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Last Update: DECEMBER 31, 2022
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The annual New Year's Special is streaming on Aircheck Channel. Featuring the KFRC Big 100 from 1968, WLS Big 89 from 1969, WOR-FM Top 100 from 1970, and more!
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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.
We encourage users to offer comments on our exhibits and to participate in a dialogue about Top 40 Radio, the people, the music, popular culture and history preserved in these airchecks. REELRADIO endeavors to provide a forum for discussion, commentary, education, and critique.
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.
|3/5||3/12||3/19||NOW - Week ending March 25, 2023|
|1||3||2||1||The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special|
|-||-||-||2||Don Clark, KOL Seattle, September 1970|
|-||-||10||3||Jim Edwards, CKLW Detroit February 20, 1968|
|-||-||-||4||Johnny Holliday, KYA San Francisco, October 21, 1967|
|-||-||-||5||Johnny Holliday, KYA San Francisco Top 30 of 1967, December 9, 1967|
|4||1||4||6||Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, February 21, 1969, 1PM-2PM|
|-||-||40||7||Al Brady, WOR-FM New York NY October 17, 1969|
|-||-||25||8||Johnny Williams, CKLW Composite, 1972-1973|
|-||-||-||9||KRLA Dick Clark Beach Boys Special, May 30, 1983 Pt. 1 (restored)|
|-||-||-||10||The Beatles A to Z 1980|
|-||-||23||11||Richard Irwin, WIXE Monroe NC March 29, 1969|
|-||-||-||12||Pat Hughes, WQXI Atlanta, August 31, 1963 (restored)|
|-||17||12||13||Mike Kelly CKLW Detroit, 1973|
|-||-||38||14||Dave Rogers, KIMN Denver Co. Newsic, 1960|
|-||-||3||15||Scott Regen, WKNR Detroit Motown Monday|
|-||-||1||16||Ken Keen (Al Evans, Jr.) WAKE Atlanta, July 1960|
|-||-||21||17||Ted Richards, CKLW Windsor-Detroit, 1973|
|-||22||29||18||Shane, KGA Spokane, January 15, 1969|
|-||23||14||19||The Real Don Steele Remembered, Part 2|
|-||14||5||20||John Records Landecker, WLS Chicago March 1974|
|-||27||36||21||Jimmy O'Neill, KFWB Los Angeles, December 30. 1966|
|-||-||-||23||Don Laughnane, WHB Kansas City, MO. May 2,1960|
|-||-||-||24||The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, January 8, 1970|
|-||-||-||26||Dan Ingram, Top 40 Satellite Survey July 26, 1986 Pt.3|
|-||-||-||27||Dr. Don Rose, WFIL Philadelphia PA. October 6, 1973|
|15||28||27||28||Chuck Buell, WLS Chicago, March 19, 1970|
|-||-||11||29||The Slim One, WLS-FM Chicago 1982|
|-||-||-||31||Ron Riley, WCAO Baltimore, 1972|
|-||-||-||32||The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, March 15, 1968|
|-||15||-||33||The Real Don Steele Remembered, Part 1|
|-||-||-||34||Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, March 15, 1976, Part Two|
|-||-||-||35||Jay Sorensen, WNBC NY Time Machine, August 30, 1988, 1AM-2AM|
|-||-||-||36||J. Michael Wilson, CHUM Toronto, June 9,1970|
|-||-||-||37||Johnny Holliday, KYA San Francisco, May 5 1969|
|-||-||-||38||Jack Armstrong, WKBW Buffalo NY, March 1971 Pt. 1|
|-||-||-||39||Bob Shannon, WKBW Buffalo, NY July 8, 1968 (RESTORED)|
|-||-||-||40||Sam Hale, WQXI Atlanta, August 31, 1963 (restored)|
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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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