In January 2001, Big City Radio launched all-Dance formatted “Energy 92-7 & 5″ on a trio of signals in suburban Chicago. A year and a half later, Sierra H Broadcasting debuted the very similar “Energy 92-7 & 101-1″ on KAZL (eventually KNRJ) in Payson, AZ — with a simulcast on 10-watt K224CJ in Phoenix.
With Big City Radio in financial dire straits, Energy 92-7 & 5 ended in early January 2003. But its Arizona spinoff managed to survive for 6 years — which is about 5 1/2 years longer than most people would probably have predicted.
This aircheck was recorded four years ago today and three days before the station signed off. It starts with a sample of the “Resurrection Flashback Lunch” and then transitions to regular programming. Please note that this montage was pieced together from several non-contiguous airchecks recorded throughout this particular day, and was recorded from the station’s Webcast.