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Hot Rod Radio on iTunes
Hot Rod Radio on iTunes

Unfortunately, Hot Rod Radio USA is not available in all radio markets.  Because of the popularity of the program and constant requests from our listeners & friends from around the world, Hot Rod Radio USA is now available to our listeners worldwide through iTunes.  With this feature, fans of Hot Rod Radio can listen and/or download Hot Rod Radio on demand!  Hot Rod Radio USA is uploaded to the iTunes Store every week, after our broadcast stations have aired it.  We hope our old and new listeners enjoy this new feature and we welcome your comments.

Hot Rod Radio History


Hot Rod Radio was started in 1994 as a weekly two-hour music program of "golden oldies", hosted by popular broadcast personality, Wings Kalahan.  After a couple of years, we felt that it was time to take Hot Rod Radio to the next level and Hot Rod Radio USA® was born.  The listeners loved his new program and it was received with great success.  A few years ago we moved forward again and began syndicating Hot Rod Radio USA® on a national basis. Hot Rod Radio USA® is a weekly syndicated two-hour radio show, now heard on radio stations all over the country. Our station affiliates are excited about the program, as it continues to dominate its time slot and generates weekend income for their stations.  Hot Rod Radio USA® is not an automotive talk show. We'll leave those shows to the other guys.  Hot Rod Radio USA® is an oldies/classic rock music program with a light automotive theme, geared to the musical tastes of the baby boomer generation.   It's a nitch market never before tapped.  Wings' love of music and hot rods is evident to all who listen to his selection of both the smash hits and obscure recordings from the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s.  If the lyrics don't say "hot rod", they will bring back memories of your own cruisin' nights and hot rod days!  It's motorhead music madness at its finest!  Between the music and national advertising that supports each program, Wings liberally sprinkles his own hilarious patter and sound effects reminiscent of the "superjocks" of yesteryear.  Add Hot Rod Radio USA®  to your station's schedule today so you can experience this one-of-a-kind personality driven program for yourself and your listeners!  This easily sold weekend program will MAKE MONEY for YOUR station!  Click on the player on this website's home page and sample a slice of Hot Rod Radio USA®. Contact us for all of the details!
 
You can also experience Wings' showmanship firsthand at all of the National Street Rod Association's (NSRA) events where he serves as the on-air host, spinning his favorite hot rod music between announcements of each of the weekend's activities.

 

Services offered by Kalahan Communications the parent company of Hot Rod Radio USA
Services offered by Kalahan Communications the parent company of Hot Rod Radio USA

In addition to producing Hot Rod Radio USA®, Kalahan Communications offers a variety of voice talent options.  We offer the following:

  • Radio commercial production.  Do you advertise on radio?  If not maybe you should.   Whether it's our show or not, we can produce the catchy 30 or 60 second radio spot to sell your product, service, or event on the radio.
     
  • Telephone "on hold" message.  Does your company have a multi-line phone system? We can turn your customers "on hold" time into a product or service message about your company.
     
  • Video production narration or soundtrack.   We have extensive experience adding the right voice (male or female) to your video production. Contact us for more information.

 

Wings Kalahan Bio
Wings Kalahan Bio

It all started in 1963 when Wings Kalahan received a tape recorder (which he still has & still works) for Christmas. There was a kind of magic a person could perform with a recorded voice.  He made up radio skits with his friends and recorded them.  It was like old-time radio.  So Wings started a little entertainment business during high school in 1970. 

He began his entertainment career as a disc jockey at parties, record hops and clubs.  A friend invited him to read the news at night on a local radio station.  At that time Wings' full-time job was as an auto mechanic at a Mercedes-Benz dealership.  Automobiles were always a big part of his life, but fixing cars for a living was getting old.  He loved modifying, souping up, and drag racing old cars, primarily Chevrolets. Wings has built everything from a '23 Ford T-bucket to a street wheelstanding 1963 Nova wagon. Wings was leaning more towards broadcasting for a living and fixing cars for fun.  He combined an automotive and broadcasting background to start the "Cruisin' with Wings" disc-jockey road show. The year was 1977.  Quoting Wings "I noticed a real void of professionalism with announcers in the motorsports industry, and I felt I had something very unique to offer it." Enter Kalahan Communications LTD.  Kalahan Communications provides a unique form of entertainment and promotion to the motorsport industry.  In addition to producing Hot Rod Radio USA®, Wings continues to announce at indoor automotive shows produced by Championship Auto Shows and outdoor automotive events produced by the National Street Rod Association.  Since 1977, the "Cruisin' with Wings" show has provided this service to hundreds of motorsports venues from coast to coast.

Wings and his lovely wife Mary live in rural Wisconsin along with their collection of cars which include Chevrolets, Studebakers, 1948 REO truck, 1951 Henry J, and a '32 Ford Highboy Roadster.  Wings Kalahan is a genuine hands-on car guy and innovative broadcaster.  At the SEMA Show in 2005, Wings was inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame.  Wings is pictured above with his 1938 Chevrolet one and a half ton truck, powered by a 450 H.P.- 502 cubic inch big block Chevy.   

 

Rodding USA #17 article: Wings Kalahan
Rodding USA #17 article: Wings Kalahan
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Page four. Roadster photos by Richard Novak
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