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() Jim's Halloween shows were always a lot of fun, and this one is no exception.
It features lots of sound effects and novelty records - in other words, it differed from that average, everyday format that WACKY 102 did!
Reynolds was an early influence on my interest in radio.
I listened to him nights on 'KB - sounding a lot like this aircheck, fading in and out a bit, but generally strong at my house in Waterford, NY.
WNBC was obviously trying very hard to sound as boring as possible in this aircheck, playing several slow songs in row - probably to contrast the coming change to full out Top 40. At the time, Steele was retiring from his daily Monday-Saturday programs.
He remained on Saturdays weekly for many years, and eventually went to once monthly.
It's also great to hear a teletype behind the newcast. () Corporate downsizing took Reynolds off the AM airwaves at WOR in New York in 2010.
It's got some pretty cool in-jokes for radio folks (Why-MCA; "9") and most of all, it ROCKS!For the last 30 years, the station has been known as Album Rock "I-95" with the calls WRKI.My thanks for Jim for this neat memory of my college days.() Laquidara was a huge force in Boston radio, particularly in the 1980's-1990's.From 1972-1996 He did mornings - "The Big Mattress" on 'BCN, then took the program over to WZLX for another four years before retiring to Maui in 2000. But in 1970, WBCN was free form progressive radio, and Laquidara's shifts included sound effects and novelty tunes.