On multiple occasions from 1991 to 2003, the two 103.1 FM’s in the Los Angeles area (originating from Santa Monica and Newport Beach, respectively) programmed varying flavors of the Dance format under a variety of different names — MARS FM 103.1, Groove Radio, Groove 103.1, and 103.1 KDL. Supposedly, in a (no-longer-accessible) article which appeared […]
Star 105 was another station that seemingly wanted to clone the success achieved by New York’s WKTU, which launched as a Rhythmic AC the year prior and skyrocketed to the top of the ratings in one book. This montage (recorded 18 years ago today) features PD Dave Dart (who made me the aircheck, and met […]
In September 1996, Channel 9-3-3 debuted with a gold-friendly Dance CHR format, as demonstrated in this aircheck from October of that year and this one from November. However, within a few months, the station became much more current-based, replacing much of the classic dance with contemporary R&B and pop. http://FMairchecks.com/tanim/KHTS/KHTS-Feb-17-1997.mp3 Podcast: Embed
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 changes […]
Recorded over President’s Day Weekend 2002 (and 13 years ago today), this is a sample of Southern California’s longtime Modern Rocker – “The World Famous KROQ.” http://FMairchecks.com/tanim/KROQ/KROQ-Feb-16-2002.mp3 Podcast: Embed
Recorded 16 years ago this month, this is a brief sample of the long-running syndicated “Open House Party” as heard on WJBQ in Portland, Maine.