CLASSIC TOP 40 RADIO

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July 4th Special!

The Independence Day Special is streaming on Aircheck Channel. Featuring reruns of American Top 40, On the Radio, and Rick Dees!

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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!
2/4 2/11 2/18 NOW - Week ending February 24, 2024
- - 7 1 Dan Ingram for HOA, WABC New York Summer 1968
1 1 1 2 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
- - - 3 Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, May 28, 1973
- 24 30 4 Doctor Brock, WCFL February 21, 1974
- - - 5 Robert W. Morgan KHJ Los Angeles CA August 1966
- - - 6 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, December 26, 1968 Pt.1
- - - 7 The Real Don Steele, KHJ April 2, 1969
- 3 - 8 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, March 28, 1968 3-4PM (RESTORED)
- - - 9 Lee Randall, KILT Houston December 21, 1966 (scoped)
- - - 10 Johnnie Darin, KRLA Los Angeles, November 19, 1970
- - 27 11 The Golden Year 1969
- - 11 12 Dave Hull, KRLA Los Angeles, August 18, 1966 (restored)
- - - 13 Bob McCord on KILT, Houston, July 6, 1966
- - - 14 Dick Clark National Music Survey, Nov 3, 1984 Pt. 3
- - - 15 Dick Clark National Music Survey, Nov 3, 1984 Pt. 1
- - - 16 Ted Richards, CKLW Windsor-Detroit, 1973
- - - 17 Robert W. Morgan KRTH Los Angeles Video 1994
- - - 18 The Real Don Steele, KRTH Los Angeles, August 21, 1992
- - - 19 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 30, 1969
- - - 20 Russ Conrad, KEX Portland, OR. December 13, 1958
- - - 21 KILT Houston Bloopers And Party Tape, 1963 (scoped)
- - - 22 Jim Hawthorne, KNX Los Angeles, 1951
- - - 23 The Golden Year 1971
- - 2 24 Frank Terry, Gary Mack, KHJ Los Angeles, September 7, 1966
- - - 25 WMAL Washington Heller JAM Jingles Composite
- 10 5 26 T. Michael Jordan, KFIF Tucson AZ, 1966
- - 33 27 Steve Lundy, KILT Houston TX July 7, 1966
- - - 28 Robert W. Morgan, KMPC Los Angeles, August 6, 1979
- - - 29 rdskoil62b
- - - 30 Don Steele, KIMA Yakima, Washington, March 1961
- - - 31 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, December 26, 1968 Pt. 2
- - - 32 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, September 1968
- - - 33 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.1
- - - 34 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, January 8, 1970
- - - 35 Mort Crowley, WDGY Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN January 1965
- - - 36 John E Walker, WAVZ New Haven CT December 1975
- - - 37 Jay Reynolds, WIFE Indianapolis August 10, 1966
- - 20 38 horrts2
- - - 39 The Golden Year 1966
- - - 40 Gene Weed, KFWB Los Angeles November 23 1958

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