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!
5/10 5/17 5/24 NOW - Week ending May 30, 2020
- - - 1 Tom Maule, KHJ Los Angeles, 1967
1 1 3 2 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
- - - 3 WFUN, Miami, Fundamental News, 1961
- - 25 4 Dick Biondi, WCFL Chicago, June 4, 1970
- - 26 5 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, December 21, 1971
- - 12 6 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, June 6, 1975
4 2 1 7 Dick Biondi on WLS, Chicago, 1963
- - - 8 KAAY ComEx News, Little Rock, AR, 1963
20 13 6 9 Charlie Tuna, KHJ Los Angeles, May 27, 1968
- - 2 10 Larry Lujack, Tommy Edwards, WLS Chicago May 26, 2008 10AM-12N
- - 37 11 Dick Biondi, WLS Chicago, June 7, 1960
- - 7 12 The Monkees, KRUX Phoenix AZ 1967 (RESTORED)
- - - 13 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, June 6, 1974
8 27 14 14 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles May 3 1967
18 - - 15 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles July 3 1967
- 3 10 16 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.1
- - - 17 Dave Hull, KRLA Los Angeles, August 18, 1966 (restored)
25 24 40 18 Gary Owens, KMPC Los Angeles, June 16, 1973
- - - 19 Ron Brandon, WAYS Charlotte, NC November 13, 1966 (restored)
- - 29 20 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, January 8, 1970
- - - 21 The Real Don Steele, KHJ, June 17 1970
- - - 22 Bob Layne, WJBK-FM Detroit, January 11, 1964, Part 1
- - - 23 Bob Shannon, WKBW Buffalo, NY July 8, 1968 (RESTORED)
7 10 - 24 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, May 25, 1968 (restored)
- - - 25 Tony Bond, WKFR Battle Creek MI., February 1965
- - - 26 Bill Ballance, KFWB Los Angeles, March 1, 1960
3 7 9 27 Dick Biondi, WLS Chicago, May 2, 1962
- - - 28 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, October 7, 1964
- - - 29 Larry Lujack, Gary Gears WLS Chicago April 17, 1972
- - - 30 Steve King, WLS Chicago, June 7, 1977 (unscoped)
- - 21 31 Sebastian Stone, WOR-FM New York NY May 18, 1970 Pt.1
- - - 32 Bob Shannon, KDKA Pittsburgh, 1973
- - 23 33 Coyote Calhoun, WAKY Louisville, 1973
21 - - 34 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, April 17, 1970 (scoped)
- - 13 35 Larry Lujack, WLS Chicago April 1971
- - - 36 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 1970
- - - 37 Russ Wheeler, WEAM Washington, D.C. March 9, 1965
- - - 38 Steve Lundy, KILT Houston TX July 7, 1966
- - - 39 Tom Shannon, CKLW Windsor-Detroit, 1967, 1968
- - 5 40 Tony Taylor, Jim O'Brien, WOR-FM New York, May 2, 1968

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