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RECENT AIRCHECKS
OF THE WEEK...

(Contributors in brackets)

November 27
Dennis Bell
CFOX, April 27, 1972

(Donald Major via Marc Denis)

November 20
Pat St. John
CKLW, November 1969
(Mark Yurko)

November 13
Bwana Johnny
KGB, November 11, 1968
(Bill Dulmage)

November 6
Dick Shannon
WCFL, October 18, 1972
(Don Shuttleworth)

October 30
Freddy Vette
CJBQ, October 30, 2015
(Freddy Vette)

October 23
Pat Patterson
WCOP, October 25, 1961
(Don Shuttleworth)

October 16
Long John Wade
WFIL, October 21, 1969
(Scrapbook archives)

October 9
Robert W. Morgan
KHJ, October 18, 1968
(Scrapbook archives)

October 2
Fred Klestine
WKBW, October 12, 1970
(Mark Yurko)

September 25
John Rode
KEY-590, October 10, 1988
(Russ Horton)

 



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AIRCHECK OF THE WEEK

Now in both Real Audio and MP3
Edition #914
December 4, 2016


THE NIGHT JOHN LENNON DIED
WGRQ, CHUM-FM, CFNY
DECEMBER 8-9, 1980 (PT. 2)

A shot in the dark extinguished one of rock's leading lights.

 Just before 11 p.m. ET on December 8, 1980, former Beatle John Lennon was senselessly gunned down in front of his New York City residence. He was 40 years old. Many learned of Lennon's passing by radio, as numerous rock stations interrupted regular programming to carry news of the attack, and play Lennon's music. Contributor Alan Powell was taping that tragic night, and has very kindly contributed this aircheck featuring Mark Henning on 97 Rock (WGRQ), Larry Wilson on CHUM-FM and David Marsden on CFNY.

Hear Part 2 of the Night John Lennon died ... in the Aircheck of the Week!
 


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