GENERAL INTEREST RADIO
Last update: June 20, 2016.
- Mutual sounders and promos mutual_sounders_promos.mp3
- ABC radio bloopers and funnies abc_bloopers.mp3
- Paul Harvey's announcer laughing pet_poodle.mp3
- Lowell Thomas laughing, CBS Radio fat_lady.mp3
- W2XOR sign on and dedication. WOR's FM station. Aug. 1, 1940. w2xor_080140.mp3
- W71NY dedication of new 10 kw transmitter for WOR's FM station. Nov. 30, 1941
- D-Day Coverage, KFWB Los Angeles dday1.mp3, dday2.mp3
- Mutual, Roosevelt has died. “This nation has suffered this day a staggering loss.” mutual_fdr.mp3
- Mutual, Fred Van Deventer news, May 7, 1945
- Mutual, Japanese surrender interrupts Cab Calloway, Aug. 14, 1945 mutual_calloway.mp3
- CBS, news update before Eileen Farrell, Aug. 13, 1945, 6:30 p.m. EWT cbs_news_update_8_13_45.mp3
- CBS, “The Japanese have accepted our terms fully - that is the word we have just
received from the White House in Washington.” Aug. 14, 1945. trout.mp3
- CBS: Hottelet news analysis followed by hourly newscast cbs_4_17_60.mp3
- NBC bulletin, shots fired near President Kennedy jfk_nbc_radio.mp3
- “Two priests who were with President Kennedy....” Edwin Newman newman.mp3
- “We have a press report over the wires. We hope that it is unconfirmed....” Eric Leinsdorf leinsdorf.mp3
- Mutual coverage of the Kennedy assassination mutual_jfk.mp3
- “Oswald has been shot!” Ike Pappas pappas.mp3
- WLCY, St. Petersburg, Fla., Dec. 28, 1966 wlcy_122866.mp3
- CBS news sounder, used until 1968 cbs1.mp3
- ABC retires its news sounder, end of 1967 abc_sounder_retired.mp3
- ABC Entertainment newscast, Dec. 27, 1968 entertainment_122768.mp3
- ABC, all four newscasts, Mar, 29, 1969, 9:55 to 10:35 p.m.
- Mutual newscast, April 10, 1969 mutual_041069.mp3
- CBS newscast, moon landing, 1969 moon_age.mp3
- CBS coverage, Armstrong steps onto the moon surface, July 20, 1969 cbs_072969.mp3
- NBC newscast, Jan. 17, 1970 nbc_011770.mp3
- CBS newscast, October 30, 1970 cbs_103070.mp3
- CBS bulletin, Supreme Court rules for the newspapers, June 30, 1971 schorr.mp3
- Winston-Salem and Charlotte radio, May 1973: WTOB, WAIR, WSJS, WSOC, WBT, WAYS, WRPL, WIST,
WROQ, WPEG, WSOC-FM nc_radio_may-1973.mp3
- ABC Contemporary newscast, Aug. 15, 1973, 8:55 p.m. a2_081573_855pm.mp3
- ABC Contemporary newscast, Oct. 10, 1973, 1:55 p.m. a2_101073_155pm.mp3
- ABC Contemporary newscast, Oct. 20, 1973, 8:55 p.m. a2_102073_855pm.mp3
- NBC newscast, Mar. 6, 1974, 9 p.m. nbc_030674_9pm.mp3
- UPI Radio News, April 29, 1974 upi_042974.mp3
- ABC Contemporary newscast, July 27, 1974, 7:55 p.m. a2_072774_755pm
- Mutual newscast, Apr. 29, 1974, 10:30 p.m. mutual_042974_1030pm.mp3
- Mutual newscast, July 27, 1974, 7:30 p.m. mutual_072774.mp3
- NBC newscast, July 27, 1974, 8 p.m. nbc_072774_8pm.mp3
- CBS sports promos cbs_sports_promos.mp3
- CBS newscast, Sept. 8, 1974, 1 p.m. cbs_090874_1pm.mp3
- Mutual newscast, Sept. 8, 1974, 1:30 p.m. mutual_090874_130pm.mp3
- New York morning radio, Aug. 9, 1976: WABC, WCBS, WNBC, WOR, WINS ny080976.mp3
- WNWS(FM) 97.1 New York, NBC News and Information Service, Aug. 9, 1976 wnws_aug_9_1976.mp3
- Reds win the pennant, 1976
- Reds win the Series, 1976
- CBS newscast, Carter elected President, early morning after election day, Nov. 1976 carter.mp3
- CBS, Ask President Carter, beginning of program, Mar. 5, 1977 ask_president_carter.mp3
- WFHG, Bristol, Virginia. Gary Meadows. Probably 1977. wfhg.mp3
- NBC newscast beginning, Pope John Paul I has died, Sept. 1978 whaj.mp3
- WGUL AM-1500, New Port Richey, Florida, first day of MOYL wgul_nov_22_1979.mp3
- 1980: WAQT, Carrollton, Ala.; WHKW, Fayette, Ala.; WCPC, Houston, Miss.; WKOR, Starkville, Miss.; WACR, Columbus, Miss. ne_miss.mp3
- WPSO(FM) 105.5, New Port Richey, Florida, Nov. 1980 wpso_nov_1980.mp3
- 1980: WMPA, Aberdeen, Miss.; WHAY, Aberdeen, Miss.; WHKW, Fayette, Ala.; WKOR, Starkville, Miss.; WZLQ, Tupelo, Miss. ne_miss2.mp3
- CBS newscast, John Lennon shot cbs_lennon.mp3
- AP Radio, Pope John Paul II shot, 1981 pope.mp3
- WGUL, June 14, 1985, Tom Edwards wgul_june_14_1985_te.mp3
- ABC newscast opening, May 16, 1986 abc_may_16_1986.mp3
- ABC newscast opening, date unknown abc1980s.mp3
- ABC newscast, May 1, 1987, 11 a.m. abc_may_1_1987.mp3
- WHN-1050 becomes WFAN-1050, New York, July 1, 1987 whn_becomes_wfan.mp3 thanks John D. Bowker
- CBS Radio newscasts, San Francisco earthquake, Oct. 18, 1989, 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. ET
- WGUL-FM 105.5, New Port Richey, Florida, Music of Your Life, Jeff Miller, July 21, 1991 wgul_072191.mp3
- WQXR-1560 becomes WQEW, New York, 1992 wqew_1992.mp3 thanks John D. Bowker
- WGUL-FM 105.5, New Port Richey, Florida, Music of Your Life, John Dalton, Mar. 8, 1995 wgul_mar_8_1995.mp3
WEST VIRGINIA RADIO
- Part of 10th anniversary program, 1949. Voices heard are: David Schoenbrun (CBS), William R. Barrett, Jack Pevora, Walter Carter
- Jingles, 1959 (perhaps PAMS Series 8, files courtesy of John Sellards)
- Ray Ford, Sept. 9, 1960. This is not a real aircheck! Ray Ford is really John Sellards and he wasn't even born yet in 1960,
but in 1994 he re-created the sound of WJLS with 1960 music and actual WJLS production and jingles from about the same time. This “aircheck”
has been offered for years on ebay.com despite John’s efforts to get it removed, but he gave me permission to post it here.
- Part of 25th anniversary program, 1964. The first day of broadcasting is recreated, with Don Boyd, Mrs. Oscar Williams, Judy and Julie
- Bill O'Brien, Sept. 1, 1967: MOR, CBS News with Douglas Edwards, Gene Morehouse promo WWHS football
- Bill O'Brien, July 13, 1968: MOR (better quality than the preceding aircheck)
- Gary George, Aug. 7, 1968 (?)
- Bill Blake, morning show (filling in), 1973
- Beckley vs Welch football, 1974
- Beckley vs Charleston football, 1976
- Roger Ball, morning show, 1976
- Rev. J. W. Goins, 1976
- Bill O'Brien interviews Jerome Van Meter, 1977
- Bill O'Brien interviews Charles Armentrout, Mar. 28, 1980
- Bill O'Brien interviews Joe L. Smith Jr, 1981
- Anniversary program, 1988
- Bill O'Brien and Rod O'Dell talk about Paul Vennari, 2001
- Early 1960s jingle wwnr.mp3
- Samples of production and then (apparently) an actual aircheck, Bill Boyd, 1964 wwnr_production.mp3
- Bob Horton at night, Dec. 28, 1965 wwnr1965.mp3
- June 1968 newscast after the broadcast of the WWHS graduation wwnr_mike_martin.mp3
- Kyle Lilly, 1970 wwnr_1970_kyle_lilly.mp3
- Bob Horton morning, June 30, 1971: American Contemporary newscast, Howard Cosell, brief Paul Harvey
- WWNR demo by D. S. Goodwin, 1973 wwnr_demo_1973.mp3
- WWNR, D. S. Goodwin, about 1973 wwnr_goodwin.mp3
- WWNR, 1975. Ron Leader, Papa Jay Jarrell wwnr1975.mp3
- 1976 composite aircheck wwnr1976.mp3
- WWNR, WJLS, WAXS 1993 wwnr_wjls_waxs_1993.mp3
- Family Giant jingle, 1967 wcir2.mp3
- Lee Harmon, country, about 1967 wcir_harmon.mp3
- Lee Daugherty, remote at the Arts and Crafts Fair, Sept. 2, 1968 wcir_sep_2_1968.mp3
- Bob Mahoney, Lee Daugherty and Tom Martin, Kyle Lilly wcir1973.mp3
- Shane Randall, PM drive, late 1970s shane_randall.mp3
- WCIR AM-1070, 1976 wcir_1976b.mp3
- Keith Cook, WCIR-AM 1070, 1976 wcir_1976_keith_cook.mp3
- WCIR AM-1070 final Jimmy Swaggart program with WBKW advertisement wcir_1976_swaggart.mp3
- Dan Robbins, Nov. 1, 1976, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., Mutual news, Bob Cannon editorial wcir_1976_nov1.mp3
- Shane Randall, 1977, with Glenn Neal doing traffic reports wcir_1977_randall.mp3
- Jay Quesenberry, 1977 wcir_1977_quesenberry.mp3
- Bob Cannon, 1977 wcir_1977_cannon.mp3
- Beckley vs St. Albans basketball, Bob Cannon beckley_st_albans_1977.mp3
- CIR stops the Bee Gees, 1978 wcir1978a.mp3
- WCIR Rappers Delight, produced in the early 1980s by Chris Silver wcir_rappers_delight.mp3
- Top of hour ID into NBC News, Sept. 1978 whaj.mp3
- Brief aircheck, 1947 wtip47a.mp3
- Brief aircheck, 1947 wtip47b.mp3
- Intro by Hugh McPherson to an interview about the Braxton County monster, probably 1968
[file courtesy of Jerry Waters] braxton.mp3
These files and the surrounding information and the files from WFGM and WKJL were contributed by Scott Reppert.
- “T Top 30 Countdown” Promo.
“Big” Nick Fantasia wanted a Countdown show to both go up against the other stations that were airing nationally syndicated countdown shows on Sunday afternoon AND reflect the “local flavor” of what we were playing on a daily basis at WTCS. This is the promo for that show, which was hosted by Gary Deavers. Not too many spots feature a Judas Priest music bed!
- “Longest Carp.”
“Stroh’s Sports Today” (5:45pm weekdays) was a WTCS standard for around 50 years. In the olden days when “Big Nick” was not able to stay and do the bulk of the show live, he would tape it around four in the afternoon…thus providing instantly archived material such as this. The recordings of Stroh’s Sports Today that I would love to have copies of are Thurman Munson’s death being a “sad day in the world of boxing” and Darryl Strawberry suffering from a herniated disc (only problem being that the “s” in “disc” was not pronounced…).
- “Italian Hour Intro.”
This is the “intro for the intro” to “The Italian Hour”. It is chopped off where it ends because before 1979 it would go on further with “and now here’s Tim Satterfield to tell you about the fine area merchants that make The Italian Hour possible”. Then Tim would read a list of advertisers that would sponsor the show. That practice was shelved when Tim left for WFGM and then WCLG and the sponsors started changing so frequently.
- “B.F. Goodrich News At :55.”
This is a John Conrad-read intro for the 3:55pm local and State news. Everybody that I have ever heard comment on it has always asked the same question: “did the aliens ever land”?
- “Weekday Afternoon Classix” Promo.
When I came back to WTCS after a short absence, we fired up an afternoon Oldies show to compliment the one I did on Saturday mornings. The aircheck that is on this site is from the afternoon version of the show, which went from 1-2pm, M-F.
- “Weekday Afternoon Classix” Aircheck, October 1987.
All I remember about this is is that it was right after the 1987 Stock Market Crash and it was recorded so I could have something to hand in as an “audition tape” to Larry Nelson and Pete Hunter at WMQC, Magic 101 in Morgantown. I left WTCS for there about a month after this. Dig the mix of “oldies” on this thing! I always tried to do the show in “chronological” order…beginning with an oldie circa 1964 and ending up with some album cuts or “heavier hits” from the early 1970’s.
- “Stroh’s Sports Today” Intro.
This was produced in 1948 and ran for around 50 years! It was voiced by Numa “Doc” Fabre…later of WFGM (“Stereo 98”, “Doc’s Big Bands”) and WMQC. This was the intro for the 5:45pm sports on WTCS.
- “Howard Stern Show” Clip.
We used to carry the syndicated version of “The Howard Stern Show” on WTCS. It was right inbetween our regular programming and “Crossroads”. You’ll notice that Stern refrers to WTCS being in Wheeling. For some reason, one of the syndicators that we dealt with ALWAYS wanted to list us that way, seeing as how it was “an actual market” (this was prior to the creation of Morgantown/Fairmont/Clarksburg).
- “Tiny Tim” Liner.
I was doing A.M. drive and one morning, unannounced, in walked Tiny Tim. He was in town with the circus (in all seriousness) and we did a couple of 2-3 minute segments on the air and then he went into the production room with his ukulele and this is what came out. The funny thing is is that WTCS continued to use this after I left, seeing as how Scott Aspinall took my place!
- “Saturday Morning Classix” Promo.
The promo for the original Saturday Morning oldies show. Keep in mind that there weren’t hardly ANY stations playing oldies in the mid-1980’s, so this show really stood out in a world of current CHR and AOR programming. Also keep in mind that I never learned how to cut tape, so these spots were done with a turntable playing the music bed, me voicing it live, and the song clips on a cart.
- “WTCS Alternate Sign Off.”
There was a 10.5 minute cart with three sign offs on them. Two were the same “normal” ones with the National Anthem at the end, and then this one. So every third day you heard this. I can still recite the copy that is included, word for word, at any given moment!
- WFGM Transition To “The Great 98.”
All of us “Stereo 98” guys (Tim Tarleton, John Conrad, Denny Burnworth, myself) all worked simultaneously for WFGM and WTCS. When WFGM’s management decided to switch from elevator music to Top 40/CHR, we were all fired…BUT ASKED TO FINISH OUT THE WEEK! This was the last night of “Stereo 98”. Me and Denny were the last ones out and we over to his house, hung out until 5am and then went and signed WTCS on.
- Aircheck. wfgm.wma
- “Scott Reppert He’s Alive Radio Liner.”
This would have played on WKJL, Clarksburg. The voiceover talent is Rick Tarrant and the clip I use is from The Monkees movie, “Head”.
- Hugh McPherson ID into UPI Radio News, April 29, 1974 upi_042974.mp3
- FM sign on, school bus annoucements woay1976a.mp3
- Hugh McPherson, UPI Radio News, at night on FM woay1976b.mp3
- Shirley Love, radio play-by-play, Oak Hill vs Huntington football woay1977a.mp3
- Gary Russell, January 1982. Simulcast on 860 and 94.1.
Files courtesy of Paul Urbahns.
- David Brunk, August 19, 1969. David_Brunk_WSAZ_Aug_1969.mp3
- Part of the sign-off announcement, 1970, during the brief period that Stoner Broadcasting of Iowa
was the owner and the WSAZ call was still being used. At the end of the announcement, which is missing here,
Roger D. Evans, the program director, identifies himself and reminds listeners to tune in at 6 a.m.
and the national anthem is played. File provided by Paul Urbahns.
- Russ Thompson, May 1970 wsaz_may_1970.mp3
- Part 2 of the aircheck — The Jerry Marshall Show (syndicated), which aired
from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Russ Thompson is on the B. J. Thomas
ad, David L. Davis did the political ad, and Paul Urbahns
is reading the news wsaz_may_1970_2.mp3
- Paul Urbahns filling in for Russ Thompson, 9:12 to 9:35 p.m., May 7, 1970 wsaz_may_1970_3.mp3
- Jingles. This jingle package was produced by Kintel of Atlanta and
was syndicated as “The Lively Ones.” Originally designed for WGR in
Buffalo, it was also used on WSPR Springfield, Mass., and other markets
- Aircheck, Randy Scott, May 8, 1961 (courtesy of Randy Scott) 14:36 wkee1961.mp3
- Randy Scott interviews Jayne Mansfield (courtesy of Randy Scott) 2:02 scott_mansfield.mp3
- Jingles, PAMS Series 31, 1966 wkee_jingles2.mp3
- Jingles, PAMS Series 34B, 1967-68, with comments by Jim Schneider, “The Flying Dutchman.
wkee_jingles.mp3 [Schneider was given
that nickname at WKLO Louisville when he started there in 1967. He died in 1992.]
- Barry Chase, 1973, midnight shift (thanks Glen Brannon) wkee_barry_chase_1973.mp3
- Brief aircheck (35 seconds), coming out of an ABC Contemporary newscast on July 27, 1974 wkee1974.mp3
Files courtesy of Paul Urbahns
Files courtesy of Paul Urbahns
- The first 15 minutes of the initial broadcast on Nov. 1, 1961 wmul.mp3
- 1967 State basketball tournament - Beckley vs Charleston, part 1
- 1967 State basketball tournament - Beckley vs Charleston, part 2
- 1967 State basketball tournament - Beckley vs Charleston, part 3
morehouse2.mp3 (all three files courtesy of Al Jones)
- Mutual Radio newscast, Marshall plane crash
mutual_marshall.mp3 (file courtesy of Al Jones)
- CBS Radio newscast, Marshall plane crash
- CBS Radio newscast, Marshall plane crash
- CBS Radio newscast, Marshall plane crash
- Win Eliot (CBS Radio), Northfork Blue Demons basketball team, 1981