Dan's Aircheck Trading Emporium

New York City Airchecks

call letters WO to WZ

except  WPIX-FM, WPLJ-FM, WXLO-FM, and WYNY-FM, which are on their own pages

Call Letters Frequency Date (YYYY/MM/DD) Start Time Disk Jockey and/or format (positioner) Duration (min) Scoping
WOR 710 1935/02/22   Inauguration of WOR's new 50,000 watt transmitter. 170 None
1965/04/11 13:15 Martin Block.  Make-believe Ballroom. 45 None
1965/05/30 13:15 Martin Block.  Make-believe Ballroom. 45 None
1969/08/12   Jean Shepherd 44 None
1969/09/17   Jean Shepherd 41 None
1969/11/30   F. Lee Bailey discusses the Paul McCartney death hoax. 46 None
1970/01/05   Jean Shepherd 43 None
1970/04/11   Jean Shepherd 50 None
1970/11/21   Jean Shepherd 53 None
1970/12/31   Jean Shepherd 43 None
1973/01/25   Jean Shepherd 42 None
1974/02/28   Jean Shepherd 39 None
1974/11/25   Jean Shepherd 44 None
1975/01/06   Jean Shepherd 45 None
1995/12/12   Joey Reynolds (first show there)/Talk 93 None
1999/10/--   Tribute to Jean Shepherd (died 10/16/99) 66 None
2001/02/27 15:00 Bob Grant interviews Bruce Morrow 93 None
WOR-FM 98.7 ------ ------ jingles 9 ----------
1963/--/--   Barry Farber interview with Radio Nord's Jack Kotschack 44 None
1966/10/08 11:30 Scott Muni 35 None
12:00 Johnny Michaels 18 None
16:04 Scott Muni 20 None
16:26 Scott Muni with Murray the K. 53 None
18:00 Murray the K (first show) 200 None
1966/10/09 00:00 Rosko 63 None
1967/03/--   Murray the K with Brian Epstein 85 None
1967/05/24 17:44 Scott Muni 14 None
18:00 Murray the K 47 None
20:17 Murray the K 41 None
1967/05/26   Scott Muni 32 None
1967/08/-- 23:04 Rosko 78 None
1967/08/06   Murray the K 24 None
1967/08/15 16:50 Scott Muni 32 None
1967/10/19 21:45 Jim Lounsbury 30 None
1968/01/08   Bill Brown 46 Partly
1968/01/22 20:58 Bob Elliott 157 None
1968/05/02 15:00 Tony Taylor 61 None
16:00 Jim O'Brien 17 None
1968/08/08 23:51 J. J. Jordan/Steve Clark 45 None
1968/08/09 00:38 Stevel Clark 47 None
1968/10/-- 10:03 Steve Clark 29 None
1969/--/--   History of Rock and Roll special. 2382
(39 hours, 42 minutes
None
1969/03/16 01:28 Johnny Donovan 78 None
1969/04/02 11:28 Sebastian Stone 31 None
12:15 Tony Taylor 44 None
1969/05/30 12:00 All Time Top 300.  #300 to #196 are heard. 251 None
1969/09/04 06:05 Bill Brown 62 None
1969/10/17 16:24 Al Brady 52 None
1969/11/22 19:00 Steve Clark 31 None
1969/12/31 12:40 Tommy Edwards, Sean Casey.  Top 99 of the 1960s. 282 None
1970/01/23 00:00 Johnny Donovan 119 None
1970/02/05 23:00 Al Brady 30 None
1970/04/27 10:19 Sebastian Stone 30 None
1970/05/18 12:00 Tommy Edwards and Sebastian Stone 169 None
1970/09/12 12:23 Joe McCoy 41 None
1970/11/04 10:04 Sean Casey 98 None
1970/12/31 12:00 Top 100 of 1970. With T. Edwards, S. Casey, W. Love. 344 None
1971/03/10 16:34 Walt Baby Love 30 None
1971/03/29 07:00 Jimmy King 31 None
11:10 Sean Casey 50 None
1971/04/05 20:55 Mark Driscoll 31 None
1971/08/19 23:57 Johnny Donovan 46 None
1971/12/28 12:46 Tommy Edwards 57 None
1972/04/06 21:58 Mark Driscoll 93 None
1972/10/23 08:47 Switch to WXLO-FM.  The "switch" is subtle and occurs during the song "MacArthur Park."  The WOR-FM ID is said leading in to the song, and the WXLO-FM ID is said coming out of it. 98 None
WOV 1280 1957/--/--   Doug "Jocko" Henderson 22 None
WQCD-FM 101.9 1988/08/16   Steve Harris.  Smooth jazz. 45 None
17:06 Jack Spector (of WCBS-FM and others fame).  Smooth jazz. 45 None
1993/07/-- 16:10 Maria von Dickersohn/smooth jazz ("CD 101.9") 32 None
1997/01/27 19:57 Jim Kerr & Pat Prescott.  Smooth jazz. 46 None
2004/11/22 07:06 Paul Cavalconte (audio is a bit tinny-sounding) 75 None
09:55 Paul Cavalconte and Deborah Rath.  Last morning of smooth jazz format. 76 None
11:55 Deborah Rath and Blake Lawrence.  Last 5 minutes of smooth jazz format, becomes "New York Chill" at 12 noon. 73 None
2004/12/15 08:36 Batt Johnson.  "New York Chill." 77 None
2007/05/12 10:00 Robin Marshall.  Back to smooth jazz format. 80 None
2007/07/29   Bill Buckner 45 None
WQEW 1560 1992/12/03 07:03 Neil Myers.  Announcement of new pop standards format.  (Some dx). 24 None
1992/12/18 11:36 Lee Arnold 88 None
1992/12/25 10:00 Lee Arnold 46 None
1995/01/08 20:54 Rich Conaty.  "The Big Broadcast."  Occasional mild dx. 30 None
1996/02/10 21:29 Rich Conaty.  "Big Bang Saturday Night." 46 None
1997/03/30  21:24 Rich Conaty/Pop Standards 94 None
1997/05/10  20:00 Rich Conaty/Pop Standards.  Big Band Saturday Night. 149 None
1997/07/04 13:25 Jonathan Schwartz/Pop Standards 47 None
1997/07/31   Gene Edwards 34 None
1997/12/08 04:50 John Von Soosten/Pop Standards (mild DX) 48 None
1998/05/15 04:40 Chuck Leonard turns the mike over to Jonathan Schwartz after the death of Frank Sinatra is announced. 47 None
15:00 Jonathan Schwartz.  Day of Frank Sinatra's death. 92 None
1998/10/15 11:50 Lee Arnold 94 None
1998/12/11   Chuck Leonard. Some DX. 47 None
1998/12/13 09:00 Jonathan Schwartz.  "Sunday Morning" show. 187 None
1998/12/14 08:30 Bob Jones, "The Morning Man." 93 None
12:40 Lee Arnold 48 None
1998/12/16 02:35 Chuck Leonard 92 None
1998/12/18 00:55 Holly Levis 138 None
1998/12/27   Final six hours of 'QEW's pop standards format before switch to Radio Disney. Includes switch to Disney format.  Recorded at a distance, and quality is only fair. 357 None
WQHT-FM 103.5 1986/08/13   First day of station format.  ("Hot 103.5") 45 None
1987/01/20 17:38 Al Bandiero followed by Bill Lee 46 None
1987/01/24   Bill Lee 46 None
1987/03/04 16:16 Al Bandiero 31 None
1987/04/29   Bill Lee 89 None
1987/06/-- 18:28 Stevens & Grdnic 84 None
1987/06/13   Hot 103 79 None
1987/08/--   Rufus/Al Bandiero 92 None
1987/10/--   Freddie Colon 57 None
1987/10/31   Freddie Colon 44 None
1988/02/--   Freddie Colon 61 None
1988/09/21   Last day at 103.5 frequency. 60 None
97.1 1988/09/22   Switch to WYNY. Change from 103.5 to 97.1 45 None
1988/11/04   Bill Lee 22 None
1989/05/--   Tim Byrd 46 None
1989/05/15 16:44 Bill Lee 46 None
1989/09/16   Mary Thomas 62 None
1989/10/18   Bill Lee 47 None
1990/10/--   Sue O'Neil followed by Freddie Colon 46 None
1991/03/02   Planet Tracks with Dave Kendall 53 None
1991/03/04   Hot Mix after midnight with Ray Rossi 94 None
1991/03/18   Diane Pryor 221 None
1991/04/07 19:20 Al Bandiero 100 None
1991/04/08   Rick Del Gado 309 None
1991/04/26 20:00 Freddie Colon 41 None
1991/05/05   Saturday Night Dance Party 289 None
1991/07/04 14:25 Al Bandiero/CHR ("Hot 97") 93 None
1991/07/21   Planet Tracks with Dave Kendall 56 None
1991/07/28   Planet Tracks with Dave Kendall 55 None
1991/08/30   Sue O'Neil, Freddie Colon, Joe Causi.  "Classic Dance Weekend." 91 None
1991/08/31   Freddie Colon, Joe Causi.  "Classic Dance Weekend." 85 None
1991/09/01   Joe Causi, Freddie Colon.  "Classic Dance Weekend. 91 None
1991/09/02   Deborah Rath.  "Classic Dance Weekend." 61 None
  Jeff Thomas.  "Classic Dance Weekend." 92 None
1992/02/14   Dave Kendall 58 None
1992/06/07   Planet Tracks with Dave Kendall 54 None
1992/06/28   Planet Tracks with Dave Kendall 55 None
1992/07/04 02:08 Niecie Colon 235 None
1992/08/01   Deborah Rath 47 None
  Deborah Rath followed by Paco 43 None
21:06 "Anything Goes with Clivilles and Cole" 47 None
1992/08/03 08:00 Howard & Stephanie 47 None
1992/08/09   Planet Tracks with Dave Kendall 59 None
1992/11/22   Planet Tracks with Dave Kendall 54 None
1992/11/29   Planet Tracks with Dave Kendall 57 None
1993/01/10   Planet Tracks with Dave Kendall.  Special Rave edition. 48 None
1993/01/24   Planet Tracks with Dave Kendall 56 None
1993/01/31   Planet Tracks with Dave Kendall 58 None
WRCA 660 1958/08/13 00:55 Johnny Andrews.  "All Night in New York" interview show. 24 Partly
WRFM-FM 105.1 1974/03/31 17:41 Larry Young/Beautiful Music 62 None
1977/04/15 08:17 Jim Aylward 31 None
1979/04/04 21:28 Beautiful Music 31 None
1986/04/16   Call letter switch to WNSR-FM.  Format switch from beautiful music to soft AC. 46 None
WRKS-FM 98.7 1981/08/--   Barry Mayo 46 None
1981/10/07   Jose Guzman 45 None
1982/11/06 21:00 Yvonne Mobley 58 None
1982/12/18 22:02 Jose Gussman with Mickey Garcia 60 None
1986/07/04 07:36 Chuck Leonard 45 None
1988/08/06 16:30 Chuck Leonard 42 None
1992/05/28   Yvonne Mobley 44 None
1993/03/12 18:00 Darryl James.  "Kiss Mix at Six" 123 None
2000/10/21   Frankie Crocker tribute.  The disk jockey died this date two months shy of his 63rd birthday. 41 None
WRVR-FM 106.7 1977/04/15 07:47 Les Davis 28 None
1977/08/11 20:33 Herschel/Jazz 91 None
1977/08/16 20:30 Herschel 88 None
1978/09/01 07:50 Batt Johnson 45 None
1979/04/05   Jazz 31 None
WRXP-FM 94.7 2013/01/21 09:27 Format switch to country and western "Nash FM" occurs at 9:47 a.m. 29 None
WTFM-FM 103.5 1967/01/27 09:00 John Anthony/MOR 46 None
1979/04/07 11:46 AC format 45 None
1981/05/26 04:59 Dean Anthony (mild DX) 30 None
WTJM-FM 105.1 1999/03/02   Al Bandiero 121 None
1999/03/08   Famous Amos (Russ DiBello) 72 None
1999/04/17   Famous Amos 61 None
1999/04/23   Famous Amos 92 None
1999/04/24   Famous Amos 92 None
1999/04/25   Ron O'Brien 92 None
1999/04/27   Al Bandiero 122 None
1999/04/28 06:30 Al Bandiero 92 None
  Famous Amos 91 None
1999/05/15   Ron O'Brien 241 None
1999/05/30   Ron O'Brien 120 None
1999/06/27   Ron O'Brien 60 None
1999/06/29   Famous Amos 91 None
1999/07/05   Famous Amos 121 None
1999/07/11   Famous Amos followed by Ron O'Brien 119 None
1999/09/11   Ron O'Brien 91 None
1999/12/17   Jay Thomas 120 None
  Ron O'Brien 91 None
2000/05/31   Carol Ford (first 40 minutes) followed by "Hollywood." 74 None
  Famous Amos 189 None
2001/02/26   Felix Hernandez 120 None
WWFS-FM 102.7 2008/11/16   Kristen/AC ("Fresh 102.7") 32 None
WWRL 1600 1973/05/19 15:16 Hank Spann 24 None
1977/01/01 15:00 Gerry Bledsoe 123 None
1978/09/20 05:30 Bobby Jay (later of WCBS-FM) 46 None
1997/08/13   Eddie O'Jay.  Radio Legends. 93 None
  Frankie "Hollywood" Crocker.  Radio Legends. 93 None
WXRK-FM 92.3 1985/07/15 09:06 Jay Thomas.  "The new K-Rock."  Station had changed call letters from WKTU-FM two days earlier. 35 None
1985/09/29   Vin Scelsa 45 None
1985/11/18 16:20 Howard Stern ("K-Rock").  Stern's first show at this station. 24 None
16:50 Howard Stern 24 None
17:14 Howard Stern 47 None
1990/03/17   Alison Steele 46 None
1990/04/07   Alison Steele 46 None
1992/09/25   Zacherle 92 None
1993/02/08   The Greaseman 59 None
1993/02/12   The Greaseman 45 None
1993/03/30   The Greaseman 44 None
1993/04/12   The Greaseman 30 None
1993/08/12   The Greaseman 46 None
1993/08/20   The Greaseman 90 None
1994/03/25   The Greaseman 46 None
1994/03/28   The Greaseman 95 None
1994/03/31   The Greaseman 80 None
1995/04/27   Alison Steele 57 None
1995/08/02   The Greaseman 72 None
1995/09/29   Tribute to Alison Steele, who died on 9/27/95 at age 58. 67 None
1995/10/04 18:40 The Greaseman/Classic Rock ("92-3 K-Rock") 93 None
2000/01/01 10:00 Top 92 of 1999.  Countdown is complete. 365 None
2001/01/01   Top "92.3" of 2000.  Numbers 77 to 1 are heard. 313 None