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!
9/6 9/13 9/20 NOW - Week ending September 26, 2020
3 4 4 1 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
- - - 2 Chuck Williams, WVBF-FM Framingham-Boston MA. September 21, 1974
- - - 3 Ron O'Brien, WCAR Detroit, December 31, 1971
- - 15 4 Alan Freed, WINS, New York, 1955
- - 13 5 Jay Thomas, WXLO-FM 99X September 20 1976
- - - 6 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, October 1973
- - 16 7 Bill Ballance, KFWB Los Angeles, August 18 1959
- 2 1 8 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, September 19, 1977
- - - 9 Gus Gossert, WCBS-FM, New York, NY July 19, 1970
37 5 7 10 Larry Lujack, WLS Chicago, September 16, 1976
- - - 11 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, October 7, 1964
- - 39 12 Jim Wood, KROQ Los Angeles, October 31, 1972
- - - 13 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, 2-27-67
- - - 14 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, October 1975
- - - 15 CRUISIN' 1955 - Jumpin George Oxford, KSAN San Francisco
- - 5 16 Jimi Fox, B-100 KFMB-FM, San Diego, Summer 1975
20 7 25 17 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.1
- - - 18 Ted Anthony, WCFL Chicago, June 14, 1971
23 22 21 19 Charlie Tuna, KHJ Los Angeles, May 27, 1968
- - - 20 Dan Ingram, WIL St. Louis 1960 Composite
- - - 21 Gary Gears, WCFL Chicago, October 6, 1970
8 6 2 22 Humble Harve, KHJ Los Angeles, January 29, 1970
- - - 23 Paul Christy, WCFL Chicago, March 15, 1971
- - - 24 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles May 3 1967
- - - 25 Harry Nelson, WRKO Boston, MA May 31, 1976
- - - 26 Les Turpin, WCBS-FM July 12, 1971 Pt.2
- - - 27 Rick Dees Jelly Donuts WHBQ Memphis, 1976
- - - 28 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.2
- - - 29 B. Mitchel Reed, KFWB Los Angeles, December 1965
- - - 30 Dan Ingram, WABC New York July 30, 1973
- - - 31 Jeff Hollinger Presents KFRC San Francisco, 1984
- - 24 32 Jay Thomas, 99X New York, September 20, 1976 Pt.2
- - - 33 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles February 25, 1967
- - 10 34 Big Ron O'Brien, KIIS-FM Los Angeles, 1983
10 10 - 35 Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, May 27, 1968 (restored)
6 11 30 36 Scott Walker, Carl Mann, KOMA Oklahoma City, August 1971
- - - 37 Harry Harrison, WMCA New York 1968
- 20 17 38 Jack Armstrong, KTLK Denver CO September 4, 1970 (RESTORED) Pt. 1
- - - 39 Jerry Kay, WCFL Chicago, March 4, 1971
31 - - 40 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, September 1968

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