I Heard it on My AM Radio
Return to the days when radio and music were really fun!  And the music was on AM Radio!

What You'll Hear Here!
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1967
From Sidi Yahia,Morocco


NAVCOMMSTA  MOROCCO


SAMPLES OF
WINS 1010 NEW YORK
WJR 760 DETROIT
WJJD 1160 CHICAGO
WCKY 1530 CINCINNATI
WBAL 1090 BALTIMORE
WTIC 1080 HARTFORD
VOCM 590 ST.JOHNS, NF
WCFL 1000 CHICAGO
CBM 940 MONTREAL
CHUM 1050 TORONTO
WLOB 1310 PORTLAND
WOR 710 NEW YORK
WOWO 1190 FT WAYNE
WNBC 660 NEW YORK

Plus the interval signal of  Radio Americas 1160 in the Caribbean and a daytime reception of the one and only Radio Caroline 1520!

RADIO AMERICAS  1160
RADIO CAROLINE   1520

1968-69
From Keflavik, Iceland




NAVCOMMSTA ICELAND

SAMPLES OF
CHCM 1320 VANCOUVER
CJNB 1060 N.BRAT,SASK
KFBK 1530 SACRAMENTO
KIRO 710 SEATTLE
KNX 1070 LOS ANGELES
KRKO 1380 EVERETT,WA
PJB2 1295 ST. MARTINS
R.TIRANA 1395 ALBANIA
TWR-800 BONAIRE NWI
WABC 770 NEW YORK
WCKY 1530 CINCINNATI
WDRC 1360 HARTFORD
WENE 1430 ENDICOTT NY
WEZE 1260 BOSTON

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Nobility 10 Transistor Radio
 


Ah, the good old days of WKBW, WLS,  WRKO and the greatest of them all, 77 WABC.  Forget hip hop... forget rap and forget news-talk radio. It's gone. Clear your mind. You are now back in the '60s! You're going to want to stay!

What you are about to hear are stations I recorded myself back in 1967,1968 and 1969. I had enlisted in the US Navy after being fired from my first radio job at a small daytime station in Windsor, CT.  I found myself stationed in Sidi Yahia, Morocco and, after that, the NATO base at Keflavik, Iceland.  Both were boring duty stations for a kid of about 20, so I managed to get permission to string wire on the roofs of the barracks I lived in , and rather than listen to some unknown language on the radio, I spent the nights listening to stations from stateside.  And listen I did! By the way, the radio I used was the one in the top Keflavik picture. I still have it today.

Spend some times listening to the clips. Listen to the songs, the commercials, the news and listen to the formats. You'll hear something called MOR (Middle of the Road) on the 50kw blowtorches that now bring you news-talk radio. Radio has changed...some say for the better.
But many of us say for the worse. You judge.

Be advised that the quality of these clips varies according to the reception conditions prevailing at the time of their recording.  This type of reception is called DX Reception. These samples were all recorded off-air on reel to reel tape and then transferred years later to cassette tape. These were then re-recorded as Realaudio files and now changed to .mp3 files.
HEARD IN MOROCCO 1967...

W
KBW  1520 Buffalo. It's a KB Exclusive! The Mon-kees new record "Sleepy Jean."  KB had it first in Buffalo and they let you know it!  And they know you kids  (and the competition) would be trying to record it for yourselves, so they fixed that problem.

WNEW 1130 New York. Duh bull you, N-E-W, eleven three oh in New York! A Tony Bennet song, Sunoco give away game and Giants/Green Bay promo and of course, the WNEW Jingle!

WKBW 1520 Buffalo. It's evening in Buffalo but sunrise in Russia, and the Russians always woke up to exericse on the radio in the mornings. What's the connection?  This clip has two stations on 1520 and one isn't KB. Listen!

WINS 1010 New York. Remember the '67 Arab-Israeli War? Listen to this Public Service Announcement. LBJ wants a 10% tax hike. Ancr: Henry Marcot.

WKBW 1520 Buffalo. The Four Tops are coming to Buffalo! Bud Ballou is the DJ.

WKBW 1520 Buffalo with a Life Savers spot you haven't heard in 40 years!

WABC 770 New York.  It's Cousin Brucie. Here we Go-Go...

WABC 770 New York. The Greatest Station in the whole, wide world!

CHUM 1050 Toronto, very corny jokes, classic ID jingle, weather and static!

HEARD IN ICELAND 1968-9

KMOX 1120 St. Louis.  Here we have the end of the St. Louis Blues game with many local advertisements followed by a KMOX ID. This is followed by dancing from the Steeplechase Room of the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis featuring music by "Mr. Show Business, Harry Fedderman".  The first program of this type I ever heard was on KFI in Los Angeles back in the early '60s. It came on at midnight.

WABC 770 New York. The Beatles double white album had just arrived and WABC was playing cuts from the album. Here we have the end of the Beatles Savoy Truffle followed by the famous WABC ID, then into O.C. Smith's Little Green Apples and then into O Bla Dee, O Blah Da by the Beatles.

WHN 1050 New York.  Do stations still tell you the pollen count? I don't think so.

KJR 950 Seattle. Back when Top 40 was king.  ID and music...too cool.

WDGY 1130 Minneapolis. A great rock station. Here's an ID, time check and the 1910 Fruit Gum Company with Chewy Chewy...

KNX 1070 Los Angeles. CBS newsradio. This is probably the most distant station from the continental US I heard in Iceland.

WENE 1430 Endicott, NY. OK...you never heard of Endicott, but this was one heck of a rock station. Here's a WENE Golden...the Sir Douglas Quintet with She's about a Mover...

AFN Thule, Greenland(1425). The station voted #1 by  tourists who flock to Greenland in the summer months. Seriously, there aren't very many places more remote than the air force base at Thule, but the base had it's own radio station on a split frequency back in the 60s. Here's a lucky ID with weather report I caught one night.

 
The Tide Transistor Radio


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