During the early 1990’s, as popular music became more fragmented, many Mainstream CHRs in the United States chose to lean towards either hip-hop/R&B or modern rock. By the middle of the decade, the format began to return to its variety-oriented roots. At the same time, a number of stations found success by offering a “lighter” version of the modern rock format – known as Modern AC. One such station was Tampa Bay’s Star 95.7, which debuted in 1998. This is a sample of the station from Independence Day weekend that year.