WRKO FM 1968, CFNY FM and More Composite

Here is a composite of various stations.

The first a small segment from an automated Top 40 format on Boston’s WRKO FM from February 1968 where Donovan’s Jennifer Juniper is featured as an “exclusive.”  After that  Brad McNally on Toronto’s CFNY FM from the late 1970’s ( was previously featured on the site), then  a Toronto station playing the Four Season’s Tell it to The Rain and finally a CHUM FM station ID from the 1980’s.


KNUS FM Dallas 1969

Interesting content from one of the early Dallas Texas free form stations, KNUS FM, from the summer of 1969. This is an in tact air check only for 11 minutes at the beginning of the first clip but there are snippets of DJ patter interspersed throughout plus  a nice station ID at 45:19 of the second clip. Also notable is the ad for early Texas outlaw country act Frummox heard at 10:07 of the first clip.

The musical content is varied and indicative of a wide open free form musical policy. Some of the music played is outlined below and that musical diversity is the highlight of this tape:

Grand Funk, Melanie. The Youngbloods, Buffalo Springfield, The Nice, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Tony Joe White, Zephyr, Jethro Tull, John Stewart, Pink Floyd, Vanilla Fudge,The Moody Blues,  Roxy ( Bob Segarini’s second recording group, actually heard twice), Laura Nyro, The Rotary Connection, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Ruth White, Frank Zappa, Ten Wheel Drive and more.


Alison Steele – The Nightbird WNEW FM 1972 & 75

Vintage WNEW and Alison Steele from the prime years of commercial free form radio in New York. The first clip is from September 6, 1972 and the second from July 11, 1975.

The music is fantastic as Alison plays King Crimson, The Nice , The Moody Blues and more.

Still more to come on the site from the great WNEW in the future.

Byrds and Related Show Early 1990’s

This is a show that I may have recorded in 1991 or 1992. I don’t know the original source. The segment includes songs and/or interviews with Chris Hillman and The Desert Rose Band, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby and Tom Petty.

The second clip is the same show but in nominal stereo. The stereo signal keeps dropping at intervals with a decrease in volume at the same time.