WJKS (Kiss 101.7 FM) – Wilmington, DE – 9/29/99 – Melly Mel

WJKS has been a longtime representative of the Urban format in Wilmington, and surrounding areas that span Southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. This aircheck was recorded 15 years ago today, and voiced by the legendary Mitch Craig. Podcast: Embed

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KKFR (Power 92) – Phoenix – 9/25/91 – Dave Ryan, Dena Fox, Scott Thrower

“100,000 watts of music power…” Recorded 23 years ago this week, below is a detailed sample of the dominant CHR station in Phoenix for most of the 1990’s, at the start of that decade. Specifically, this is a montage of the “Power Morning Zoo”. The star of the show was Dave Ryan, who had joined Power 92 recently, after […]

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WFLZ (Power 93/Power Pig) – Tampa Bay, FL – July 1991 – Kevin Michaels

25 years ago today was the beginning of the end of the status quo in Tampa Bay CHR radio. As detailed on THIS site, following one of most creative and outrageous strategies in radio history (involving potentially millions of dollars in ransom), Oldies-formatted WFLZ 93.3 “Z93″ flipped to  Rhythmic CHR as “Power 93, The Power Pig”. […]

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WXYV (B102.7) – Baltimore – 9/23/99 – Various Personalities

In 1997, Baltimore’s WXYV flipped from Urban “V103″ to Mainstream CHR as “102.7 XYV”. However, the station would be marred with inconsistency for the next couple of years. WXYV would constantly change its lean from dance to hip-hop to alternative while searching for a gain in audience. In 1998, the name changed to B102.7 in order to prevent […]

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WKTU (103.5 The New ‘KTU) – New York – 9/27/98 – Dangerous Dave Hanson

In February 1996, Country WYNY flipped to WKTU, offered what we now call a Rhythmic AC format, and went from worst to first in one rating book – an absolutely remarkable feat for any radio station, particularly in America’s #1 media market. This is a sample of the station about 2.5 years after its debut, […]

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KNHC (C-89.5) – Seattle – 9/18/97 – Tucker Davis, Dana Sommers

For more than 40 years, KNHC – owned by Seattle Public Schools and operated out of Nathan Hale High School – has been one of the best examples of non-commercial, student-run radio done right. For the majority of that time, it has focused on dance music, making it the longest-running (and one of the very […]

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