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!
5/19 5/26 6/2 NOW - Week ending June 8, 2024
1 1 1 1 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
24 - 9 2 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, April 17, 1970
- - 10 3 Ron Lundy, WABC NY September 5, 1970
- - 2 4 T. Michael Jordan, KKDJ Los Angeles, September 10, 1974
- - - 5 Dick Biondi, WCFL Chicago, June 4, 1970
- - 3 6 Bill Mouzis KHJ Promo Montage, 1965-1969
- - - 7 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, 2-27-67
- - - 8 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles February 25, 1967
5 3 14 9 Dan Taylor, WNBC NY Time Machine, October 1, 1988
- - 15 10 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, December 21, 1971
- - 5 11 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, June 6, 1974
29 17 6 12 Dan Taylor, WNBC NY Time Machine September 10, 1988
- - - 13 Bobby Rivers, WPOP Hartford CT. January 1971
- - 40 14 T. Michael Jordan, WGNE Panama City, FL February 3, 1966
- - - 15 Ron O'Brien, WCFL Chicago, June 7, 1972
- - - 16 KHJ Story with Bill Drake
- - 31 17 John Harding, KRIZ Phoenix, January 6, 1972
- - - 18 Dr. Grady Brock WCFL Chicago 1974
- - - 19 Bob Presley, KILT Houston, TX June 13, 1965
- - - 20 Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, February 22, 1969, 2-3 AM
- - 7 21 Rockin' Robin, WWIN Baltimore MD., February 2, 1969
- 38 - 22 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.1
- - 12 23 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, March 15, 1968
9 - - 24 Jack Spector, WNBC New York, NY July 5, 1969
- - - 25 The Herman Griffith Show, AFRTS, 1970 #14
- - - 26 Chuck Cannon, WSGA Savannah GA. 1976
- - - 27 Arnie Woo Woo Ginsberg, WMEX Boston 1965
- - - 28 Shadoe Stevens, KROQ Los Angeles December 1977
- - 8 29 Steve Lundy KFRC San Francisco 1971
- - - 30 Richard Sands, KITS-FM San Francisco, August 13, 1983
- 7 - 31 Robin Mitchell, KOL Seattle, February 22, 1971, 5-6AM (RESTORED)
- - 28 32 The Real Don Steele, KTNQ Los Angeles, May 16, 1977
- - - 33 KHJ History Of Rock And Roll, Hour 33, Feb 22, 1969 8-9 PM
- - - 34 Jay Sorensen, WNBC NY Time Machine, 8-23-1988 12M-1A
- - - 35 John Mack Flanagan, KTKT Tucson 8-19-1969
- - - 36 John Harding, WCAO Baltimore, MD. July 3, 1972 (scoped)
- - 32 37 Jack Gale, WAYS Charlotte NC August 10, 1966 (restored)
- 25 33 38 Jackson Armstrong, KFRC San Francisco, August 17, 1982 Pt.2
- - - 39 Humble Harve, KKDJ Los Angeles, October 13, 1974
- - - 40 The Herman Griffith Show, AFRTS 1970 #12

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