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On December 31 & January 1, Aircheck Channel will feature our annual New Year's Special. Our program includes KFRC Big 100 from 1968, WOR-FM Top 100 from 1970, and American Top 40's Top 100 from 1978. The event begins Tuesday at 9:00am PST and ends Wednesday 9:00pm PST.

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!
3/15 3/22 3/29 NOW - Week ending April 4, 2020
- - - 1 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago IL April 3 1974
10 2 2 2 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
1 1 1 3 Dick Biondi on WLS, Chicago, 1963
- - - 4 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, April 11, 1973
- - - 5 Bruce Bradley, WBZ Boston, 1964
- - - 6 jarobkfi80.rm
- - - 7 Dan Ingram, WABC NY July 22, 1967 Pt.2
4 3 7 8 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles May 3 1967
- 25 15 9 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles July 3 1967
- - 4 10 WLS Chicago Sign On 1967
- - 9 11 Christopher Lance, KKHR Los Angeles, May 9, 1984
12 6 - 12 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, March 15, 1968
- - - 13 The History of Rock and Roll DEMO
- - - 14 Ray Gilmore, WIBG Philadelphia 1968
- - 16 15 Ron Lundy, WABC New York NY June 27, 1978
- - - 16 The PAMS Series 18 WLS Jingles
- - - 17 Charlie Van Dyke, WLS Chicago IL, July 26, 1973
- - - 18 Dan Ingram, WABC New York March 26 1966 (RESTORED)
- - - 19 Evan Lake, KCPX Salt Lake City, 1984
- 10 - 20 Ron Britain, WCFL Chicago, March 11, 1970 (unscoped)
13 5 28 21 The Real Don Steele, KHJ April 2, 1969
- - - 22 Tom Murphy, Bob Dearborn, WCFL Chicago November 21, 1973
- - - 23 Bob Robin (Sticht) WHB Kansas City February 3, 1961
- - - 24 Gary Allyn KCBQ San Diego December 1965
- - 31 25 Jack Armstrong, WKYC Cleveland OH September 1967
- - 27 26 Roger Christian, KHJ Los Angeles, 1965
- 24 3 27 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, March 28, 1968 3-4PM (RESTORED)
- - 17 28 Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, May 28, 1973
- - - 29 Art Roberts on WLS, 1967
- 15 - 30 WCFL Chicago Jingle Composite, Part One
- 32 - 31 Charlie Greer, WABC New York, August 1969
- - - 32 Jim Carson, Drake Chenault Best of 1979 Top Ten Countdown
- - - 33 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, NY July 22, 1967
- - 13 34 Jim Jackson, CKLW Detroit-Windsor, 1971
- - - 35 KCBQ San Diego, 1958-1978
- - - 36 Larry McKay, KRIZ Phoenix, April 1971
- - - 37 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.2
37 - 11 38 Big Steve Rizen on KQV, 1965
- - - 39 The PAMS WLS Acapellas
- - 8 40 Bootleg Top 40, Volume 2

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