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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WWKX (Hot 106) – Providence, RI – 8/30/98 – Bobby Z (Sunday Night House Party)

Recorded 16 years ago this weekend, this is a sample of Providence’s Rhythmic CHR recorded during live-to-air Sunday night mixshow programming. Per Wikipedia, the station had been known as “Kicks 106″ and later “Kix 106″ with a balanced Rhythmic CHR format from 1988 through some point in 1997. Podcast: Embed

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WXXP (Party 105) – Long Island, NY – 8/30/98 – Fester

Recorded 16 years ago today, this is a sample of Long Island’s Party 105 just a few months after its debut. With the legendary Mitch Craig as its voice, and a high-energy presentation featuring both dance and hip-hop selections, Party 105 was more reminiscent of Rhythmic CHRs from the late 80′s and early 90′s. (Most of […]

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WKCI (KC101) – New Haven, CT – 8/29/98

 Recorded 16 years ago this week, here’s a montage of New Haven’s longtime CHR station, during Saturday night mixshow programming. Please visit Wikipedia for more information about the history of this station.   Podcast: Embed

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KDWB (101.3) – Minneapolis/St. Paul – 8/25/97 – Tone E. Fly

According to Wikipedia, KDWB (which started on the AM dial) has offered a Top 40/CHR format continuously since 1959 – an absolutely remarkable achievement. (Does anyone know if this makes KDWB the longest-running station of its format in the United States?)   This montage, recorded 17 years ago yesterday, features the personality-heavy Tone E. Fly show […]

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WZJM (Jammin’ 92.3) – Cleveland – 8/9/97 – Howard Perl

Recorded 17 years ago this month (and also on a Sunday), this is a montage of a great Rhythmic-leaning Mainstream CHR that served the Cleveland market for most of the 1990′s. Please visit this page on Wikipedia for more information on the history of this station/frequency. Podcast: Embed

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