Sunday, August 7, 2011


My wife recently found a box of cassettes in the basements and asked me “why in the world do you still have these?” I told her not to touch them. They are gold to me. Over 20 years of radio airchecks from various stations where I’ve worked. Some I’ve never heard since the day I did the show.

I bought a machine that converts these cassettes to MP3’s and I can make CD’s out of the audio. I have one cassette player left in the house and I’m sure that will it eventually die.

I’ve been spending my free time listening to these airchecks and converting them to MP3’s. It’s been great. Yes, a little embarrassing, but totally fun.

It reminded me how important is was (and still is) to randomly record shows and keep them…forever. I would recommend randomly taking a show, recording it (no matter how good or bad the show was) and put it your personal achieves.

Someday, you’ll stumble upon them and be glad you took the time to save that show.

1 comment:

  1. Somewhere in my collection, currently locked away in a storage space in Wisconsin, I have a tape that has you on it on your first day at KLOG reading a liner: "Proud to be part of your life....14-90, KLOG!" I have a ton on air checks from everywhere I've been, including several sports broadcasts. And, as a real glutton for punishment, I have more air checks of Ray Bartley than even he has himself! I also have several tapes where I just let the tape run for an enite hour, leaving everything in, including the music. Kinda fun to go back, pop one of those in and listen to it like it was a live show. You are right. Those tapes are gold!