GARY'S RADIO AIRCHECKS


ARIZONA AIRCHECKS

This page was last updated on August 23, 2012.

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KALF - MESA
Ted Brown 11/21/63 2:00 MOR. Scoped
Unidentified Male DJ 02/11/66 12:00 MOR. Scoped. Includes evening sign-off.
Ron Johnson 12/31/69 37:00 R&B [08:02]


KAZL FM - PAYSON
Lorelei 12/26/00 60:00 Classic Hits/Rock
Kincaide 01/01/01 75:00
"All Commercials, All The Time" Stunt 06/19/02 45:00 Before its call letter/format change to KNRJ Energy 101/Dance, KAZL stunted with playing nothing but old radio & TV ads, with a couple of current ones also.


KBSZ-FM (WICKENBURG - PHOENIX)
Automated 05/06/95 45:00 New Age
Automated 06/13/96 90:00 New Age. Some background interference.


KBUZ - MESA
Unidentified Male DJ 12/31/69 8:00 Easy Listening. Scoped


KCAC - PHOENIX
Ray Ford 11/21/63 6:00 R&B. Scoped
Ron Wortham 12/31/69 11:00 Progressive. Scoped
Bill Compton 07/04/70 180:00 [16:30] Progressive
Bill Compton 11/14/70 60:00 Progressive. One discontinuity.
Bill Compton 02/??/71 19:00 Progressive
Bill Compton 07/04/71 30:00 Progressive. Music intact, pretty much everything else is scoped out.
Bill Compton 08/17/71 26:00 Progressive. Final 1/2 hour of KCAC. One song cut short. Fair audio quality.


KCCF - PHOENIX
Bill Heywood 06/30/97 90:00 Adult Contemporary/Standards. Debut show.


KCDX FM - FLORENCE
Automated 03/21/02 90:00 [18:20] Classic Rock
Automated 03/22/02 90:00 [08:50] Classic Rock
Automated 04/16/02 90:00 [18:55] Classic Rock
Automated 06/06/02 45:00 [22:48] Classic Rock
Automated 08/17/02 120:00 Classic Rock
Automated 03/01/03 11 Hours Classic Rock
Automated 06/06/03 90:00 Classic Rock
An automated commercial free station that plays a good portion of forgotten, and obscure classic rock songs.


KDKB FM - MESA/PHOENIX
Dennis 1974 45:00 Progressive
Ron 1974 45:00 Progressive. Ads deleted.
Nina Joy 04/14/74 36:00 Progressive
Scott Nicolson 1976 90:00 Progressive. Discontinuities.
Mark Nykanen & Hank Cookenboo 06/22/77 65:00 Tribute to Bill Compton, the father of Phoenix progressive radio, who died the day before. Ads deleted.
Bill Andress & John Giese 03/12/82 60:00 [06:45] AOR
Bill Andress & John Giese 10/28/82 30:00 [06:08] AOR
J. David Holmes 07/07/83 41:00 AOR
Steve Trella 02/15/87 45:00 AOR
Carol Springer 02/15/87 25:00 AOR
Jeff Parets 04/02/89 43:00 AOR
Jeff Parets 12/??/90 45:00 Eclectic "Sunday Night Spectrum" show. One discontinuity.
Jeff Parets 01/27/91 60:00 "Sunday Night Spectrum" show
Jeff Parets 03/10/91 120:00 "Sunday Night Spectrum"
Tim & Mark 09/11/96 45:00 AOR. Morning show, comedy/phones.
Unidentied Male DJ 01/01/00 45:00 AOR
Little Steven's Underground Garage 04/07/02 120:00 Garage Rock. First show. Syndicated.
Little Steven's Underground Garage 04/28/02 120:00 Garage Rock. Syndicated.
Little Steven's Underground Garage 05/05/02 120:00 Garage Rock. Syndicated.
Little Steven's Underground Garage 06/09/02 120:00 Garage Rock. Syndicated.
Danny Zelesko 11/21/06 120:00 Tribute to KDKB founder, Dwight Tindle.


KDOT - SCOTTSDALE
Tony Evans 08/12/64 55:00 [14:58]
Tony Evans 10/14/64 14:00
Unidentified Male DJ 04/23/66 20:00 MOR. Scoped. Spanish for first 3 minutes.


KEDJ FM - PHOENIX
unidentified female DJ 10/12/93 45:00 Alternative
Robin Nash 08/13/96 37:00 Alternative
Robin Nash 08/22/96 45:00
Robin Nash 07/18/97 90:00
Dead Air Dave 12/30/96 90:00
Greg Paul/Erica Smith 01/01/98 460:00 Top 103 Songs of 1997 countdown.
Brian Pray 12/31/99-01/01/00 90:00 [23:30] Alternative


KESP - PAYSON
Automated 12/27/99 45:00 Classic Rock.
Automated 01/01/00 45:00 Classic Rock. [12:50]


KEYX FM - GLOBE
Johnny D. 04/01/87 60:00 [08:30] Alternative. April Fool's Day format change prank 30 minutes in.
Jeff Parets 08/28/87 120:00 First show. Debut of Freeform rock format.


KFLX FM - FLAGSTAFF
Greg Roberts 10/13/99 45:00 AAA


KGLQ FM - PHOENIX
Charlie Van Dyke 09/22/97 90:00 Debut show for Charlie. KGLQ, ("The Eagle"), are the new call letters for KHTC (see below). The format is still 70's based "Classic Hits", but the emphasis is on talk for Charlie's show.
Charlie Van Dyke 07/31/98 120:00 Last show.
Danny Zelisko & Dwight Tindle 05/10/98 100:00 "Radio Free Phoenix". First show. Freeform rock.
Danny Zelisko & Dwight Tindle 06/21/98 60:00
Danny Zelisko & Dwight Tindle 07/05/98 60:00
Dwight Tindle & Johnny D 07/12/98 120:00 Johnny D in for Danny Zelisko
Dwight Tindle & Johnny D 07/19/98 120:00
Dwight Tindle & Johnny D 07/26/98 120:00
Dwight Tindle & Johnny D 08/02/98 120:00
Danny Zelisko & Dwight Tindle 08/23/98 270:00
Dwight Tindle & Johnny D 08/30/98 225:00 Last show.
Katie 09/03/98 45:00 [14:20] The final 40 minutes of "The Eagle" followed by several minutes of ticking clock stunting. Station would become KMXP the next day.


KGME - PHOENIX
Bruce Jacobs & Jim Traber 04/07/99 120:00 Sports Talk
Bruce Jacobs & Jim Traber 05/26/99 120:00 Sports Talk
Bruce Jacobs & Jim Traber 05/28/99 120:00 Sports Talk
Chuck Powell & Vince Marotta 04/30/01 120:00 Sports Talk


KHAT - PHOENIX
Ray Odom 08/19/63 60:00 Country
Unidentified male DJ 08/19/63 Country 60:00
Cecil White/Chris Colt 12/31/69 15:00 C&W. Scoped


KHOT FM - PHOENIX
Dale Vaughn 03/31/99 60:00 [12:46] Jammin' Oldies.

KHOT FORMAT CHANGE: Jammin' Oldies => Spanish 04/05/99 30:00 [17:37] Pistol Pete plays the final few Jammin' Oldies, then the station changes to a Spanish format at 6PM.


KHTC FM - PHOENIX
Scott Fisher 12/12/96 50:00 70's Oldies
Alan Cook 02/05/97 90:00 [08:55] 70's Oldies


KIKX - TUCSON
Gary Palant/Jefferson K. (Shadoe Stevens) 06/19/67 45:00
Gary Palant/Jefferson K. (Shadoe Stevens) 06/21/67 40:00
Peter Huntington May 01/30/68 45:00
Peter Huntington May 02/09/68 30:00
Jefferson K. 10/??/67 30:00
Jefferson K. (Shadoe Stevens) 02/02/68 45:00
Dino Day 02/06/68 30:00
Ted Behr/Daniel Gates 07/19/68 90:00
Jim Stagg 07/22/68 90:00
Jimmy Fox 08/25/72 30:00 Fair audio quality.


KIOG FM (K104) - PHOENIX
Will James 1979 45:00 Progressive
Jeff Parets 02/13/80 70:00 Progressive. Some ads deleted. The second to last day for this fine progressive station. New management pulled the plug the next day, the station went dark, and returned a couple of weeks later as KZZP.


KMGN FM - FLAGSTAFF
Jason Rhodes 10/12/99 45:00 [20:50] Classic Rock


KMND - MESA
Unidentified Male DJ 12/31/69 17:00 Easy Listening [07:45]


KMVP - PHOENIX
Tony Femino 03/24/99 180:00 Sports Talk
Tony Femino 03/31/99 90:00 Sports Talk
Tony Femino 04/07/99 120:00 Sports Talk
Tony Femino 04/29/99 120:00 Sports Talk
Tony Femino 09/01/99 180:00 Last show. Sports talk.
Ron Wolfley & Paul Calvisi 05/24/99 45:00 Sports Talk
Ron Wolfley & Paul Calvisi 05/25/99 45:00 Sports Talk
Ron Wolfley & Paul Calvisi 06/29/99 45:00 Sports Talk
Ron Wolfley & Dave Burns 09/02/99 120:00 Sports Talk. First show.


KMXP - PHOENIX
Automated 09/04/98 45:00 [14:55] Final minutes of ticking clock format change stunting into the Sign-On of "Mix" KMXP.
Automated 01/01/00 45:00
Ted Simons 05/17/00 90:00 [07:45]


KMYL - PHOENIX
Guy King 02/07/01 90:00 Oldies
Emily Preston 03/28/01 120:00 [13:05] Oldies


KNIX - PHOENIX
Bob Butler 12/31/69 19:00 C&W [07:20]


KOAZ FM - PHOENIX
Michael Anthony 08/14/97 45:00 Smooth jazz
Jeff Parets 08/31/97 230:00 New Age. Last show.
Nancy Sherwood 08/31/97 90:00 The final day of KOAZ. Station changed to "Wild Country" KWCY the next day.


FORMAT CHANGE: KOAZ => KWCY 08/31 & 09/01/97 90:00 The final 35 minutes of smooth jazz KOAZ. At midnight, new "Wild Country" KWCY premieres. For the first 30 hours of operation, the new station stunted with a one hour tape loop promoting the return of popular morning team Tim & Willy and playing songs from all genres with the word "Wild" in the title. The entire stunt tape loop is captured on this tape.


KOOL-FM - PHOENIX
Unidentified male DJ 02/11/66 11:00 Scoped. MOR
Bob Polk 11/11/81 90:00 [12:02] Oldies/Pop
Unidentified Male DJ 11/14/81 90:00 [19:11] Oldies/Pop
Dave Monsey 07/10/81 25:00 [06:37] Oldies
Wolfman Jack 03/14/82 45:00 Oldies
Johnny Collins 04/30/82 30:00 Oldies/Pop
Machine Gun Kelly 10/13/93 45:00 Oldies
Camelback Jack 11/20/96 90:00 Oldies
Camelback Jack 12/04/96 90:00 Oldies
Sammy Sherwood 01/01/00 45:00 [11:47] Oldies.


KONZ FM - ARIZONA CITY
Automated 03/16/97 200:00 Alternative/AOR. A previous "dark" station with no DJ's or commercials. Station changed its call letters to KBZR six days later. Two separate 100 minute segments are available.


FORMAT CHANGE: KDOT => KOPA 04/24/78 38:00 The final minutes of Beautiful Music KDOT into Oldies KOPA with Phil Anthony.


KOPA FM - SCOTTSDALE
Crazy Dave Otto 04/??/79 45:00 [08:22]
Crazy Dave Otto 10/??/82 30:00
Bob Simpson 07/10/81 25:00 [07:25]
Howard Hoffman 02/08/82 30:00 [06:05]
Buddy Baron 04/30/82 74:00
B.J. Hunter/Chaz Kelly 08/04/84 45:00 [12:35]


KOY - PHOENIX
Dave Hall 12/31/69 28:00 MOR [00:30]
Bill Heywood 09/20/77 180:00
Bill Heywood 07/09/81 54:00 [06:21]
Bill Heywood 03/12/82 90:00 [07:48]
Bill Heywood 10/29/82 30:00 [06:25]
Alan Chilcoat 03/12/82 60:00 [15:20] Low volume
Jim Sperro 11/11/82 30:00 [12:30]


FORMAT CHANGE: KQYT => KOY-FM 06/30 & 07/01/86 60:00 The final 20 minutes of Beautiful Music KQYT into Adult Contemporary KOY-FM.


KOY-FM - PHOENIX
Bill Heywood 07/01/86 120:00 Debut show and first day of KOY-FM.


KPIN - CASA GRANDE
Unidentified Female DJ 11/21/63 19:00 MOR. Partially scoped.
Unidentified Male DJ 09/22/64 3:00 MOR
Unidentified Male DJ 10/27/64 5:00 MOR
Unidentified Male DJ 04/12/66 8:00 Top 40 Scoped.


KPTY FM - PHOENIX
Automated 01/01/00 45:00 First day of CHR format.


KQST FM - SEDONA
Natasha Lord 10/13/99 30:00 Hot AC


KRDS - TOLLESON
Chris Colt 04/23/66 7:00 C&W. Scoped
Gary Richards 12/31/69 43:00 C&W. Two songs scoped.


KRIM FM - PAYSON/KBZR FM - ARIZONA CITY
Automated 06/06/97 90:00 (KBZR) AOR
Automated 08/15/97 38:00 (KRIM) AOR
Automated 09/14/97 45:00 (KRIM) AOR
Automated 09/20/97 100:00 (KRIM) AOR
Automated 11/30/97 150:00 (KRIM) AOR
Automated 01/18/98 100:00 (KBZR) AOR
Automated 01/20/98 100:00 (KBZR) AOR
Automated 02/04/98 90:00 (KRIM) Oldies
Previously known as KONZ-FM (See separate listing) and simulcasting on KBZR and KRIM. Interesting mix of Alternative, Progressive, and older AOR, sometimes resulting in contrasting song segues. Changed to an Oldies format on 01/21/98. KRIM changed call letters to KBZG in March '98.


KRIZ - PHOENIX
Gary Seger 08/03/61 20:00 Scoped.
Ron Edwards 10/22/64 15:00
Ron Edwards/Lord Jim 04/23/66 21:00 Partially scoped.
Lee Smith 07/11/65 10:00 Scoped
Tony Evans 02/11/66 10:00
Tony Evans 08/??/66 35:00 Partially scoped.
Hadley Madley 04/22/66 7:00 Scoped
Mark James 12/31/69 30:00 [00:26]
Doug Cornet 12/31/69 18:00
Phil Motta 12/31/69 15:00
Larry McKay 04/16/71 52:00 [15:11]
Jack Elliot 07/27/77 60:00
Chuck Dean (Chucker) 01/16/78 45:00
Bumper Morgan 02/14/78 50:00 [18:02]
Bumper Morgan 06/01/78 60:00 [21:00] Last Show
Chris Edwards 05/24/78 60:00 [14:00]


KRUX - PHOENIX
Dick Gray 10/14/64 5:00
Ed Mitchell 02/11/66 8:00
Jack Daniels 04/22/66 4:00 Scoped
Wilkerson 04/23/66 4:00
Bob Shannon 10/01/66 20:00 Scoped
Bob Shannon w/The Monkees 01/20/67 42:00 The Monkees take over the show. Restored from a scoped aircheck.
Bob Shannon 03/??/67 30:00
Bob Shannon 11/04/67 9:00
Bob Shannon 04/??/68 11:00 Scoped
Lucky Lawrence 06/10/67 25:00 [17:08]
Rich Brother Robin 1969 7:00 Scoped. Oldies show.
Tommy Wright 12/31/69 24:00 [08:42]
Jay Stone 07/23/70 21:00 Scoped
Dennis King 07/??/72 11:00 Scoped
Steve Casey 07/05/72 13:00 Scoped
Richard Ruiz 01/01/75 165:00 [08:57] Top 100 Of 1974: Nos. 57-5. Ads deleted.
Various DJ's 12/31/76 340:00 Top 100 Of 1976 Countdown.
Bob Melvin 01/15/81 25:00 Scoped. Final night of KRUX. Includes sign-off.


KSGC FM - GRAND CANYON
Joe Kelly 06/20/01 60:00 [17:40]
Steve Nichols 06/22/01 60:00 [08:20]


KSLX FM - PHOENIX
Jeff Parets 10/25/98 100:00 "Acoustic Storm" show - acoustic based rock. Debut show.
Jeff Parets 01/24/99 120:00 "Acoustic Storm".
Jeff Parets 01/09/00 120:00 "Acoustic Storm".
Jeff Parets 09/16/01 120:00 "Acoustic Storm".
Jeff Parets 12/02/01 120:00 "Acoustic Storm" - George Harrison Tribute.
Jeff Parets 06/06/04 180:00 "Acoustic Storm".
Mike Flatt 12/31/99-01/01/00 90:00 [23:30] Classic Rock.


KSTM FM - APACHE JUNCTION
Jeff Parets 07/24/81 90:00 Only a month into the station's 6 year run with a progressive format. It hadn't even started using the name "The Storm" yet.
** Jeff Parets 01/01/87 17:00
Johnny D. 12/05/82 105:00 Afterhours Show. With Grant Cleever of Grant & the Geezers. Lots of rockabilly.
Johnny D. 10/09/83 80:00 Afterhours Show. Last show. Fellow AZ aircheck collector Tom Wright as guest DJ for 40 minutes.
** Michelle Robbins 12/31/86 45:00 Top Albums of 1986: Nos. 37-30
** Michelle Robbins 12/31/86 30:00 Top Albums of 1986: Nos. 18-13
** Michelle Robbins 12/31/86 45:00 Top Albums of 1986: Nos. 3-1
Catherine Cid 02/14/87 45:00 [10:11] Progressive
Rob Carlisle 02/14/87 45:00 [22:34] Progressive


KTAR - PHOENIX
Jimmy Johnson 04/22/66 14:00 MOR. Mostly scoped.
Bill Heywood 12/31/69 10:00


KTAR-FM - PHOENIX
Unidentified Male DJ 12/31/69 18:00 "Hit Parade '69". MOR [06:30]


KTKT - TUCSON
Chris Borden 04/05/59 12:00 Scoped
Ray Lindstrom 01/05/63 30:00
** Lee Poole 01/27/67 18:00
** Daniel Gates 01/??/67 9:00
Frank Casanova 07/19/69 60:00
John Mack Flanagan 08/19/69 60:00 Date corrected from 8/31/69.
Eric Michael/John Mack Flanagan 07/09/69 40:00
Eric Michael 07/??/69 15:00
Eric Michael 08/19/69 67:00 Date corrected from 8/31/69.
Jason Beaujean 08/25/72 60:00 Fair audio quality.
** Ed O'Brien 08/05/73 39:00
Terry Fox 05/13/74 40:00
Roger Collins/Don Beecher 12/31/74 360:00 Top 99 of 1974. Most ads deleted.


KUKQ - TEMPE/PHOENIX
Tim Stone 04/15/89 41:00 [14:25] Alternative
Leah Miller 03/??/91 45:00 Alternative
Leah Miller 05/23/91 41:00 Alternative
Jonathan L 05/23/91 15:00 [10:05] Alternative
Jonathan L 05/23/91 30:00 [10:49] Alternative
Mary McCann 05/24/91 41:00 [06:55] Alternative
Mary McCann 05/24/91 45:00 [08:49] Alternative
Ryan 05/06/95 90:00 Alternative, although more hardcore than the earlier airchecks.


KUPD - TEMPE/PHOENIX
Johnny McKenney 04/22/66 6:00 MOR. Scoped
Gene Packard 12/31/69 47:00 MOR
Al Carsoni 01/??/78 45:00
Dave Pratt 06/21/83 85:00 AOR
Dave Pratt 09/04/96 37:00 Album rock. Morning show
Ginger 07/06/83 41:00 AOR
Jonathan L 10/??/88 30:00 "Virgin Vinyl" show.
Unidentified male DJ 01/01/00 45:00


KWFM - TUCSON
Mark Young 08/01/71 200:00 Progressive. Replaces scoped version.
Janie Snyder 1974 17:00 Progressive. Scoped
Doug Jaffe 01/??/76 40:00 Progressive. Scoped
John Shook 01/01/80 95:00 Top 92 Songs of the 1970's: Nos. 61-46.
John Shook/Jim Brady 01/01/80 94:00 Top 92 Songs of the 1970's: Nos. 45-32.
Karen Stern 05/20/80 45:00 Progressive
Karen Stern 11/18/80 45:00 Progressive
Karen Stern 12/23/80 40:00 Progressive
Bob Cook 12/22/80 30:00 [20:35] Progressive
Bob Cook 12/23/80 135:00 [20:00] Progressive


KYND - TEMPE
Johnny Wallace 04/23/66 6:00 MOR. Scoped


KYOT FM - PHOENIX
Automated 10/12/93 45:00 "Party rock". Before going with its current successful NAC format, "The Coyote" tried out this short lived format which is a mixture of 60's oldies, soul and classic rock.


KZGL FM - COTTONWOOD
Charlie Hicks 10/11/99 45:00 [17:58] Extreme Rock.
Unidentified male DJ 12/27/99 45:00


KZON FM - PHOENIX
Doc Ellis 05/06/95 90:00 AAA. Near the end of its run with this format. Station would switch to a more "modern" AAA/Rock Alternative a few months later.
Doc Ellis 12/23/96 45:00 AAA/Rock Alternative
Mary McCann 08/03/96 50:00 AAA/Rock Alternative
Mary McCann 11/06/96 60:00
Mary McCann 03/12/97 100:00
Mary McCann 10/08/97 90:00
Mary McCann 05/27/98 90:00
Mary McCann 06/23/99 90:00 [12:30]
Ted Simons 09/04/96 50:00 [07:53]
Greg Martin 05/25/96 45:00
Jim Sharp/Leah Miller 01/01/97 450:00 Entire Top 101 Songs of 1996 Countdown
Jim Sharp & Ted Simons 08/20/97 90:00
Jim Sharp 08/22/99 60:00
Laura B. 08/16/97 45:00
John Edison 08/26/99 60:00
John Edison 11/25/00 90:00 [12:05]
Valerie Knight/Jim Sharp 12/26/99 90:00 [14:15] Modern AC
Brian Zee 12/31/99-01/01/00 45:00 [23:30] Modern AC
Jeff Dyll 12/31/00 90:00 Alternative
Chuck Powell 09/04/01 90:00 [17:10] First show. Alternative.


KZZP FM - PHOENIX
Steve Goddard/Bill Kelly 06/24/81 90:00 [18:05]
Steve Goddard 02/05/82 30:00 [15:15]
Steve Goddard 11/11/82 30:00 [13:00]
Steve Goddard 05/30/84 90:00
Jonathan Brandmeier 07/09/81 50:00
Jonathan Brandmeier 02/08/82 30:00 [06:40]
Jonathan Brandmeier 10/29/82 30:00 [07:00]
Dave Otto 08/??/80 45:00 Scoped
Dave Otto 02/05/82 30:00 [16:50]
Dave Otto 07/08/83 60:00 [09:12]
Bruce Kelly 03/09/88 45:00 [06:09]
B.J. Shea 10/17/96 50:00 Modern AC
Lori Michaels 01/21/98 90:00
Brian Marino 01/01/00 45:00 CHR


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