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Gary Burbank WAKY Airchecks

Gary Burbank defined afternoon drive at WAKY between 1969 and 1973. On this page you can download Gary Burbank airchecks from the Big 79. All airchecks are in MP3 format and are arranged chronologically (when dates are available). 

Before he became Gary Burbank at WAKY, he was "Johnny Apollo" at various other stations. At KUZN in West Monroe, Louisiana, he was "Johnny Apollo The Weird Beard." Hear his final few breaks at KUZN on July 14, 1967...and see if you notice any similarities between it and his legendary last show at WAKY.
KUZN Johnny Apollo Aircheck

5:48 - 2040 KB
Gary Burbank in 1969
3:53 - 1371 KB
GB in 1971 with commercials and news from Michael Summers intact.
Gary Burbank in 1971

19:02 - 6692 KB
Gary Burbank in 1972 #1
16:20 - 5745 KB
Gary Burbank in 1972 #2
2:11 - 773 KB
Gary Burbank in 1972 #3
8:36 - 3027 KB
Gary Burbank in 1972 #4
13:44 - 4832 KB
Gary Burbank in 1972 #5
5:38 - 1981 KB
Gary Burbank in 1972 #6
2:47 - 982 KB

Gary gets drunk on the air on New Year's Eve 1972.
Gary Burbank Gets Drunk

46:37 - 16,393 KB
Gary Burbank in 1973 #1
(This includes a Jason O'Brian remote break.)
4:24 - 1550 KB
Gary Burbank in 1973 #2
5:11 - 1823 KB
Gary Burbank in 1973 #3
4:49 - 1697 KB
Gary Burbank in 1973 #4
12:43 - 4476 KB
Gary Burbank in 1973 #5
8:08 - 2682 KB
Gary Burbank in 1973 #6
13:28 - 4737 KB
Here's the first part of Gary's final WAKY show in 1973.
Gary Burbank's Last WAKY Show

7:47 - 2738 KB
Gary gets shot during his last hour on WAKY in 1973 -- a real classic!
Gary Burbank Gets Shot

6:33 - 2305 KB
GB does mornings at WNOE in April 1974 with news from fellow WAKY alum Len King.
Gary Burbank on WNOE

7:35 - 2669 KB
Gary Burbank guests with Johnny Randolph on WAKY-FM to talk about Burbank's
new biography and reminisce about his time at the original WAKY. (October 14, 2009)

Gary Burbank on WAKY-FM
57:53 - 40,707 KB