|Our thanks to Corky Morton of Cook, Nebraska, for his contribution of this rare aircheck via Richard Fatherley (Radio's Revolution and Todd Storz).|
TOP STREAM 20.7Kbps (14.5KHz)|
Don Armstrong, WHB Kansas City, 1962 (06:35)
. . . you ever have a fight with Gillette Foamy, man? . . .
[Description by Uncle Ricky]
Any aircheck of WHB Kansas City, one of the original Todd Storz stations, is a genuine treasure, simply because WHB airchecks are extremely rare. This one was recorded at some distance from Kansas City, one night in 1962. (The slight "flanging" effect you may hear could be a byproduct of the digital noise reduction applied in 2000, as well as the original reception effects so common to AM DXing.)
I am told that Don Armstrong was the hot item in Kansas City on WHB at this time, and it's no wonder. He was not someone you could ignore, as his performance here demonstrates. By 1962, the Top 40 format was spreading across America, and this 1962 aircheck demonstrates the polished presentation of a early pioneer - one of the original veterans of the genre.
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