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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!
11/14 11/21 11/28 NOW - Week ending December 4, 2021
- 1 1 1 K.O. Bayley, KFRC San Francisco, December 1968
- - - 2 Rudy Rocha, XEROK El Paso, December 1972
- - 10 3 Jay Stevens, KFRC San Francisco, December 2, 1968
- - - 4 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago IL December 7, 1973
- - - 5 Charlie Greer, Dan Ingram, WABC NY August 5, 1967 Pt. 1
- - - 6 T. Michael Jordan, WGNE Panama City, FL February 3, 1966
- - - 7 WOKY Snippets, 1968-1969 (Bob Collins)
- - - 8 Cecil Hale, WVON Chicago, June 8, 1974 Pt.2
- - 7 9 Bob Dearborn, WCFL Chicago November 25, 1971
- - - 10 Robert W. Morgan, WIND Chicago, August 17, 1971
- - - 11 Dr. Don Rose, KFRC San Francisco January 7, 1975 (RESTORED)
- - - 12 Charlie Greer, Dan Ingram, WABC NY August 5, 1967 Pt. 1 (scoped)
- - 15 13 WOKY Snippets, 1970-1973
18 - 37 14 Fred Winston, WKYC Cleveland OH Summer 1968
1 - 23 15 Bob Chase, WNOE New Orleans June 28 1963 (restored)
- - - 16 Chuck Leonard, WABC New York, October 9, 1968
- - 40 17 John Driscoll, WCFL July 2, 1975
- - 2 18 Jimmy Jet, KYA San Francisco 1974
- - - 19 Al Brady, WOR-FM New York, NY February 5, 1970 (scoped)
- - - 20 Al Brady, WOR-FM New York, May 30, 1969 Pt.1
- - - 21 Bob Robin (Sticht) WHB Kansas City February 3, 1961
- - - 22 Cecil Hale, WVON Chicago, June 8, 1974, Part One
- - - 23 Chuck Leonard, WABC NY December 27, 1968 Pt.1
- 9 - 24 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, December 21, 1971
- - - 25 Dusty Morgan, K108 (KXOA-FM) Sacramento, 1974
17 - 36 26 Jay McKay, WFUN Miami FL Fundamental News, 1961
- 13 - 27 Jack Armstrong, WKBW Buffalo NY December 22, 1970 Pt.2
- - - 28 Johnnie Darin, KGB San Diego, July 29, 1967
- - - 29 Joe Yocam, Gene Weed, KFWB January 1968
- - - 30 Larry Lujack, WLS Chicago, January 27, 1978
- - - 31 Bob Allen, WFIL Philadelphia December 7, 1967
- - - 32 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles May 3 1967
- - - 33 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.1
- 4 6 34 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
- - - 35 The United States Airforce Presents Wolfman Jack, December 1977
- - - 36 NYC Jingles - WOR-FM
- - - 37 Chris Borden, KEWB Oakland, CA. August 10, 1961
- - - 38 Chris Cooper KONO San Antonio March 2, 1972
- - 29 39 Chuck Leonard, WABC New York, December 25, 1970
- - 33 40 Dan Taylor, WNBC NY Time Machine, October 1, 1988

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