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A long, long time ago in a galaxy very similar to ours.... It all began near Hartford, Connecticut when Ed Brouder started taping local radio stations in the 1960s. He was - and is - most interested in airchecks from WDRC and WPOP. He's never yet found an aircheck of Colonel Cal Kolby on Big D, or Joey Reynolds on the New WPOP; have you? Ed's ears perk up when rare Hartford airchecks surface.

Check Ed's other radio sites:


link to WPOP Tribute site

link to WDRCOBG.COM link to WKBR website

Ed's broadcast career began in 1972. Early on he spent a summer ringing Nutmeg State doorbells looking for candy bars from the M&M/Mars company for a WDRC promotion. The Man From Mars nickname stuck and that's what he called his audio production studio when it opened in 1981.

When he's not dubbing airchecks he can be found producing commercials and radio documentaries like the one which earned a prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in 1976 for WGIR Manchester, N.H.

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  Ed is chairman of New Hampshire's Emergency Communications Committee which oversees the Emergency Alert System. Click to visit the NHAB EAS pages. He teaches media and communications courses at colleges in southern New Hampshire.  


Hear NH Public Radio's interview with Ed on airchecking (March 11, 2003)

The text of Ed's article on aircheck collecting in the May, 1998 issue of Discoveries

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