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!
6/5 6/12 6/19 NOW - Week ending June 25, 2022
9 8 3 1 The REELRADIO Tenth Birthday Special
20 15 6 2 Dick Biondi, WCFL Chicago, June 25, 1971
14 10 1 3 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, June 19 1973
- - 7 4 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago July 5, 1972
- 32 4 5 Dan Ingram, KRTH Los Angeles, June, 1998
24 16 5 6 Dan Ingram, WABC NY, June 25, 1966 (RESTORED)
- - 8 7 Dan Ingram, WABC 20th Anniversary, July 3, 1981 Pt. 1 (restored)
- - - 8 Dan Ingram 20th Anniversary, WABC NY, July 3, 1981 Pt. 3 (restored)
- - 21 9 Dan Ingram 20th Anniversary, WABC NY, July 3, 1981 Pt. 2 (restored)
- - - 10 Dan Ingram 20th Anniversary, WABC NY, July 3, 1981 Pt. 4 (restored)
- - 20 11 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, July 11, 1972
- - - 12 Alan Fredericks, WCBS-FM New York June 11, 1989, Part Two
6 1 2 13 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, June 12, 1964 (restored)
- - - 14 WWDJ, Steve Clark and Last Days, 1974
5 13 22 15 Steve King, WLS Chicago, June 7, 1977 (unscoped)
- - - 16 George Michael, WFIL Philadelphia, April 1974
- - 24 17 Ted Anthony, WCFL Chicago, June 14, 1971
- - - 18 Harry Harrison, WABC New York, January 16, 1979
- - - 19 Bob Sirott, WLS Chicago, June 16, 1977
- - - 20 Tom Maule, KHJ Los Angeles, 1967
4 2 10 21 Larry Lujack, WCFL Chicago, June 6, 1974
- - - 22 Johnny Holliday, WINS New York, April 18, 1965
- - - 23 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, August 5, 1967 Pt. 2
- - - 24 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, August 7, 1963 (restored)
- - - 25 Johnny Holliday, WHK Cleveland, December 23, 1963
- - - 26 Chickenmania (Chicken Man) Episode 1-2
15 5 13 27 Dan Ingram, WCBS-FM Radio Greats Reunion June 1991 Part 1
- - - 28 Bob Dearborn, WCFL Chicago November 25, 1971
- - - 29 Bob Dearborn, Tom Murphy, WCFL Chicago January 5, 1973
- 17 - 30 WRJZ Knoxville, TN Composite, 1979
- - - 31 Tom Maule, KGB San Diego December 12, 1964
- - 12 32 Robert E. Lee, WJBK Detroit MI, July 11, 1963
- - - 33 Larry O'Brien, WCFL Chicago, April 21, 1971
- - - 34 Don Sherwood, Jack Carney, KSFO Bloopers
- - - 35 Johnny Holliday, WINS New York, March 1965
- - - 36 Chickenmania (Chicken Man) Episode 1-5
39 - - 37 Dan Ingram, WABC New York, April 13, 1968
- - - 38 Danny Dark, WIL St. Louis, 1963
- - - 39 Clark Weber, WCFL Chicago, May 5, 1971 (restored)
- - - 40 Casey Kasem, American Top 40, November 1, 1980

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