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 […]
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 Formatchange.com, the station flipped to a Rock AC format known as “Alice 104.5” on November 18, 1999.
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 […]
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, Formatchange.com, for more information on the history of this station.
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 — […]
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. http://FMairchecks.com/tanim/WPST/WPST-Nov-15-1997.mp3Podcast: Embed