WIOQ (Q102) – Philadelphia – 1/30/98 – Bartel

Recorded on a Friday night nearly 17 years ago, this is a sample of Q102 during primarily Friday night mixshow programming. Heard towards the end is a sample of the station’s regular format, which was in its final days of being Dance-leaning Mainstream CHR. The station moved into a more conventional Mainstream Top 40 direction as 1998 progressed. […]

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WCKG 105.9 (Cyber Radio) – Chicago – 1/9/99 – Frankie “Hollywood” Rodriguez

Cyber Radio was a brokered Dance CHR format that initially aired on weekends from approximately May to September 1997 on suburban WCBR 92.7 in Arlington Heights, Illinois. According to this message board posting, it was the first radio station in the Chicago area to broadcast on the Internet. Cyber Radio debuted around the same time […]

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KNRJ (Energy 92.7 & 101.1) – Payson/Phoenix, AZ – 1/10/04 – Pistol Pete

“If you can’t hear us at work…get a new job…” In January 2001, Big City Radio launched all-Dance formatted “Energy 92-7 & 5″ on a trio of signals in suburban Chicago. A year and a half later, Sierra H Broadcasting debuted the very similar “Energy 92-7 & 101-1″ on KAZL (eventually KNRJ) in Payson, AZ […]

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104 FM Select – Hong Kong – 1/10/98

Most of the material posted on FMairchecks.com is of U.S. origin, but from time to time we will feature airchecks from abroad. Recorded nearly 17 years ago, this is a sample of  bilingual “104 FM Select” from Hong Kong during primarily Saturday night mixshow programming (titled “Ultra Mix Live”). As the logo above implies, the […]

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WBEC (Live 105.5) – Pittsfield, MA – 12/5/99 – Will Harris

Live 105.5 was a small market, AC-leaning CHR outlet. More information about the history of this station can be found at NECRAT and The Berkshire Eagle.

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WJPZ (Z89) – Syracuse, NY – January 1998 – Spike & DJ Pa$$ the Mic

This is a montage of Syracuse University’s longtime student-run radio station, recorded nearly 17 years ago, during Friday night dance mix show programming. According to Wikipedia, throughout a significant portion of the past 30 years in which it has programmed a CHR format, the “lean” has been towards Dance/Rhythmic music.

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