WTIX-AM 690 New Orleans LA Blair on the Air 1983

‘TIX the Tiger was a Top 40 powerhouse in the 1960s and 70s. Although FM had begun to take over in New Orleans, WTIX hung on throughout the early 1980s, playing the hits on AM radio. This was DX’ed in the overnight hours from Minnesota, so it’s a bit noisy. Considering that WTIX was only 5,000 watts at night with a directional pattern that pointed away from me, I considered myself lucky to receive it at all. The jock on duty was Blair on the Air who spent 10 years at WTIX from 1975-85.

This was received from Apple Valley, Minnesota using a Pioneer SX-3900 receiver with horizontal longwire antenna. The longwire was oriented towards New Orleans, nulling out other stations on 690 as much as possible. It was recorded on a Technics stereo cassette deck with a TDK D90 tape.


One thought on “WTIX-AM 690 New Orleans LA Blair on the Air 1983

  1. Hosting

    The station had the target date to resume broadcasting on 1 December, and in November requested the new letters. In the course of 1987, WTIX gradually dropped current product and 19 music and attempted to switch to an all oldies format playing music mostly from 1964 to 1969 with a moderate amount of pre-1964 oldies and 19 hits.

Leave a Reply