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!
7/19 7/26 8/2 NOW - Week ending August 8, 2020
1 2 1 1 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
- - - 2 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, August 7, 1963 (restored)
- - - 3 Larry Lujack, WLS Chicago, August 1970
- - - 4 Dan Ingram, WABC New York NY, August 1975
- 33 12 5 The Real Don Steele, KHJ April 2, 1969
11 10 2 6 Dick Biondi, WCFL Chicago August 1, 1971
- 24 20 7 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.2
2 1 7 8 Dan Ingram, WABC NY July 20, 1968
- - - 9 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, March 2, 1968
- - 37 10 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 30, 1969
38 - 38 11 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 1970
- - 13 12 Don Steele, KIMA Yakima, Washington, March 1961
- - - 13 Russ Wheeler, WEAM Washington, D.C. March 9, 1965
- - - 14 Tiger Bob Raleigh, Davy Jones, WPGC Washington, D.C. April 6, 1969
- - - 15 Frank Terry, Gary Mack, KHJ Los Angeles, September 7, 1966
16 32 - 16 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, March 15, 1968
27 21 23 17 The Real Don Steele, KHJ, June 17 1970
28 4 11 18 Steve King, WLS Chicago, June 7, 1977 (unscoped)
4 9 6 19 Barney Pip, WCFL Chicago, May 11, 1968
- - - 20 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, May 25, 1968 Pt. 2 (restored)
- 28 9 21 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 4, 1968
- - - 22 JJ Jeffrey, Chuck Knapp, WRKO Top 300 1967
- - 26 23 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles March 21 1970
- - - 24 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 14, 1968
- - 19 25 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 27, 1968
- - - 26 Steve York, WCFL Chicago, January 14, 1971
- - - 27 WBZ Boston Second Annual Grease Weekend, 1973
- - - 28 Bob Elliot, KGB San Diego, July 28, 1967 Pt.2
- - - 29 Lohman and Barkley KFI Los Angeles March 1978
- 26 34 30 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles May 3 1967
18 3 4 31 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, NY July 22, 1967
- - - 32 Dick Shannon, WCFL Chicago, August 8, 1972
- - - 33 Frankie Crocker, WMCA New York, August 6, 1969
- - 29 34 Jerry G., British Countdown, KYW Cleveland, 1965
- 18 33 35 Mike Rivers, CKLW Windsor-Detroit, October 17 1967
- 17 22 36 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, March 28, 1968 4-5PM (RESTORED)
- - 40 37 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, May 25, 1968 (restored)
33 - - 38 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles July 3 1967
9 7 8 39 Charlie Tuna, KHJ Los Angeles, May 27, 1968
- - - 40 Charlie Greer, Dan Ingram, WABC NY August 5, 1967 Pt. 1

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