OLDEST AIRCHECKS EVER : Blog Radio Disc Jockey


by Stephen Weber on 04/14/11

From time to time at WWW.RadioDiscJockey.Homestead.com Portland listeners stampeed through cyberspace to hear original KISN, KGW, KGON, KEX and many other radio stations in the 1950's and 1960's.

Coming up we hear Kisn's Mike O'Brien, more Pat Pattee, Buddy Scott plus radio personalities from all over the world back in the fifties:  Don Imus, Ray Gilmore, Jay Cook, Doctor Don Rose, George Michaels on WIBG and WFIL, the Philly soul of 1968.

Or how about Portland's first Black radio station, KQIV with a fun bunch of guys. They will talk about the fake inflated gas prices, having blind dates with dj's and messin' around - and about the great old school music we can never get enough of.  That is probably the 1975 era in Portland, Oregon.

CD and tape donations are welcome.  Your requests for a certain aircheck will be on a basis of first-come and the demand for a particular bite.

My wife Penny passed away in 2011. A lot of time managing the household, fleet, websites and searching for that new wife.  I may have some evenings to help cart-up a few of the hundreds of radio airchecks. With a more encouragement, I am capable of increasing the size of this site. This is a one-man show.  The credit goes to those performers who put their energy and talents into the magic of radio.

Issues like Kisn's city of license are no longer relevant in my view.  The main focus of the site is on the entertainment value.  It has little to do with games the owners and staff played, nor with the ratings back in the pre-corporate days.

I hope you enjoy, Chuck Weber aka Steve, Web, Bronson, Phillips, Jockey John

Comments (2)

1. Steve Phillips, Web Etc. said on 4/27/11 - 08:57PM
Pat Pattee 1969a please note before Friends of Distinction "Going Around in Circles" Pattee was used to the downtown board and Smith Lake transmitter board where you CUE THE SONG, backing it up part of a full turn by experience, you HIT THE TURNTABLE START BUTTON so many seconds before you need that audio source to start, we hear a relay POP at this point. From there Pat keeps talking for a specific number and fraction of seconds. This is known as TIMING. Any reflections anyone? Would you also believe Russ Conrad on KEX in May? SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT WORD VERIFICATION BELOW: I think there is an apostrophe in the image on the right..at least in my copy there is.
2. Charles Weber aka Steve said on 4/27/11 - 09:06PM
DJ Names or Handles: We used a different name at every station, sometimes another name at the SAME radio station. Other than we thought we were "stars" the main purpose was to keep the bubble-gummers from calling us on the home phone. Occasionally some chick would guess my name and match it with the right phone number. If she were the FIRST caller, the girl in the example would win something, like a blind date. Fortunately it only happened to me once!

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