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94.7 WYTZ - Z95

WYTZ (Z95) – Chicago – 1/1/87 – Mark Sebastian & Mike Kelly

In 1986, 94.7 WLS-FM in Chicago changed its call letters to WYTZ and began referring to itself as “Z95″. This new approach, along with a long list of personnel changesmade the station became a serious competitor to the market’s heritage CHR, WBBM-FM (B96).

This is a brief sample of Z95 from the very early morning hours of New Year’s Day 1987, during primarily mixshow programming.

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  1. I love this. This gives a possible glimpse of a Dance format that B96 would later adopt. Could you imagine if Z95 had attempted this format in 1986-87, would they be still with us today? Would B96 had died and wound up as an Oldies outlet (like many of their sister FMs during the late 80s-early 90s)?

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