19, 19773
---13 The Real Don Steele, KHJ April 2, 19692
--4014 Harry Harrison, WABC New York, March 11, 1975 Pt. 33
69715 Mark Elliot, KHJ Los Angeles June 25 197514
---16 Jack Armstrong, WJAS Pittsburgh, PA. March 14, 19732
13152917 Chuck Buell, WLS Chicago, March 19, 19707
--3718 Bob Moody, CKLW Logger December 31, 1973 Pt. 13
---19 Bob Moody, CKLW Windsor-Detroit, December 31, 1973 Pt. Two2
---20 Jay Thomas, WXLO-FM 99X September 20 1976 Pt.12
---21 Chuck Browning, KFRC San Francisco, August 3, 19692
---22 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, March 15, 19682
---23 Tony Pigg, WPLJ New York NY September 23, 19772
205824 Dan Ingram, WABC NY July 22, 1967 Pt.211
---25 Roger W. Morgan, WIFE Indianapolis, IN August 8, 19682
30202726 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles September 19685
32171427 Ted Richards, CKLW Logger June 29 1973 Pt.35
---28 Buddy Van Cleave, KUDL Kansas City KS January 2, 19702
---29 JJ McKay, WPGC Morningside-Washington D.C. July 5, 19822
14102230 Mike Rivers, CKLW Windsor-Detroit, October 17 196717
---31 The Real Don Steele, 93 KHJ February 9 19682
--2532 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, NY July 22, 19673
-242633 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles March 21 19704
---34 Art Roberts WLS, August 19682
---35 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, December 26, 1968 Pt. 22
---36 The Real Don Steele KTNQ TenQ LA June 2 19772
---37 The Real Don Steele, KHJ, June 17 19702
---38 Jack Armstrong WPOP Hartford CT 1970 Part One2
---39 Ron O'Brien, WCFL Chicago, November 19752
---40 Bob Raleigh, WPGC Morningside December 31, 19672

 
ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK
 HITBOUND 2016-09-25 
NO HITBOUNDS THIS DATE
 
TWO YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
 HITBOUND 2015-09-27 
Murray The K, Brian Epstein, WOR-FM NY March 1967
Murray The K, Brian Epstein, WOR-FM NY March 1967 (scoped)
Rick Dees American Music Magazine, October 13, 1986
Rick Dees American Music Magazine, October 13, 1986 (scoped)
 
THREE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
 HITBOUND 2014-09-28 
The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 1970
The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 1970 (scoped)
Bob Dearborn, Larry O'Brien, WCFL Chicago October 26, 1972
Bob Dearborn, Larry OBrien, WCFL Chicago October 26, 1972 (scoped)
 
FOUR YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
 HITBOUND 2013-09-29 
Harry Nelson, WRKO Boston, MA May 31, 1976
Harry Nelson, WRKO Boston, MA May 31, 1976 (scoped)
Tony Pigg, WPLJ New York NY September 23, 1977
Tony Pigg, WPLJ New York NY September 23, 1977 (scoped)
 
FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
 HITBOUND 2012-09-23 
Gene Weed, KFWB Los Angeles, March 27, 1959
Gene Weed, KFWB Los Angeles, March 27, 1959 (scoped)
Charlie Tuna, KKDJ Los Angeles Rewind 73 Pt.1
Charlie Tuna, KKDJ Los Angeles Rewind 73 Pt.1 (scoped)
 
SIX YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
 HITBOUND 2011-09-18 
Robert Murphy, WAYS Charlotte NC, Composite 1977
Lou Kirby, WNOE New Orleans, LA. 1964
Lou Kirby, WNOE New Orleans, LA. 1964 (scoped)
Wolfman Jack, WBZ Grease Weekend, July 1973
Wolfman Jack, WBZ Grease Weekend, July 1973 (scoped)
 

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