Talking about when AM played music...I found this clip from the late '70s/early '80s, of a popular Minot, ND station, complete with the "deep voiced" announcer, sidekick, AWFUL jokes, and that heavy reverb on the mic.
I was a weekend DJ while attending H.S. in '89 for an FM station. By then 1430 was a neglected simulcast of our FM's classic rock signal and had a horrible buzz. (Oh yah, they carried Vikings games on Sundays.)
I went back to Minot this summer. Nothing at 1430 at all, I heard nobody wanted to pay the license fee for renewal. Anyway, I thought some of you might like to hear a pretty bad '70s air check someone thought worthy to archive. MORE REVERB PEOPLE! www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVLZmLt9AoY