It's also great to hear a teletype behind the newcast. () Corporate downsizing took Reynolds off the AM airwaves at WOR in New York in 2010.
Many would be surprised by this date of this aircheck - and yes, it's the same guy.
WNBC was obviously trying very hard to sound as boring as possible in this aircheck, playing several slow songs in row - probably to contrast the coming change to full out Top 40. At the time, Steele was retiring from his daily Monday-Saturday programs.
He remained on Saturdays weekly for many years, and eventually went to once monthly.
From 1972-1996 He did mornings - "The Big Mattress" on 'BCN, then took the program over to WZLX for another four years before retiring to Maui in 2000. But in 1970, WBCN was free form progressive radio, and Laquidara's shifts included sound effects and novelty tunes.For the last 30 years, the station has been known as Album Rock "I-95" with the calls WRKI.