The Museum of Broadcasting is a great site for Minnesota radio history. Check out the Hall of Fame for the listings of Twin Cities radio talent of today and yesterday. The site is at: www.museumofbroadcasting.com/
The following link will take you to the Pavek's audio post page with some older broadcasts:
Conclave-A Brief History - www.TheConclave.com (Click for update on meeting agendas, webinars, etc.)
Born as “The Upper Midwest Communications Conclave”, the organization was founded in 1976 as a regional gathering of communications professionals. It was incorporated as a 501c-3 non-profit entity in 1985. Throughout the years, the Conclave’s yearly Learning Conference has grown to attract many from beyond its original Midwest boundaries, and as such, is now known simply as the Conclave.
www.radiotapes.com has numerous Twin Cities airchecks from various stations. Some great material here, check it out. One item of personal interest is the video clip of WUSA-TV's feature on KTCZ-FM "Cities 97" This shows the new studio after they moved. The former station was KTCR-FM a country station. To see the old studio before the new owners and change in format, go to the bottom of the home page at www.TwinCitiesRadioAirchecks.com A big difference. There is a great collection of radio airchecks at this site and it is definitely worth an extended visit. The most important feature of this site is that the airchecks can be played for free, just like this site.
The most comprehensive radio station search engine on the internet. There are links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world. find unused frequencies on the FM dial, US radio by city or zip, US radio by call letters, and find Internet streaming radio.
Find radio people from past
Where are they now? The DJs, newspeople and unsung radio heroes from out of our past! Look them up by Name, Station, City
Click on the logo to the left to get to the 440 Satisfaction site.
www.Studioz7.com Author Jeff Lonto has aa site with some Twin Cities radio stories as well as offering two of his books (Below).
IT HAPPENED ON THE AIR--Amusing Stories of Twin Cities Radio-TV History. A collection of unique, interesting and often hilarious tails of Twin Cities radio and television from broadcast historian Jeff R. Lonto's "It Happened On The Air" feature for the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting, one of the premiere broadcast museums in the United States. 120, illustrated. ISBN: 978-0-9660213
FIASCO AT 1280-The Rise and Hard Fall of a Twin Cities Radio Station. A humorous and revealing expose of local radio, focusing on a forlorn operation known as WWTC. 234 pages, illustrated. ISBN: 0-9660213-4-7
This site has a listing of collections from all over the country, including airchecks From the Twin Cities. The site also has a links page listing more aircheck collion sites with available airchecks.
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Media Tales on Minesota Radio, TV and Advertising - Available at Amazon.com
Book - Media Tales - Stories of Minnesota TV, Radio, Publications and Personalities
Chuck Knapp told me about this book and I purchased it from Amazon.Com that same day. The book was written by Sheri O'Meara and Martin Keller. Sheri told me that the radio section of the book was meant to provide an overview and cites a number of sources to get more information. The book even list the web address for two great sites that preserve Twin Cities radio; this site www.TwinCitieRadioAirchecks.com and another great site, www.RadioTapes.com on page 53.
Cover photo used by permission of Jim Bindas, Book & Projects, LLC
Author Ben Fong-Torres writes a great history of Top 40 and the book even includes a CD with airchecks of the country's great jocks. It is available at Amazon in Paperback. Click on image to order.
Book - The Hits Just Keep on Coming - By Ben Fong-Torres
Mr Fong-Torres provide a history of radio and the origins and progression of the "DJ." All the radio greats are mentioned. Although this book is about Top 40 all across the nation, there are some references to WDGY and KDWB. This book is still available in paperback from Amazon.Com and you can get more info on the contents or purchase it at: Amazon.Com The Hits
Ben recenly sent an email and stated he is now back on the radio. Ben is on KFRC (now a CBS-owned FM at 106.9). The show is called Backstage and is archived at kfrc.com, under On Demand.
The airchecks on this not for profit web site were recorded off the air. The recordings on this site provide historical examples of Twin Cities radio and are intended for purposes of archival preservation and for research. Additionally, the recordings can be used by vision impaired visitors to get an audio perspective of radio history. These recordings are not intended to by used by others for commercial purposes.
Some of the airchecks are off reel to reel tapes that were recorded off the air by the web site creator. In May 2006 the recordings started to be converted to MP3 and shared here. In addition to this web site creator's recorded aircheck collection, there are also many airchecks that were recorded and submitted by friends and acquaintances, or contributed by other collectors. Sources are cited, if known. The contributed recordings from friends and contributors of both airchecks and other material are greatly appreciated. Without their help, the site would have many less pages of radio history. The recordings of the contributors to this web site who recorded them off the air may show up on other sites. This site does not charge any fees to listen to the posted recordings. The purpose of this site is to provide radio history and intended for purposes of archival preservation and research.
Windows Media Player works well to play these MP3 files, and depending on your internet settings, will start streaming the file once the link is clicked, Some files are large and may take time to open. Should you have any aircheck of Twin Cities radio stations, let me know and I may be able to include them at this site. Contact me at Rick(at)HotMail.com --- NOTE Replace "(at)" with @ when typing email address