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!
11/6 11/13 11/20 NOW - Week ending November 26, 2022
- - - 1 Robin Steele, WISM Madison, WI. November 22, 1972
2 2 1 2 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
- - - 3 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, May 7, 1982
- - - 4 Dave Rogers, KIMN Denver Co. Newsic, 1960
- - - 5 The History of Rock and Roll DEMO
- - - 6 Cy Jobes, WXIL Parkersburg, WV. 1979
- - 19 7 Sam Riddle, KHJ Los Angeles CA May 3 1969
- 21 21 8 Bob Dearborn, WCFL Chicago November 25, 1971
- - 20 9 Barney Pip, WCFL Chicago, May 11, 1968
- - - 10 Gary Allyn KCBQ San Diego December 1965
- 6 6 11 Dan Ingram for HOA, WABC New York Summer 1968
- - - 12 Jay Thomas, KPWR Los Angeles 1987
- - - 13 Ron O'Brien, KFI Los Angeles, September 28, 1979 (restored)
- - 2 14 Pat Hughes, WQXI Atlanta, 1968
- - - 15 krla6381
- - 7 16 The Golden Year 1970
- 5 10 17 Robert W. Morgan Groovy Show Video, KHJ-TV October 30, 1969
- - - 18 Bill Wright, WIBG Philadelphia PA September 6, 1960
- - - 19 wbklif62
- - 32 20 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, September 1968
- - - 21 KLIF Dallas TX, November 22, 1963
- - - 22 Ken Knight WHB Kansas City, October 2 1970 Pt. 2
- - - 23 Jeff Christie, WIXZ McKeesport PA, 1971
- - - 24 The Golden Year 1971
- - 38 25 Gus Gossert, WCBS-FM, New York, NY July 19, 1970
- - 17 26 Coffee Jim Dandy, Mark Lane, KENO Las Vegas April 7 1966
- - - 27 WTRY Troy NY Bloopers, 1970's
40 - - 28 Wolfman Jack, WNBC New York, August 1985
- - - 29 Tom Murphy, Bob Dearborn, WCFL Chicago November 21, 1973
- - - 30 Tom Clay, KDAY Santa Monica (LA) August 19, 1966
- - - 31 JJ Jeffrey, Chuck Knapp, WRKO Top 300 1967
- - - 32 Shotgun Tom Kelly, KFMB-FM, January 7, 1978
- 37 9 33 Ron Riley, WOKY Milwaukee, 1960
- - - 34 Radio: The Radio & Records Years Video
30 38 31 35 Ron O'Brien, WCFL Chicago, November 1975
- - - 36 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, December 26, 1968 Pt.1
11 11 34 37 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, January 8, 1970
- - - 38 Robert Craig Savage, WAXC Rochester NY, 1972 (restored)
- - - 39 Rufus Coyote Super Shannon WGRQ-FM Buffalo NY March 1974
- - - 40 Ron Brandon, WAYS Charlotte, NC November 13, 1966 (restored)

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