Here’s 5 full quarter hours of Chris Edmonds, KDWB-FM’s morning host during their “Stereo 101” AOR days of the early 1980s. The music and commericals have been edited out. Everything else is intact: breaks, news, segues, etc. Pam McManus is also heard on a few breaks. This is about the time when Pam started “hanging around” with Chris after her overnight shift. Eventually, Chris and Pam ended up doing a show together. It was always billed as “Chris Edmonds’ Morning Sickness”, however. On this aircheck, Chris is his usual raunchy self. He talks about seeing nipples in a department store catalog. Also mentions playing Ms. Pac Man for the first time at Maplewood Mall.
I recorded this on an 8-track tape when I was a senior in high school. These were the days before auto reverse home cassette decks. Wanting to roll tape for 90 minutes as I got ready and drove to school, my only option was to use 8-track. I had several blank cartridges that I used for this purpose. The original plan was to listen back to the show, then erase and reuse them. Being the radio geek that I am, however, that never materialized. Instead, I saved all of them in a box marked “EDMONDS 8-TRACKS 1982.” Fortunately, these tapes held up surprisingly well and survived the transfer to digital quite nicely.
Reception was made from Apple Valley, MN, using a Pioneer SX-3900 receiver, Winegard 10 element FM yagi antenna, and Belden ultra low loss RG59 coaxial cable. A Panasonic RS-808 recorder and generic “no name” 90 minute cartridge were used to make the recording. Transfer to digital was accomplished with a Marantz Superscope 8-track recorder, connected directly to a Tascam CD-RW4U CD recorder with Monster Cable interlinks.
This file is 16.5MB in length and runs about 18 minutes. If you have a slow Internet connection, it may take awhile to download. Trust me, it’s worth the wait!