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July 4, 2016

Thanks to Bob Moody for sending us an August 1987 aircheck of Louisville morning legend Bill Bailey on WTMT. Find it here.

January 30, 2016

We added a PDF of the 1967 Louisville Magazine Broadcasting Issue here, with lots of great memories and history of the Derby City radio and TV industry.

October 12, 2015

The 1989 WLKY-TV "Radio Wars" news features for WHAS, WDJX, WQMF and WLOU have been posted.

August 23, 2015

Added some new pics to WAVE Photo Page 2 thanks to Allen Brown.

May 26, 2015

Thanks to Jim Fenn for the 2015 WHAS Kentucky Derby composite, which can be found here.

We also added a 1966 survey from the Top 40 days of WAXU.

April 18, 2015

A 1989 WDJX aircheck composite is now online here. Includes are clips from Chris Hamilton, Greg Scott and Ann Avery.

April 5, 2015

Former WMHX morning man Jack Shell's listing has been added to the DJs Page.

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.

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.


Even though he was born 15 years earlier, Lexington, Kentucky native John Quincy 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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