Gus Saunders (news), Roy Leonard (music), 680 WNAC Boston – 06.16.1961


From the archives of the Aircheck Factory, this amazingly good quality recording featuring one of Boston’s legendary personalities. Gus Saunders, heard doing news and traffic here, worked at a number of stations, including the later version of 680, WRKO and even for a time, WBZ, although Saunders was better known in later years for his specialty shows.

This aircheck begins with news from the Yankee Network, then WNAC local news. News spans the first 10 minutes of this recording, then its on to Roy Leonard for the entertainment portion of this tape.

WNAC was the predecessor to Top 40 WRKO. It was a different time and a much different sounding station, and although it did play some current hit music, WNAC was more focused on local information and being a personality station.

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