SPORTS AIRCHECKS

 

MINNESOTA GOPHER BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL AND HOCKEY 

11/3/1934

GOPHER FOOTBALL PLAY-BY-PLAY - 1934

WCCO-AM (810 - WCCO Radio's frequency in 1934) - Gophers vs Michigan play-by-play with Halsey Hall (recreation) (provided by Mark Durenberger)

 

1941

GOPHER FOOTBALL PLAY-BY-PLAY HIGHLIGHTS - 1941

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KSTP-AM (1500) - Halsey Hall Gopher Football Radio Highlights - 7 MB


10/31/1948

GOPHER FOOTBALL BERNIE BIERMAN SHOW - 1948

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WCCO-AM (830) - Bernie Bierman Football Show - sponsored by Juster Brothers Clothing.

including Gopher Football coach Bernie Bierman, Halsey Hall, Babe LeVoir, Paul Wann, Ed Viehman and music provided by Toby Prin and the Juster Cheerleaders -  #1 13MB    #2 12 MB

 

11/6/1948

GOPHER FOOTBALL TCF TOUCHDOWN TIME SHOW - 1948

WCCO-AM (830) - TCF Gopher Football "Touchdown Time" pre-game show (prior to the Gopher-Purdue game)

Includes Halsey Hall, Babe LeVoir and Paul Wann along with music by Burt Hanson and the Wally Olson Orchestra. Halsey announces the Gopher lineup including Bud Grant (who later became head coach of the Minnesota Vikings) and Verne Gagne (who later became a professional wrestler and owner/promoter of the American Wrestling Association).  #1  #2  (14 MB each)


10/22/1949

GOPHER FOOTBALL PLAY-BY-PLAY - 1949

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WCCO-AM (830) - Gopher Football (vs. Michigan) play-by-play (3rd quarter) with Halsey Hall - 12 MB


1977-1999

WCCO RADIO RAY CHRISTENSEN AIRCHECKS:


1/24/1986

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WCCO-AM (830) - Steve Cannon and Herb Brooks with Gopher Hockey (vs. Providence) play-by-play (first period)

#1 21 MB -  #2 18 MB  FYI: The Gophers won this game 4 to 1 (provided by Tom Mischke)


MINNESOTA TWINS BASEBALL 

1961 - 1962 - 1987

TWINS BASEBALL JINGLES

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1965

MINNESOTA TWINS PLAY-BY-PLAY WITH HALSEY HALL IN 1965 PLUS BLOOPERS

WCCO-AM (830) - Halsey Hall Minnesota Twins Play-By-Play - 1 MB

WCCO-AM (830) - Halsey Hall Bloopers - (Undated) - 3 MB


9/26/1965

MINNESOTA TWINS WIN THE PENNANT CELEBRATION - 1965

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WCCO-AM (830) - Twins Win The Pennant - interviews with Twins players in the club house by Halsey Hall - 4 MB


5/8/1968

TWINS BASEBALL PRE/POST GAME (PLUS FINAL GAME CALL) WHEN CATFISH HUNTER PITCHED A PERFECT GAME IN 1968

WCCO-AM (830) - Twins Baseball Entire Pre and Post-Game Shows plus the dramatic final call when Catfish Hunter of the Oakland A's pitched a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins on May 8, 1968 with Herb Carneal, Merle Harmon, and Halsey Hall. - 16 MB. Note: Audio is fair quality.

  • Pre-Game - Merle Harmon Show: Interviews Bruce Look who appeared in 59 games as a member of the 1968 MN Twins
  • Pre-Game - Cal Ermer Show: Sid Hartman interviews the Twins manager
  • Final Call
  • Post-Game Including the Herb Carneal Scoreboard Show

1975 to 2011

REMEMBERING MINNESOTA TWINS GREAT HARMON KILLEBREW 

Harmon Killebrew was a prolific power hitter who spent most of his 22-year career in Major League Baseball with the Minnesota Twins. At the time of his retirement Killebrew had the fifth-most home runs in major league history.


4/6/1982

FIRST TWINS GAME BROADCAST FROM THE METRODOME - 1982

WCCO-AM (830) - Steve Cannon (Cannon Mess) live from the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome before the first Twins game including an interview with Muriel Humphrey Brown. This is followed by the Twins Pre-Game show and start of the game with Herb Carneal and Frank Quilici - April 6, 1982 - 7 MN [Note: Audio quality is a bit rough]


October 1986 & 1989

WCCO RADIO/MINNESOTA TWINS PROMO CAMPAIGNS FROM 1986 AND 1989

WCCO-AM (830) - WCCO Radio/Minnesota Twins promo campaigns from 1986 and 1989 integrating pop music and game play-by-play highlights from Herb Carneal, John Gordon and Joe Angel. 5 MB


October 1987

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS 1987 WORLD SERIES COVERAGE AND CELEBRATIONS

  • WCCO-AM (830) - World Series 1987 - Game 7 - Minnesota Twins Win!  Conclusion of the game followed by post game celebration coverage with Herb Carneal, John Gordon, Harmon Killebrew, Dan Hertsgard, Twins players and others. (10/25/1987) #1 26 MB - #2 26 MB
  • WCCO-AM (830) - Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series Victory Parade (October 1987) including Charlie Boone and Roger Erickson broadcasting live from the WCCO Radio van at the front of the parade, Howard Viken, Ruth Koscielak, Herb Carneal, John Gordon, John Rooney, Harmon Killebrew, Bruce Hagevik, Eric Eskola, Jan Jirak, Dean Spratt, John Lundell and others.  #1    #2    #3    #4   (mp3 files range from 26 to 29 MB)
  • A montage sample of music from the 1987 Minnesota Twins World Championship Season as heard on Twin Cities radio stations including "Win Twins" (WCCO-AM), "The Light, Happy Music" (KQRS-FM), "Polka for the Pennant" (KQRS-FM), "The World Series Shuffle" (WCCO-AM), "Pennant Fever '87" (WCCO-AM), "A Matter of Pride" (WCCO-AM), "Voodoo Magic" (KQRS-FM), "Rev it Up" (KDWB-FM), "Homer Hanky" (Star Tribune), "Win Twins '87" (WCCO-AM/KMSP-TV) and "Win Twins Win" by Slave Raider (KJJO-FM) - 9 MB - ("Win Twins Win" provided by Jay Philpott)

March 1991

Note: We currently only have all of Game #2 and a portion of Game #1 Dream Series broadcasts.

WCCO RADIO'S "THE DREAM SERIES" 1965 MINNESOTA TWINS VS. 1987 MINNESOTA TWINS

What would have happened if the 1965 MN Twins team had the opportunity to play against the 1987 MN Twins team? We are presenting a wonderful theater of the mind "Dream Series" broadcast that aired on WCCO Radio and many of the MN Twins affiliate radio stations featuring such a matchup. We have the complete broadcast for Game #2. This broadcast took place on March 28. 1991.

The Dream Series starts off with the "On Deck Show" hosted by Mike Woodley with interviews with Dan Gladden, Harmon Killebrew, Jim Kaat, Zoilo Versalles, Don Mincher, and Earl Battey. Sid Hartman's "The Lead Off Man" interview features Jim "Mudcat" Grant. Herb Carneal and John Gordon announce the play-by-play. 

WCCO-AM - The Dream Series Game #2:    #1 33 MB  -   #2 37 MB -   #3 34 MB -    #4 16 MB

Post Game Notes, Stats and Game Broadcast Inning-by-Inning Details - PDF

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Star Tribune: 3/29/1991

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October 1991

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MINNESOTA TWINS 1991 WORLD SERIES COVERAGE AND CELEBRATIONS

  • WCCO-AM (830) - World Series 1991 - Game 7 - Minnesota Twins Win!  Conclusion of the game followed by one-hour of post game celebration coverage with Herb Carneal, John Gordon, Mike Woodley, Mike Miller, Twins players and others. (10/27/1991)  #1 29 MB - #2 29 MB
  • WCCO-AM (830) - Minnesota Twins 1991 World Series Victory Parade (10/29/1991) including Tim Russell, Ted Robinson Charlie Boone, Roger Erickson, Herb Carneal, John Gordon, Bruce Hagevik, Eric Eskola, Bruce Hagevik, Telly Mamayek, Sid Hartman, Ray Christensen, Jerry Peterson, Mike Woodley, Karen Filloon, Mike Miller, Brooke Aulvin and others.

#1    #2    #3    #4    #5    #6    #7    #8   (mp3 files range from 14 to 24 MB)


4/27/199

TWINS BASEBALL - SCOTT ERICKSON NO-HITTER IN 1994 - FINAL FEW MINUTES OF GAME AND POST-GAME

WCCO-AM (830) - Twins Baseball - Scott Erickson's no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers including the final few minutes of the game with Herb Carneal and John Gordon followed by the post-game show including an interview with Erickson. 8 MB (provided by David Valento)


4/12/2010

FIRST TWINS GAME BROADCAST FROM TARGET FIELD - 2010

KSTP-AM (1500) - John Gordon & Dan Gladden live from Target Field - April 12, 2010 including the opening/closing portions of the Twins game broadcast - 4 MB


9/28/2011

MINNESOTA TWINS BROADCASTER JOHN GORDON RETIRES


MINNESOTA VIKINGS FOOTBALL 

12/14/1980

MINNESOTA VIKINGS - "MIRACLE AT THE MET" - 1980

WCCO-AM (830) - Ray Scott and Grady Alderman Minnesota Vikings play-by-play call of Tommy Kramer's "Hail Mary" pass to Ahmad Rashād resulting in a dramatic win over Cleveland - 1 MB (provided by Steve Aggergaard).

Steve Aggergaard writes:: "As I recall the story, Grady jumped out of his chair and dropped his headset on the press box's floor. The thumping sound you hear is Grady fishing around for his headset while trying to watch the field."


12/20/1981

FINAL MINNESOTA VIKINGS GAME AT MET STADIUM - 1981

WCCO-AM (830) - Final Minnesota Vikings game at Met Vikings (vs Chiefs) with final minute of play-by-play with Ray Scott and Stu Voigt followed by 30 minutes of the Vikings Feedback (post-game show) with Bill Diehl, Paul Flatley, Paul Giel and Dick Enroth - 29 MB (provided by Kurt Rosselit)


12/19/1984

BUD GRANT INTERVIEW ON KSTP-FM (KS95) WITH CHUCK KNAPP AND MICHAEL J. DOUGLAS - 1984

KSTP-FM (94.5) - Knapp and Donuts (Chuck Knapp and Michael J. Douglas) including an announcement from Vikings Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mike Lynn, that KS95 would be the new flagship radio station for Vikings Football play-by-play plus an interview with Bud Grant, who was brought back to the Vikings as head coach following the firing of Les Steckel - 20 MB


1988-1989

MINNESOTA VIKINGS - PLAY-BY-PLAY HIGHLIGHTS FROM 1988-1989

 

WCCO-AM (830) - Brad Nessler with Minnesota Vikings play-by-play highlights from the 1988 and 1989 seasons - 2 MB


MORE SPORTS AIRCHECKS

August 1948

TRIBUTES AND COVERAGE ON THE DEATH OF BABE RUTH THAT AIRED IN 1948 ON WLOL-AM AND KSTP AM/FM

WLOL-AM (1330) - Mutual Radio Tribute to Babe Ruth broadcast on August 17, 1948 and hosted by Bert Lytell. Opens with a WLOL station identification. 11 MB (provided by David Becker)

Includes tributes by William Harridge, President of the American League; Ford Frick, President of the National League; Mel Allen (an American sportscaster, best known for his long tenure as the primary play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees), Clark Griffith, owner of the Washington Senators; Babe Ruth interview from 1937 (while hunting); Tom Zachary (19-year career in Major League Baseball that lasted from 1918 to 1936); Waite Hoyt (an American right-handed professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball for seven different teams during 1918–1938); Albert Chandler (Commissioner of Baseball from 1945 to 1951); and a report from Bob Emerick at Yankee Stadium where Babe Ruth's funeral took place and thousands of fans got a chance to walk past the open casket of the famous home run hitter.

WLOL-AM (1330) - Dick Enroth reading The Great Babe Has Struck Out followed by play-by-play of the last half of the 7th inning of the Minneapolis Millers vs. the Louisville Colonels - August 17, 1948. 3 MB (provided by David Becker)

WLOL-AM (1330) - In The Bleachers with Stu  Mann reporting on the passing of Babe Ruth and tribute includes a recording of Babe Ruth being speaking at Yankee Stadium during "Babe Ruth Day" a year earlier. Plus one of the last interviews that Ruth gave about two-months before his passing by 11 year old Johnny Ross of Minneapolis when Ruth was in Minneapolis. August 17, 1948. 4 MB (provided by David Becker)

 

KSTP-AM/FM (1500 / 102.1 - KSTP-FM's frequency in 1948) - National Broadcasting Company (NBC) "A Ballad for The Babe" aired on August 17, 1948. Includes a station identification for KSTP AM & FM and a Bulova watch commercial. 10 MB (provided by David Becker)

All of the above recordings were recorded on Recordio Discs by David Becker's great aunt in 1948.


1944

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WCCO-AM - Sportscast with Halsey Hall - 1 MB (provided by Mark Durenberger)


1/15/1967

SUPER BOWL I - GAME BROADCAST OPEN AND CLOSE

WCCO-AM (830) - CBS Radio coverage of Super Bowl I (opening and closing). The First AFL-NFL World Championship

The National Football League champion Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League champion Kansas City Chiefs by the score of 35–10. Audio quality is poor, but we thought this would still be of interest. - 8 MB


3/8/1971

THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY - ALI VS. FRAZIER

KDHL AM/FM (920/95.9 - Faribault, MN) - 3/8/1971- Mutual Broadcasting System's coverage of the "The Fight of the Century" - Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier #1 25 MB - #2 24 MB


12/30/1977

ANNOUNCEMENT/COVERAGE OF THE DEATH OF HALSEY HALL - 1977

WCCO-AM (830) - Announcement of the death of Halsey Hall with Bill Diehl interviews with Calvin Griffith, Paul Giel, Charlie Johnson, Rollie Johnson and Dr. E.W. Ziebarth.  #1 28 MB  - #2 28 MB (provided by Bill Lund, Digital on Location, Woodbury, MN)

 

WCCO-AM (830) - Coverage of the Death of Halsey Hall with Dan Hertsgaard interviewing Allen Gray (provided by Bill Lund, Digital on Location, Woodbury, MN)


6/30/1991

WCCO RADIO SPORTS HUDDLE BROADCAST FROM ROGER MARIS GOLF TOURNAMENTI

WCCO-AM (830) - Sports Huddle with Sid Hartman and Dave Mona broadcasting with a live audience from the Roger Maris Golf Tournament in Fargo, ND. Includes sports discussion with Sid & Dave, special guests including Hank Bauer and Frank Quilici, the Tom Kelly Show, questions from the audience, lots of stories from Sid, and more. #1 22 MB - #2 17 MB.



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