KZZP (104-7 ZZP) – Phoenix – 11/19 & 11/20/00

During the 80’s, KZZP 104.7 FM in Phoenix was one of the most successful Mainstream CHR stations in the country. According to the station’s Wikipedia page, it “produced a long list of future stars in the radio business”, and offered a music mix that was adventurous for a Top 40 station. However, a combination of […]

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WYXR (Star 104.5) – Philadelphia – November 1999 – Ron O’ Brien

Recorded 16 years ago this month, here’s a sample of Philadelphia’s Star 104.5 during its final days as a Hot AC (one with many different variations throughout the 1990’s). As documented on our sister site, the station flipped to a Rock AC format known as “Alice 104.5” on November 18, 1999.  

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KIBB (B100) – Los Angeles – 11/17/97

Following the “worst-to-first” success of New York’s WKTU in 1996, a number of stations around the U.S. attempted similar formats (essentially Rhythmic AC) in their markets. B100 was one example – but the station never came close to achieving KTU-like numbers. It debuted in the Fall of 1996, emphasizing 70’s and 80’s Dance/R&B selections and positioning itself with […]

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WBSB (B104) – Baltimore – November 1985 – Charlie Hoffman

Recorded 30 years ago this month, here’s a brief montage of Baltimore’s successful CHR station during the 1980’s, recorded in the middle of that decade. Visit our sister site,, for more information on the history of this station.

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WSGF (Hot 103.9) – Savannah, GA – 11/10/96 – E-Man & Red Hot Jay

Note: The audio is muffled for the first 1:14 of this aircheck; it improves considerably after that point. “Hot 103.9…the other guys are just a beat…OFF” Hot 103.9 was a Dance-friendly Rhythmic CHR, with a high-energy, “in your face” presentation reminiscent of stations with the same format in the late 80’s and early 90’s — […]

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WPST 97.5 Real Music Variety Trenton NJ New Jersey

WPST (97.5 PST) – Trenton, NJ – 11/5/97 – Dan Kelly

Recorded 18 years ago this month, here is a sample of Central New Jersey’s longtime Hot AC/Mainstream CHR, at its previous home on 97.5 FM.  More information about the station can be found at Wikipedia. Embed

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