Charlie Van Dyke

KGLQ (Eagle 96.9) – Phoenix – June ’98 – Charlie Van Dyke

In September 1997, shortly after a sale from Nationwide Communications to Jacor (now Clear Channel), Classic Hits-formatted “96.9 K-Hits” rebranded itself as “Eagle 96.9”, and brought on legendary radio/TV voice talent Charlie Van Dyke to host mornings. Nine months later, it was announced that the station would be undergoing a format change in the near future, and all of the station’s air talent would be out of a job. Van Dyke, having served as the radio columnist for the Arizona Republic newspaper in the past, decided that the audience deserved to know what was happening, and have some fun with the situation at the same. On this aircheck, he and co-host Mary Reilly explained the situation, took calls from disappointed listeners, and temporarily changed the mu...

WBPM (B94) * Kingston/Poughkeepsie, NY * 1/23/99

  WBPM (B94) in New York’s Hudson Valley is one of the most unique stations I’ve ever heard. Musically, it offered an unfocused Rhythmic CHR format that featured many not-so-mainstream Dance selections.  Production-wise, it used dated jingles and sweepers — presumably from the station’s glory days in the 1980’s — voiced by the legendary Charlie Van Dyke.

WBSB (B104) – Baltimore – November 1985 – Charlie Hoffman

Recorded 30 years ago this month, here’s a brief montage of Baltimore’s successful CHR station during the 1980’s, recorded in the middle of that decade. Visit our sister site, Formatchange.com, for more information on the history of this station.

WBPM (B94) – Kingston/Poughkeepsie, NY – 6/20/98

WBPM (B94) in New York’s Hudson Valley is one of the most unique stations I’ve ever heard. Musically, it offered an unfocused Rhythmic CHR format that featured many not-so-mainstream Dance selections.  Production-wise, it used dated jingles and sweepers — presumably from the station’s glory days in the 1980’s — voiced by the legendary Charlie Van Dyke.

WBPM (B94) – Kingston/Poughkeepsie, NY – 12/22/98

WBPM (B94) in New York’s Hudson Valley is one of the most unique stations I’ve ever heard. Musically, it offered an unfocused Rhythmic CHR format that featured many not-so-mainstream Dance selections.  Production-wise, it used dated jingles and sweepers — presumably from the station’s glory days in the 1980′s — voiced by the legendary Charlie Van Dyke. This montage of the station was recorded 15 years ago today.

KGLQ (Eagle 96.9) – Phoenix – 9/22/97 – Charlie Van Dyke & Michael Hagerty

In September 1997, shortly after a sale from Bonneville to Nationwide Communications, Classic Hits-formatted “96.9 K-Hits” rebranded itself as “Eagle 96.9”, and brought on legendary radio/TV voice talent Charlie Van Dyke to host mornings. For 4 months, he was joined by local (KTVK) news personality Michael Hagerty. This aircheck, of the first show, is a radiogeek’s dream come true. The primary topic of discussion was a brutally honest discussion of the Phoenix radio industry itself. Guest hosts included Bruce Christian (radio columnist for the Tribune newspaper), and Bud Wilkinson (radio columnist for the Arizona Republic newspaper – a position that Van Dyke had also held.) If that wasn’t enough, other Phoenix radio morning show hosts (including th...

WBPM (B94) – Kingston/Poughkeepsie, NY – 12/21/98

WBPM (B94) in New York’s Hudson Valley is one of the most unique stations I’ve ever heard. Musically, it offered an unfocused Rhythmic CHR format that featured many not-so-mainstream Dance selections.  Production-wise, it used dated jingles and sweepers — presumably from the station’s glory days in the 1980′s — voiced by the legendary Charlie Van Dyke. This montage of the station was recorded 14 years ago today.

KTAR-FM – Phoenix – 1/13/12 – Bill Heywood Tribute

In January 2012, the Phoenix radio community was devastated by the loss of legendary on-air personality Bill Heywood.  This aircheck — a tribute to Bill and his wife Susan — aired on KTAR-FM the following week.  Please see the tags attached to this post for a nearly complete list of all voices featured on the tribute. More information about Heywood’s death and this tribute can be found at the links below. Link #1 Link #2 Link #3

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