Dan's Aircheck Trading Emporium

New York City Airchecks

(excludes WABC, WCBS-FM, and WNBC)

call letters WM to WN

Call Letters Frequency Date (YYYY/MM/DD) Start Time Disk Jockey and/or format (positioner) Duration (min) Scoping
WMCA 570 1948/09/-- 03:30 Symphony Sid (Sid Torin) from the Royal Roost Nightclub.  Mr. Torin was a well-known disk jockey of the time famous for introducing jazz music to mass audiences. 31 None
1960/12/21 06:00 Joe O'Brien 181 None
1963/01/--   B. Mitchel Reed.  WMCA audition tape. 57 None
1963/02/24 17:30 Dan Daniel 22 None
1963/04/29 19:05 B. Mitchell Reed 32 None
1963/10/10 19:32 B. Mitchel Reed 13 None
1964/08/19 22:05 Ed Baer (substituting for B. Mitchel Reed) 27 None
1965/01/04 08:00 Joe O'Brien 59 None
1965/01/20 09:09 Joe O'Brien 31 None
1965/02/21 08:00 Joe O'Brien 63 None
1965/02/24 08:30 Joe O'Brien 30 None
1965/03/20 19:03 B. Mitchel Reed (final show there) 140 None
1965/03/29 08:08 Joe O'Brien 57 None
1965/04/08 19:05 Gary Stevens (first show) 122 None
1965/07/12 11:19 Harry Harrison 31 None
1965/07/19 17:28 Dan Daniel 18 None
1965/09/10 14:05 Jack Spector 62 None
1966/10/18 19:05 Ed Baer for Gary Stevens 47 None
1966/10/19 13:38 Dean Anthony 48 None
1967/03/12 19:50 Gary Stevens 29 None
1967/07/15 01:06 Dean Anthony 49 None
02:18 Dean Anthony 61 None
1968/04/13 19:50 Gary Stevens 74 None
1968/09/05 06:03 Ed Baer for Joe O'Brien 31 None
1968/09/16 19:05 Gary Stevens 83 None
1968/09/17 20:06 Gary Stevens 42 None
1968/09/18   Gary Stevens (last show) 45 None
1968/09/21 10:00 Harry Harrison 122 None
1968/11/02 18:05 Murray the K.  First show at WMCA. 79 None
1969/02/19   Jack Spector.  This is apparently a pre-taped show prepared for the armed services. 30 None
1969/02/28 18:32 Bill Beamish 29 None
1969/08/06 09:59 Frankie Crocker 58 None
1970/02/11 18:08 Frankie Crocker 58 None
1970/07/10 13:12 Ed Baer 23 None
17:06 Jack Spector 29 None
1970/07/11 06:04 Dan Daniel 56 None
1970/09/16 16:05 Jack Spector 112 None
1970/09/19   Ed Baer (last show) 46 None
1970/09/20 10:30 Frankie Crocker 28 None
13:55 Dean Anthony, Johnny Michaels 31 None
1978/03/09   Barry Farber.  Talk format. 47 None
WMGM 1050 1959/12/21 13:55 Ed Stokes 46 None
1959/12/22 20:55 Dean Hunter ("Best Sellers" program) (quality is fair) 30 None
1959/12/30 14:45 Norm Stevens 34 None
1960/01/01 18:15 Peter Tripp (1959 Year-End Review) 97 None
1960/01/06 19:05 Peter Tripp 47 None
1960/12/07 22:42 Dean Hunter 18 None
1960/12/14 14:17 Gordy Baker 45 None
1962/01/11 00:08 Wee Willie Edmonds 150 None
1962/02/28 17:20 Ted Brown.  WMGM becomes WHN.  Lots of station IDs for the new station.  (How many ways can you sing "WHN?"  The Ray Charles Singers show you!) 60 None
WNEW 1130 1945/06/05 20:00 7th War Bond Drive featuring a tribute to Glen Miller with many big band stars. 192 None
1951/04/01 17:30 Martin Block and the Make-Believe Ballroom 55 None
1961/07/26 ------ Pete Meyers/MOR 12 Scoped
1962/01/23 07:58 Bob Howard 62 None
1964/06/10   Ted Brown 41 Scoped
1969/11/--   Christopher Glenn discussing the "Paul is Dead" controversy. 26 None
1973/07/25 09:00 Gene Klaven 60 None
1975/08/04   Gene Klaven 57 None
1976/03/04 13:07 Julius LaRosa 55 None
1976/03/05 11:06 William B. Williams 56 None
1977/04/15 05:59 Gene Klaven 30 None
1981/11/11 14:06 Jim Lowe 61 None
20:05 Bob Jones (Make-Believe Ballroom) 60 None
1984/01/29 14:05 Tribute to Martin Block of Make-Believe Ballroom fame.  With Ted Brown, William B. Williams, and Jim Lowe. 91 None
1987/05/08 07:39 Ted Brown and Nola Roper with Soupy Sales. 43 None
1990/12/29 23:34 Paulette Bolin 25 None
1990/12/30 00:00 Gary Douglas.  "Matinee Time" program. 60 None
1992/12/11   Jim Harlan.  Final day of WNEW. 22 None
  Mark Simone and Ted Brown.  Final good-bye before changeover to WBBR. 21 None
WNEW-FM 102.7 no date   Alison Steele Story.  Ms. Steele takes a few minutes during one of her shows to briefly describe her background. 5 None
1967/11/01 19:40 Rosko (Bill Mercer) 59 News Only
1968/03/23 20:25 Rosko 52 None
1968/04/15   Rosko 23 None
1969/02/11 01:16 Alison Steele 114 None
1969/05/--   Rosko interviews John Lennon. 14 None
1969/11/28 09:49 Johnny Michaels/Jonathan Schwartz 61 None
1970/11/05 13:56 Scott Muni 125 None
1970/11/18   Rosko 56 None
1970/12/03   Rosko 29 None
1970/12/16   Rosko 58 None
1971/01/--   Rosko 14 None
1971/01/--   Scott Muni 16 None
1971/03/--   Rosko resigns 4 None
1971/06/27   Coverage of final concert at and closing of Fillmore East. 103 None
1972/03/24   Scott Muni 90 None
1972/09/03   Alison Steele 62 None
1972/09/04   Alison Steele 64 None
1972/09/06   Alison Steele 71 None
1974/06/24   Alison Steele 44 None
1974/06/26   BBC concert featuring The Strawbs. 50 None
1974/09/28   Interview of John Lennon by Dennis Elsas.  Mix of music and discussion, and Lennon reads the weather, does commercials, introduces songs, and so forth.  Mr. Lennon's album "Walls and Bridges" had just been introduced.  Rebroadcast introduced by Mr. Elsas.  121 None
  1980 rebroadcast of the show above  The recording is complete except for the final six minutes, which is missing.  Mr. Elsas is just beginning to thank Mr. Lennon for appearing on his program when the recording ends.  In spite of this, the recording is of high quality and a nice remembrance of John Lennon.  I don't know if this was done as a commemorative because Mr. Lennon had recently been shot. 115 None
1975/03/12   Scott Muni with John Lennon 90 None
1975/05/24 11:20 Bob Lewis 106 None
1975/07/04   "Concert in Fantasy Park" with Dennis Elsas.  A compilation of live artist performances strung together to sound like they were all appearing in concert at the same time and at the same location.  Features, among others, Steely Dan, The Youngbloods, Cat Stevens, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and The Moody Blues. 367 None
1975/07/11   Alison Steele 21 None
1975/09/15 00:34 Alison Steele 58 None
1975/09/19   Alison Steele 15 None
1975/09/21 21:06 "The British Biscuit Show" featuring The Strawbs. 54 None
22:00 Richard Neer 40 None
1975/11/19 23:13 Alison Steele 96 None
1975/12/24 00:30 Alison Steele 95 None
1976/02/25 14:23 Scott Muni/AOR 60 None
1976/05/01   Jonathan Schwartz (last show) 218 None
1976/05/28 23:45 Pat Dawson.  The band "Renaissance" is in concert. 73 None
1976/05/29 01:00 Pat Dawson 20 None
1976/08/22   Dave Herman with Elton John. 53 None
1977/01/23   Dave Herman with Woody Allen. 65 None
1977/10/30 16:09 Pete Fornatale 187 None
1977/10/31   Alison Steele (Halloween show) 94 None
09:09 Dave Herman 46 None
15:22 Scott Muni 44 None
1977/11/02 09:10 Dave Herman 43 Commercials
1977/11/20 18:08 Pete Fornatale 94 None
1978/01/23 09:00 Dave Herman 46 None
  Dave Herman with David Bowie. 42 None
1978/12/06 21:58 Alison Steele 48 None
1978/01/03 09:08 Dave Herman 46 None
1978/02/14 07:33 Dave Herman 89 None
1978/07/09   Dave Herman with Bruce Springsteen. 43 None
1978/08/08   Scott Muni with The Who. 34 None
1978/09/17   Vin Scelsa with Bruce Springsteen. 10 None
1979/01/14 16:07 Pete Fornatale 31 None
1979/04/07 13:30 Richard Neer 45 None
1979/07/22   Dave Herman with Bob Seger. 48 None
1979/09/23   "No Nukes:  The Muse Concerts for a Non-Nuclear Future."  Broadcast live from Madison Square Garden. 257 None
1980/11/24 21:39 Dennis Elsas.  Rossington Collins Band in concernt. 170 None
1980/12/08   Coverage of John Lennon shooting this date. 95 None
1980/12/14   John Lennon retrospective 93 None
1980/12/25 12:00 Presentation of "A Christmas Carol" featuring the entire air staff with Scott Muni as Ebeneezer Scrooge. 30 None
1981/04   "The Rock Years."  This was a series of specials totaling 48 hours in length and aired during April 1981.  It covered rock and roll history from 1965 to 1980.  This is about 8 hours worth and features several notable DJs, interviews, and unusual album cuts. 494 None
1981/04/03   Meg Griffin.  Southern Rock Special. 129 None
1981/05/25 20:50 BBC special on The Beatles 69 None
22:02 Guest DJ Dale Krantz, vocalist and wife of Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd. 51 None
1981/07/20   Rebroadcast of a Harry Chapin concert "Harry Chapin Live from the Bottom Line" originally aired on 1/9/81 and which was his 2000th performance.  This rebroadcast was done in tribute to Chapin, who had just died in an auto accident four days before on 7/16/81.  The show is introduced by Scott Muni. 141 None
1982/02/28   Tribute to Murray the K (Kaufmann), who died 2/21/82 at age 60. 62 None
1982/05/26   Tribute to WABC 92 None
1982/06/29 18:49 Alison Steele 44 None
1982/10/18 20:03 Alison Steele 142 None
1982/10/28 20:26 John Zacherle 110 None
1983/02/19 08:05 Bob Lewis.  Saturday Morning Sixties show. 187 None
1983/03/25 09:37 Richard Neel 25 None
10:00 Pete Fornatale 23 None
1983/06/24 08:34 Richard Neer 94 None
1983/11/12   Pete Fornatale interviews and plays the music of Rick Nelson.  Heard are "Garden Party," "Poor Little Fool," "Travelin' Man," and "It's Late." 32 None
1984/06/18 14:17 Scott Muni 62 None
1985/04/13   Scott Muni 56 None
1985/05/27   Top 1027 (for 102.7) songs of all time on Memorial Day Weekend.  Songs 266 through 214 are heard. 128 None
1985/11/23 19:57 Ray White.  "Beatles A to Z Weekend." 62 None
1986/08/03   Bob Jones.  Tribute to long-time WNEW personality and Make-Believe Ballroom host William B. Williams, who died this day, three days shy of his 63rd birthday. 178 None
1987/02/07   Tribute to Bob Lewis with Dennis Elsas 15 None
1987/07/10   Scott Muni.  "Ticket to Ride program." 55 None
1987/11/28 16:13 Pat St. John.  First show at WNEW-FM. 29 None
1988/05/01   Scott Muni with The Moody Blues. 29 None
1989/01/14   Scott Muni interviews concert promoter Bill Graham. 15 None
1989/06/27   Charlie Kendall.  "The Who" from Radio City Music Hall. 93 None
1997/05/22   Alison Steele 61 None
1997/01/02 10:00 Pete Fornatale 47 None
1999/02/04   Opie and Anthony 75 None
2001/08/11   Vin Scelsa recalls Hall and Oates' Abandoned Luncheonette album. 26 None
2003/04/10 23:35 First night of "Blink" format. 134 None
2003/08/05   Todd Newton.  "Blink" format. 137 None
2003/09/12 16:44 "Blink" format 80 None
2003/12/26 00:30 Change from Christmas music to "The New Mix" format.  Change occurs at the 28 minute mark. 79 None
2004/01/18   Rick Summers 117 None
  Kim Ashley 207 None
2004/03/19   Brandi 161 None
2004/02/07   Scott Muni.  "Ticket to Ride" program. 52 None
2004/02/15   Scott Muni.  "Ticket to Ride" program.  Mr. Muni died 9/28/04 at the age of 74. 51 None
2005/03/25   "New Mix" format 93 None
2006/03/18   Kim Ashley, Randy Davis 150 None
2006/05/28 15:00 Ray Fossi followed by Freddie Colon.  Legends of Dance weekend. 176 None
20:00 Bobby Jay followed by Brandy.  Legends of Dance weekend. 235 None
2006/12/30 & 31   Final 13 hours of WNEW's rhythmic AC format before the switch to Adult Top 40 "Fresh 102.7" and the call letter change to WWFS a few days later.  Does not include the actual switchover.  Contains countdown to New Year 2007.  Jocks heard are Yo Sunny Joe, Brandy, Sue O'Neal, "Brooklyn's Own" Joe Causi with his "Studio 54" disco program, and The Legendary Paco Lopez with his request show. 817 (13 hours, 37 min) None
WNSR-FM 105.1 1992/03/01   Dave Charity/Adult Contemporary 47 None
1998/01/21 16:20 Format switch (occurs at 18:30) 368 None
WNWS-FM 97.1 1976/08/09   All News.  "Your News and Information Service."  This is a sampling of NBC's attempt to create an all-news service for its affiliates and to broadcast it on the original WNBC-FM frequency in New York.  This effort began on June 18,1975 and ended unceremoniously on January 1, 1977 with a switch to an AC format and the WYNY call letters. 31 None