Here’s an aircheck of Wayne Moss on KAAY, doing afternoon drive in 1972. Years ago I posted this elsewhere, on a paywalled aircheck site, and I promised the owner that I wouldn’t post it anywhere else. That site recently went under and likely not coming back. So now I have posted it here -- on the site where it truly belongs!
I got this aircheck from a fellow I met in 1975 on my first-ever fulltime radio job. It was at WMYK(FM), licensed to Moyock NC but targeted toward the Norfolk VA market. It broadcast from a few trailers at the tower site, just south of the NC/VA state line. This guy was a guest of either the station PD or owner and I dubbed the aircheck from him. He said he knew Wayne Moss and he regaled me with lots of KAAY stories. The only one I remember was how KAAY arranged for interns or part-timers to work for competing stations, and learn about their upcoming promotions. Then they would tip off KAAY so the Big K could counter them with even bigger contests and promotions. Young spies! Did KAAY really do that? I don’t know, but it was a great story.
About the aircheck – It covers just over one hour, telescoped from 3:27pm to 4:30pm on Tuesday, May 23, 1972. There’s a heavy spotload, LOTS of commercials. Only once do you hear 2 songs back to back, at the top of the hour. There are several political ads, with an Election Day coming up 1 week later. Mary Donald has the news at :55 and :28. The big full sound of KAAY really impressed me ever since I heard this aircheck.