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Open House Party * John Garabedian’s Final Show (Part 1) * 1/27/17 (from WTBX 93.9 Hibbing, MN)

On January 27, 2017, following a nearly 30-year run, Open House Party founder John Garabedian hosted his final show. Featured here is a montage of approximately the first 70 minutes of the program, recorded from Hot AC/Modern AC hybrid WTBX 93.9 in Hibbing, MN.  Segments from the remainder of the broadcast will be posted on a future date. Please visit Wikipedia for more information on Open House Party.  

Beat Radio (on KIDR-AM 740 Phoenix) – 1998

During the mid-90′s, KIDR (740 AM) in Phoenix was one of several radio stations across the U.S. affiliated with the childrens’-targetted “Radio AAHS” network. Ten of these stations were owned by Radio AAHS. By January 1998, with Radio Disney having launched its own competing network, Radio AAHS ceased operations. They put the ten stations up for sale (KIDR had joined this group not long before the sale was announced). Until a buyer was found, the affiliates (both the AAHS-owned and non-owned stations) aired a mix of random music and paid programming for 12 hours (4am-4pm PT), and all-dance “Beat Radio” for the remaining 12 hours (4pm-4am PT). This is a sample of Beat Radio, recorded at some point during its 8-month run from February to October of that year. Much more detailed information c...

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