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AIRCHECK OF THE WEEK

Edition #810
November 23, 2014



WKBW SALES DEMO "INSTANT ''KB"
WKBW BUFFALO, N.Y.
FALL 1963

Toss in a few legendary jocks, add a top-notch news staff, blend in up-to-date information on a great signal, and you have "Instant 'KB."

Narrated by Irv Weinstein, this sales demo features the voices heard on 'KB in the fall of 1963. From the jock lineup there's Stan Roberts, Fred Klestine, Jungle Jay Nelson, Danny Neaverth and Joey Reynolds. Henry Brach is heard with the news and there's a snippet from a Weinstein documentary on the Cosa Nostra. The promo was soon outdated - by December Nelson was doing mornings at CHUM!

Enjoy the WKBW sales demo from the fall of 1963 ... in the Aircheck of the Week.

Thanks to first-time contributor Steve Bleecker for this great aircheck!


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