Dan's Aircheck Trading Emporium

California Airchecks

(all except Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco)

 

City Call Letters Frequency Date (YYYY/MM/DD) Start Time Disk Jockey and/or format (positioner) Duration (min) Scoping
Alameda KJAZ-FM 92.7 1994/07/31 20:44 Format switch from jazz to Spanish.  First three hours, fifteen minutes is Bud Spangler and Jerry Dean with the final "See's Sunday Night Show" followed by two hours and fifty-five minutes of the Spanish format. 369 None
Atascadero KIQO-FM 104.5 2003/02/27   Oldies 61 None
Bakersfield KAFY 550 1966/08/09 12:32 Dick Lyons 39 None
1973/10/12 ------ Chris Conner 3 Scoped
KERN 1410 1973/10/12 ------ Johnny Mitchell 4 Scoped
Berkeley KPAT-FM 102.9 1972/05/03 19:49 Ron Wolf/MOR.  "Quadracast 4-Channel Music."  Station broadcasting using the Columbia SQ Quadraphonic System.  4-channel music was a fad in the early '70s.  It failed due to technical problems and format incompatibilities. This particular station invested heavily in it at the time, and Mr. Wolf continually talks about the format and how listeners can set things up at home to hear the four channels. 69 None
1972/06/07 20:00 Ron Wolf/MOR.  Quadracast 4-Channel Music. 32 Partly
Bishop KBOV 1230 1996/07/24 21:35 Mike Preston/Oldies 48 None
KIBS-FM 102.7 1996/07/24 17:50 Country 46 None
Carmel KRML 1410/92.5 various 13:00 Bombardier Lounge with "Captain" Mike Hemp.  1930s and 1940s big band music program featuring "The Music That Helped Save the World."  Click here to see the full list of what I have. about 120 each None
Camarillo-Oxnard KOCP-FM 95.9 1997/12/09   Classic Rock ("95-9, the Octopus") 48 None
1998/02/05   Classic Rock ("95-9, the Octopus") 47 None
Cambria KOTR-FM 94.9 1996/07/27 21:00 AOR ("The Otter") 93 None
1997/07/13 10:45 AOR ("The Otter") 90 None
2001/10/27 11:40 Blues and Soul Revue/AAA 94 None
Cathedral City KWXY/KWXY-FM 1340/98.5 2002/10/23 18:15 Dave Hull.  AM/FM simulcast. 46 None
Davis KDVS-FM 90.3 1996/05/22   Bill Wagman.  Interview with musician Tiny Tim. 28 None
Freedom KPIG-FM 107.5 2001/12/28 23:29 Ralph Anybody/Martin - Freeform Rock 89 None
2001/12/29 08:49 Ellie May/Freeform Rock 62 None
Fresno KYNO 1300 1967/08/04 ------ Dave Jeffries 46 Partly
1968/02/10 20:26 Johnny Scott 42 None
1968/02/11 18:00 Johnny Scott ("Million Dollar Weekend") 42 None
1968/03/06 19:40 Johnny Scott 79 None
Garden Grove KIKF-FM 94.3 1991/05/17 23:42 Mike Stevens/C&W 18 None
1991/05/18 00:00 John Carter/C&W 103 None
Gilroy KFAT-FM 94.5 1979/01/15   Peter Rowan/freeform C&W 80 None
1982/12/00    Fifty-eight separate show segments, each roughly 45 minutes in length, from December 1982. 44 hours None
Lake Tahoe (South Lake Tahoe) KRLT-FM 100.1 1978/03/12   AC ("FM-100, The Mellow Sound") 46 None
Los Altos/San Jose KFFG-FM 97.7 1999/06/23 20:45 AA ("K-Fog") 47 None
Los Altos KPEN-FM 97.7 1964/10/30   Reenactment of the 10/30/1938 Orson Welles "War of the Worlds" broadcast. 56 None
Monterey KIDD 630 1981/08/08 09:29 Sloan Brown 39 None
Oakland KDIA 1310 1984/11/09 05:59 Rick St. Claire/R&B 193 None
  Dennis Gordon 96 None
22:56 Kenny Wright 95 None
1997/09/16 10:50 Bob Jones/Classic R&B 369 None
1997/12/15 09:41 Mr. Barry/Ron B. Hart.  Classic R&B 369 None
1997/12/15 16:54 The Diva/Jay Smith/Frankie M.  Classic R&B.  End of format.  Change to Disney Radio format at 12 midnight. 490 None
KEWB 910 1958 ------ "Color Radio" jingles 9 ------
1959/09/29 06:54 Gary Owens 32 None
1960/08/10 07:59 Gary Owens 29 None
1961/08/10   Chris Borden 54 None
1962/10/02   Casey Kasem ("Casey at the mike.") 35 None
1964/08/16 12:00 (The Real) Don Steele 47 None
1965/01/19 18:58 Johnny G (Gilbert) 45 None
KNEW 910 1972/12/--   Tom Campbell/Oldies 7 None
1972/12/-- 19:10 Ron Lyons/Oldies 6 None
1974/06/30 17:32 Ron Reynolds/Oldies ("California Gold") 29 None
1974/06/30 18:00 John Hawkins/Oldies.  Last hours of format.  Also includes a full CBS Radio Mystery Theater episode. 224 None
1997/09/12 09:09 Tom Benner/Frank Terry.  Country & western.  Last day of local DJ format. 490 None
1997/09/13   Country & western.  First day of automated, syndicated format. 212 None
1998/08/25 11:30 Chris Wilson.  Country & western. 90 None
1998/08/25 13:00 Richard Lee.  Country & western. 135 None
Palm Springs KPSI-FM 100.5 1991/06/03 20:30 CHR 49 None
Petaluma KTOB 1490 1991/12/05   Kathy O. 63 None
Pismo Beach KXTZ-FM 95.3 2001/09/15 09:33 Classic Rock/AAA ("The California Sound") 45 None
2001/09/15 19:16 Classic Rock/AAA ("The California Sound") 45 None
2001/09/15 21:28 Classic Rock/AAA ("The California Sound") 90 None
Sacramento KDND-FM 107.9 2010/01/01   Top 50 of 2009 228 None
KROY 1240 1962/01/04 00:54 Mike Larsen 31 None
1965/05/19   Hap Hopkins 32 None
1973/09/03 07:57 Bobby Box 64 None
KROY-FM 96.9 1980/02/01 14:59 Tony Cox 40 None
KSEG-FM 96.9 2007/12/01 07:00 Bob Keller/classic rock ("Eagle 96.9").  "Revolution:  Flashback to the '60s." 122 None
KXOA 1470 1980/08/22 17:44 C. J. Stone 46 None
San Jose KEEN 1370 1992/12/30 14:36 Annie G./Mark Allen.  Country and western.  Day before format switch. 366 None
1992/12/31 15:59 Mark Allen/Annie G.  Country and western.  Final eight hours of format right up to midnight sign-off. 483 None
KEZR-FM 106.5 1999/06/22 20:40 Hot AC ("Mix 106.5") 48 None
KLIV 1590 1967/11/05 09:12 Gary Seeger/Top 40 169 News scoped
1973/08/19 16:02 Jim Powers/Bob Ray.  Top 40. 133 None
KLOK 1170 1988/08/05 09:18 Jim Philips.  Last days of KLOK AC format before change to Spanish language format on 8/9/88. 41 None
1988/08/05 09:59 Alan Waters.  Last days of KLOK. 123 None
1988/08/05 12:02 Jim Russell.  Last days of KLOK. 20 None
1988/08/08 09:02 Jim Philips.  Day before change to Spanish format. 60 None
10:02 Alan Waters.  Last full day of KLOK. 54 None
12:31 Alan Waters.  Last full day of KLOK 49 None
15:52 Neil Cannon and Jona Russell.  Last full day of KLOK. 192 None
19:03 Jim Russell.  Last evening of KLOK. 86 None
KLOK-FM 103.7 1987/07/30 22:49 Bruce Michaels/Danny Green.  End of station and transition to KKSF. 92 None
KWOD-FM 106.5 1985/12/27 14:00 Terry Steele ("K-Wod 106") 29 None
KWSS-FM 94.5 1988/07/-- 10:38 John Mack Flanagan 24 None
San Mateo KSAN-FM 107.7 1999/06/23 16:20 Classic Hits 48 None
Santa Barbara KBLS 990 1986/01/28 18:10 Popular standards. 48 None
KIST 1340 1967/07/23 20:25 Ernest Henry 122 None
KRUZ-FM 103.3 1998/02/05   Adult Top 40 ("Cruise 103") 48 None
Santa Clara KARA-FM 105.7 1973/07/08 22:02 MOR 13 None
2002/03/29 06:41 Kim Vestal/Rich Amoulie.  ("105-dot-7").  Last day of AC format. 490 None
2002/03/29 18:34 Michael McGurk.  Last day of format. 492 None
KREP-FM 105.7 1971/01/15 20:25 Tom Collins/Eclectic (MOR, show tunes, occasional Top 40).  "Stereo Spectacular."  FM station celebrating the fact that it broadcasts in stereo at a time when many FM stations didn't. 115 Partly
KSCU-FM 103.3 1999/06/22 17:00 Underground 46 None
Santa Rosa KPLS 1150 1964/04/19 11:56 Bruce Allen. Michael C. Allen.  Station debut. 226 None
Truckee KEZC-FM 101.7 1978/03/12 10:48 DJ not named.  Country and western. 46 None
Ventura-Oxnard KVEN 1450 2008/11/28 22:00 Oldies ("The Boomer") 93 None