Friday, May 29, 2009

News Airchecks

I have been going through some more of my old tapes from the 1970s and 1980s, and found these newscasts. You can play these in the embedded media players below.

The first one is from AM 790, KULF, and adult-contemporary station at the time. It is now "The Sports Animal", KBME.

The following newscast is from News/Talk KTRH AM 740, a 50-kilowatt powerhouse. It remains a News/Talk station, but like KBME, is now owned by Clear Channel Communications.

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Then we have this one from the late 70s, broadcast on "All News" formatted KEYH AM 850. The station now broadcasts Spanish language programming.

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Lose Weight With AYDS

Why take diet pills, when you can enjoy Ayds?

Before the outbreak of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), there was a appetite suppresant candy on the market to help folks lose weight. It carried the unfortunate brand, AYDS. This was pronounced exactly like the deadly disease. Needless to say, you don’t see AYDS for sale anymore.

While going through some of my old tapes of my radio days, I came across a radio commercial from the 1970s for this product. Imagine someone telling you to get a date with AYDS today! You may hear this recording in the embedded player below.