Dan's Aircheck Trading Emporium

Updated November 16, 2014

  1. Countdown shows of one type or another:
    1. AT 10 from 2007 and 2008
    2. AT 20 AC from 1998 through 2002
    3. AT 20 Hot AC from 1999 and 2001
    4. Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 from 1985 and 1986
    5. American Country Countdown from 1974, 1981, and 1991
    6. Casey's Top 40 from 1990 and 1996
  2. Syndicated Programming
    1. Robert W. Morgan Specials from 1980 and 1981
    2. Dick Clark's 20 Years of Rock 'n' Roll from 1973
  3. Armed Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN) from 12/31/68 featuring the Top of 100 of 1968 - under #57 in the Uncategorized section
  4. WICC, Bridgeport, Connecticut from 2013
  5. WNBM-FM, Bronxville, New York from 2014
  6. Radio London from 1965, 1966, and 1967
  7. Capital Radio, London from 1977 and 1978
  8. Radio North Sea International from 1970 and 1972
  9. Radio Luxembourg from 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, and 1976
  10. Radio Geronimo (from Monte Carlo) test broadcasts from 1970
  11. Radio 428 (London) test broadcasts from Andorra in the Pyrenees Mountains from 1969
  12. WCBS-FM 1988, 1991, and 2002
  13. WDAI-FM, Chicago from 1975 and 1980
  14. WVON, Chicago from 1972
  15. WSAI-FM, Cincinnati from 1978
  16. WGAR, Cleveland from 1974
  17. WRSE-FM, Elmhurst, Illinois from 1970
  18. WAXY-FM, Fort Lauderdale from 1985
  19. WWWK-FM, Granite City, Illinois (St. Louis area) from 1980
  20. WJOB, Hammond, Indiana from 1967
  21. WHVT-FM, Hendersonville, Tennessee from 1973
  22. KCBS-FM, Los Angeles from 1993
  23. KHJ, Los Angeles from 1970 and 1971
  24. KNX, Los Angeles from 1960
  25. KPPC-FM, Los Angeles from 1971
  26. KRTH-FM, Los Angeles from 2008
  27. WOKY, Milwaukee from 1972
  28. WPGC-FM, Morningside, Maryland (D.C. area) from 1980
  29. WTIX, New Orleans from 1968
  30. WGLD-FM, Oak Park, Illinois (Chicago) from 1973
  31. KCBQ, San Diego from 1968
  32. KGB, San Diego from 1967 and 1969
  33. KFRC, San Francisco from 1966 and 1967
  34. KSHE-FM, St. Louis from 1980
  35. WTRY, Troy, New York from 1990
  36. KFIF, Tucson from 1967
  37. WRQX-FM, Washington, D.C. from 1979
  38. WIFC-FM, Wausau, Wisconsin from 1971
  39. WCFL, Chicago from 1967
  40. WLS, Chicago from 1965, 1975, 1977, and 1980
  41. WMCA, New York from 1969
  42. WNBC, New York from 1988
  43. WOR, New York from 2001
  44. WPIX-FM, New York from 1981
  45. WPLJ, New York from 1983
  46. WQEW, New York from 1992
  47. WRKS-FM, New York from 1982
  48. WYNY-FM, New York from 1980
  49. KIMA, Yakima, Washington from 1961
  50. CJCD, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories from 1980


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. (2014/11/16)
  • 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. (2014/11/16)
  • 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. (2014/11/16)