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On June 6, 2018 we learned of the untimely death of Richard Irwin, founder of Reelradio.com. Please take a moment to reflect on everything he did to leave this lasting legacy. He worked tirelessly and for peanuts to make this site what it is.

We have a new exhibit this week! In celebration of Richard's life, please enjoy the Hitbound recording seen below.

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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!
8/18 8/25 9/1 NOW - Week ending September 7, 2019
14 8 4 1 The Real Don Steele, KHJ April 2, 1969
2 3 1 2 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
- 5 2 3 Drake-Chenault Syndication and Jingle Demos, 1973
5 13 21 4 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, September 1968
- 20 - 5 Bootleg Top 40, Volume 1
1 4 7 6 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 4, 1968
- - 35 7 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.2
- - - 8 Greaseman, 1983 DC-101 Composite
4 10 10 9 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.1
6 6 3 10 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, July 11, 1972
27 38 13 11 Humble Harve, KHJ Los Angeles, January 29, 1970
39 36 34 12 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, May 25, 1968 (restored)
33 - 5 13 Charlie Tuna, KHJ Los Angeles Feb 23, 1969
- - - 14 Dickie Shannon, KYNA-FM, Des Moines, IA. 1971 (restored)
15 11 8 15 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 27, 1968
- - - 16 Bill Brown, WOR-FM New York, NY September 4, 1969
- - - 17 Bob James on WGAR, Cleveland, 1977
22 - 23 18 Charlie Van Dyke, KHJ Los Angeles, January 24, 1972
- 1 - 19 Jim Wood, KROQ Los Angeles, October 31, 1972
- - - 20 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, May 25, 1968 Pt. 2 (restored)
- 18 15 21 Don Steele, KIMA Yakima, Washington, March 1961
- - - 22 Tom Maule, KHJ Los Angeles, 1967
- - - 23 Charlie Tuna, KHJ Los Angeles, February 27, 1970
- - - 24 Lee Simms, KCBQ San Diego, November 20, 1970 Pt. 1 (restored)
- - - 25 Rick Shaw, WQAM Miami 1966
- 14 - 26 Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, May 27, 1968 (restored)
- 19 - 27 Robert W. Morgan, Big 93 of 1972, KHJ Los Angeles
- - - 28 Chuck Browning, KFRC San Francisco, August 31, 1969
38 7 9 29 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles February 25, 1967
- - - 30 Richard Pegue, WVON Chicago, June 9, 1975
- - - 31 Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, February 21, 1969, 8PM-9PM
- 24 - 32 Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, October 18 1968
- - - 33 The Wake Up Show, WHBB Selma AL. June 24, 1964
- - - 34 Wolfman Jack, WCFL Chicago, September 15, 1973 (Pt.4)
21 - - 35 Bootleg Top 40, Volume 2
- - 12 36 Charlie Tuna, KHJ Los Angeles, May 27, 1968
12 9 - 37 Jerry Kaye, WING Dayton, OH August 9, 1966
- - - 38 John Mack Flanagan, KFRC San Francisco, 1977
- - - 39 Jim Stagg, WCFL Chicago IL, September 14-15, 1966
- - - 40 Jack Spector, WMCA New York NY, September 10, 1965 (RESTORED)

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