Full Length WABC Airchecks
The huge majority of airchecks on this web site are "telescoped". That means that the music, the commercials and the news have been edited out so that all that you hear are the things that were unique to Musicradio WABC. Most of the WABC sound files that have been distributed throughout the radio world over the years have been preserved in this way.
However, due to the ever increasing popularity of this web site, we have come across airchecks that are complete (or almost complete) which include everything just as it happened over the air. These can be very interesting to listen to because you get more of a sense of what WABC sounded like to its huge audience just as they were listening to it. While you can get a much faster impression of the station by listening to the telescoped airchecks, if you really want to experience it as it was, un-telescoped airchecks are the best way.
Because these are relatively rare, we're always looking for anyone who might have a recording of WABC in the attic (or elsewhere) to contribute. If you happened to have recorded WABC back in the Musicradio days, let us know! We'd love to showcase your full length aircheck!
Here's the index to those we do have:
Cousin Brucie: November 21, 1967
The Top 100 Hits of 1967
Ingram: January 2, 1968
(courtesy Tom Raffaldi)
Morrow: February 28, 1968
(courtesy Don Jennett)
Cousin Brucie: September 9, 1968
The Top 100 Hits of 1968
Morrow: from October 1969
(courtesy Paul Herman)
The Top 100 Hits of 1969
The Top 100 of 1970
Bruce Morrow, Chuck Leonard and Jay Reynolds
The Top 100 of 1971
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