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What's New

March 29, 2015

Added a WVLK survey from 1964 and a WBLG survey from 1967.

December 15, 2014

Three classic, great-quality airchecks from WINN are now available from Bob Hughes (1961), Tim Lockhart (1963) and Chuck Browning (1964). Access them here.

November 28, 2014

We've added over two dozen oldies artist interview clips, conducted by WHAS radio's Joe Donovan over the years. Find them here. A great big THANK YOU to Dave Reichel for dubbing the original carts for us.

November 24, 2014

Our thanks to former WLAP GM Jim Allison for the new pictures on our WLAP-AM page.

October 28, 2014

A whole slew of music survey scans from the Top 40 days of Lexington stations WLAP and WVLK have been added, conveniently zipped for easy downloading.

October 20, 2014

Thanks to Gene Smith for the 1983 aircheck of former WRKA PD Lee Tobin. Hear it here.

October 13, 2014

New WHAS audio has been added: A collection of WHAS 55th Anniversary vignettes (July 18, 1977) and Mark Strauss' last WHAS show (October 6, 1979). Plus Joe Donovan's "Derby Magazine" show from the morning of the 109th Kentucky Derby (May 7, 1983) and Joe's "The Other Side of Midnight" pilot show (September 8, 1988).  Thanks to Mark Strauss and Doris Deuth for these contributions. Find them here and here.

May 28, 2014

The 2014 WHAS Kentucky Derby Montage is available here, courtesy Jim Fenn.

March 9, 2014

Added a 1978 WKQQ Aircheck of Terry Meiners and Kathy Stamps, courtesy Elaine Harris Grant.

January 19, 2014

We're sorry to hear of the passing of WHAS Radio legend Joe Donovan. A special page has been created to give fans quick access to Joe's airchecks, photos and video -- plus the audio interview we did with Joe in 2009.

Thanks to Larry Smith for contributing two of his 1994 WHAS airchecks, plus a copy of his WHAS JAM jock jingle.

January 12, 2014

Two photos have been added to the WLAP-AM page.

January 5, 2014

New written material has been added to the WVLK-AM page.

November 3, 2013

Thanks to Dave Reichel for the 1985 WAVG aircheck of Karl  Shannon, and to Alan Sullivan for the 1963 WINN photo featuring his famous father Claude.

June 9, 2013

Four 1985 WAVG airchecks have been added: three from Jeff Kibbey and one from Bob Riggle. Thanks for Jeff for making them available.

May 9, 2013

The 2013 WHAS Derby Day Montage is now online here, thanks to Jim Fenn.

May 5, 2013

We just added a wonderful 1978 WVLK aircheck from the wacky Paul J. Hughes. Our appreciation to Alan Reed for putting it our digital hands.

May 2, 2013

Thanks to Todd Richmond for the 1988 WQMF "Harry" Legal ID. Find it here.

What Used To Be New


After building tribute Websites to Louisville, Kentucky's two great Top 40 AM stations of the '60s and '70s (WAKY and WKLO) we wanted to salute other pre-1990 Louisville radio online -- stations like WHAS, WAVE, WINN and more. So we launched

Since the "L" in could as easily stand for Lexington as well as Louisville, we decided to also include stations from Kentucky's second largest city (which happens to be our hometown) like WLAP and WVLK.

On this site you will find airchecks, jingles, photos, and surveys from and information about Louisville and Lexington radio in the pre-CD, pre-consolidation days; the days when "cluster" didn't mean a third of the radio stations in town. We're most interested in items before 1990, but if something cool pops up from later years, we'll probably post it.

All of our audio files are in MP3 format. For optimal listening enjoyment, we suggest they be downloaded to your hard drive for later listening on your computer or iPod-type device instead of trying to stream them, especially if you have a slow Internet connection.

Do you have any material or information you'd like to make available to this project? Please contact us. We'd be very happy to accept additional airchecks, photos, surveys and other pieces of historic data to share with our visitors. Reel-to-reel and cassette tapes will be archived to CD at no charge.


If you'd like to assist us financially as we preserve the history of Louisville and Lexington radio, press the button below to make a donation of any amount via PayPal. Besides Web hosting fees, we have ongoing expenses for things like postage and audio archiving. (Rather contribute through snail mail? Contact us for the address.) Thanks so much for your support of


Even though he was born 15 years earlier, Lexington, Kentucky native John Quincy [Real name: Ted Tatman] didn't really discover Top 40 radio until he smuggled in a transistor radio to a church camp outside of Louisville in the summer of 1970. After a few hours of listening to the legendary WAKY in his dorm room, he caught the radio fever. Upon his return to Lexington and a visit to local stations to find out how radio stations really performed that on-air magic, he was hooked.

Shortly thereafter a high school teacher told him about a Junior Achievement program being sponsored by WVLK-AM. Every Wednesday night WVLK would turn over a half hour of their programming to high school kids, who would sell, operate, and program it. Quincy made sure he was one of the ones chosen to be one of the teen DJs.

Between his junior and senior year of high school, Quincy scored a summer job working seven days a week at WBGR AM & FM in Paris, Kentucky. Most of the time was spent running the board for Cincinnati Reds baseball games, but for part of each shift he got to play DJ. While it was country music (which was especially bad in the early '70s), it was radio. From that point, Quincy never looked back.

There were stints in other Lexington area radio stations (WEKY, WAXU, WCBR, WKDJ, and WBLG) before Quincy got the call in 1979 to escape Lexington's chilly winters and work in sunny Savannah, Georgia (WKBX and WZAT). Then in 1981, Quincy moved up the coast to Charleston, South Carolina to take on PM drive duties at rock station WSSX. Later Charleston gigs included AC WXTC (where he spent nearly 10 years as PD), All 70s WJUK, Country WBUB, Oldies WXLY, News-Talk WTMA, and Country WNKT. Subscribers to Tom Konard's Aircheck Factory service might remember Quincy as one of the narrators of "Around The Dial" and various profiles.

Today Quincy is the program director and morning show producer at News-Talker WTMA in Charleston. Along with his radio work, he does regular mobile DJ gigs plus creates and maintains Web sites including tribute sites to Louisville radio stations WAKY and WKLO, and Charleston radio stations WTMA, WCSC and WOKE.


WAKY, Louisville
WKLO, Louisville

WCSC, Charleston
WOKE, Charleston

WQAM, Miami
WTMA, Charleston


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