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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!
11/17 11/24 12/1 NOW - Week ending December 7, 2019
- - - 1 Shotgun Johnny Ringo, KAFY Bakersfield CA. May 11, 1977
1 1 1 2 Dean Anthony, WMCA New York, July 15, 1967 Pt.1
- - - 3 Buffalo Dick Birch, WCBS-FM New York, NY July 12, 1971 Pt.1
- 11 3 4 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.1
5 8 2 5 Bob Chase, WNOE New Orleans June 28 1963 (restored)
- 20 37 6 Bill Beamish, Ed Baer, Dean Anthony, WMCA NY 1969,1970
6 4 5 7 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
16 23 10 8 Dean Anthony, WMCA New York, July 15, 1967 Pt.2
- - - 9 Gwinsound Accelerators Demo, WTRY
- - 11 10 Larry Lujack, KJR Seattle November 1966 (restored)
11 3 13 11 Beaver Cleaver on 10Q, KTNQ Los Angeles 1977
3 15 18 12 The Real Don Steele, KHJ April 2, 1969
- 26 - 13 Don Steele, KIMA Yakima, Washington, March 1961
- - - 14 Russ Conrad, KEX Portland, OR. December 13, 1958
- - - 15 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, December 21, 1971
25 37 - 16 Don Steele vs. Eric Chase, Los Angeles 1978
- - - 17 Murray The K, Mad Daddy, WINS New York, October 1964 (restored)
- - - 18 Pat O'Day, KJR Seattle WA November 1966 (scoped)
- - - 19 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, January 8, 1970
9 7 21 20 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, June 30, 1969
- - - 21 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, July 21, 1969 Pt.2
- - - 22 Montage: WMCA New York, NY, 1963-1970
- - - 23 Bill Shirk, WXLW Indianapolis, IN February 1974
- - - 24 Bill Wright, WIBG Philadelphia PA September 6, 1960 (scoped)
7 6 8 25 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, June 12, 1964 (restored)
- - - 26 Johnny Mitchell, Tommy Vance, KHJ Los Angeles, November 23, 1965 (scoped)
- - - 27 Jerry Stevens, WIBG Philadelphia November 14, 1961 (scoped)
- - - 28 Lohman and Barkley KFI Los Angeles March 1978
- - - 29 Larry Lujack, KJR Seattle November 1966 (scoped)
- - - 30 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago IL December 7, 1973
- - - 31 Pat Holiday, CKLW Windsor-Detroit, May 3, 1977
- - - 32 Pat O'Day, KJR Seattle, WA May 1967 (scoped)
- - - 33 Pat O'Day, KJR Seattle WA November 1966 (RESTORED)
- 25 - 34 The Real Don Steele, KHJ Los Angeles, August 6, 1971
- - 4 35 Robin Steele, WISM Madison, WI. November 22, 1972
- - - 36 Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, February 22, 1969 12M-1AM
- - - 37 American Top 40 Greatest Disappearing Acts, July 7, 1973 Pt.1
- - - 38 Bob Lewis, WABC NY February 7, 1964
- - - 39 Bobby Mitchell, KYA, San Francisco, 1961
- 13 - 40 B. Mitchel Reed Final Show WMCA New York NY March 20 1965

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