Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy New Year

Just in case you're wondering, NEO Airchecks didn't open its 2011 calendar two months ahead of schedule. However, the title for this post is appropriate for the latest submission to the blog. Jerry Coleman has contributed an aircheck from a station that should be familiar to regular readers; WFMJ/1390 in Youngstown. In this recording, personalities Ted Alexander and Steve Michaels co-host 1390's New Year's Eve program on December 31, 1971. Afternoon man Ron Davidson also makes a brief appearance as the show begins a countdown of the Top 20 songs of '71. Listen for the fun Ted and company have with a certain song from Tony Orlando and Dawn.
Perhaps it's just me, but it seems that an extraordinary amount of airchecking was going on in Youngstown during the waning days of 1971 and the first week of the new year. As regular readers know, a Ron Leader recording from a few days after this broadcast was the first posted on the blog. My personal collection also includes a WHOT aircheck from December 28, 1971.

-Geoff Mears

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