Dan's Aircheck Trading Emporium

California Airchecks

(all except Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco)

City Call Letters Frequency Date (YYYY/MM/DD) Start Time Disk Jockey and/or format (positioner) Duration (min) Scoping
Alameda KJAZ-FM 92.7 1994/07/31 20:44 Format switch from jazz to Spanish.  First three hours, fifteen minutes is Bud Spangler and Jerry Dean with the final "See's Sunday Night Show" followed by two hours and fifty-five minutes of the Spanish format. 369 None
Arcata
(Eureka)
KXGO-FM 93.1 1996/08/14 14:30 AOR 29 None
15:26 Joe McNeal/AOR 31 None
Atascadero KIQO-FM 104.5 2003/02/27   Oldies 61 None
Bakersfield KAFY 550 1966/08/09 12:32 Dick Lyons 39 None
1973/10/12 ------ Chris Conner 3 Scoped
KERN 1410 1973/10/12 ------ Johnny Mitchell 4 Scoped
KUZZ 800 1962/12/02 16:00 Country and western.  Live from the Blackboard Cafe.  The Bill Woods Combo is heard. 26 None
Berkeley KBLX-FM 102.9 1983/07/28   Eclectic.  "The Quiet Storm." 32 None
1983/07/30   Eclectic. 31 None
KPAT-FM 102.9 1972/05/03 19:49 Ron Wolf/MOR.  "Quadracast 4-Channel Music."  Station broadcasting using the Columbia SQ Quadraphonic System.  4-channel music was a fad in the early '70s.  It failed due to technical problems and format incompatibilities. This particular station invested heavily in it at the time, and Mr. Wolf continually talks about the format and how listeners can set things up at home to hear the four channels. 69 None
1972/06/07 20:00 Ron Wolf/MOR.  Quadracast 4-Channel Music. 32 Partly
Bishop KBOV 1230 1996/07/24 21:35 Mike Preston/Oldies 48 None
KIBS-FM 102.7 1996/07/24 17:50 Country 46 None
Carmel KRML 1410/92.5 various 13:00 Bombardier Lounge with "Captain" Mike Hemp.  1930s and 1940s big band music program featuring "The Music That Helped Save the World."  Click here to see the full list of what I have. about 120 each None
Camarillo-Oxnard KOCP-FM 95.9 1997/12/09   Classic Rock ("95-9, the Octopus") 48 None
1998/02/05   Classic Rock ("95-9, the Octopus") 47 None
Cambria KOTR-FM 94.9 1996/07/27 21:00 Rare Hare/AOR ("The Otter") 93 None
1997/07/13 10:45 Drew Ross 90 None
13:30 Drew Ross, Kevin Bevingy 45 None
2000/04/14 22:32 Eclectic Eric 92 None
2000/10/20   Wayne Benham 46 None
2000/10/21   Marty Scala 46 None
2001/02/07 21:20 Wayne Benham, Charles 46 None
2001/02/08 09:25 Drew Ross, Rich Williams 92 None
11:57 Rich Williams 46 None
13:23 Janelle Younger 46 None
18:55 Wayne Benham 46 None
21:02 Wayne Benham 46 None
2001/02/09 10:00 Rich Williams 46 None
2001/09/14 23:45 Charles 46 None
2001/09/15 00:31 Charles 46 None
01:17 Charles 46 None
14:03 Joel 46 None
15:53 Joel 46 None
2001/10/27 00:15 Charles 92 None
01:49 automated 92 None
11:40 L. J. Evans. World Cafe.  94 None
2001/12/30 09:03 Wayne Benham 61 None
18:58 Wayne Benham 122 None
22:05 DJ is unnamed 92 None
23:39 Charles 46 None
2001/12/31 08:08 Janelle Younger 46 None
2002/08/16 09:42 Janelle Younger 45 None
16:50 Drew Ross 45 None
21:37 Wayne Benham, Charles 45 None
2002/08/17 08:30 DJ is unnamed 45 None
2003/01/18 20:55 Wayne Benham 61 None
2003/01/19 00:08 Charles 61 None
09:58 Pete Moss 61 None
11:30 Pete Moss 61 None
Cathedral City KWXY/
KWXY-FM
1340/98.5 2002/10/23 18:15 Dave Hull.  AM/FM simulcast. 46 None
2020/02/04 13:00 Standards 125 None
Davis KDVS-FM 90.3 1996/05/22   Bill Wagman.  Interview with musician Tiny Tim. 28 None
El Cajon KDEO 910 1960/07/13 05:29 Dick Williams/mostly CHR 36 None
El Centro KXO 1230 1995/--/--   Wolfman Jack live from Planet Hollywood in Hollywood, California. 56 None
Eureka KKHB-FM 105.5 1996/08/14 14:00 Jeff Stone/AC ("Continuous Lite Rock") 27 None
Fort Bragg KOZT-FM 95.3 1996/08/13 12:00 AOR ("The Coast") 29 None
Freedom KPIG-FM 107.5 2001/12/28 23:29 Ralph Anybody/Martin - Freeform Rock 89 None
2001/12/29 05:57 Ellie Mae/Freeform Rock 46 None
06:46 Ellie Mae 46 None
08:49 Ellie Mae 62 None
2002/11/29 20:03 Ralph Anybody Martin 46 None
23:18 Ralph Anybody Martin 46 None
Fresno KYNO 1300 1967/08/04 ------ Dave Jeffries 46 Partly
1968/02/10 20:26 Johnny Scott 42 None
1968/02/11 18:00 Johnny Scott ("Million Dollar Weekend") 42 None
1968/02/12 08:01 Lee Duncan 57 None
1968/03/06 19:40 Johnny Scott 79 None
1969/12/05 08:57 Dave Jeffries 46 None
09:46 Dave Jeffries 47 None
1970/03/27 16:51 Bill Stevens 40 None
1972/10/01 12:02 Les Garland 25 None
Garden Grove KIKF-FM 94.3 1991/05/17 23:42 Mike Stevens/C&W 18 None
1991/05/18 00:00 John Carter/C&W 93 None
Gilroy KFAT-FM 94.5 1979/01/15   Peter Rowan/freeform C&W 80 None
1979/12/-- 23:00 Cousin Al 65 None
1982/12/00    Fifty-eight separate show segments, each roughly 45 minutes in length, from December 1982. 44 hours None
1983/01/17 21:00 Final three hours of the station before signing off. 196 None
Lake Tahoe
(South Lake Tahoe)
KRLT-FM 100.1 1978/03/12   AC ("FM-100, The Mellow Sound") 46 None
Livermore KKIQ-FM 101.7 2005/04/26 07:20 Carolyn McArdle/AC 65 None
Los Altos/
San Jose
KFFG-FM 97.7 1999/06/23 20:45 AA ("K-Fog") 47 None
Los Altos KPEN-FM 97.7 1964/10/30   Reenactment of the 10/30/1938 Orson Welles "War of the Worlds" broadcast. 56 None
Mendocino KMFB-FM 92.7 1996/08/13 09:35 Oldies ("Good Time Oldies Station") 31 None
Monterey KIDD 630 1981/08/08 09:29 Sloan Brown 39 None
Oakland KABL 960 1960/09/08 11:57 MOR.  "Midday Masterpieces." 61 None
1969/09/08 17:00 "Limelight" program. 25 None
1996/07/26 17:45 Adult Standards.  "Music and Memories" 47 None
1997/12/--   Christmas music 47 None
2001/03/28 21:00 Joe Romagna 74 None
KDIA 1310 1984/11/09 05:59 Rick St. Claire/R&B 193 None
  Dennis Gordon 96 None
22:56 Kenny Wright 95 None
1997/09/16 10:50 Bob Jones/Classic R&B 369 None
1997/12/15 09:41 Mr. Barry/Ron B. Hart.  Classic R&B 369 None
1997/12/15 16:54 The Diva/Jay Smith/Frankie M.  Classic R&B.  End of format.  Change to Disney Radio format at 12 midnight. 490 None
KEWB 910 1958 ------ "Color Radio" jingles 9 ------
1959/09/29 06:54 Gary Owens 32 None
1960/08/10 07:59 Gary Owens 29 None
1961/08/10   Chris Borden 54 None
1962/08/18 14:59 Ron  Lyons 42 None
1962/10/02   Casey Kasem ("Casey at the mike.") 35 None
1963/07/29 20:58 Ron Lyons 22 None
1964/08/16 12:00 (The Real) Don Steele 47 None
1965/12/19 12:00 Gene Price 23 None
1966/01/19 18:58 Johnny G (Gilbert) 45 None
KNEW 910 1972/12/--   Tom Campbell/Oldies 7 None
1972/12/-- 19:10 Ron Lyons/Oldies 6 None
1974/06/30 17:32 Ron Reynolds/Oldies ("California Gold") 29 None
1974/06/30 18:00 John Hawkins/Oldies.  Last hours of format.  Also includes a full CBS Radio Mystery Theater episode. 224 None
1980/05/26 18:15 Steve Leader/Country & western. 44 None
20:55 Bill Collins/C&W 45 None
1997/09/12 09:09 Tom Benner/Frank Terry.  Country & western.  Last day of local DJ format. 490 None
1997/09/13   Country & western.  First day of automated, syndicated format. 212 None
1998/08/25 11:30 Chris Wilson.  Country & western. 90 None
1998/08/25 13:00 Richard Lee.  Country & western. 135 None
KROW 960 1959/05/11   station transitions from KROW "Sad Radio" to KABL "Cable Music" 17  Scoped
Palm Springs KPSI-FM 100.5 1991/06/03 20:30 CHR 49 None
Petaluma KTOB 1490 1991/12/05   Kathy O. 63 None
Port
Huenene
(Oxnard)
KACY 1520 1967/07/23 17:10 Dan Ohse/CHR 46 None
Redlands KCAL-FM 96.7 1982/11/28   Robyn/AOR 63 None
Sacramento KCRA 1320 1973/11/27 20:17 Brian Kennedy 22 None
KCTC-FM 96.1 1975/--/--   Beatiful Music ("Stereo 96") 95 None
KDND-FM 107.9 2010/01/01   Top 50 of 2009 228 None
KRAK 1140 1963/08/16 17:00 Bob Burns/Country & western 30 None
17:28 Bob Burns.  Full half-hour of news and sports. 30 None
1964/06/04 09:55 Bill Jones 60 None
1964/06/05 08:03 Dick Haines 62 None
09:08 Dick Haines 52 None
11:05 Jerry Lang 53 None
14:01 Jerry Lang 59 None
1965/06/11 11:58  Duke Martin 61 None
18:59 Tony Russell 61 None
1966/02/01 10:00 Jerry Lang 61 None
12:58 Cousin Walt 62 None
KROY 1240 1962/01/04 00:54 Mike Larsen 31 None
1965/05/19   Hap Hopkins 32 None
1973/09/03 07:57 Bobby Box 64 None
KROY-FM 96.9 1980/02/01 14:59 Tony Cox 40 None
KSEG-FM 96.9 2007/12/01 07:00 Bob Keller/classic rock ("Eagle 96.9").  "Revolution:  Flashback to the '60s." 122 None
KWOD-FM 106.5 1985/12/27   Terry Steel/CHR ("KWOD-106" - pronounced "quad 106") 29 None
1991/08/23 19:40 The Kid 45 None
1992/04/--   AC 46 None
1993/12/31   "Ambiance Countdown"  Year-end Top 30 dance tracks with Michael Hayes and David X.  Song numbers 15 to 1 are heard. 62 None
1994/07/04   "Ambiance Countdown" 89 None
KXOA 1470 1980/08/22 17:44 C. J. Stone 46 None
San Bernardino KMEN 1290 1966/04/21 19:01 Buddy Budnick/CHR ("K-Men One twenty nine") 27 None
1967/11/26 10:50 Brad Edward 44 None
San Clemente KWVE-FM 107.9 1984/09/05   Jed the Fish.  "Nightwave" program. 81 None
San Jose KEEN 1370 1992/12/30 14:36 Annie G./Mark Allen.  Country and western.  Day before format switch. 366 None
1992/12/31 15:59 Mark Allen/Annie G.  Country and western.  Final eight hours of format right up to midnight sign-off. 483 None
KEZR-FM 106.5 1999/06/22 20:40 Hot AC ("Mix 106.5") 48 None
KLIV 1590 1967/11/05 09:12 Gary Seeger/Top 40 169 News
1973/08/19 16:02 Jim Powers/Bob Ray.  Top 40. 133 None
1985/03/30   John McCloud/Big Band 45 None
KLOK 1170 1988/08/05 09:18 Jim Philips.  Last days of KLOK AC format before change to Spanish language format on 8/9/88. 41 None
1988/08/05 09:59 Alan Waters.  Last days of KLOK. 123 None
1988/08/05 12:02 Jim Russell.  Last days of KLOK. 20 None
1988/08/08 09:02 Jim Philips.  Day before change to Spanish format. 60 None
10:02 Alan Waters.  Last full day of KLOK. 54 None
12:31 Alan Waters.  Last full day of KLOK 49 None
15:52 Neil Cannon and Jona Russell.  Last full day of KLOK. 192 None
19:03 Jim Russell.  Last evening of KLOK. 86 None
1988/08/09 06:52 Jim Phillips and Ray Hasher.  Final morning of KLOK's AC format.  Phillips and Hasher are heard for about the first hour of this, then it's pretty much jockless. 280 None
11:28 Jim Phillips hands the station over to Gustavo Medrano for the new Spanish language format at 12 noon. 46 None
KLOK-FM 103.7 1987/07/30 22:49 Bruce Michaels/Danny Green.  End of station and transition to KKSF. 92 None
KRTY-FM 95.3 2004/02/12 22:00 Randy Jones/Country & Western.  "Time Machine" program. 60 None
2004/03/02 22:00 Randy Jones.  "Time Machine" program. 61 None
2004/08/05 22:00 Randy Jones.  "Time Machine" program. 60 None
KSJO-FM 92.3 1976/04/05 18:00 Paul "Lobster" Wells/AOR.  "Earth Rock 92" 76 None
1982//01/--   Wyatt Jennings 45 None
1987/09/14 23:00 Greg Stone 50 None
KWSS-FM 94.5 1985/05/15 16:04 Steve Taylor 95 None
1988/07/-- 10:38 John Mack Flanagan 24 None
San Luis Obispo KSLY 1400 1966/07/16 21:08 "Dr. Pepper Dance Time" 27 None
KXTZ-FM 95.3 2001/09/15 01:02 Mike Moreno/AAA ("The California Sound") 46 None
09:33 Vicke Finn, Gene Maurio 46 None
19:16 Janelle Younger 46 None
21:28 Janelle Younger, Mike Moreno 91 None
San Mateo KSAN-FM 107.7 1999/06/23 16:20 Classic Hits 48 None
San Rafel KTIM-FM 100.9 1980/05/18   Terry Hammer/AOR 44 None
1984/11/13 19:08 Laurie Rose 47 None
Santa Barbara KBLS 990 1986/01/28 18:10 Popular standards. 48 None
KIST 1340 1967/07/23 20:25 Ernest Henry 122 None
KRUZ-FM 103.3 1998/02/05   Adult Top 40 ("Cruise 103") 48 None
KTYD-FM 99.9 1996/07/02 08:26 Steve and John 92 None
2002/09/23 22:02 Dave Chacon/AOR ("K-Tide" 47 None
2002/09/24 16:22 Jim McInnes 47 None
Santa Clara KARA-FM 105.7 1973/07/08 22:02 MOR 13 None
2002/03/29 06:41 Kim Vestal/Rich Amoulie.  ("105-dot-7").  Last day of AC format. 490 None
2002/03/29 18:34 Michael McGurk.  Last day of format. 492 None
KREP-FM 105.7 1971/01/15 20:25 Tom Collins/Eclectic (MOR, show tunes, occasional Top 40).  "Stereo Spectacular."  FM station celebrating the fact that it broadcasts in stereo at a time when many FM stations didn't. 115 Partly
KSCU-FM 103.3 1999/06/22 17:00 Underground 46 None
Santa Rosa KPLS 1150 1964/04/19 11:56 Bruce Allen. Michael C. Allen.  Station debut. 226 None
South Lake Tahoe KTHO 590 1981/06/27 15:08 "K-Tahoe."  Tahoe Gold Weekend 74 None
1981/06/28 13:33 Tahoe Gold Weekend 113 None
1981/06/30 13:05 Michael Franks 46 None
Stockton KWIN-FM 97.7 1981/07/13 18:04 Greg Fox/CHR ("K-win") 43 None
21:11 Bill Penny 47 None
1981/07/15 11:41 John Wilyard 63 None
Truckee KEZC-FM 101.7 1978/03/12 10:48 DJ not named.  Country and western. 46 None
KSML-FM 101.7 1976/08/31 23:43 Baba O'Lear/Freeform.  Aircheck ends at nightly station sign-off. 17 None
Vallejo KNBA 1190 1982/12/12 16:00 Cecil Meahan/Country and Western.  "California Country Show." 44 None
1983/06/05 16:00 Dan Jones.  "California Country Show." 60 None
Ventura-Oxnard KVEN 1450 2008/11/28 22:00 Oldies ("The Boomer") 93 None
Visalia KSEQ-FM 97.1 1996/08/10 18:58 Neal Drumm/AC  ("Soft Rock") 62 None
Walnut Creek KKIS-FM 92.1 1991/02/24 19:12 Tom Richard/AC ("Kiss FM") 36 None