Edition #1291
Week of April 14, 2024

Station: WING Dayton, Ohio
Date: April 20, 1964
Time: 13:24 (unscoped)
       7:02 (scoped)

"The all-new WING"

Jerry Kaye was a WING "Lively Guy", and he certainly sounds lively on this short but sweet aircheck from the spring of 1964.

WING's history dates back to 1924 when it signed on as WDBS. It became WSMK the following year, then changed calls to WING in 1939 to reflect Dayton's aviation history. The format at the time was Big Band.

"High-Flying WING" was a Top 40 station in the '50s, '60s and '70s, though it veered toward an adult contemporary approach in the mid-'70s. By the mid-'80s it was an oldies outlet. It is now an all-sports station as ESPN WING 1410.

In addition to Jerry Kaye, there's also the news (five minutes sooner!) with an unidentified news reader. Enjoy this brief trip into 1964 radio, bells and whistles included!

Enjoy Jerry Kaye on WING (UNSCOPED) here.

Enjoy Jerry Kaye on WING (SCOPED) here.

(The Don Shuttleworth Collection)

More 1964 airchecks here!


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