Jay Thomas, Charlie Steiner News and Flash Flood Weather – The 99X Morning Show | 1979

Thanks to Martin Hardee for providing this SUPERB hour long Jay Thomas morning show! This is a re-post of an earlier gem which then was only a half hour, but now we’ve included the entire one hour scope!

There’s not much music, or any semblence of a ‘Top 40′ format – but this IS the morning show. The competition during this time was not necessarilly WABC. Thomas makes an offhand remark to newsman Charlie Steiner about WKTU – the ‘new’ all-Disco station in town.

You’ll hear three different consecutive segments. I tightened up the source tape audio so the pauses are gone and this flows like a continuous aircheck – which it is except for a couple of songs which are scoped out.

In each segment, you hear opening banter between Thomas and Steiner, then the news – this is the historic nature of this aircheck. Anything you wanted to know about New York City at this point in 1979 you’ll hear. Then the commercial break (edited), and Flash Flood – the weatherguy.

Content: NOAA Weather Radio is going to computerized digitized voices (wow… was it that long ago???), Steiner & Mark Smith (now AP Correspondent) start a series on Discos (I’d assume this is BEFORE WLS/Steve Dahl’s “Disco Destruction” at Chicago’s Wrigley Field), and some assorted NYC political stuff and the usual murders. There is *some* music, but really only enough to serve as bookmarks. Note to ASCAP/BMI: There are no songs! Gotta keep reminding them of that.

Posted by Steve West | Jay Thomas, Charlie Steiner, Martin Hardee | 2 comments

Full Day Composite – 1974

Just discovered in a box of tapes that Matt at Big Apple Airchecks sent me about 4 years ago…. Here’s an entire broadcast day including Jay Thomas, Dick Sloan, Steve “Smokin’” Weed, Paulie and MORE!

All the jocks you remember most, from the station that did it’s best to emulate the REST of RKO General – 99x!

Posted by Steve West | Steve “Smokin” Weed, Matt Seinberg, Lee Douglas, Jay Thomas, Paulie, Mike Wade | no comments

Jay Thomas with special guest Steve Martin | September 28, 1977 (43:40)

Back to 1977 now, to the Jay Thomas morning show, with Charlie Steiner news and special guest Steve Martin.

As always, your comments are invited by clicking the below link.

Posted by Steve West | Matt Seinberg, Jay Thomas, Steve Martin | one comment