Historical Radio Station Audio Clips
(Station ID's, Jingles, Etc.)
By Chad Hauris, Retro Electronics and Audio Lab, Midland, TX. 12/31/05, updated 5/26/07

I have recorded hours and hours of jingles and station ID's over the years on to reel-to-reel tape...most of them are for stations which do not exist anymore due to format changes.  Some files are stored on our other radio audio clip site...you can visit its web page at nipper.freeshell.org


KENTUCKY
WIEL, 1400 AM, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
These were recorded when I moved from Ohio to Texas in 1999 and traveled through Elizabethtown. There is the legal ID plus two jingles.

OHIO
WAKR, Akron, 1590 AM
. Westwood One Adult Standards format.
Legal ID and news clip, summer 2003

WJMP, Kent, 1520 AM.
WJMP had a country format as WKNT in the mid-80's. They then switched to oldies as "Jumpin' Oldies" WJMP in the late 80's. Through the 90's the station aired TV audio from a low power TV station, WAOH. It may have had a talk or sports format in the 90's at one time too. In 2003 the station aired the Music Of Your Life adult standards network. It then changed to liberal talk and I think is now a sports format.
WJMP legal ID and sign-off, 2003

WSAI, Cincinnati, 1530 AM
Legal ID and news; jingle. Adult standards format from 2003.

OKLAHOMA
KOMA, 1520 AM, Oklahoma City, OK
This station changed from oldies to talk in 2003 and changed call letters to KOKC.
Usually the station was simulcast on 92.5 FM but there were a few programs which were broadcast on the AM station only. These legal ID's are from 2001.

Rare KOMA (AM) only legal ID jingle. KOMA, Oklahoma City.
KOMA simulcast legal ID jingle. KOMA, AM&FM, Oklahoma City
   
KVOO, 1170 AM, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Recorded in 2001, with two jingles. At this time, the station was a classic country format, but is now a talk format as KFAQ. Here is a web page with memories of KVOO.


TEXAS

KCRS, AM 550, Midland, TX.
News/Talk

KCRS Legal ID during Metropolitan Opera, 2000. KCRS still aired the Met Opera up through 2002 or so. Here is Jesse Grimes giving the ID and weather.

KCRS Yucca Theatre Spot For "It Happened To Jane", 1959.

KGEE, Monahans, TX, 99.9 FM
Changed format to contemporary Christian in 2004. Changed format to rock and call letters to KBAT in 2005. KGEE calls now on 97.3 FM in Pecos, TX.

KGEE Weather Jingle Recorded off-air by Chad Hauris in 2000.
 

KJBC, 1150 AM, Midland, TX.
Changed format to Catholic religious in 2000.

Goin' Back To Yesterday Jingle This jingle was recorded off-air by John Southwell in 1984. MP3 format.

Bluegrass Concert Promo and Sign-off, 2000 Recorded off-air by Chad Hauris, 2000. The Ralph Stanley concert spoken of was promoted by John Southwell.

3 KJBC Jingles Includes "1150", "The Mighty 1150" and "Tall Country from the Tall City...KJBC!" Recorded off air by Chad Hauris, 1999 or 2000. There is some noise in the recording.

KLBO, 1330 AM, Monahans, Texas
KLBO had a country format in the mid-90's but was running a talk format featuring programs from "IE America" in the late 90's.
Legal ID from 1999, with 25 hz cue tone and USA news sounder
Around 2001, the station changed to oldies with the "Radio Free Texas" slogan. It changed format to Spanish religious for a short time around 2005 but has now changed back to oldies.
Legal ID from 2001, with "Be-Doop" tones and TSN (Texas State Network) news sounder
Archive.org for KLBO web site. The web site has gone defunct.


KRIG/KRIL, 1410 AM, Odessa, TX.
Was originally KRIG. Had top 40 format until around 1983, changed to "News-Talk KRIG". Then changed call letters to KRIL sometime in the mid 80's, and had a variety talk/easy listening/classical format. Was sold to Cumulus Broadcasting in around 2000-2001 and simulcasted with KMND, Midland with a Talk format. It then changed to Sports in about 2002-2003. Was ESPN Sports until spring 2007, when it changed to classic country "Real Country".

KRIG Top-40 Aircheck from 1982 (2 meg file, 11.025 khz mp3 file)
Features Mark Allen and James Whitmire on a Saturday morning in 1982, 5:30-8 AM. The editing is not the greatest in this file as it appears to have been recorded directly in the studio and some parts of the commercials are missing.

KRIG talk montage, early 1980's (around 1983-84)

KRIL Legal ID and NBC News sounder, from around 1986.

KRLD, 1080 AM, Dallas, TX.
This clip is from a music program KRLD broadcast in 2001 about American music in wartime. I recorded this on a Tascam 3030 reel to reel machine and still have the reel but can't remember details of the program.
KRLD music clip, legal ID and CBS news tone


KYXX, 920 AM, Odessa, Texas.
I believe this station started out as KECK in the 50's. Was then KYXX with country format until mid 80's, then changed to Religious format as KENT. Kept religious format but changed call letters to KFLB in around 2002.

KYXX, 92, Texas Country Jingle From 1978. Also has DJ identifying the date and time and giving weather.



Did you know that you can get the Real Player Software for Linux? I tried it with Slackware Linux and it works great...very easy to install, too.
Real Player for Linux

Here are some very good links for radio station audio clips:

Tophour.net

Boston Radio Archives Audio Collection

ReelRadio Top 40 Radio Collection



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