I realize this isn’t a radio aircheck, but I thought you might enjoy it anyway. This was recorded off of KTHI-TV in October, 1972. At the time, the KTHI tower near Blanchard was the tallest manmade structure in the world, rising 2,063 feet above the ground. This height and location allowed KTHI to provide local service to Grand Forks as well as to Fargo. The call letters denote “The HIgh” tower for the station known as “Color 11.” (Yes, color TV was still relatively new in North Dakota at this time!)
Notice the ID is for “Grand Forks and Fargo.” KTHI was licensed to Fargo, so their Legal ID was given at :00 as “Fargo/Grand Forks.” At :30, this was reversed to “Grand Forks/Fargo.” The intro for the game show “Split Second” follows the ID at 11:30AM. Recordings of this game show are extremely rare since ABC did not save any of the master videotapes. A partial promo for “Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law” preceeds the ID.
I was only 8 years old when I recorded this. So, the caliber of my equipment and sophistication of my recording techniques leaves much to be desired. This was made using an Atlantic “shoebox” cassette recorder with a standard “pencil” microphone. The mic was held in front of an RCA Victor 25″ color console television. There is a bit of background noise and tape deteoriation due to age. Considering that a cheap Audio Magnetics “bag cassette” was used, I believe the tape has held up very well over 42 years. The recording was made from my grandparents’ house at Michigan, ND.