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PLAYJoey Reynolds, WDRC Hartford CT. September 23 1969 Part 1
Play Scoped This Exhibit 'SCOPED (16:45)

. . . this one is so heavy no one can lift it on to the turntable . . .

[Description by Uncle Ricky]

Very limited fidelity, so the 'scoped version of this otherwise abundant aircheck of the inimitable Joey Reynolds is recommended. You'll get all the original Joey on WDRC, and it's a great 16 minutes. But you might not want to miss the full Joey Reynolds Show jingle on the unscoped version. (He plays it with no talkover.)

Several clues suggest that Reynolds was "filling in" here, and not the regular host (from 10PM-2AM?) in 1969. He presents an interpretation of his Jack Armstrong weather, and includes a shot at Cousin Brucie. In this hour, he also has extended, one-on-one conversations with two listeners, one "on the skip" from faraway Syracuse, NY. He also introduces news headlines as the "funny stuff", and offers a commentary on "mainlining peanut butter", and glue sniffing vs. marijuana smoking. And despite all the extra elements, he doesn't neglect his DJ duties.

There's a sense of "that was then" from this aircheck. Reynolds melds the music with current events and real people on the phone. The music is Top 40, but the "format" is The Joey Reynolds Format.

G2/5.0 COMPATIBLE, TOP STREAM 32Kbps (8 Khz)
PLAYJoey Reynolds, WDRC Hartford CT. September 23 1969 Part 2
Play Scoped This Exhibit 'SCOPED (23:40)

. . . I know where Miami is — that's where everybody lies in the sun — about how much money they got . . .

[Description by Uncle Ricky]

Just prior to the beginning of the second part of this two-part exhibit, Joey Reynolds has played something new from outtakes of the upcoming Beatles LP. He announces the winner of an Amateur Talent Contest, and the First Prize Winner takes a victory lap on the phone.

Again, there's little above 5Khz here (other than hiss), so the 'SCOPED version is recommended if you just want to hear a legendary radio talent. In defense of the unscoped version, there are a couple of musical surprises, muffled as they are.

We hear a "Lethal Lyric Letter" and tonight's list of favorite words, all of which are used in a sentence that makes sense (at the time.)

Pat Sheehan is featured with the last newscast of the evening.


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