Dan's Aircheck Trading Emporium

WABC-AM (770) Airchecks 1976 to the End of the Music Era

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Date (YYYY/MM/DD) Start Time Disk Jockey Duration (min) Scoping
1976
1976/01/01 15:00 Dan Ingram 61 None
1976/01/05 09:05 Harry Harrison 30 None
1976/03/03 19:00 George Michael 61 None
1976/05/09 16:01 Dan Ingram 45 None
1976/05/25 20:06 George Michael 51 None
1976/09/18 15:00 Dan Ingram 66 None
1976/10/-- 11:21 Ron Lundy.  Aircheck is two separate days combined. 59 None
19:35 George Michael 27 None
1976/10/15 05:44 Harry Harrison (begins with the last 15 minutes of the Bob Cruz show) 196 None
1976/11/09 15:33 Dan Ingram 46 None
1976/11/30 15:36 Dan Ingram 50 None
1976/12/31 06:09 Harry Harrison 34 None
07:20 Harry Harrison 56 None
 
1977
1977/02/28 21:00 George Michael 46 None
1977/04/14 06:56 Harry Harrison 30 None
1977/04/19 20:59 George Michael 45 None
1977/07/13 23:38 George Michael and Chuck Leonard with early coverage of the blackout that struck New York City on this date.  Aircheck extends to about 1 a.m. on the 14th. 95 None
1977/07/19 20:00 George Michael 32 None
1977/08/08 13:03 Johnny Donovan 38 None
1977/08/16   Coverage of the death of Elvis Presley this day 55 None
1977/09/19 13:54 Johnny Donovan followed by Dan Ingram 60 None
1977/10/-- ------ Dan Ingram 46 Partial
 
1978
1978/03/09 14:00 Dan Ingram 46 None
1978/03/14 08:32 Harry Harrison 93 None
1978/03/15 16:29 Dan Ingram 92 None
1978/04/18 14:02 Dan Ingram 47 None
1978/06/27 10:00 Ron Lundy 62 None
1978/08/-- 17:16 Dan Ingram 31 None
1978/08/31 01:23 Bob Cruz 45 None
22:00 Chuck Leonard 61 None
1978/09/15 18:07 George Michael 47 None
1978/10/03 14:41 Dan Ingram 30 None
1978/11/22 17:40 Dan Ingram/George Michael (includes nice Howard Cosell "Speaking of Sports" segment) 57 None
1978/12/-- 15:49 Dan Ingram 26 None
1978/12/-- 15:50 Bob Cruz for Dan Ingram 26 None
1978/12/02 22:00 Steve O'Brien 45 None
1978/12/14 09:03 George Michael 45 None
1978/12/14   Bob Cruz 45 None
1978/12/25 11:53 Johnny Donovan leading into Steve O'Brien at 12 noon.  Both shared the subbing duty for Ron Lundy on this Christmas Day. 46 None
1978/12/26 14:48 Dan Ingram 46 None
1978/12/31 18:58 Johnny Donovan/Steve O'Brien.  Countdown of the Top 77 of 1978 in the five hours leading up to midnight New Year's Eve. 325 None
 
1979
1979/01/16 07:00 Harry Harrison 61 None
1979/02/-- ------ Liz Kiley.  First female DJ hired by WABC program director Rick Sklar. 4 Scoped
1979/04/02 18:57 George Michael 46 None
1979/04/02 22:35 Chuck Leonard 29 None
1979/04/10 15:15 Dan Ingram 46 None
1979/06/18 06:03 George Michael 33 None
1979/06/21 ------ Dan Ingram 11 Scoped
1979/08/06 06:08 Harry Harrison 37 None
1979/08/09 09:02 Harry Harrison 32 None
1979/11/23 16:54 Dan Ingram (an earlier portion of his last p.m. show) 28 None
1979/11/23 17:35 Dan Ingram (last 20 minutes of his last p.m. show) 18 None
1979/11/26 ------ Dan Ingram (first a.m. show) 7 Scoped
1979/12/20 21:00 Howard Hoffman 35 None
1979/12/31   Howard Hoffman.  Top 100 of 1979. 405 None
 
1980
1980/01/09 20:00 Howard Hoffman 37 None
1980/01/15 21:41 Howard Hoffman 61 None
1980/02/26 18:34 Bob Cruz 62 None
1980/02/27 19:56 Howard Hoffman 89 None
1980/03/18 06:25 Dan Ingram 60 None
09:13  Dan Ingram 46 None
10:00 Ron Lundy 45 None
1980/04/-- 22:33 Howard Hoffman 22 None
1980/05/26 10:39 Ron Lundy 30 None
  Bob Cruz 30 None
1980/10/09 10:15 Ron Lundy 42 None
11:06 Ron Lundy (aircheck picks up about 14 minutes after the one above ends. 42 None
1980/11/28 09:03 Dan Ingram 57 None
1980/12/09 begins 03:23 Daylong coverage of the assassination of John Lennon from almost the moment it was first reported.  Begins with Howard Hoffman and assistant program director Steve Goldstein.  Includes segments from other djs as the day moves along. 430 (total, but not continuous) some music and  Commercials
1980/12/31 18:00 Howard Hoffman.  Countdown of the Top 100 of 1980.  Show begins at 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve and runs through 1 a.m. on New Year's Day, with a pause at 12 midnight, of course, to ring in 1981. (some DX) 426 None
 
1981
1981/01/01   Super 70s New Year's Day Special with Dan Ingram.  Doesn't sound like a regular WABC show but rather as a pre-recorded show created earlier and aired on this day. 187 None
1981/01/07 11:23 Ron Lundy 27 None
1981/01/11 13:57 Mike McKay 43 None
1981/01/28 07:13 Mike McKay substituting for Dan Ingram 47 None
1981/02/-- 20:40 Sturgis Griffen (dx) 31 None
1981/02/12 13:14 Johnny Donovan 61 None
1981/03/05 11:11 Ron Lundy 24 None
1981/03/09 05:00 Ross & Wilson first show 164 None
1981/03/21 08:59 Ross & Wilson 88 None
1981/03/29 13:00 Mike McKay 60 None
1981/05/05 05:45 Dan Ingram (mild dx) 60 None
1981/05/08 07:15 Ross & Wilson (mild dx) 89 None
1981/05/09 16:24 Howard Hoffman 90 None
1981/05/22 07:15 Ross & Wilson 56 None
1981/05/23 11:24 Ron Lundy 53 None
1981/05/25 17:47 Dan Ingram 50 None
1981/06/10 18:20 Dan Ingram 61 None
1981/06/16 17:15 Mike McKay (in for Dan Ingram) 61 None
1981/06/17 06:02 Ross & Wilson 61 None
1981/07/-- ------ Announcer Ernie Anderson's promotional spot for Dan Ingrams' upcoming 20th anniversary show. 1 ------
1981/07/03  15:00 Dan Ingram (20th Anniversary Show) 211 None
1981/07/04 07:15 Ross & Wilson 60 None
1981/07/05 16:04 Mark Sommers 59 None
1981/07/13 09:05 Ron Lundy 60 None
16:29 Dan Ingram 30 None
17:50 Dan Ingram.  Includes newscast and Howard Cosell sports. 59 None
1981/08/05 17:45 Dan Ingram (dx) 62 None
1981/08/21 10:31 Ron Lundy 60 None
13:45 Johnny Donovan 59 None
1981/09/-- 08:39 Ross & Wilson 23 None
1981/09/17 18:22 Dan Ingram 31 None
1981/10/18   Johnny Donovan (fair quality) 59 None
1981/10/30 10:50 Ron Lundy 60 None
1981/11/05 08:49 Ron Lundy 30 None
1981/12/31 14:59 Johnny Donovan-news-Dan Ingram 30 None
19:00 Marc Summers and Peter Bush.  Top 77 of 1981. 351 None
 
1982
1982/01/01 01:54 Peter Bush 30 None
11:29 Mike McKay 30 None
1982/01/02 21:57 Mark Sommers 60 None
1982/01/04 09:07 Ron Lundy 30 None
15:03 Dan Ingram 61 None
1982/01/07 07:27 Ross and Wilson 90 None
1982/01/09 06:05 Ross and Wilson 18 None
1982/03/07 06:53 Ross & Wilson 90 None
00:23 Mark Sommers.  Last "Saturday Night Reflections" show. 89 News Only
1982/04/03 18:30 Peter Bush 59 None
1982/04/26 15:45 Dan Ingram 58 None
1982/04/27 15:10 Dan Ingram 45 News Only
16:20 Dan Ingram 33 News Only
18:15 Dan Ingram 62 None
1982/04/28 15:10 Dan Ingram 46 None
1982/04/29 15:06 Dan Ingram (dx) 31 None
16:32 Dan Ingram (dx) 29 None
17:50 Dan Ingram 62 None
18:18 Dan Ingram (dx) 30 None
1982/04/30 10:40 Ron Lundy 92 None
15:10 Dan Ingram 44 None
16:13 Dan Ingram 44 None
18:20 Dan Ingram 45 None
1982/05/03 15:07 Dan Ingram (dx) 31 None
1982/05/07 15:00 Dan Ingram.  Last regular show.  Complete.  High quality recording and a very poignant tribute to Mr. Ingram. 247 None
1982/05/09 11:14 Johnny Donovan 88 None
13:46 Mark Sommers 19 None
21:20 Peter Bush (last portion of last full WABC music show) 24 None
1982/05/10 08:08 Ross and Wilson.  Last hour of their last show. 58 None
11:17 WABC's last hour, with Dan Ingram and Ron Lundy (DX) 43 None

09:07

WABC's last music show, with Dan Ingram and Ron Lundy.  Complete, and includes the first 15 minutes of the talk program (the Art Athens show) that followed the conclusion of the music show at 12 noon.  The first guests were Dan Ingram and Ron Lundy, who talked about their careers at WABC and their upcoming work on the satellite SuperRadio program that ultimately ended up being scrapped just before it went on the air.  Dan talks about his "not Chuck Dunaway" stunt back in 1961 before he was given his own show and was able to use his own name.  (DX) 181 None