"This is an untelescoped aircheck of Clyde Clifford on KAAY from Saturday night, April 15, 1972. But he's not doing Beaker Street, instead he's doing Top 40, subbing for Phil North. Apparently, Phil was called away unexpectedly so Clyde came in a few hours before his regular 11PM Beaker Street show and played the hits. The faster-paced Top 40 format really isn't Clyde's forte, the results are interesting, but he got the job done, including two 5-minute newscasts.
"I got this aircheck from a collector in Iowa about 10 years ago and I don't know anything about who originally recorded it. It's local reception, an untelescoped recording starting around 9:30PM with a few breaks or blips here and there. Note the 2nd song after the 10PM ID and the singover jingle over the intro to Ocean's 'Put Your hand In The Hand.' "
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Part 2 is to come...
Many thanks to Dave S. and Greg Barman for continually digging in "the pile"!
Bud S. (firstname.lastname@example.org)