Peter Griffin CHUM FM June 1973 from Kal’s Korner

A fantastic clip featuring Peter Griffin on CHUM FM from the summer of 1973. The clip helps me accomplish something that I have aimed for since I saw the picture linked below  ( from The Rock Radio Scrapbook site)  and that is to have audio on the site of all of the DJ’s shown. This clip has Tim Thomas on an ad at 13:38 and he was one DJ who was missing on the site. Audio of all of the others is available via previous air checks from CHUM FM and/or other stations.

The DJ’s pictured on the link are Brian Master, Pete Griffin, John Donabie, Benji Karsh, Tim Thomas, David Marsden, Jim Bauer. David Pritchard and Geets Romo ( David Haydu).

The clip is from CHUM FM’s free summer of 1973  as referenced by Pete Griffin at 2:11 . My fandom for the station was at a peak. They played fantastic music and I loved their diverse and multi genre play list. This clip is just a small peek into that musical wonderland.

The free summer featured trivia contests all summer long with great concert tickets and albums as the prize.  The second picture below is of the sheet I kept to record the contests that I had entered and won during that summer.  Wins included Jethro Tull tickets and albums  by identifying Stephen Stills and Manassas , Santana and John McLaughlin tickets and LP’s by answering the question who designed the album cover of Revolver by the Beatles and more music trivia. I spoke to almost of all of the DJ’s pictured plus Larry Green during these summer trivia contests.


This air check is  the second on the site contributed by Kal Raudoja. Please visit his web site and send him an email of appreciation mailto://  Clip was apparently taped by a fan of the Goon show who left the tape running before and after the show  ran on CHUM FM on a number of occasions. Kal has more from the same source plus a veritable treasure trove of other radio air checks and memorabilia. He has also given me a air check on the great  Reiner Schwarz  on CHUM FM from Feb, 1970 that I will be uploading in the future.


Jim Seagull, Joe Kelly & Karin Nakamura KOME FM

Over 3 hours of music taped during the weekend special called the LBJ years on San Jose’s KOME FM. The idea was to revisit the musical past during LBJ’s time as president. Some of the tracks are actually from the period after LBJ. The music is varied featuring a number of top 40 hits, a few songs which were staples on the first wave of progressive free form stations, for example, Groovin Is Easy by the Electric Flag and tracks by Country Joe and The Fish, Frank Zappa, Cold Blood, Love, Moby Grape and others. The music featured is certainly more varied than what you hear on a typical classic rock station today.

One of my favorite tracks featured comes from country rock pioneers Poco and their first album from 1969. There’s also appearances by LBJ via a medium and some contemporary ads for albums and concerts by The Jam, Poco ( they had veered towards a more commercial sound by 1979) , Jack Scott and others. The station’s regular format still retained some semblance of the free form format.


Q107, CHUM FM, WMMR, 1050 CHUM, 97 Rock -70’s & 80’s

The clip includes segments from the following stations. Low on talk but some great music is included. Most of the recordings were made on my Sanyo reel to reel sourced off a Marantz receiver. Dates of recordings range from the  early 70’s to late 80’s.

  1. A brief segment with  The All Night Andre. Best known for his time at CFNY but this clip is from Q107 and the program The Wax Museum which was the predecessor to Psychedelic Sunday
  2.  Two short clips from 1050 CHUM. Not 100 % sure who the first DJ is ( Darrel B ?) but the second one is Bob Magee
  3. A briefl clip from CHUM FM from the early 70’s and you will hear a bit of David Pritchard and an ad
  4. The great and multi-talented Steve Winwood playing DJ recorded off Buffalo’s 97 Rock. I think the program was  syndicated
  5. Some Live selections recorded off WMMR FM in Philadelphia. I believe the DJ featured is Ed Sciaky

The second to last music segment in the above clip is a live snippet from this great track by The Flying Burrito Brothers and here is the studio original from their classic album The Gilded Palace of Sin

1050 chum & 1340 WRIT

Listen to 1050 CHUM from the summer of 1975 and WRIT 1340 Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1974.

Clips can be heard in the Radio Miscellany Section

The original version of Searchin`by the Coasters is played  on WRIT and below is a version by the Grateful Dead when the Beach Boys Joined them at the Fillmore East on April 27, 1972.