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AIRCHECK OF THE WEEK

Edition #806
October 26, 2014



JOHN ZACHERLE
WPLJ NEW YORK
SEPTEMBER 18, 1975, PT. 1 (UNSCOPED)

No one sounded cooler than the "Cool Ghoul."

John Zacherle, a well-known TV horror show host, was also a rather spooky sounding progressive rock jock. He was on WNEW-FM in 1968 then moved to Philadelphia for gigs at WDAS-FM and WMMR. He  returned to New York at WPLJ in 1971 and stayed for rest of the decade. Zacherle began hosting an annual Halloween night special on New York's WCBS-FM in 1984; the show later moved to WXRK. Last month Zach celebrated his 96th birthday, still living in Manhattan where he spent much of his career.

Hear John Zacherle on WPLJ from September 18, 1975 (UNSCOPED) ... in the Aircheck of the Week.

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One moment they were here, the next they were gone. Great stations, legendary deejays faded into the ether, seemingly forever.

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