Aircheck

Aircheck

AIRCHECK is a podcast about radio's personality from radio personalities. Each episode includes guests from the Radio industry including, but not limited to, Air Personalities, Program Directors, General Managers, and Owners. In addition to the shared stories, AIRCHECK incorporates the rewound audio from those special story moments. Both Rich De Sisto and Paul Kelly, currently on the air in Philadelphia, have concentrated their radio careers in the northeast corridor of the country. Radio stops for Rich include WAXQ/New York, WYSP/Philadelphia, WPST/Trenton, WMGM/Atlantic City, WAMX/Huntington, and WZXL/Atlantic City. Paul’s on air time includes WEZX/Scranton, WPDH/Poughkeepsie, and WZXL/Atlantic City where he and Rich met in the late 80s. Paul also operates Philadelphia-based Kelly Music Research. AIRCHECK is accepting guests for future sessions/seasons. If there’s a story to be told….and hopefully audio to complement it, from College Radio to AM/FM, Satellite, AIRCHECK will give it a listen. If you are in or out of radio and want to tell your stories, email: AirCheckMe@gmail.com.

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August 10, 2021 51 min

In the early 1970s, Bobbi Silver began her career path on the record label Radio road.  Bobbi was hired as a promotions assistant at Jamie/Guyden Records from a chance dinner meeting among friends.  Bobbi’s first major label gig was with Chrysalis Records. 

She was in the early day trenches of RSO Records working projects (like Saturday Night Fever, Grease, The Bee Gees, Andy Gibb, and Eric Clapton) and Casablanca Records with proj...

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Gregg Steele Heppner is a Rock Radio guy who began his career at KLYQ/Hamilton, Montana.  He was born and raised in the Midwest and spent most of his childhood in Montana.  Gregg’s Radio career path includes time spent in some of the country’s greatest cities in some of their greatest radio stations; KGB-FM/San Diego, KNAC/Los Angeles,  93X (KRXX AM & FM)/Minneapolis, and ZETA (WZTA-FM) Miami.  

Later, Management came calling, a...

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Brent Lane is the morning host and Program Director for WYCT/Pensacola, Florida’s Cat Country 98.7.  Each of these job titles is challenging enough…let alone to hold them both at the same time, Brent seems to handle it completely with comfort and ease.  

Brent’s work ethic and pride in success has earned WYCT numerous awards, including national recognition from the Country Music Association (CMA), and the Academy of Country Music (A...

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Binky Philips is that guy who wanted to be a rock star.? Born and raised in Brooklyn Heights, and when 1972 rolled around, Binky was the guitarist/songwriter for the Planets.? Stages saw the Planets opening for bands like The New York Dolls, KISS, The Ramones, Blondie, and television.? Binky was threaded into the fabric of the heart of a pure organic moment of creativity and paradigm change as a regular performer at CBGB and Max...

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Paul Rothfuss is a 1960s Baltimore, Maryland Top 40 Radio Legend.  After a brief studio recording of a news story while still in college, Paul and his golden set of pipes were hired at WMPT-AM/Williamsport, PA.  From the early days of record hops to various market hops in Pennsylvania, Paul's radio journey includes York, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and then onto the Baltimore Radio dial, where he eventually became "Emperor Rodge...

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On this episode Rich and Paul speak with syndicated and network radio programming producer, Denny Somach.  Denny has worked with many of the Rock world’s greats, including:  Johnny Winter, Yes, Alan Parsons, Dave Mason, Asia, Dickey Betts, and others. 

Denny began his broadcasting career while attending Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  WSAN/Allentown is where Denny was on-air, and producing LIVE concerts from the local...

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Aircheck Season 3  Premiere...

Rock Radio veteran Dave Kane/Kane-O retired from a 40+ year storied career on April 2, 2021. Dave rocked 40 of those years from one radio station, WCMF/Rochester, New York. 

Kane-O is a 1979 graduate of SUNY Brockport, and has been recognized by the college as a “Communicator of the Year” as well as a Communications Department “Alumni of the Year.” In 2018, Kane received SUNY Brockport’s “Outstandin...

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Our very special guest is  Fred Jacobs, President and Founder of Jacobs Media.  Fred was the  first radio consultant ever to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.   As one of radio's premiere consultants, Fred has helped radio stations and air talent in markets large and small get to the top of their game.  We learn many things about Fred Jacobs during this episode, including what inspired his inventions of the "...

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Lori Lewis is President and Founder of Lori Lewis Media.   Lori is known throughout the Radio industry as a leader and innovator in the Social Media space.  But her former radio days come with tales she shares throughout this episode.

Lori is originally from Green Bay, but her radio career began in Las Vegas.  Developing many persona's along the way, Lori rocked and rolled through some of radio’s greatest stations and cities aro...

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Our guest is Kerby Confer, the Founding Partner/Owner of Forever Media.  Kerby who is a member of both the  Pennsylvania Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Country Radio Hall of Fame, talks to Rich & Paul about being a highly rated personality in the 1960's as a Baltimore radio DJ and host of the TV dance telecast, The Kerby Scott Show.  Both roles are connected to a few Hollywood blockbuster movies, "Play Misty for Me&#...

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On this episode Kidd Chris Part 2 , hear Chris talk about the day Howard Stern made his satellite radio announcement;  The KiddChris Show debut in Philadelphia at 94.1 WYSP;  the day Chris turned down replacing Stern; and how the return of Opie and Anthony helped The KiddChris Show in afternoon drive on YSP.  

Chris also talks about the internet version of The KiddChris show;  how he got a visit from the FBI while on the air in Port...

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Kidd Chris has been making radio waves since his start in Syracuse in 1998.   A host of radio cities across the country have been entertained by his brand of RADIO.  

Those markets include KICT in Wichita, Kansas; KSFM & KXOA in Sacramento, California;  KSRX in San Antonio, Texas;  WYSP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  KUFO in Portland, Oregon;  WKLS in Atlanta, Georgia; and currently mornings at WEBN in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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 Radio veteran Debbi Calton retired from a 43 year illustrious career on December 6, 2019. To commemorate the 1 year Anniversary of her hanging up her headphones, Rich and Paul talk with Debbi about her radio gypsy journey.  Debbi shares a few of her rock star interviews along the way including John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), David Crosby (CSN), Peter Frampton and Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane).  Her stories also include when she...

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November 23, 2020 18 min

On Monday November 23,  2020 AIRCHECK hosts Rich DeSisto and Paul Kelly announced the lineup for SEASON 2 in a Facebook Live event.   This episode will rewind the BEST of SEASON 1 and REVEAL the AIRCHECK session guestlist of those Radio pro's who sat down with us for SEASON 2.  

You can download or stream every episode of AIRCHECK from Apple Podcasts,  Spotify, and Google Podcasts.  You  can also ask your Smart Speaker to “Play ...

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November 23, 2020 29 min

We left SEASON 1 with Pt1 of our session with Partridge Family TV child star turned radio personality, Danny Bonaduce.  Danny shared so many stories with Rich DeSisto and Paul Kelly it needed a Pt 2.  On this episode, Danny continues to rewind some of his most and least enjoyable radio and TV moments including his celebrity boxing match with "Greg Brady", his on air pissing match with Dennis Rodman and his favorite and leas...

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Partridge Family TV child star turned radio personality, Danny Bonaduce rewinds some of his most and least enjoyable radio and TV moments including "Car-ee-okeee" at The Loop/Chicago.  "Live in It and Win It" and an unusually painful "Ear Piercing" at 94.1 WYSP/Philadelphia.  Plus his role in the movie "H-O-T-S", his on screen/off screen relationship with the late Dave Madden aka: Reuben Kincaid.   D...

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Eddie Trunk was a co-host of VH1's That Metal Show.  He is currently the host of Trunk Nation on SiriusXM VOLUME in addition to his syndicated terrestrial radio show Eddie Trunk Rocks and The Eddie Trunk Podcast.  On this Episode, Eddie shares stories about his 37 year career, which includes when he was the first to play Metallica on the radio, his relationship with Jon Zazula (Jonny Z) and when he worked for Jonny at Megaforce...

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On this episode we sit down and talk to former Rock Radio Programmer, Air Talent, MTV Coordinating Producer Neal Mirsky, who was voted "Rock Program Director of the Year" by his peers in 1998, 2000 and 2002.   After spending many years on Rock Radio stations in Florida, hear how Neal became a radio star on the video channel "MTV".  Neal has also produced the nationally syndicated "Howard Stern Show" and shar...

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For over 25 years, Keith Roth has seen it all.  As a musician he's recorded on over 50 records and produced, performed and toured with many national artists, including with his current band Frankenstein 3000.  As a radio personality, he's rocked the FM radio airwaves for 22 years on The Electric Ballroom and can also be heard daily on Sirius/XM radio's Ozzy's Boneyard and Hair Nation. Keith shares his stories from h...

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Couzin Ed started as an intern for Tommy & The Bull at WNOR (Norfolk, VA) and worked his way up to New York where he did a nationally syndicated show to 11 cities. Eventually, he found a place to call home in Philadelphia where he worked for 94.1 WYSP during the Stern days and won Billboard's Local Air Personality award.? But now, as he just considers himself the world's best father, Couzin Ed shares some stories about ...

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