KXMG (Mega 93-3) – Austin – 2001

Mega 93-3 was a great-sounding but short-lived Dance CHR, serving the Austin market from 2001 to 8/15/03, when it flipped to Urban as “Hot 93-3″. This montage was recorded shortly after the station’s debut. Its spirit lives on via the HD2 signal of KBPA 103.5 FM as “Mega 103.5 HD2“. Podcast: Embed

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WYTZ (Z95) – Chicago – 9/10/86 – Peter B

In 1986, 94.7 WLS-FM in Chicago changed its call letters to WYTZ and began referring to itself as “Z95″. This new approach, along with a long list of personnel changes, made the station became a serious competitor to the market’s heritage CHR, WBBM-FM (B96). This brief montage of Z95 was recorded 28 years ago today. Podcast: Embed

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WCBR (Cyber Radio 92-7) – Arlington Heights/Chicago, IL – 9/6 & 9/7/97 – Alysha (FINAL WKND)

“Broadcasting from Chicago to the world…” Cyber Radio 92-7 was a brokered Dance CHR format that aired on weekends from approximately May to September 7, 1997 on the suburban WCBR signal. According to this message board posting, it was the first radio station in the Chicago area to broadcast on the Internet. Cyber Radio debuted […]

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KZGL (98.3, The Z) – Mayer, AZ – 8/31/06

KZGL was a Modern Rock-formatted station that served Northern and North-Central Arizona.  It was originally heard on 95.9 FM in Cottonwood. However, following the sale of Oldies/Classic Hits-formatted KKLD 98.3 FM (Prescott Valley) from Yavapai Broadcasting to Riviera Broadcast Group, KZGL and KKLD swapped frequencies (the call letter change occurred on 7/31/06 per Rec Net). In addition, […]

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KKDL (106.7 KDL) – Dallas/Fort Worth – 9/23/02

Recorded 12 years ago this month, this is a montage of a great-sounding but short-lived attempt at making the Dance format work in Dallas/Fort Worth, about a month after its debut.  Please note that this aircheck actually consists of two separate recordings blended together, so there is some repetition of songs. Per Wikipedia, by 2004, […]

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KKFR (Power 92) – Phoenix – Labor Day ’96 Dance Party – Various Personalities

From 17 years ago this weekend, this is an extended sample of the “Labor Day Dance Party” on KKFR (Power 92) in Phoenix.  It was presented in a “Top 250″ format. Regrettably, I did not record the entire countdown uninterrupted from start to finish, but this montage still represents what was originally over 8 hours […]

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