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!
5/29 6/5 6/12 NOW - Week ending June 18, 2022
- 14 10 1 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, June 19 1973
13 6 1 2 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, June 12, 1964 (restored)
12 9 8 3 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
- - 32 4 Dan Ingram, KRTH Los Angeles, June, 1998
- 24 16 5 Dan Ingram, WABC NY, June 25, 1966 (RESTORED)
- 20 15 6 Dick Biondi, WCFL Chicago, June 25, 1971
- - - 7 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago July 5, 1972
- - - 8 Dan Ingram, WABC 20th Anniversary, July 3, 1981 Pt. 1 (restored)
- - 20 9 American Top 40 Greatest Disappearing Acts, July 7, 1973 Pt.1
5 4 2 10 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, June 6, 1974
- - - 11 wls6085
- - - 12 Robert E. Lee, WJBK Detroit MI, July 11, 1963
- 15 5 13 Dan Ingram, WCBS-FM Radio Greats Reunion June 1991 Part 1
22 2 3 14 John Records Landecker, WLS Chicago, June 7, 1977
- - - 15 Cousin Brucie, WABC NY November 5, 1968 Pt.4
- - - 16 cvdkrth98
- - 24 17 Cousin Brucie, WABC NY November 5, 1968 Pt.1
- - 4 18 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 1970
- - 23 19 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, March 28, 1968 3-4PM (RESTORED)
- - - 20 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, July 11, 1972
- - - 21 Dan Ingram 20th Anniversary, WABC NY, July 3, 1981 Pt. 2 (restored)
14 5 13 22 Steve King, WLS Chicago, June 7, 1977 (unscoped)
- - - 23 KOL Seattle Last Day Composite, 1975
- - - 24 Ted Anthony, WCFL Chicago, June 14, 1971
- - 19 25 Rick Dees American Music Magazine, October 13, 1986
- - - 26 Johnny Williams, CKLW Windsor-Detroit, December 31, 1973 Pt.8
- - - 27 ihklif60
- - - 28 The Real Don Steele: Four Fractious Fridays
- - - 29 Dan Ingram, WABC New York Power Blackout 1965
- - 14 30 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, January 7, 1969
- - - 31 KHJ: A Mann and His Logos
- - - 32 Larry O'Brien, WCFL Chicago, April 8, 1970
- - 28 33 Jim Stagg, KYW Cleveland, OH April 15, 1963
- - - 34 Beau Weaver, KHJ Los Angeles, 1976
- - - 35 American Top 40 Greatest Disappearing Acts, July 7, 1973 Pt.2
- - - 36 X-ROCK 80 (XEROK) The Live Years, 1977-80
- - - 37 WQAM/Storz Satellite Radio Jingles 1959
- - - 38 WLS DJ Reunion, April 1985, Part 2
- - - 39 WCBS-FM New York, Radio Greats Reunion 1991 Part 1
- - - 40 rdskoil62b

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