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5/21/2024

Philpott photo from 1982

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WLOL-FM COMPLETE SCOPED HOT HITS COUNTDOWN FROM 1982 WITH JAY PHILPOTT

WLOL-FM (99.5) Complete scoped Hot Hits Countdown from October 17, 1982 with Jay Philpott. - 25 MB (provided by the family of Raymond and Muriel Harrington)

 Playlist provided by Jay Philpott.


5/18/2024

VIDEO OF MEDIA AT THE 1985 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR

Video of media at the 1985 Minnesota State Fair including WCCO-AM (Howard Viken and Chuck Lilligren), WDGY-AM (John Pratt), KDWB-FM (Lisa Carr), WLOL-FM (Bob Lange) and more. Plus local television stations.


5/15/2024

KRSI REQUEST RADIO AIRICHECK FROM 1971 WITH TAC HAMMER

KRSI-AM/FM (950 / 104.1) - Aircheck of Request Radio with Tac Hammer from August 29, 1971 - 16 MB

The aircheck include newscasts (ABC Radio and local), music requests, and commercials for the Burnsville Bowl, Groom & Clean Hair Spray, Team Electronics, Living Water, Guthrie Theater, McDonald's, Greenleaf Townhomes by Orrin Thompson, Charlie's Restaurant, and General Motors. Note the customized KRSI singing intro by Three Dog Night for their song Liar at 9:52 into this aircheck.

Lance "Tac" Hammer started his radio career in Duluth, MN at WEBC and WAKX. This was followed by radio positions in the Twin Cities at KDWB-AM, KRSI-AM/FM, KQRS-FM, and WLOL-FM. Afterwards, Tac created Hammer Communications, a radio consulting company. Tac passed away in 1993 at age 52 due to complications from cancer.


5/10/2024

WDGY-AM AIRCHECK FROM 65 YEARS AGO!

WDGY-AM (1130) - Aircheck of Dave Reau from January 25, 1959 - 6 MB

The aircheck includes a newscast, jingles, top songs, and commercials for the Pioneer Press, Greater Minneapolis Safety Council, and Hills Brothers Self Service Shoe Store. The aircheck includes the song Donna by Ritchie Valens. This aircheck was only eight day before Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper died in an airplane crash.


5/3/2024

"WHAT GOES ON AT A RADIO STATION?" BOOK FROM 1984 FEATURING WCCO RADIO

PDF of a book printed in 1984 featuring WCCO Radio called "What Goes On at a Radio Station?" including photos of some station personalities and others behind the scenes. This book is presented with the permission of the author, Susan Gilmore. - 18 MB


4/26/2024

WCCO-FM – 50 YEARS AGO – APRIL 26, 1974 – SCOPED BROADCAST DAY

WCCO-FM (102.9) Almost complete scoped broadcast day from sign-on to sign-off on April 26, 1974.

1 – Sign-on / Tim Russell and Paul Stagg – 53 MB
2 – Paul Stagg – 28 MB
3 – Dave Teller – 39 MB
4 – Tom Ambrose – 46 MB
5 – Ken Mills / Sign-off – 42 MB

19.5 hours scoped to seven hours and 20 minutes. Broadcast includes music (note the transition from more popular songs during the day to deeper album cuts in the evening), limited commercials including Grain Belt Beer, Checkered Flag Imports, Morrie’s Imports, Minnesota Tourism, etc., and top and bottom of the hour newscasts with Rick Olson, Bill Henderson, Mark Johnson, Dan Carlson, and Bill Bischel.

Some of the news items included Secretary of State Henry Henry Kissinger’s trip to the Middle East, Watergate tapes, military takeover of Portugal, shelling of an auditorium near Saigon, Israel begins its 27th year of independence with sporadic fighting along the Golan Heights, Mitchell-Stans conspiracy trial, General Motors sales of cars down due to the gas/energy crisis, and much more. Plus, promotion of Tim Russell’s upcoming coverage of an arm wrestling competition (claiming to be a radio first) and Dave Teller interviews Chuck Dayton with Sierra Club Northstar Chapter.


4/25/2024

REMEMBERING AL SHAVER, THE PLAY-BY-PLAY VOICE OF THE MINNESOTA NORTH STARS

Al Shaver, the play-by-play radio announcer for the entirety of the Minnesota North Stars, died on April 22, 2024. He was 96 years old.

Al Shaver reflects on the first 25 years of the Minnesota North Stars with interviews and highlights (1992) - 15 MB

WCCO-AM - North Stars playoffs audio clip with Al Shaver and Larry Jagoe. This audio is from playoff game (No. 4) of the 1967-68 season between Minnesota and St Louis. It took place on April 27, 1968. Unfortunately, the North Stars lost the game in OT and lost the series 4-3 in OT in game 7. That was the first season for the North Stars. - 1 MB


4/21/2024

WLOL-AM 1946 DANCE JAMBOREE BROADCAST WITH LEIGH KAMMAN FROM THE ST. PAUL AUDITORIUM

WLOL-AM (1330) - Dance Jamboree with Leigh Kamman broadcast in September 1946 from the St. Paul Auditorium that also aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System. - 14 MB


4/1/2024

TWIN CITIES RADIO AIRCHECKS PROFILE FROM 1977

Enjoy an audio profile of Twin Cities radio stations from 1977 - CLICK HERE - 25 MB (produced by the Aircheck Factory)

  • KSTP-AM - John Hines and Charlie Bush / Rob Sherwood (rock)
  • KSTP-FM - Mesa Kincaid (soft rock)
  • KDWB-AM/FM - Dave Thomson / Smokin' Joe (rock)
  • WDGY-AM (Y11) - Jeff Berger (album cuts/soft rock)
  • KFMX-FM - (automated rock)
  • WWTC-AM - (newsradio)
  • KQRS-AM/FM - Jim Larkin (progressive music)
  • KUXL-AM - (talk, religious, jazz and soul)
  • WAYL-AM/FM - (beautiful music)
  • WLOL-FM - (beautiful music)
  • KEEY-AM - (beautiful music)
  • KEEY-FM - (beautiful music)
  • WCTS-FM - (religious)
  • KNOF-FM - (religious)
  • KANO-AM/KTWN-FM - (MOR)
  • KUOM-AM - (public radio)
  • KSJN-FM - (classical)
  • WCAL-FM - (classical/talk)
  • KTCR-AM - (country)
  • KTCR-FM - (country)
  • WLOL-AM - Michael O'Shea (country)
  • KRSI-AM - (country)
  • WMIN-AM - (polka)
  • WCCO-AM - Charlie Boone and Roger Erickson (talk, news, sports)
  • WCCO-FM - Tom Ambrose (soft rock)

2/18/2024

KDWB-AM "TRUE" DON BLEU DOING SUPERVISED ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND BREATHALYZER TESTS

KDWB-AM (630) - "True" Don Bleu doing a New Year's Eve show with supervised alcohol consumption and breathalyzer tests on December 31, 1974. - 4 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)


2/18/2024

COMPOSIT OF KDWB-AM, KSTP-AM, WYOO-AM/FM (U100) AND WDGY-AM FROM 1972-1974

A composite of a wide ranging group of random breaks from October 1972 into 1974 featuring KDWB-AM, KSTP-AM, WYOO AM/FM (U100) and WDGY-AM with a strange sequence that sounds like the final breaks on the station from Catman (Tom Barnard). - 6 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)


2/11/2024

SUPER BOWL I - GAME BROADCAST OPEN AND CLOSE

WCCO-AM (830) - CBS Radio coverage of Super Bowl I (opening/ closing) Jan. 15, 1967. The First AFL-NFL World Championship

The National Football League champion Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League champion Kansas City Chiefs by the score of 35–10. Audio quality is poor, but we thought this would still be of interest. The broadcast was sponsored by Chrysler, Kent Cigarettes, American Express credit card, Anheuser Busch/Budweiser. - 8 MB


1/28/2024

REMEMBERING LARRY "MOON" THOMPSON

Longtime afternoon KSTP-FM (KS95) host Larry “Moon” Thompson has died of multiple sclerosis at the age of 65. The following are tributes and reports on Moon's passing:

KSTP-FM (KS95) Tribute

KSTP-TV Report

WCCO-TV Report

A tribute to Moon when he retired from KS95 - October 2019 - 8 MB (courtesy of Jym Geraci)


12/27 and 12/28/2023

(Above photo credit: Tom Barnard Show)

REMEMBERING PAT EBERTZ

Pat Ebertz, a popular on-air personality in Minnesota, passed away at the age of 59 on December 25, 2023. He was best known as the co-host of KDWB-FM’s popular morning show from 1993-2002. The following are segments with Pat that aired on KDWB's "Dave Ryan in the Morning Show" in the 1990s and 2000s.

Airport Baby - Added on 12/28

Arrested at Niagara Falls with Luck E. Butt

Baywatch Out-Take

Crocodile Hunter - Added on 12/28
Dream Machine
Got a Hershey Bar
Pat as a Foreigner
Pat as Airhorn Man
Pat as Spandex Man
Pat at Brett Favre's Hotel
Pat at the Airport with a Tuba
Pat Dressed Up as a Limo Driver
Pat Ebertz Girl

Pat Gets Kicked Out - Added on 12/28
Pat Snatches Groceries

Trimming Nose Hair - Added on 12/28
Pat with a Sheep at Hotel
Relatives at the Airport

(click on photo) - Pat Ebertz tribute that aired on KMSP-TV FOX 9 - 12/28/2023


8/21/2023

 

MORE KQRS FROM 50 YEARS AGO!

KQRS AM/FM (1440 / 92.5) – Aircheck of Russell Russ from either June 8 or 9, 1973 - 11 MB

Includes newscast and commercials for Sunshine World at The Bronco Bar in Chanhassen, The Flame bar, Grain Belt, Bike Ways, Blue Oyster Cult (record), Pepsi (song by Argent), Guthrie Theater, K-Tel Super Bad; and Schlitz Beer.

List of music played: The Allman Brothers Band: Statesbori Blues (Live); Wood Mann, Son House & Jo Ann Kelly: Bothering That Thing; Creedance Clearwater Revival: Penthouse Pauper; Climax Blues Band: Rich Man; Neil Young: Heart of Gold; Eagles: Tequila Sunbrise; Poco: Ride the Country; J.J. Cale: Call Me the Breeze; Manu Dibango: Soul Makossa; Wishbone Ash: Blowin' Free; It's A Beautiful Day: White Bird;Moody Blues: For My Lady; and Jerry Garcia: Sugaree.


7/23/2023

WLOL-FM TV COMMERCIAL FROM 1989 

WLOL-FM (99.5) TV commercial with John Hines and Bob Berglund from May 9, 1989 (provided by Jacob Hammond)


7/3/2023

KLXK-FM CLASSIC ROCK TV COMMERCIAL FROM 1989 

KLXK-FM (93.7) TV commercial from May 9, 1989 (provided by Jacob Hammond)


3/28/2023

WCCO-TV REPORT ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WDGY CALL LETTERS 

WCCO-TV report on the 100th anniversay of the WDGY call letters that aired on March 24, 2023.


3/14/2023

1983

Bob Lange - KDWB 1973

 

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REMEMBERING BOB LANGE

It is with sadness that we report the passing of "Bullet" Bob Lange on March 14. Bob worked at KDWB AM/FM in the 1970s, followed by WLOL-FM, WWTC-AM and KSTP-AM in the 1980s and 1990s. Following a stellar career in radio, Bob re-invented himself and was very successful in the financial world as a stockbroker and financial advisor.

KDWB-AM (630) Bob Lange and Charlie Fox from December 1974 - 6 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

KDWB-AM/FM (630/101.3) Bob Lange  from November 19, 1976 - 7 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

KDWB-AM/FM (630/101.3) Bob Lange from April 12, 1978 - 13 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

WLOL-FM (99.5) Bob Lange from 1983- 13 MB (provided by Brian Carlson)

WLOL-FM (99.5) Bob Lange from March 6, 1983 - 1 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

 

KLCI-FM (106.1) Bob Lange Interview from June 19, 2020 - 2 MB

           


3/11/2023

REMEMBERING BUD GRANT (1927-2023)

Bud Grant was an American football defensive end and head coach, and a player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Grant is best known for serving as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings for 18 seasons; he was the team's second (1967–83) and fourth (1985) head coach, leading them to four Super Bowl appearances, 11 division titles, one league championship and three National Football Conference championships. Bud passed away on March 11, 2023.

WCCO-AM (830) - The Bud Grant Report with Sid Hartman that aired prior to Super Bowl XI on January 9, 1977 when the Vikings played the Oakland Raiders - 4 MB

WCCO-AM (830) - Bud Grant and Sid Hartman on August 27, 1982 - 2 MB

KSTP-FM (94.5 - KS95) - Bud Grant with Chuck Knapp and Michael J. Douglas in December 1984 - 7 MB


3/4/2023

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KQRS TELEVISION COMMERCIAL FROM THE MID-1980s TO EARLY 1990s

KQRS AM/FM (1440 / 92.5) - Five KQRS television commercials from the mid-1980s to early-1990s. (provided by Al Heiden)


More vintage KQRS commercials from TCMediaNow.com:

        


2/6/2023

WCCO RADIO "TOP OF THE MORNING SHOW" FROM 1967 WITH ROGER ERICKSON AND MAYNARD SPEECE

WCCO-AM (830) - Studio quality hour-long aircheck of the Top of the Morning Show from May 26, 1967 with Roger Erickson and Maynard Speece including singing "The Good Morning Song," many jokes, farm news, Jim Hill with news and weather, Ray Scott with weather, and CBS World News Roundup with Dallas Townsend. . #1 - 13 MB - #2 14 MB (provided by Bill Lund, Digital on Location, Woodbury, MN)

Includes commercials for DX Gas Stations, Standard Oil, Shoppers' City, Burlington Railroad, Camel Filter Cigarettes, Chevrolet Corvair 500, Chevrolet Camaro, Farmers and Mechanics Bank, Land O'Lakes, Donaldson's Warehouse Sale and more.


12/31/2022

KDWB STARTING THEIR TOP 101 SONGS OF 1976

KDWB-AM/FM (630/101.3) - KDWB starting their Top 101 Songs of 1976 with Smokin' Joe Hager. This would be the first Top 101 (rather than Top 63) after taking over U100's 101.3 FM in 1976. The recording starts off playing the #1 songs of 1971 to 1975 (not sure if Bridge Over Troubled Water was supposed to be #1 of 1970), then plays songs #101 to 98. - 5 MB (provided by Jacob Hammond)


12/21/2022

WCCO-AM LIVE BROADCAST OF "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE" FROM 2014

 

WCCO-AM (830) - Live broadcast of "It's A Wonderful Life" - Dec. 20, 2014 - #1 37 MB - #2 34 MB (provided by Jacob Hammond)


12/10/2022

WLOL-FM 'WE'RE THE VIKINGS" SONG FROM THE 1980s 

WLOL-FM (99.5) - "We're The Vikings" song that aired on the Hines & Berglund Show in the 1980s - 1 MB (provided by Lawrence Ronglien)


10/31/2022

WHAT DID KQRS SOUND LIKE ALMOST 50 YEARS AGO?

KQRS AM/FM (1440 / 92.5) – Aircheck of Randi Kirshbaum from 1973 - 14 MB

Includes commercials for Schell's Beer, Uncle Sam’s, and Johnson's Baby Shampoo.

List of music played: Edgar Winter: Tobacco Road; Ben Sidran: Have You Heard the News; The Rolling Stones: Ruby Tuesday; Jerry Jeff Walker: Hill Country Rain; Moriah: Spooky Tooth; Paul Kanter, Grace Slick and David Freiberg: Your Mind Has Left Your Body;  Derek and the Dominos: Keep on Growing; Joni Mitchell: Willy; Paul Simon: Something So Right; Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Down by the River; Ruben and the Jets: Dedicated to the One I Love; Foghat: Maybelline; Paul McCartney: My Love; Carly Simon: Summer’s Coming Around Again; Herbie Mann: Hold On, I’m Comin’; Yes: And You and I; Joe Cocker: Feelin Alright; The Joy of Cooking: Laugh Don't Laugh; The Pointer Sisters: Cloud Burst; Elton John: Come Down In Time; Judy Collins: In My Life; and The Byrds: Full Circle.

Randi can be heard weekday middays and Saturdays on WRNR-FM in Annapolis, Maryland.


9/1/2022

TELEVISION COVERAGE OF RADIO STATIONS AT THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR FROM 1982, 1987 AND 1998

State Fair TV & Radio

Aired on KSTP-TV

1982

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(provided by Jay Philpott)

State Fair Radio

Aired on WCCO-TV

1987

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WRQC-FM - Rock 100.3 FM

Aired on KARE-TV

"Live In It and Win" - 1998

(provided by Jay Philpott)


8/31/2022

WCCO RADIO: SID HARTMAN SOUND-ALIKE CONTESTS FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR IN 1994 AND 1995

WCCO-AM (830) - Sid Hartman Sound-Alike Contests held at the Minnesota State Fair hosted by John Williams.

1994 - 6 MB     -      1995 #1 14 MB #2 9 MB - KARE 11 TV Coverage


8/30/2022

WCCO RADIO: 20 "MINNESOTA HOSPITAL" SKITS FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR SPANNING 30 YEARS!

WCCO-AM (830) - A collection of Minnesota Hospital skits performed at the Minnesota State Fair with Roger Erickson, Charlie Boone, Dave Lee, Sid Hartman, Eric Eskola, Mike Lynch, Tim Russell, Mike Max, Herb Carneal, John Gordon, Paul Flatley, and more.


8/29/2022

1974

1975

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Airchecks and photos provided by Danny Sigelman

U100 (WYOO AM/FM) BROADCASTING AT THE 1974 AND 1975 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR - 47 AND 48 YEARS AGO!

1974 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR

First Day of U100 (format changed during the State Fair) on August 26, 1974 - 7 MB

Jeff "Mother" Robbins - August 1974  - 1 MB

1975 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR

Chucker Morgan - 1975 - 7 MB

Includes commercials for Dayton's, Orange Crush, Minnesota Dragways and Hurrah.

Rob Sherwood - 1975 - 7 MB

Includes commercials for K-TEL "Goofy Greats" album, White Castle, Ford Pickups (sung by Merle Haggard), Clockwork Orange and Deliverance (movies).

Brother Bob Hall - September 1, 1975 - 3 MB

Includes commercials for Earthborn Shampoo, Earthborn Conditioner, Grain Belt, and WTCN Metromedia 11

Chucker Morgan - September 1, 1975 - 2 MB

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8/28/2022 

THE SEARCH FOR THE LOST RADIO PLAY-BY-PLAY TAPE OF MINNESOTA TWIN CESAR TOVAR'S GRAND SUNDAY IN 1968

Star Tribune article written by sports columnist Patrick Reusse about the search for the lost radio play-by-play tape of Minnesota Twin Cesar Tovar's Grand Sunday when he played all nine positions on September 22, 1968. Tom Gavaras, who is featured in the article, is the operator of RadioTapes.

LINK to the Star Tribune article published on August 16, 2022

JPEG of the article (in the event you are unable to access the Star Tribune website)

Edited aircheck - Herb Carneal and Halsey Hall with play-by-play of Tovar playing all nine position on September 22, 1968 (mp3)


8/26/2022 

KDWB-AM's ROB SHERWOOD BROADCASTING AT THE 1973 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR – 49 YEARS AGO!

KDWB (630) – Rob Sherwood - Live at the Minnesota State Fair on August 25, 1973 - 21 MB (provided by Danny Sigelman)

Includes commercials Merit Chevrolet, Goodman Jewelers, Leon Russell at Parade Stadium, Robinson's Clothing, Coca Cola (sung by the Four Tops), The Hong Kong Cat (movie), Levi's, Pepsi, Orange Crush, Lancer's Warehouse, Donaldson's, Heavy Traffic (movie), United Stores, 7-Up, Turf Club in Houlton, WI, and Instant Homes.

KDWB (630) – Rob Sherwood live at the Minnesota State Fair on September 3, 1973 - 5 MB (provided by Danny Sigelman)

Includes commercials for Townhouses of Woodbury Woods, Rosedale Center, Coke (sung by The Spinners), Castle Mobile Homes, Hal's Sportswear, Cedars Edina Apartments, Pepsi, RC Cola, and Robinson's Clothing Store.


8/25/2022 

WLOL-FM’s JOHN HINES AND BOB BERGLUND BROADCASTING AT THE 1984 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR – 38 YEARS AGO!

WLOL-FM (99.5) – John Hines and Bob Berglund (and Roger, too) broadcasting live from the Minnesota State Fair on August 25, 1984. #1 19 MB - #2 20 MB (provided by Chad Huderle)

Includes commercials for Heineken Beer, McDonald’s, Best Buy, Foot Locker, Coke, Sunkist, Ground Round Restaurant, and the Minnesota Beef Council.


8/25/2022

WCCO-AM COVERAGE OF FIFTH GRADERS TRAVELING TO A FARM IN WISCONSIN IN 1992

WCCO-AM (830) – Coverage of WCCO Ag Director Roger Strom taking the fifth grade class from Snail Lake School in Shoreview, MN to a farm near Balsam Lake, WI on May 28, 1992. 3 MB  (provided by Joe Younglove)


5/11/2022 

MINNESOTA MILESTONES – 12-PART SERIES THAT AIRED ON WCCO RADIO IN 1958

On May 11, 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state to be admitted into the union. In 1958, WCCO Radio commemorated Minnesota's Statehood Centennial Year, bringing history to life in a twelve broadcast series. This series recreated the drama of Minnesota progress from the days of the first explorers into the frontiers of the space age. Narrators were Cedric Adams, Bob DeHaven, and Dr. E.W. Ziebarth. The recordings are approximately one-hour each, totaling 12 hours. MP3 files are approximately 28 MB each.  

Minnesota Milestones 1 - Ox Carts to Rockets: The Story of Transportation

Minnesota Milestones 2 - Sod Buster to Soil Bank: The Story of Agriculture

Minnesota Milestones 3 - The Towering Skyline: The Story of Forestry

Minnesota Milestones 4 - Faith of Our Fathers: The Story of Religion

Minnesota Milestones 5 - Minnesota's Marching Men: Military Affairs

Minnesota Milestones 6 - Frontiers of Enterprise: Business Labor and Finance

Minnesota Milestones 7 - Climate for Culture: Education and the Arts

Minnesota Milestones 8 - Pipestone to Taconite: Mining and Geology

Minnesota Milestones 9 - The 32nd Star: Politics and Government

Minnesota Milestones 10 - The State of Pleasure: Sports and Recreation

Minnesota Milestones 11 - Sight and Sound: The Story of Communications

Minnesota Milestones 12 - Medicine Man to Miracle Drug: The Story of Medicine


4/26/2022

TWINS BASEBALL - SCOTT ERICKSON NO-HITTER IN 1994 - FINAL FEW MINUTES OF GAME AND POST-GAME

WCCO-AM (830) - Twins Baseball - Scott Erickson's no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 27, 1994 including the final few minutes of the game with Herb Carneal and John Gordon followed by the post-game show including an interview with Erickson. 8 MB (provided by David Valento)


4/21/2022

LOCAL RADIO STATION CELEBRITY PROMOS VOICED BY JOHN LENNON, ELVIS PRESLEY, WALTER CRONKITE, AND HARRY CHAPIN

RADIO STATION CELEBRITY PROMOS - This combined audio clip is about one-minute in length.

  • John Lennon (recorded in 1974 for KQRS Radio)
  • Elvis Presley (recorded sometime between 1955-1957 for WTCN Radio - now known as WWTC-AM)
  • Walter Cronkite (recorded in 1989 for WCCO Radio)
  • Harry Chapin (recorded in 1980 for KVSC Radio/St. Cloud)

4/20/2022

A RESAERCH PAPER ON THE BEGINNING OF WCCO RADIO ... IS IT 1924 OR 1922?

RESEARCH PAPER - Is WCCO Radio’s beginning October 2, 1924 as their record suggests … or was it really September 4, 1922?

This research paper (31 pages) was written by Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee, Mark Durenberger, who has six decades of radio, television and satellite broadcast engineering experience, including having previously worked at WCCO Radio. Mark takes us back in time to the start of WCCO Radio and the two preceding years when the station was known as WLAG Radio. - 6 MB PDF


MORE AIRCHECKS


The Following Airchecks are Featured on the Special Postings Page. Check them out!

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  • WCCO-AM Severe Weather Coverage (1939 to 1991)
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Recordings/Airchecks (1946-1978)
  • WCCO Radio Civil Defense Announcements (1961)
  • Coverage of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (1963)
  • Coverage of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King (1968)
  • Coverage of the Assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy (1968)
  • Coverage of the Apollo 1 Tragedy (1967)
  • Coverage of the Flights of Apollo 11, 12 & 13 (1969-1970)
  • Coverage of the Assassination Attempt on George Wallace (1972)
  • Coverage of Watergate and the Fall of President Nixon (1973-1974)
  • Coverage of the Vietnam War (1964-(1975)
  • Coverage of the Death of John Lennon (1980)
  • Coverage of the Shooting of President Ronald Reagan (1981)
  • Coverage of the Falklands War (1982)
  • Coverage of the Challenger Shuttle Disaster (1986)
  • Coverage of the Start of Operation Desert Storm (1991)
  • Coverage of 9/11 Attacks (2001) and Death of Osama bin Laden (2011)
  • Coverage of 35W Bridge Collapse (2007)
  • Coverage of the Death of Michael Jackson (2009)
  • Coverage of the Tucson Shootings (2011)
  • Coverage of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2011)
  • Coverage of the Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School (2012)
  • Boston Marathon Bombings (2013)
  • Coverage of the Death of Prince (2016)
  • Election Coverage (2016)
  • Minnehaha Academy Explosion (2017)
  • Coverage of Disappearance and Location of Jayme Closs (2019)
  • Election Coverage (2020)
  • Storming of the US Capitol (2021)

File sizes listed next to the airchecks are approximate and have been rounded.


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