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!
7/24 7/31 8/7 NOW - Week ending August 13, 2022
4 6 2 1 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
- - - 2 Bob Elliot, WOR-FM New York, January 1968
- - - 3 American Top 40 Greatest Disappearing Acts, July 7, 1973 Pt.1
- - - 4 KLIF Dallas TX, November 22, 1963
- - - 5 Jim Wood, KROQ Los Angeles, October 31, 1972
- - - 6 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, April 13, 1968
- - 1 7 Charlie Tuna, KHJ Los Angeles June 1 1978
- - - 8 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago IL April 3 1974
- - - 9 Promos and Composite, KVIL Dallas, March 1983
5 8 - 10 Dan Ingram, Top 40 Satellite Survey July 26, 1986 Pt.1
7 1 3 11 Dick Biondi, WCFL Chicago August 1, 1971
- 29 20 12 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, December 21, 1971
- - - 13 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, April 17, 1970
- - - 14 Les Turpin, WCBS-FM July 12, 1971 Pt.2
- - - 15 Don Laughnane, WHB Kansas City, MO. May 2,1960
1 4 6 16 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, NY July 22, 1967
- - - 17 Dr. Don Rose, KFRC San Francisco August 9, 1974
- - - 18 rdskoil62
- - - 19 Perry St. John, WDGY Minneapolis, MN July 5, 1968
- - - 20 Dave Diamond, KBLA Los Angeles, June 16, 1967 Pt.3
- - - 21 Dean Anthony, WMCA New York, July 15, 1967 Pt.2
- - - 22 Cousin Brucie, WABC NY November 5, 1968 Pt.1
- - - 23 Beaver Cleaver, KFMB-FM San Diego, CA. June 20, 1976 Pt.1
- - - 24 Tommy Vance, KOL Seattle WA. June 25, 1965
- - - 25 Larry O'Brien, WCFL Chicago, April 21, 1971
- - - 26 diwnbc88
3 25 - 27 Dan Ingram, WABC NY July 22, 1967 Pt.2
- - - 28 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, May 22, 1971 Pt.1
- - - 29 Dave Diamond, KBLA Los Angeles, June 16, 1967 Pt.1
- - - 30 The Versatiles, Days of the Week, 1960
- - - 31 Charlie Greer, WABC New York, November 6, 1968
- - 10 32 WKZQ-FM Myrtle Beach, S.C. Composite 1979
- - - 33 WFUN Miami News Production 1961
- - - 34 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, August 6, 1971
- - - 35 Les Turpin, WCBS-FM New York July 12, 1971 Pt.1
- - - 36 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, June 6, 1974
- - - 37 KFRC San Francisco Big 610 1986 Pt.1 (610-600)
- - - 38 Jack Armstrong, WKBW Buffalo NY, March 1971 Pt. 1 (scoped)
- - - 39 Jack Armstrong CHUM Toronto February 1969 (RESTORED)
- - - 40 Frank Jolle, KBOX Dallas TX November 21, 1966

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