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HITBOUND!
New Exhibits for the Week of
January 31, 2016 — Volume XX, Issue 51
Commentary and Introductions by Uncle Ricky

DEBUT COLLECTION
Look at this! A DEBUT COLLECTION one week before we complete TWENTY YEARS online! Here are a couple of wonderful exhibits from the ALL NEW Robert C. Allen Collection! There will be more, but these are both exceptionally high-fidelity studio recordings from the days of vinyl and reel tape. Thank you, Mr. Robert Alianiello!


Bob Allen, WFIL Philadelphia December 7, 1967

Great 1960's Philadelphia Top 40 on WFIL! Wonderful jingles, some classic commercials and a couple of musical surprises, too! It's all professionally hosted by young Bob Allen!


Robert C. Allen, WCAO Baltimore MD February 11, 1971

And here is Robert C. Allen a few years later, smooth and solid on WCAO in Baltimore. Two newscasts from Baltimore News veteran Ted Jaffee are included. Thank you, Robert!


REELRADIO
FAB 40!

Week Ending 01-30-16
1428 of 1527 (93%) RESPONDED
711 TOTAL HOURS REPORTED THIS WEEK
627 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.

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--HB1 Joe O'Brien, WMCA New York, NY February 24, 19652
--HB2 Joey Reynolds, KSFO/KYA-FM San Francisco October 19, 19882
--HB3 Joe O'Brien, WMCA New York, NY February 24, 1965 (scoped)2
--44 Buffalo Dick Birch, WCBS-FM New York, NY July 12, 1971 Pt.13
--305 John Driscoll, WCFL Chicago, 19763
-HB16 Buffalo Dick Birch, WCBS-FM New York, NY July 12, 1971 Pt.23
HB137 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, January 16, 19794
-36138 Charlie Tuna, KHJ Los Angeles, January 9, 19714
-HB29 The Birth of KPLS, Santa Rosa, CA. April 19, 1964 Pt.33
-35910 Charlie Van Dyke, KHJ Los Angeles, January 24, 19724
--3711 Charlie Van Dyke, KHJ Los Angeles January 19743
---12 Dan Ingram, WABC NY July 22, 1967 Pt.22
---13 Cousin Brucie, WABC NY November 5, 1968 Pt.12
--514 The Birth of KPLS, Santa Rosa CA. April 19, 1964 Pt. 13
--2615 The Real Don Steele, KTNQ Los Angeles, May 16, 19773
--HB16 Joey Reynolds, KSFO/KYA-FM San Francisco October 19, 1988 (scoped)2
---17 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, January 8, 19702
19102418 Todd Chase, KQV Pittsburgh PA 19688
-272219 Larry Lujack, WLS Chicago, IL. April 26, 19714
305620 Shana, KFRC San Francisco, January 3, 19765
---21 Cousin Brucie, WABC NY November 5, 1968 Pt.22
--1222 Bob Moody, CKLW Windsor-Detroit, December 31, 1973 Pt. Two3
--4023 Mike Kelly, CKLW Logger #5, June 29, 19733
HB22024 The Golden Year 19634
11281125 George Michael, WABC New York, December 19, 19748
---26 The Real Don Steele KTNQ TenQ LA June 2 1977 Part Two2
--3227 The Real Don Steele, KIQQ-FM Los Angeles, January 19743
---28 Tiger Bob Raleigh, WPGC Washington D.C. July 20 19692
---29 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 27, 19682
--3530 Sandy Jackson, KOIL Omaha NE March 7, 19623
---31 Cousin Brucie, WABC NY November 5, 1968 Pt.32
---32 Harry Nelson, WRKO Boston, MA May 31, 19762
---33 The Real Don Steele KTNQ TenQ LA June 2 19772
---34 Chuck Buell, WLS Chicago, March 19, 19702
--3635 Harry Harrison, WABC New York, March 11, 1975 Pt. 23
HB33136 The Golden Year 19624
27152137 Jack Armstrong, KTLK Denver CO. September 4, 1970 Pt. 15
--3838 Charlie Tuna, KKDJ-FM L.A., January 22, 19743
---39 Bobby St. Thomas, KBLA Los Angeles, September 25, 19662
--3940 Kris Stevens, WCFL Chicago, August 23, 19723

 
ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK
 HITBOUND 2015-02-01 
Paul Kirby, WCFL Chicago, June 24, 1972
Charlie Tuna, KKDJ Los Angeles Rewind 73, Pt.3
Charlie Tuna, KKDJ Los Angeles Rewind 73, Pt.3 (scoped)
The Big 610, KFRC, Feb 17, 1986 Pt.38 (27-20)
The Big 610, KFRC, Feb 17, 1986 Pt.38 (27-20) (scoped)
 
TWO YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
 HITBOUND 2014-02-02 
KYYX Seattle Radio Hall of Fame Weekend, 1979
Chuck Buell, KIMN Denver CO. March 31, 1982
 
THREE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
 HITBOUND 2013-01-27 
Jerry Kay, WCFL Chicago, May 5, 1972
Jerry Kay, WCFL Chicago, May 5, 1972 (scoped)
Don Clark, KOL Seattle, September 1970
Don Clark, KOL Seattle, September 1970 (scoped)
 
FOUR YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
 HITBOUND 2012-01-22 
Lee Simms, KCBQ San Diego, November 20, 1970 Pt. 1 (restored)
Lee Simms, KCBQ San Diego, November 20, 1970 Pt. 2 (restored)
Doc Frail (Lee Simms), Famous Amos (Wally Amos) KRLA Los Angeles 1975
Lee Simms, KRIZ Phoenix AZ 1964
Salesman Records A Spot, Unknown
Lee Simms, KISQ-FM San Francisco June 30, 1999
KRLA Los Angeles, 1975 (Lee Simms as Doc Frail)
 

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