Monday, December 31, 2012

Another Auld Lang Syne: Part 2

As we prepare to say farewell to another year, NEO Airchecks ushers in 2013 in its usual fashion. This time, the blog features an aircheck of Youngstown's WHOT/1330 from January 1, 1973. Longtime Youngstown radio personality Boot Bells is heard counting down the top hits of '72. Special thanks to regular contributor Jerry Coleman for submitting this recording for the blog's use.

Be sure to check back with NEO Airchecks in 2013. Some long-awaited features are being prepared for your listening pleasure. Happy New Year!


  1. My grandfather was a disc jockey at WHOT at the same time as Boots Bell and I was wondering if you could point me in a direction of someone who may have him recorded. His name was George Barry and sometimes went by GeeBee. Any suggestions would be great!!!

    1. Sorry for the long delay in responding to your question. I have some brief snippets of George Barry in my collection. Unless I'm mistaken, he's heard in a WHOT aircheck from April 1, 1960. I've posted it here in the past, but it can also be found via Youtube. A search for WHOT 1960 should suffice. I also have a short recording of WRED, which were WHOT-FM's original call letters. It's from March 1971, when it was airing a country format.