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Station: WYSL-FM Buffalo, N.Y.
Date: April 1, 1976
Time: 27:24

(Description by Dan Haber)

It's April 1 in the mid-'70s and Jim Scott is having a great time on WYSL-FM.

This is a magnificent aircheck, made better by the date, April Fool's Day. Many stations do an occasional prank, but WYSL-FM went all out on this one, airing phony commercials and ridiculous "picked to clicks" all day. But for radio nerds, the best part is that out of every stop set, they get back into the music with a shotgun jingle from a station in another part of the country. I've never heard anything quite like it and it's everything Top 40 radio isn't anymore. What station now would play Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and follow it with a Neil Sedaka oldie from the early '60s. This is a very entertaining few hours boiled down to just under 30 minutes.

Enjoy Jim Scott on WYSL-FM here.

Enjoy Jim Scott on WYSL-FM here.

(The Dan Haber Collection)

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