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KYW - 1060 - Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio 1060 Philadelphia reports the Blizzard snowstorm of February 12, 1983.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)

WABC-FM - 95.5 - New York (MP3)
WABC-FM Jingles - circa 1966

(courtesy of Joe Tedd)


WAWZ - 1380 - Zarephath / WBNX - 1380 - New York
Here is WAWZ sign-on, mid-day station ID and sign-off followed by WBNX sign-on; all heard from Philadelphia.
This was one of the last (if not the last) time-share arrangements of radio stations in North America -- a legacy from the golden age of radio.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)

WBGO - 88.3 - Newark (MP3)
WBGO live broadcast from Quitman St. school, dedicating a plaque to the memory of Dr. Timothy Still by The Schoolman's Club of Newark NJ
Circa, 1969/1970

(courtesy of Walt Santner)


WCAU-FM - 98.1 - Philadelphia
Scoped airchecks of 98 WCAU-FM from February 23-27, 1982 featuring Glenn Kalina, Terry "Motor Mouth" Young, Bob Garrett & Todd Parker

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)

WCBS-FM - 101.1 - New York (MP3)
WCBS-FM Jingles - circa 1970's

(courtesy of Joe Tedd)

WCBS-FM - 101.1 - New York (MP3)
WCBS-FM Jingles - circa 1970's

WCHR - 105.7 - Manahawkin (MP3)
WCHR Promo Liner - April 2002


WCRV - 1580 - Washington
This was the only time catching WCRV in Philadelphia.
This was at 6:00 a.m.; They had been on the air an hour early due to a snowstorm December 13, 1981.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WCVH - 90.5 - Flemington
WCVH sign off at 12:59 a.m., September 15, 1981; Doug Lukowski, announcer.
The station was 39 watts monaural at the time
Doug Lukowski had the Monday night shift; he sent me these photos of the station's control board and music library
I took the pictures of the high school in 1992
Aircheck received from Philadelphia; 33 miles as the crow flies

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WCVH - 90.5 - Flemington
WCVH sign-on (July 2, 1984, 6:30am) and sign-off (June 1, 1982, 1:30am)

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WEAZ - 101.1 - Philadelphia
WEAZ 101.1 FM Philadelphia, February 1982 - December 1984 airchecks.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)

WELA - 1530 - Elizabeth (MP3)
WELA Sign-off (day before the station switched to WJDM) - January 1971

(courtesy of Ed Krush)

WERA - 1590 - Plainfield (MP3)
Rich Phoenix aircheck - February 1978

(courtesy of Ed Krush)


WERA - 1590 - Plainfield
October 1996 aircheck of WERA "We Are A 1590"

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WFIL - 560 - Philadelphia
WFIL Airchecks 1980-1981
October 6-7, 1980: Tom Dooley in for Joe Simone with a WPHL commercial
November 1980 jingle
March 1981: Barbara Summers
March 1981: Joe Simone
September 3-4, 1981: Dick Fennessy, also John Jeffries the morning when WFIL turned country

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WFMU - 91.1 - East Orange
This is the original free-form WFMU broadcasting from Upsala College back-in-the-day (February 1982).
Recorded from Philadelphia.
"Overnight with DJ Bob"

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WFPG - 96.9 - Atlantic City
96.9 FM WFPG, May 19, 1983, 2.40-3.05 a.m.
Received from Philadelphia

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


"WFUN" - 1620 - New York
Here is WFUN, a pirate radio station.
The announcer "Neil Down" is decidedly from New YAWK and is probably transmitting with a modified 160 meter ham transmitter.
Aircheck recorded from far Northeast Philadelphia.
The signal is marred by the pirate's low-power and a navigation beacon on the same frequency.
This was years before the AM broadcast band was extended to 1700 kHz.
This aircheck is from on or about March 7, 1982.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)

WGHT - 1500 - Pompton Lakes (MP3)
1990's jingles

(courtesy of Matt Locker)


WHBI - 105.9 - Newark
J. T. Wilson's "The New You" show over WHBI 105.9 FM Newark, NJ. June 23, 1982, 3:21 - approx. 3:40 a.m.
Recorded from Philadelphia.
Panasonic SA-104 stereo receiver and 300 ohm twin-lead FM dipole; Indoor reception; Received in mono to cut out stereo hiss.
Picture shown: WHBI 1280 AM Newark, NJ from the 1940s.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WHLW/WOBM - 1170/1160 - Lakewood Twsp.
WHLW 1170 AM Lakewood, NJ 9-19-81 (sign-off)
WHLW 1170 AM 10-16-81 (Mike Doyle)
WOBM-AM 1170 AM approx. 2-24-82
WOBM-AM 1160 AM Dec. 1988

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)

WHPH - 90.3 - Hanover (MP3)
WHPH Sign-on read live by Ted Schober / WHPH Sign-off via tape by Al Rettig - April 1966

(courtesy of Ed Krush)


WIMG - 1300 - Ewing Twsp.
WIMG Airchecks 1980-1982
August 9, 1980, February 24, 1982 and on or about March 22, 1981 with Sam Clover, ARCO Go-Patrol and station sign-off

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WJIC - 1510 - Salem
WJIC "Just Country 1510" at 1:14 p.m. on March 13, 1983.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WJJZ - 1460 - Mt. Holly
This is WJJZ at 1460 AM in February 1982 and a March 1981 sign off.
Aircheck from northeast Philadelphia.
The station went off the air permanently on October 31, 1982.
Shown is a 1964 picture of the antenna tower located on an island in the Delaware River between New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)

WJLK - 1310 - Asbury Park (MP3)
An aircheck of Dick Lewis' morning show, circa 1970's

WJLK - 94.3 - Asbury Park (MP3)
WJLK-FM's inaugural broadcast - November 20, 1947

(WJLK airchecks, courtesy of Mike Abrams)

WJRZ - 100.1 - Manahawkin (MP3)
WJRZ Theme Song - "The Sound Of NJ" - 1976

WJRZ - 100.1 - Manahawkin (MP3)
WJRZ Jingles - 1978

WJRZ - 100.1 - Manahawkin (MP3)
WJRZ Jingles - circa 1980's

WJRZ - 100.1 - Manahawkin (MP3)
WJRZ Jingles - 1987

(WJRZ theme song & jingles, courtesy of Bill Clanton Jr.)

WJRZ - 100.1 - Manahawkin (MP3)
WJRZ Aircheck Montage - 1976 to 1998

(courtesy of Lance DeBock)

WJRZ - 100.1 - Manahawkin (MP3)
Vinnie Lewis aircheck - August 2002

(courtesy of Vinnie Lewis)


WKMB - 1070 - Stirling
August 9, 1981 aircheck of WKMB Stirling, NJ with country music format.
Received from Philadelphia with KYW 1060 adjacent channel interference.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WKXW/WBUD - 1260 - Trenton
WKXW-AM and WBUD 1260 AM Trenton aircheck clips:
(1) WKXW-AM March 1981
(2) WKXW-AM Aug. 13, 1981 Scott Green
(3) WBUD Sept. 2, 1981 Barbra Spinelli (second day that the station reverted back to the original WBUD calls)
(4) WBUD approx. Feb. 24, 1982 with Dick Harvey
(5) WBUD Oct. 26, 1981 Barbra Spinelli
(6) WBUD Dec. 28, 1985
The station stayed an NBC affiliate during this 1981 - 1985 period
Shown is a logo for the station from a 1969 newspaper advertisement; the station was NBC back then, too
Airchecks recorded in northeast Philadelphia

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)

WLCR - 89.7 - Lawrence Twsp. (MP3)
** WLCR Highlights - 1976 to 1978 **
The Faculty Advisor asked me to capture highlights from the first couple of years WLCR was on the air.
We broadcast a mixture of homemade radio dramas, soap operas, music shows, and news and sports programs.
Among other things, included in the highlights are a handful of excerpts from one of our programs, "Talent Search."
This show was similar to America's Got Talent, only I did my version in 1977!
The singer/guitarist featured on the Talent Search segment of the highlights tape is Pete McConnell.
He went on to become a video game music composer at LucasArts.
Also in the same segment, the piano excerpt of Chopin's Revolutionary Etude is played by my mom.
I'm not certain, but I believe that the "Spotlight on Lawrence" interview with George Gallup, Jr., is introduced by Garth Ancier.
Lastly, in the sports segment of the highlights, the announcer says, "He throws to Brunner, in the end zone..." the announcer is referring to Jack Brunner, an alum of LHS.
The reason I mention this is that Jack's older brother, Scott, had been quarterback for the LHS football team a few years before.
Scott Brunner went on to become quarterback in the NFL for the New York Giants, where he replaced Phil Simms during the 1981 season.

(courtesy of Keith Herrmann)

WMGM - 1050 - New York (MP3)
WMGM Jingles - circa 1961

(courtesy of Joe Tedd)


WNYC - 830 - New York
WNYC-AM at 830 kHz sign-on at 6 a.m. July 27, 1984 and sign-off at 10 p.m. June 26, 1986.
Airchecks received from Philadelphia.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WNYM - 1330 - New York
WNYM 1330 AM New York, December 31, 1986, 6:00 p.m.
Aircheck recorded from Philadelphia.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)

WOR-FM - 98.7 - New York (MP3)
WOR-FM Jingles - 1966

(courtesy of Joe Tedd)


WPRB -103.3 - Princeton
November 28, 1980 aircheck of WPRB Princeton with Josh Weller

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)

WPRB - 103.3 - Princeton
WPRB Sign-off, recorded August 13, 2011

(courtesy of Paul Ferrara)

WPRJ - 1310 - Parsippany/Troy Hills Twsp. (MP3)
"Country Cousins" Promo - circa 1975

Larry Cutrone (WPRJ - 1310 - Parsippany/Troy Hills Twsp.) (Windows Media Player)
Larry Cutrone on Jack Bilby's "Talent Showcase" (WBTB - Ch. 68) - 1976

(WPRJ audio/video clips, courtesy of Larry Cutrone)


WRAN - 1510 - Dover
"Cousin Brucie" Morrow owned this station back in September 5, 1981 and October 5, 1981 when I pulled it in from Philadelphia.
Some interference probably from WJIC in Salem, NJ on the second clip.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WRCP - 1540 - Philadelphia
Several airchecks of WRCP from 1981 to 1983, including sign-on and sign-offs.
End of video includes three sign-offs of the same station using three successive calls: WRCP-AM, WSNI-AM, WPGR-AM.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WRDI/WTYO - 1580 - Hammonton
WRDI on August 1, 1981 (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.), August 13, 1981 (sign-off over WPGC) and as WTYO on May 25, 1986 (10:21 a.m).
Airchecks recorded from northeast Philadelphia.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)

WRFM - 105.1 - New York (MP3)
WRFM Jingles - circa 1970's

(courtesy of Joe Tedd)

WSJO - 104.9 - Egg Harbor City (MP3)
WSJO Jingle - 2004

(WSJO jingle, courtesy of WalkerBroadcasting.com / PaulMcGrath.info/jingles)


WSNJ - 107.7 - Bridgeton
This is Chet Myers' Saturday Night Dance Party over WSNJ-FM on August 15, 1981.
For many years, beginning about 1981, a record collector in Salem NJ, Chester "Chet" M. Myers (1918 - 2003), conducted a Saturday night show
in which he acted as host and shared his huge record collection and great knowledge of early recorded music and recording artists with his listening audience.
WSNJ was about as hometown radio as you could find, especially in the Philadelphia area market.
Its equipment was mostly a hold-over from the forties, its programming was corn-ball, but the station had a loyal following.
For most of its seven-decade run, the station was owned by the late Ed and Katherine Bold.
Herb Stiles is heard on the sign-off cart at midnight concluding Chet's show.
The station signed off every midnight.
This video then transitions into a clip from February 2, 2004 with an announcement of WSNJ-FM's final sign-off.
Its announcer is Lynn Timberman, a daughter of the Bolds.
2004 clip, courtesy Ralph V. Harvey of Malaga NJ.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WSNJ - 107.7 - Bridgeton
May 25, 1986 aircheck of WSNJ-FM.
Aircheck recorded from Far Northeast Philadelphia.
After Mutual News, we hear "Candlelight and Music" for the dinner hour.
This programming was common for many stations back in the fifties and sixties.
As noted in Part 1, the station continued to use much of its original equipment dating back to the forties for many years.
This is evident with the turntable rumble at 08:48.
Local listeners didn't care about such minor things and enjoyed the station just as it was.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WSOU - 89.5 - South Orange
WSOU, Seton Hall University airchecks 1980 to 1986.
Received in Philadelphia.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WTMR - 800 - Camden
Sign on and sign off, March, 1981, followed by a July 2, 1984 sign on with Jim Powers (pictured).
In 1982, WTMR got a new "clearer and stronger" RCA 5,000 watt transmitter.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WTTM - 920 - Trenton
Airchecks include:
August 9, 1980
Two from October 6, reporting the Astros game against the Dodgers; the next day the Astros went on to Game 1 of the World Series vs. Phillies
And, a March 30, 1981 aircheck: Mutual News reports Reagan assassination attempt

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WTTM - 920 - Trenton
Line-level recordings of WTTM "Double T 93" jingles and test transmission carts, recorded at station in 1988.
Chuck Zulker is voice for testing carts
Transferred from cassette tape using a Behringer SNR2000 Denoiser

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WUHY/WHYY - 90.9 - Philadelphia
WUHY-FM 90.9 sign off in March 1981 and WHYY-FM 90.9 sign on, July 24, 1984.
After sister television station WHYY-TV moved its license to Wilmington, Delaware in 1963, FCC regulations forced the radio station to change its calls to WUHY.
It regained its original calls in 1983.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WWOC - 94.3 - Avalon
June 22, 1986 aircheck recorded from Wildwood, NJ.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WWSH - 106.1 - Philadelphia
WWSH "Stereo 106" station ID's

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)


WWUU/WMJY - 107.1 - Long Branch
Here are three airchecks of 107.1 FM in Long Branch NJ.
First is WWUU "U-107" on August 15, 1981.
Then we hear June 12, 1982 and they have changed calls to WMJY.
By July 1987, WMJY dropped the top 40 and oldies and was a rock station.
For WWUU, they appear to use the same automation used by WSTW-FM Wilmington DE and WLYQ Norwalk CT at the time; listen 03:07.
All airchecks recorded from Philadelphia.
First two received with an indoor antenna and the 1987 aircheck received via rotor TV yagi.
Notice the DJ adjusts the turntable pitch at 01:19.

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)

WXLO - 98.7 - New York (MP3)
WXLO Jingles - 1974

(courtesy of Joe Tedd)


WXPN - 88.9 - Philadelphia
Three airchecks of WXPN Philadelphia when they were at 88.9 FM.
These 1980 - 82 clips are before the following destructive process started...
"In 1986 the station qualified for membership in the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and began the legal process to move its frequency from 88.9 to 88.5 in order to increase signal coverage.
Beginning the late 1980s, the programming and personnel were shifted from its diverse volunteer voice to fulltime salaried programmers (Wikipedia)."

(courtesy of TechnerVideo)



George "Cashman"
WBRW - 1170 - Bridgewater Twsp.

Nancy Clancy
Circa 1925 - WAHG (now WCBS) - New York

Larry Cutrone
WPRJ - 1310 - Parsippany-Troy Hills Twsp.

Tony Cutrone
WPRJ - 1310 - Parsippany-Troy Hills Twsp.

"Early Days Of Radio" (June 1998)

Phil Geiger
WPST - 97.5 - Trenton

Chuck James
WHAT - 1340 - Philadelphia

"Dave The Rave" Kapulsky
WPDQ - 89.7 - Freehold Twsp.

Nassau Account Exec. Bio (May 2002)

Nassau North Studios - 2001
WNNJ AM/FM, WHCY, WSUS

"Radio Dial Crowded..." (March 1990)

"Radio Impact" (March 1986)

"Radio Market Is Hot" (July 1996)

"Radio Mergers..." (August 1996)

"Radio Mogul..." (June 2001)

"Radio Myths" (December 1997)

"Radio's New Millennium" (June 2001)

"Radio Revival" (August 1994)

"Radio Stations Plan..." (June 2002)

"Radio Stations' Stock..." (August 2000)

WAAT - 970 - Newark

WADB - 95.9 - Pt. Pleasant

WADB - 1310 - Asbury Park

WBBO - 98.5 - Ocean Acres

WBGD - 91.9 - Brick

WBGO - 88.3 - Newark

WBHX - 99.7 - Tuckerton

WBJB - 90.5 - Lincroft

WBNX - 1380 - New York

WBRW - 1170 - Bridgewater Twsp.

WBUD - 1260 - Trenton

WCHR - 1040 - Flemington

WCMC - 100.7 - Wildwood

WCMC - 1230 - Wildwood

WCRV - 1580 - Washington

WCVH - 90.5 - Flemington

WERA - 1590 - Plainfield

WFME - 94.7 - Newark

WFMU - 91.1 - East Orange

WFMV - 106.3 - Blairstown

WHBI - 1280 - Newark

WHN - 1050 - New York

WHTG - 106.3 - Eatontown

WHWH - 1350 - Princeton

WIMG - 1300 - Ewing

WJDM - 1530 - Elizabeth

WJHR -1040 - Flemington

WJJZ - 1460 - Mt. Holly

WJLK - 94.3 - Asbury Park

WJRZ - 100.1 - Manahawkin

WJRZ - 970 - Newark

WJRZ - 1550 - Toms River

WJUX - 88.7 - Franklin Lakes

WLCR - 89.7 - Lawrence Twsp.

WLDB - 1480 - Atlantic City

WLVP - 102.3 - Franklin

WMCA - 570 - New York

WMID - 1340 - Pleasantville

WMTR - 1250 - Morristown

WNJH - 1580 - Hammonton

WNJR - 1430 - Newark

WOBM - 92.7 - Toms River

WPAT - 930 - Paterson

WPAT - 93.1 - Paterson

WPDQ - 89.7 - Freehold Twsp.

WPOE - 96.7 - Elizabeth

WPRJ - 1310 - Parsippany-Troy Hills Twsp.

WPST - 97.5 - Trenton

WQNJ - 98.5 - Ocean Acres

WQTK - 1310 - Parsippany-Troy Hills Twsp.

WRAN - 1510 - Dover

WRAT - 95.9 - Pt. Pleasant

WRDR - 104.9 - Egg Harbor City

WRFM - 105.1 - New York

WRLB - 107.1 - Long Branch

WRNJ - 107.1 - Belvidere

WRNJ - 1510 - Hackettstown

WSOU - 89.5 - South Orange

WSRR - 1580 - Washington

WSUS - 102.3 - Franklin

WTOA - 97.5 - Trenton

WTTM - 1680 - Princeton

WTTM - 920 - Trenton

WVNJ - 100.3 - Newark

WWDJ - 970 - Hackensack

WWNJ - 91.1 - Dover Twsp.

WXLO - 98.7 - New York

WXMC - 1310 - Parsippany-Troy Hills Twsp.

WYGG - 88.1 - Asbury Park

WYRS - 90.7 - Manahawkin

"WZVU" - 104.7 - Howell

WZVU - 107.1 - Long Branch


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