Recorded 27 years ago today, here is a sample of longtime Phoenix morning show radio duo Tim Hattrick and Willy D. Loon — better known as Tim and Willy — in what may possibly have been their first day together on the air, two days before Christmas 1988. Tim mentions that Willy was the “musical genius behind Jonathon Brandmeier” — Brandmeier hosted mornings on CHR rival KZZP earlier in the 80’s. Includes a request from a listener for “Girl I Know It’s True” by Chilli Fanilli.
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
This is a compilation of the legendary KZZP/Phoenix that spans most of its original run. Included are segments in which the station referred to itself as “Hit Music 104”. I’ve attempted to make mention of every personality featured on this aircheck; please refer to the tags (below) to see a list. Many thanks to Sluggo (Doug Roberts) for producing the full-length version of these airchecks, and for Chad Wagner for passing them along to Airchecked.com.
As a follow-up to yesterday’s posting of Tim & Willy on Y95… Here’s a Youtube video of a commercial featuring Y95’s morning show in 1986: Glenn Beck (yes, you read that correctly) and Tim Hattrick!
Composite of KZZP 104.7 FM Phoenix – “The #1 Hit Music Station” – from what appears to be the mid to late 1980’s and possibly 1990. Features Bruce Kelly, Clarke Ingram (possibly his first or one of his first shows on the station), Steve Goddard, Tim Hattrick, Valerie Knight, and Jim Morales. Note the 260-6404 phone number – this later changed to 260-1047. There also appears to be a segment recorded from the former KZZP 1310 AM. I believe this was a simulcast of the FM for most/all of its existence. However, this segment seems to imply that the programming was, at least at that moment, different on the two; can anyone clarify this? //bit.ly/gtt8T5 indicates that KZZP-AM became Adult Standards as KXAM on 2/19/90; the segment references Adult Stand...