WAPW (Power 99) – Atlanta – Oct ’91 – Telephone Tony
This is a sample of Atlanta’s Power 99 — which, according to Wikipedia, was the “dominant top-40 station in the Southeast” at the start of the 90′s — about a year before it flipped to Modern Rock as 99x.
The personality is Telephone Tony — later known as Tone E. Fly. Before Power 99, Telephone Tony was Kid Kelly’s producer/sidekick at Z100/NY and now hosts mornings at KTWN “96.3 K-Twin” in Minneapolis-St. Paul (under the name Tony Fly, according to ktwin.com) Perhaps somewhat ironically, this aircheck was recorded during one of the games of the 1991 World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins. Telephone Tony was apparently filling in for personalities Domino and Crash, who were suspended for an incident related to the World Series.
Many thanks to Benji Kurtz (via Robyn Watts) for contributing this aircheck and description.
This is a really great aircheck from back in the day! The whole thing sounded amazing!!
This is why I wanted to get into radio..This smokes!