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!
9/4 9/11 9/18 NOW - Week ending September 24, 2022
1 1 2 1 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
- 38 15 2 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, September 1968
- - 1 3 Bob McCord on KILT, Houston, July 6, 1966
- - - 4 Casey Kasem, America's Top 10, November 18, 1984 (AUDIO)
- - - 5 Dave Rogers, KIMN Denver Co. Newsic, 1960
- - - 6 American Top 40 Greatest Disappearing Acts, July 7, 1973 Pt.1
- - - 7 WNEW-FM New York Salutes WABC, May 1982
- 31 14 8 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, September 5, 1974
- - 27 9 Charlie Van Dyke, KLIF Dallas 1966
- - - 10 Rick Shaw, WCKR Miami FL, 1960
- - 3 11 WMYQ Miami Composite 1972
- - 22 12 Ron Riley, WOKY Milwaukee, 1960
17 17 6 13 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, January 8, 1970
- - - 14 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles May 3 1967
- - - 15 Pat Patterson, WKIX Raleigh 1973
- - - 16 Pat Patterson: Off the Top of His Head, 1973
- - - 17 Davey O'Donnell, KXOK, St. Louis 1962
- - - 18 Roger Barkley, KIMN Denver CO. Septermber 4 1960 (RESTORED)
- - 8 19 Tony Evans KRIZ Phoenix 1966
- - - 20 Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, February 21, 1969, 7PM-8PM
- - - 21 Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, February 21, 1969, 5PM-6PM
- - 21 22 Richard W. Irwin, WYCL York, S.C. April 1973
- - - 23 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.1
- - - 24 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, March 28, 1968 3-4PM (RESTORED)
- - - 25 Danny Sheelds WITH Baltimore 1964
- - - 26 Danny Romero, KFMB-FM B-100 San Diego, August 1986
- - - 27 Dex Card, WCFL Chicago September 1971
- - - 28 Charlie Tuna, KHJ Los Angeles, February 27, 1970
- - 29 29 Wolfman Jack, WCFL Chicago, September 15, 1973 (Pt.4)
- - 7 30 WMAL Heller-Hamilton Music Machine Jingles Composite
- 37 - 31 Radio's Revolution and the World's Happiest Broadcasters
- - - 32 Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles February 22 1969 8AM-9AM
16 - 31 33 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, August 6, 1971
- - - 34 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles July 3 1967
8 18 - 35 Larry Lujack, WLS Chicago, September 16, 1976
- - - 36 khj70jw
- - - 37 Greg Scott, KQV Pittsburgh August 1, 1966
- - - 38 Danny Romero, KFMB-FM B-100 San Diego, August 1986-scoped
- 9 4 39 Bob Bobaloo Mayben, WJBY Gadsden Alabama, 1972
- - - 40 Buzz Bennett, WTIX New Orleans June 1968

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"... Todd (Storz) and some others were sitting around figuring out what they could do on their station and they noticed that WDSU had a program called the Top 20. And they thought if the Top 20 was successful, that the Top 40 would be even better - and that's what they said - We're going to be twice as good as WDSU 'cause we're gonna play - The Top 40." - Hon. Wm. L. Armstrong, U.S.S., Ret., Denver, Colorado
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