31 years ago yesterday, Rock-formatted KMEL “Kamel 106” came to an end, replaced by what would become a legendary CHR station. At its onset, the station’s nickname was “All Hit 106”; over time, it began to identify itself simply by its call letters.
The actual sign-on is posted at our sister site, Formatchange.com. The montage posted here represents the one hour+ that followed.
KMEL is now an Urban station, resulting in a sound very different from its CHR days.