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.
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)
KLXK-FM CLASSIC ROCK TV COMMERCIAL FROM 1989
KLXK-FM (93.7) TV commercial from May 9, 1989 (provided by Jacob Hammond)
WCCO-TV REPORT ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WDGY CALL LETTERS
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/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
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
More vintage KQRS commercials from TCMediaNow.com:
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
TELEVISION COVERAGE OF RADIO STATIONS AT THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR FROM 1982, 1987 AND 1998
State Fair TV & Radio
Aired on KSTP-TV
(provided by Jay Philpott)
State Fair Radio
Aired on WCCO-TV
WRQC-FM - Rock 100.3 FM
Aired on KARE-TV
"Live In It and Win" - 1998
(provided by Jay Philpott)
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.
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.
Late 1980s - MN State Fair wih Herb Carneal, John Gordon, Paul Flatley - 9 MB
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)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
LOCAL RADIO STATION CELEBRITY PROMOS VOICED BY JOHN LENNON, ELVIS PRESLEY, WALTER CRONKITE, AND HARRY CHAPIN
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)
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
A U100 (WYOO) AIRCHECK OF MESA KINCAID FROM 1976
WYOO AM/FM (980 / 101.3 - U100) - An aircheck of Mesa Kincaid from July 1976. - 7 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)
Includes commercials for Alice in Wonderland (x-rated movie), Orange Crush, Yes and Montrose at the St. Paul Civic Center, Sugar Free 7-Up and Brainerd International Raceway.
Mesa Kincaid, known as "The Fox That Rocks," was the only female announcer on U100. After U100 went off the air, Mesa worked as an announcer at WCCO-FM and KSTP-FM (KS95). Then she went to KQRS-FM as part of a morning show duo known as “The Cat and Kincaid" (the Cat was Tom Barnard). Sadly, Mesa (her real name was Cheryl Holm) died of a probable heart attack in her Pine City home in 2009 at age 52.
Previously Posted Mesa Kincaid Airchecks:
WYOO/U100:Mesa Kincaid (1976) - 5 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)
KQRS: Cat & Kincaid (Tom Barnard & Mesa Kincaid) from March 9, 1983 - #1 15 MB - #2 18 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)
KQRS:Cat and Kincaid (Tom Barnard and Mesa Kincaid) from May 12, 1983 - 23MB (provided by Aircheckairwaves)
A TRIBUTE TO BILL DIEHL THAT AIRED ON THE STAN TURNER SHOW ON KLBB-AM IN 2017
KLBB-AM (1220) - A tribute to Bill Diehl that aired on the Stan Turner Wolf Brewing All Request Show on July 21, 2017. This show aired a few days after Bill's passing. Stan's guests included Rick Shefchik (writer/author), Don Effenberger (journalist), Tony Andreason (The Trashmen), and Bob DeFlores (DeFlores Film Project). Plus airchecks and interviews with Bill. #1 21 MB - #2 21 MB
Bill Diehl was a newspaper columnist, radio broadcaster and pioneer television broadcaster. He worked at the St. Paul Dispatch/Pioneer Press for 53 years. He was at WMIN (1948–1949, 1951–1955), WTCN (1955–1956), WDGY (1956–1966), and WCCO (1967–1995). At WDGY, he was "The Rajah of the Records," "The Deacon of the Disks," "The Purveyor of the Platters," and "The Wizard of the Wax" with all the musical facts. Along with his broadcasting duties, he was a popular emcee for musical acts, including Buddy Holly. He played a significant role in bringing The Beatles to Minnesota in 1965.
CBS RADIO'S COVERAGE OF THE UNITED STATES' FIRST ORBITAL SPACE FLIGHT WITH JOHN GLENN IN 1962 AS WOULD HAVE BEEN HEARD ON WCCO-AM
CBS Radio's pre, flight, and post coverage of astronaut John Glenn becoming the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury's Friendship 7 spacecraft on February 20, 1962. Glenn circled the globe three times in a flight lasting 4 hours and 55 minutes before splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean. Coverage anchored by Dallas Townsend at Cape Canaveral. Includes remarks by President Kennedy in part seven. - #1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8 (mp3 files range from 12 to 17 MB) (provided by Todd Kosovich)
WCCO RADIO - ORCHESTRA BROADCAST FROM THE HOTEL NICOLLET IN 1938
TWINS BASEBALL PRE/POST GAME (PLUS FINAL GAME CALL) WHEN CATFISH HUNTER PITCHED A PERFECT GAME IN 1968
WCCO-AM (830) - Twins Baseball Entire Pre and Post-Game Shows plus the dramatic final call when Catfish Hunter of the Oakland A's pitched a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins on May 8, 1968 with Herb Carneal, Merle Harmon, and Halsey Hall. - 16 MB. Note: Audio is fair quality.
Pre-Game - Merle Harmon Show: Merle interviews Bruce Look who appeared in 59 games as a member of the 1968 MN Twins
Pre-Game - Cal Ermer Show: Sid Hartman interviews the Twins manager
Post-Game Including the Herb Carneal Scoreboard Show
KDWB-AM AIRCHECK FROM 1965 WITH CHARLEE BROWN - 57 YEARS AGO!
KDWB-AM (630) - Charlee Brownfrom March 5, 1965 including various news/public affairs segments and a newscast with Henry J. Marcotte- 10 MB (provided by Danny Sigelman)
Includes commercials for The Rounders (movie), Doublemint Gum, Robert Hall, Macleans Toothpaste, Two on a Guillotine (movie), Orrin Thompson/Riverview Terrace, and STP.
BUCK AND O'CONNOR "BACK TOGETHER AGAIN" ON WLOL-FM IN 1989
WLOL-FM (99.5) -Buck McWilliams and Chris O'Connor reunited for a Saturday morning show in July 1989. 17 MB (provided by Chris O'Connor) - Buck & O'Connor were hosts of a popular morning show on KDWB-FM in the mid-1980s.
WCCO-AM (830) - Franklin Hobbs (Hobbs House) remote broadcast from Wisconsin State College in River Falls playing dance music for the students on December 7, 1962. 5 MB (provided by Mark Durenberger)
Includes commercials for Miller, Goodman Jewelers, Downtown Minneapolis, and Uncle John's Pancake House,
WCCO-AM (830) - Hobbs House with Franklin Hobbs including weather reports with Ray Christensen from July 11-12, 1966. 12 MB (provided by Bill Lund, Digital on Location, Woodbury, MN)
Includes commercials for Grain Belt Beer, Isle Royale National Park, Midas, North Central Airlines, DeLaria's Kentucky Fried Chicken, United Furniture Showrooms, Paul Bunyan Center, Quarterback Deodorant and Men's Hair Spray, and Red Lodge Montana.
Includes commercials/promos for Jelarco, Octopus Car Wash, State High School Hockey coverage with Steve Cannon, Minnesota Heartland, EndoTherm, and Banks.
KLBB-AM (1400) - Franklin Hobbs
Tribute- 1995#1 -#2- #3 - #4(mp3 files: 7 to 14 MB) - (provided by Missy Clark,
WCCO RADIO/MINNESOTA TWINS PROMO CAMPAIGNS FROM 1986 AND 1989
WCCO-AM (830) - WCCO Radio/Minnesota Twins promo campaignsfrom 1986 and 1989 integrating pop music and game play-by-play highlights from Herb Carneal, John Gordon and Joe Angel. 5 MB
TRIBUTES AND COVERAGE ON THE DEATH OF BABE RUTH THAT AIRED IN 1948 ON WLOL-AM AND KSTP AM/FM
WLOL-AM (1330) - Mutual Radio Tribute to Babe Ruth broadcast on August 17, 1948 and hosted by Bert Lytell. Opens with a WLOL station identification. 11 MB (provided by David Becker)
Includes tributes by William Harridge, President of the American League; Ford Frick, President of the National League; Mel Allen (an American sportscaster, best known for his long tenure as the primary play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees), Clark Griffith, owner of the Washington Senators; Babe Ruth interview from 1937 (while hunting); Tom Zachary (19-year career in Major League Baseball that lasted from 1918 to 1936); Waite Hoyt (an American right-handed professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball for seven different teams during 1918–1938); Albert Chandler (Commissioner of Baseball from 1945 to 1951); and a report from Bob Emerick at Yankee Stadium where Babe Ruth's funeral took place and thousands of fans got a chance to walk past the open casket of the famous home run hitter.
WLOL-AM (1330) - Dick Enroth reading The Great Babe Has Struck Out followed by play-by-play of the last half of the 7th inning of the Minneapolis Millers vs. the Louisville Colonels - August 17, 1948. 3 MB (provided by David Becker)
WLOL-AM (1330) - In The Bleachers with Stu Mann reporting on the passing of Babe Ruth and tribute includes a recording of Babe Ruth being speaking at Yankee Stadium during "Babe Ruth Day" a year earlier. Plus one of the last interviews that Ruth gave about two-months before his passing by 11 year old Johnny Ross of Minneapolis when Ruth was in Minneapolis. August 17, 1948. 4 MB (provided by David Becker)
KSTP-AM/FM (1500 / 102.1 - KSTP-FM's frequency in 1948) - National Broadcasting Company (NBC) "A Ballad for The Babe" aired on August 17, 1948. Includes a station identification for KSTP AM & FM and a Bulova watch commercial. 10 MB (provided by David Becker)
All of the above recordings were recorded on Recordio Discs by David Becker's great aunt in 1948.
BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE OF THE 1968 INVASION OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA
WCCO-AM (830) - WCCO Radio and CBS Radio breaking news coverage of Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia on August 20-21, 1968. This scoped aircheck begins about two hours before news of the invasion broke and continues with excerpts from the following hours. - #1 22 MB #2 32 MB
The Following Airchecks are Featured on the Special Postings Page. Check them out!
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.
We are pleased to have the opportunity to highlight so many great Twin Cities radio stations and personalities, past and present. We are occasionally contacted about donations to this website. We are always looking for more airchecks. As for monetary donations, we prefer that they be donated to the the Pavek Museum. Located in St. Louis Park, MN, the Pavek Museum preserves and presents the history of electronic communication and provides a learning environment for those interested in the science of electromagnetism and sound. The Pavek Museum also houses one of the world's finest collections of antique radio, television, and broadcast equipment. We encourage
you to visit their website, or better yet, stop by and tour this wonderful
museum. This website is not operated by the
Pavek – we are just fans of the museum.
of airchecks, videos and printed materials posted on this website remain
with the radio and television stations that produced them. The purpose of
RadioTapes.com is educational and is intended only for private,
non-commercial use. Public reposting of airchecks and materials from this website is not permitted without the permission of RadioTapes, Inc. and the originating source.
RadioTapes.com is a part of RadioTapes Inc., a non-profit company registered with the State of Minnesota.