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Frankie Crocker, WMCA New York, August 6, 1969 (59:31)
. . . If Frankie Crocker isn't on your radio, your radio really isn't on . . .
[Description by Gary Pedoto]
Here is "Instant Play" with Frankie Crocker, recorded on Wednesday, August 6, 1969, between 10 and 11pm on WMCA/570 AM.
It was recorded on an Aiwa AM/FM/Marine Band cassette recorder. The marine band section was interesting to me. I would listen to ship-to-shore calls placed with the "New York Marine Operator", the time station CHU in Canada, and other utility stations. The actual frequency range of the marine band, as I remember, was 1.7 Mhz to 4.3 Mhz. It was the lower end of the shortwave frequencies.
I used a 120-minute cassette to make this recording. There were a few repairs in the tape because it broke in two or three places, but only a few seconds of the program were lost each time.
TECHNICAL NOTE FROM UNCLE RICKY: 10 of the 14 reportable music performances were restored. All of the restored songs were played in their entirety. The songs that were not restored were cut short in the original broadcast.
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