CLASSIC TOP 40 RADIO

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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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HITBOUND!
Fresh FAB 40
For The Week Beginning

June 2, 2019

Richard W. Irwin, WIXE July 1969

June 6, 2019, marks one year since the passing of Uncle Ricky. In rememberance, Reelradio looks back at his radio career with this special recording of a young, 18 year-old Ricky at the helm of WIXE in Monroe, North Carolina. Please enjoy and remember Richard in the comments.


REELRADIO
FAB 40!
7/12 7/19 7/26 NOW - Week ending August 1, 2020
1 1 2 1 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
- 11 10 2 Dick Biondi, WCFL Chicago August 1, 1971
- - 5 3 Dan Ingram, WABC New York July 30, 1973
- 18 3 4 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, NY July 22, 1967
8 32 - 5 Mark Elliot, KHJ Los Angeles, June 25, 1975 Pt.3
- 4 9 6 Barney Pip, WCFL Chicago, May 11, 1968
30 2 1 7 Dan Ingram, WABC NY July 20, 1968
18 9 7 8 Charlie Tuna, KHJ Los Angeles, May 27, 1968
13 - 28 9 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 4, 1968
32 39 8 10 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.1
- 28 4 11 Steve King, WLS Chicago, June 7, 1977 (unscoped)
- - 33 12 The Real Don Steele, KHJ April 2, 1969
- - - 13 Don Steele, KIMA Yakima, Washington, March 1961
- - - 14 Barney Pip, WCFL Chicago IL May 25, 1968
- 26 20 15 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, 2-27-67
20 - - 16 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, September 1968
- - 13 17 Dan Ingram, WABC NY July 22, 1967 Pt.2
- - - 18 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, January 8, 1970
17 - - 19 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 27, 1968
- - 24 20 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.2
- 6 6 21 The Last Day: KRIZ Phoenix July 14 1978
- - 17 22 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, March 28, 1968 4-5PM (RESTORED)
16 27 21 23 The Real Don Steele, KHJ, June 17 1970
- - - 24 John Driscoll, WCFL Chicago, 1976
9 - - 25 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, January 7, 1969
- - - 26 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles March 21 1970
- - - 27 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, December 26, 1968 Pt.1
- - - 28 Christopher Lance, KKHR Los Angeles, May 9, 1984
- - - 29 Jerry G., British Countdown, KYW Cleveland, 1965
- 5 11 30 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, March 28, 1968 3-4PM (RESTORED)
- - 16 31 Bob Sirott, WLS Chicago, June 16, 1977
- - - 32 Jan Gabriel, WJOB Hammond IN February 10, 1967
- - 18 33 Mike Rivers, CKLW Windsor-Detroit, October 17 1967
11 - 26 34 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles May 3 1967
- - - 35 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles March 29 1968
- - - 36 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, May 18, 1968
31 - - 37 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 30, 1969
- 38 - 38 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 1970
19 36 - 39 Fred Winston, WKYC Cleveland OH Summer 1968
- - - 40 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, May 25, 1968 (restored)

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