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100.3 WHTZ - Z100

WHTZ (Z100) – New York – Jan ’84 – Hollywood Hamilton, Joe Davis, Shadoe Stevens

30 years ago today, New York’s Z100 hit the airwaves for the first time.

According to the station’s Wikipedia page, within 74 days, the station had climbed from last place to first place in the ratings.  On this aircheck, you will hear Z100 celebrating this remarkable feat.

Please visit our sister site, Airchexx.com, for a more detailed tribute to this legendary CHR station.

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  1. Z100’s early success can be traced to the fact that no one was doing CHR correctly for New York. Although WPLJ had flipped first, they had a hard time letting go of their AOR past and was still playing some Album cuts after adjusting their format to CHR, WNBC was Hot AC at that point, WPIX and WYNY was AC, WKTU was Dance, and WBLS and WRKS was Urban. Nobody was playing ALL of the hits, so Z100 filled that hole nicely.

    BTW: Happy 28th Birthday, Z100!!!

    Robyn

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    • Uh Robyn Z 100 Is Now 30 Years Old!

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      • Hi Vaughn – Robyn’s comment was posted on 8/5/11 — which was three days after aircheck originally appeared on the site and Z100 was 28 years (and 3 days) old 🙂

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        • Well Tanim This Year WHTZ 100 FM Is Now Reaching The Big Hotrockin’, Flamethrowin’ Turbochargin’ 3-0 Now!

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  2. The last jock after Shadow Stevens was Ray Rossi, who was Danny Hernandez on Z100 and Bobby Valentine in the late 80s on WPLJ>

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  3. The last jock after Shadow Stevens was Ray Rossi, who was Danny Hernandez on Z100 and Bobby Valentine in the late 80s on WPLJ.

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