Does anyone remember WNOP AM 740 in Cincinnati, Ohio? The Jazz Ark. Radio Free Newport. The station used to be on Monmouth Street then moved to a floating studio on the Ohio river at the foot of Columbia Street. Floating Freely on the Ohio River as they used to say. Ray Scott, Bob Knave, Dick Pike, Leo Underhill, Max Warner, John Royer, Bunky Tadwell, Bill Nemmo, Paul Harvey News, Shelley Berman station IDs WNOP-Weep Not Old Peanut. Wow these photos have brought back memories. I hope that you enjoy your time here.
Steve Cumming sent me a 1977 aircheck for WNOP. Wow, I wish now that I did not throw out all of those cassette recordings from the late 70’s early 80’s my dad made for me of on air broadcasts. At least we have these. Thanks Steve!
Below are two audio tracks from WNOP broadcasts. I have 2-3 more including a 1986 Max Warner WVXU broadcast- one hour audio that my dad recorded off the air and onto cassette tape. Go to my Drop Box account by clicking on this link. Drop Box WNOP folder Here you can listen to all of the sound filesof John Royer, Max Warner and Leo Underhill. You can also download these files from dropbox if you wish. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jzq7masbo4dd4rz/AAC0b52zttrRZIdpRY6okS25a?dl=0
Sent in by Ed “Mad Man” Maphet – a YouTube video link to a Leo Underhill interview in 1975. Click here.
Here is a link to a write up about the History of WNOP from Jazz 98.5 Click here.
Please send me you sound files and any photos! I would like to post them for everyone to enjoy. And, please join in the conversation about WNOP!
Max Warner sitting in for Ray Scott
Hope You Don’t Die Tonight-a video interview with Leo Underhill about his On Air heart attack:
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Here is a Youtube link of a Geoffrey Nimmo WNOP broadcast: