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Last Update: November 26, 2020

The annual TurkeyFest is live!

Head over to the AircheckChannel between 9:00am Thursday and 6:00pm Friday for our yearly celebration of Thanksgiving Day in the US. Featuring the Turkey Hour with Bobby Rich and exhibits from past TurkeyFests. Enjoy!

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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.

We encourage users to offer comments on our exhibits and to participate in a dialogue about Top 40 Radio, the people, the music, popular culture and history preserved in these airchecks. REELRADIO endeavors to provide a forum for discussion, commentary, education, and critique.

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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!
11/1 11/8 11/15 NOW - Week ending November 21, 2020
- 2 1 1 Larry Lujack, KJR Seattle November 1966 (restored)
- - - 2 KRUX Phoenix AZ Composite 1975
2 3 2 3 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
- - - 4 Larry Lujack, Ron O'Brien, WCFL Chicago November 21, 1973
1 1 3 5 Ron Britain, Barney Pip, WCFL Chicago January 28, 1967
- 12 17 6 Eddie Rogers, WEAM Washington D.C. April 26, 1972
- 33 24 7 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, December 21, 1971
- - 31 8 Herb Oscar Anderson, WABC New York, November 10, 1965
24 - 4 9 Art Roberts, Pat Lopeman, WLS Chicago November 1965
- - - 10 Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, October 18 1968
- - - 11 Jimmy Rabbitt, KHJ Los Angeles, May 24, 1972
3 6 39 12 Bill Wade, KHJ Los Angeles, January 15, 1972
- - - 13 Charlie Greer, WABC New York, November 6, 1968
- 37 20 14 Ken Griffin, WDRC Hartford CT. December 29, 1969
- - - 15 Robin Mitchell, KOL Seattle, February 22, 1971, 5-6AM (RESTORED)
- - - 16 Ron O'Brien, WXLO 99X New York, May 7, 1975 Pt.2
- - 29 17 Beau Weaver, KFRC San Francisco November 14, 1973 (RESTORED)
- - - 18 T. Michael Jordan, KEZY Anaheim, CA. July 1978
- - - 19 T. Michael Jordan, KFIF Tucson AZ, 1966
- - - 20 T. Michael Jordan, KKDJ Los Angeles, September 10, 1974 (scoped)
- 8 23 21 Charlie Tuna, KHJ Los Angeles Feb 23, 1969
10 19 13 22 Dave Hull, KRLA Los Angeles, August 18, 1966 (restored)
- - - 23 Johnny Mitchell, Tommy Vance, KHJ Los Angeles, November 23, 1965
- - - 24 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 14, 1968
- - - 25 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 4, 1968
- - - 26 T. Michael Jordan, KFIF Tucson, 1966 (scoped)
- - - 27 T. Michael Jordan, KKDJ Los Angeles, September 10, 1974
- - - 28 Fifteen Minutes with Bing Crosby, KHJ, 1931
- - - 29 Jackson Armstrong, KKHR Los Angeles, July 1, 1985
11 - - 30 Jimmy O'Neill, KFWB Los Angeles, December 30. 1966
- - - 31 Pat O'Day, KJR Seattle, WA May 1967
- - - 32 The Real Don Steele, 93 KHJ February 9 1968
- - 11 33 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 27, 1968
- - - 34 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, September 1968
30 - - 35 Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, May 27, 1968 (restored)
- - - 36 Shotgun Johnny Ringo, KAFY Bakersfield CA. May 11, 1977
- 30 - 37 Scott Walker, Carl Mann, KOMA Oklahoma City, August 1971
- - 9 38 Tom Clay, KDAY Santa Monica (LA) August 19, 1966
- - - 39 Art Roberts on WLS, 1967
- - - 40 Bill Bailey, WKLO Louisville, KY July 25, 1969

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