Dan's Aircheck Trading Emporium

WNBC Airchecks - 1980 through station sign-off in 1988

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I also have a few airchecks of WNBC's predecessors at 660 on the New York dial, WEAF and WRCA. Actually, WEAF, which began broadcasting as AT&T-owned WBAY on July 25, 1922 and became WEAF on August 16, 1926 after purchase by RCA, became WNBC on November 10, 1946. It became WRCA on October 18, 1954, and then it switched back to WNBC on May 23, 1960, call letters it kept continuously until the NBC station met its final demise on October 7, 1988.

Both WEAF and WRCA are listed on my "All Other New York City Stations" page, and there is WEAF material on my pre-1950 page.

 

Date (YYYY/MM/DD) Start Time Disk Jockey Duration (min) Scoping
1980
1980/03/17 06:36 Don Imus 60 None
1980/06/05 10:05 Johnny Dark 31 None
1980/10/30 18:30 Alan Beebe (substituting for Mike Sarzynski) 44 None
1980/11/27 07:58 Don Imus 26 None
1980/11/28 07:34 Don Imus 24 None
1981
1981/01/-- 11:40 Kevin Metheny 26 None
1981/01/09 14:31 Frank Reed 28 None
1981/02/08 17:52 Kevin Metheny (substituting for Roz Frank) 61 None
1981/06/15 05:40 Don Imus 62 None
1981/06/20 15:13 Alan Beebe 31 None
1981/08/21 09:28 Don Imus 30 None
1981/08/21 10:01 Johnny Dark 30 None
1981/09/19 20:01 Ron O'Brien 60 None
1981/10/09 07:30 Don Imus.  Tribute to John Lennon on what would have been his 41st birthday.  Mr. Lennon had been assassinated the previous December 8. 5 None
1981/12/31 08:47 Ron O'Brien for Don Imus 31 None
1981/12/31 18:37 Alan Beebe 30 None
1982
1982/01/-- 22:00 Michael Sarzynski 34 None
1982/01/04 07:00 Don Imus 60 None
1982/01/04 10:03 Johnny Dark 30 None
1982/01/09 11:01 Frank Reed 60 None
1982/02/04 03:47 Ron O'Brien 46 None
1982/02/05 07:32 Don Imus 46 None
1982/04/28 08:11 Don Imus 60 None
1982/07/25 19:21 Ron O'Brien (some dx) 27 None
1982/08/16 06:58 Don Imus 30 None
1982/08/30 16:35 Howard Stern (first show).  Holding a telethon to save Bill Cosby's career. 47 None
1982/09/06 16:43 Howard Stern 60 None
1982/10/-- 18:39 Howard Stern 30 None
1982/10/-- 19:16 Howard Stern (begins about 5 minutes after above aircheck ends) 31 None
1982/10/05   Ron O'Brien 45 None
1982/11/07 13:00 Ron O'Brien.  Music Magazine 63 None
1982/12/13 22:08 Jessie 41 None
1982/12/13 23:02 Jessie (begins 13 minutes after the aircheck above ends) 43 None
1983
1983/01/13 05:59 Don Imus 91 None
1983/07/04 16:41 Howard Stern 87 Scoped
1983/10/10   Howard Stern 25 Commercials only
1983/11/26 07:28 Jessie on a WNBC "Million Dollar Weekend." 31 None
1983/11/27 13:44 Danny Lyons on a WNBC "Million Dollar Weekend." 61 None
1983/11/29 08:28 Don Imus 62 None
1984
1984/01/12 18:56 Howard Stern (occasion is his 30th birthday) 35 None
1984/02/03 18:00 Howard Stern (playing Dial-a-Date with Kevin Metheny) 81 None
1984/02/24 18:08 Howard Stern 53 None
1984/02/27 06:29 Don Imus 44 None
1984/05/25 ------ Frank Reed (last show) 59 Scoped
1984/05/30 06:10 Don Imus 47 None
1984/06/18 06:12 Don Imus 31 None
1984/09/05 05:06 Johnny Dark (last half-hour of last show) 31 None
1984/09/21 07:42 Don Imus (dx) 31 None
1984/09/22   Wolfman Jack (dx) 30 None
1984/10/30 13:05 Wolfman Jack 91 None
1984/11/23 00:00 Wolfman Jack 77 None
1984/12/-- 23:55 Wolfman Jack 93 None
1984/12/-- 15:48 Howard Stern 47 None
1984/12/11 06:20 Don Imus 46 None
1984/12/11 17:03 Howard Stern.  "Match Game 1984."  Don Imus, among others, is guest. 46 None
1984/12/27 18:27 Joel Sebastian 31 None
1985
1985/01/02 07:32 Don Imus 91 None
1985/01/08 ------ Wolfman Jack 13 Scoped
1985/01/24 07:00 Don Imus 46 None
1985/01/24 19:22 Howard Stern followed at 7:30 by Alan Beebe 46 None
1985/04/23 09:59 Soupy Sales (first day) 18 None
1985/04/30 15:22 Howard Stern 90 None
1985/05/02 17:40 Howard Stern 31 None
1985/05/21   Soupy Sales 40 None
1985/07/-- 10:00 Soupy Sales 45 None
1985/07/12   Howard Stern 30 None
1985/07/15 05:59 Don Imus 45 None
1985/07/16 09:12 Don Imus 23 None
1985/07/18 09:12 Don Imus 21 None
1985/07/29   Howard Stern 90 None
1985/07/30 21:29 Gary Bridges 45 None
1985/08/-- 01:39 Wolfman Jack 48 None
1985/10/01 14:59 Janet "Janet from Another Planet" Bates (takes over for Howard Stern) 30 None
1985/10/08   Soupy Sales 48 None
1986
1986/03/20 15:29 Joey Reynolds (first show at WNBC) 60 None
1986/04/18   Joey Reynolds 31 None
1986/05/12 18:33 Joey Reynolds 30 None
1986/06/05 15:03 Joey Reynolds 60 None
1986/06/26 ------ Soupy Sales ("Moldy Oldies Show") 27 Scoped
------ Joey Reynolds 36 Scoped
1986/07/18 15:04 Joey Reynolds 30 None
1986/07/20   Soupy Sales ("Moldy Oldies Show") 117 None
1986/08/10 05:18 Bill Grundfest 90 None
1986/10/-- ------ Joey Reynolds 34 Scoped
1986/10/07 12:36 Soupy Sales 77 None
1986/10/15   Joey Reynolds 100 None
1986/10/23 06:55 Don Imus 61 None
00:36 Lee Chambers 45 None
14:59 Joey Reynolds 45 None
1986/11/05 02:54 E. J. Crummy 61 None
1986/11/12 12:09 Soupy Sales with guest Dan Ingram, live from the NBC Commissary. 49 None
1986/11/28 03:07 Bill Grundfest 46 None
1986/12/02 17:44 Joey Reynolds 47 None
1986/12/06 10:14 Soupy Sales ("Moldy Oldies Show") 47 None
1987
1987/01/10-11   Soupy Sales ("Moldy Oldies Show").  NBC radio network program. 110 None
1987/01/17 17:26 Joey Reynolds 43 None
1987/01/26 06:02 Don Imus 46 None
1987/02/--   Alan Colmes' first show on WNBC.  Mr. Colmes does a "Tribute to Radio."  Among his guests are Dan Ingram and Bruce Morrow. 180 None
1987/03/14   Soupy Sales ("Moldy Oldies Show").  NBC radio network program. 111 None
1987/03/21   Soupy Sales ("Moldy Oldies Show").  NBC radio network program. 114 None
1987/04/09 13:54 Last minutes of Ray Dariano followed by Alam Colmes 93 None
1987/04/21-22   Soupy Sales ("Moldy Oldies Show").  NBC radio network program. 111 None
1987/05/08 07:04 Don Imus 183 None
1987/05/30 12:28 Lee Chambers 46 None
13:17 Lee Chambers (begins about three minutes after the aircheck above ends) 46 None
1987/06/13 09:55 Lee Chambers (follows end of Imus show) 46 None
02:12 Bill Grundfest (dx) 46 None
1987/07/02 00:00 Jay Sorenson (full show) 369 None
1987/07/19 09:45 Lee Chambers 46 None
1987/07/20 08:35 Dan Taylor (for Don Imus) 46 None
1987/08/02 14:51 Dan Taylor 46 None
1987/08/21 06:22 Charles McCord 47 None
1987/08/25 05:05 Jay Sorenson 40 None
1987/09/05 13:52 Jack Scott 47 None
14:35 Jack Scott 47 None
15:20 Dan Taylor (in AM stereo) 47 None
16:11 Dan Taylor (in AM stereo) 92 None
1987/09/06 10:04 Jim Collins 57 None
11:00 Jim Collins (continuation of the aircheck above) 59 None
14:29 Dan Taylor 62 None
18:27 Jack Scott 182 None
1987/09/12 19:01 Dan Taylor 62 None
1987/10/07 14:43 Dale Parsons 18 None
1987/10/21 05:52 Don Imus (dx) 59 None
1987/11/29 11:02 Jim Collins 57 None
1987/12/16 05:31 Don Imus 46 None
1987/12/19 14:34 Jim Collins/Dan Taylor 46 None
1987/12/26 18:04 Dan Taylor 46 None
1988
1988/01/16 18:20 Dan Taylor 47 None
1988/02/19 10:59 Jack Scott 194 None
1988/03/01 09:06 Don Imus 42 None
1988/04/01 13:37 Dan Taylor 46 None
1988/04/03 14:59 Dan Taylor 47 None
1988/04/17 10:19 Jack Scott 84 None
1988/05/28 00:03 Jeff Baker 237 None
14:22 Bob James 46 None
16:07 Dan Taylor 46 None
1988/06/01   Alan Colmes 46 None
1988/06/04 00:03 Jay Sorenson 47 None
1988/06/06 14:08 Carol Mason 46 None
1988/06/09 10:02 Bob James 86 None
1988/06/10 23:04 Dave Sims (Sportsnight) 46 None
1988/06/18 ------ Bob James 31 Scoped
1988/07/14 08:11 Don Imus 46 None
1988/07/21   Don Imus with Wolfman Jack 40 None
1988/07/23 07:09 Jim Collins 46 None
1988/07/30 10:41 Bob James 46 None
1988/07/31 12:51 Jeff Baker for Dan Taylor 92 None
1988/08/01 13:10 Peter Shane 46 None
1988/08/14 13:03 Carol Mason 61 None
1988/08/23 00:00 Jay Sorenson (complete show) 328 None
05:30 Don Imus (follows directly from the Jay Sorenson show above) 31 None
1988/08/24 00:00 Jay Sorenson (complete show) 322 None
05:30 Don Imus (follows directly from the Jay Sorenson show above) 31 None
1988/08/25 00:00 Jay Sorenson (complete show) 325 None
05:30 Don Imus (follows directly from the Jay Sorenson show above) 45 None
1988/08/26 00:00 Jay Sorenson (complete show) 329 None
05:30 Don Imus (follows directly from the Jay Sorenson show above) 31 None
1988/08/27 00:00 Jay Sorenson (complete show) 351 None
1988/08/30 00:00 Jay Sorenson 292 None
1988/08/31 00:00 Jay Sorenson (complete show) 326 None
05:30 Don Imus (follows directly from the Jay Sorenson show above) 30 None
1988/09/01 00:00 Jay Sorenson 297 None
05:00 Jay Sorenson followed at 5:30 by Don Imus.  Essentially picks up where the aircheck above ends. 69 None
1988/09/05 09:00 Jim Collins 122 None
13:03 Carol Mason for Dan Taylor 60 None
1988/09/07 10:00 Bob James (complete show) - Carol Mason (last hour) 305 None
1988/09/10 15:00 Dan Taylor 92 None
1988/09/11 14:00 Dan Taylor 246 None
1988/09/17 07:04 Jim Collins 68 None
11:34 Bob James 63 None
1988/09/19 00:28 Jay Sorenson 62 None
1988/09/24 11:53 Bob James 46 None
14:07 Dale Parsons 46 None
1988/10/01 13:00 Bob James 31 None
15:02 Dan Taylor 120 None
1988/10/02 08:36 Jim Collins 92 None
14:42 Dan Taylor 46 None
1988/10/06 08:49 Don Imus 48 None
10:14 Ray Dariano (last music show on WNBC) 234 None
16:07 Alan Colmes.  Some DX 143 None
17:34 Alan Colmes with Bruce Morrow.  Some overlap with aircheck above.  Some DX. 58 None
1988/10/07 04:02 Jay Sorenson.  Final 90 minutes of Jay Sorenson on WNBC's last day.  Some DX. 92 None
07:00 Don Imus 48 None
08:00 Alan Colmes and Don Imus 94 None
  WNBC, "The First 66 Years."  Celebrates WNBC's 66 year history as WNBC and its previous incarnations as W2XY, WBAY, WEAF, and WRCA.  Included is the following
  • Lowell Thomas, Amos 'n' Andy, Charlie McCarthy and Mae West, Rudy Vallee, Will Rogers, Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny and Mel Blanc
  • WEAF in the 1930s (Henry Aldrich, One Man's Family, Major Bowes, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and Adolph Hitler)
  • World War II  (Pearl Harbor, War Bonds, Bob Hope, Burns & Allen, D-Day, German and Japanese Surrender)
  • Fred Allen, Fibber McGee and Molly
  • WEAF becomes WNBC (11/10/46)
  • Jimmy Durante, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson, Groucho Marx, Dragnet, Dimension X, Tallulah Bankhead and the Big Show
  • Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony
  • David Sarnoff, Ben Grauer
  • WNBC Becomes WRCA (10/18/54)
  • The Great Gildersleeve
  • NBC Monitor
  • Dave Garroway, Marilyn Monroe, Bob & Ray, Jonathan Winters, Ernie Kovacs, Burt Parks
  • WRCA becomes WNBC (5/23/60)
  • Robert Wagner (Mayor of New York)
  • Sounds of the '60s (JFK, MLK, "One Small Step", Big Wilson, Sports and Talk, Long John Nebbel, Mort Sahl, Ted Brown)
  • Voices of the '70s (Nixon, Ford, Carter, Don Imus—"1200 hamburgers to go", Imus on Monitor, Wolfman Jack-1973, Cousin Bruce Morrow-1974, Imus and Morrow out, More Music, Frank Reed-1977, Imus returns-1979)
  • 1981: The Most Listened-to Station In America, 1982: Howard Stern, 1985: Soupy Sales, 1986: Dave Simms, Joey Reynolds, 1987: Alan Colmes, Brian Wilson, The Time Machine, WNBC Becoms WFAN, Don Pardo
85 ------
14:00 Last day as WNBC.  Includes changeover to and first half-hour of WFAN.  Host is Alan Colmes (subsequently of "Hannity and Colmes" on the Fox News Channel). 181 Partly
12:00  Another version of the last day as WNBC.  Includes change to WFAN.  Features Alan Colmes.  Begins about 12 noon and includes WNBC retrospective. 252 Partly