Dan's Aircheck Trading Emporium

Updated October 19, 2014

  1. Countdown shows of one type or another:
    1. AT 10 from 2009
    2. AT 20 AC from 1999 and 2002
    3. AT 20 Hot AC from 2009
    4. Weekly Top 30 with Mark Elliot Top 30 of 1980
    5. Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 from 1984
    6. Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Hot AC from 1998
  2. Syndicated programming
    1. An American Christmas with Alex Burton (10 hours) from 1983
    2. Capital Radio - London - Top 100 All Time Hits from January 1, 1976
    3. Music's New Generation with Mathew Blades from 2002
    4. Off the Record Classic with Joe Benson featuring The Steve Miller Band from 2002
    5. Off the Record Classic with Joe Benson featuring Van Halen, David Lee Roth, and Sammy Hagar
    6. King Biscuit Flower Hour from 1997 featuring Robert Palmer
    7. The Countdown with Walt Baby Love - R & B songs - from 1989
  3. WFAS-FM, Bronxville, New York from 2014
  4. WJMK-FM, Chicago from 1985 and 2014
  5. WCCC-FM, Hartford from 2014
  6. WLOL-FM, Minneapolis year-end countdown from 1984, 1988, and 1989.
  7. KKEG-FM, Bentonville, Arkansas from 1975
  8. WMEX, Boston from 1966
  9. WCFL, Chicago from 1972
  10. WLS, Chicago from 1984
  11. WBLK-FM, Depew (Buffalo), New York from 1968
  12. KIOA, Des Moines, Iowa from 1964
  13. KINT-FM, El Paso, Texas from 1980
  14. KEGL-FM, Fort Worth, Texas from 1986
  15. KRGI, Grand Island, Nebraska from 1977
  16. KILT, Houston from 1970
  17. KIQQ-FM, Los Angeles from 1973 and 1974
  18. KKDJ-FM, Los Angeles from 1974
  19. KRLA, Los Angeles from 1965
  20. KRTH-FM, Los Angeles from 2014
  21. WLOL-FM, Minneapolis from 1983
  22. WMGP-FM, Parkersburg, West Virginia from 1989
  23. WFIL, Philadelphia from 1971, 1974, and 1977
  24. XERB, Rosarita, Mexico clips from 1968 to 1970
  25. KITS-FM, San Francisco from 1983
  26. KISW-FM, Seattle from 2009
  27. KIXI, Seattle from 1996
  28. KJAQ-FM, Seattle from 2009
  29. KJR, Seattle from 1966
  30. KUPD, Tempe, Arizona from 1978
  31. WABC, New York from 1974
  32. WADO, New York from 1964
  33. CKLW, Windsor, Ontario from 1965 and 1969
  34. WINS, New York from 2014
  35. WNBC, New York from 1987 and 1988
  36. WOR-FM, New York from 1968
  37. WSBA, York, Pennsylvania from 1967


The wants:

If you have any vintage WABC, WNBC, WLS, anything from Cleveland from before 1980 (particularly WWWM, otherwise known as "M-105,"), anything from Rochester, New York before 1980, and anything of WGR, Buffalo before 1980 (especially Stan Roberts), I want to hear from you right now! I list my aircheck collection on this site for the benefit of those who might have something to trade with me and would like something in return.

If you're interested in a possible trade, send me e-mail at info@radiowasbetter.com. If you wish to inquire about the cost to acquire a particular set of airchecks, please do so, and I'd be glad to quote a price for you. I charge only for my direct expenses: CD, packaging, postage, etc.,—I do not claim to own the copyright on any of this material. DecalcoMania, "the club for fans of radio," is the perfect place to meet other collectors, and information about joining is on the links page.


Please note that I am now sending out only digital media (audio CDs or mp3 CDs and DVDs) in trade or for purchase. I'm still glad to accept material in cassette format (as well as pretty much any other format as well), but given the low cost and ubiquity of CDs now and the fact that I now use several large hard drives for archival storage of material, all of my collection is in mp3 format, and it is just easier, faster, and cheaper to make digital copies than to make cassettes. I also trade extensively via the internet using file sending services like adrive.com.

In addition to cassettes, other older media formats I can work with are LPs and reel-to-reel tape. If you have either and would like what's on them transferred to CD, mp3, etc., I'd be glad to work with you. I've heard from people with reels of airchecks they've had since the 1960s but now have no way of playing them. I've borrowed these, done the transfer, and returned both the reels and new, CD versions, to the owners. I've done the same with LPs. Please contact me if you're in such a situation.


Listed below are the states, in alphabetical order, for which I have at least one aircheck. The date following the state name is the last time that page was updated with new airchecks. Within each state or category listing, the most recently added airchecks are shown in bold.


United States


The Rest of the World

Other Radio-Related Material

These are not simple airchecks, but rather are collections of airchecks, special shows, countdown shows, and so forth. Click on the appropriate link.

  • Aircheck Compilations. Collections of short airchecks from a variety of stations. (1999/05/07)
  • Countdown Shows. American Top 40, Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, Dan Ingram Top 40 Satellite Survey, Leeza Gibbons Top 25, Casey's Top 40, American Country Countdown, various Dick Clark countdown shows, other Casey Kasem shows, and more. (2014/10/19)
  • Pre-1950. Several recordings of unique radio programs from the 1930s and 1940s including a significant amount of World War II radio coverage. (2011/01/23)
  • Uncategorized Stuff. One-of-a-kind material that doesn't fit under any other category, including audio recordings of some old television network newscasts. Lots of interesting stuff here. (2014/02/23)
  • Syndicated Programming. Dick Clark shows. Dick Bartley shows. Many others. Not countdowns, although some may play a "Top 10" or "Top 20" from a certain period in the past. (2014/10/19)