KDWB-FM 101.3 Minneapolis MN Edmonds McManus 1982

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, but 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.  So, if I wanted to roll tape for 90 minutes as I got ready and drove to school, my only option was an 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, they 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 Realistic Supertape 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.  Worth it, though!


2 thoughts on “KDWB-FM 101.3 Minneapolis MN Edmonds McManus 1982

  1. Larry W. Stout

    WISK became KDWB Minneapolis/St. Paul in the late 1950’s.
    A strong competitor to Storz top 40 rocker 1130/WDGY.
    KDWB’s jocks included Sandy Singer. The begining of a
    new era. Anyone remember the Champ’s “Tequila” or
    “The Purple People Eater”.

  2. Drew Post author

    I listened to the KDWB 35th Anniversary Reunion (10/1/1994) in it’s entirety. I remember hearing Paul Hedberg and others talk about WISK and it’s transformation to KDWB.

    I think WIXK/New Richmond is part of this story also (?) Didn’t the calls migrate over there after 630 became KDWB? Then, changed from WISK to WIXK at some point?

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