KBOS (B95) – Fresno, CA – 10/13/90 – Jack Armstrong
This is a sample of Fresno’s heritage CHR from the start of the 1990’s.
Quoting from comments made by FMairchecks.com contributor Robyn Watts on another B95 aircheck posted here:
According to online records as well as back issues of “Billboard”, [KBOS] was on the air by the late 60s-early 70s with a Beautiful/Easy Listening format. Sometime in the mid to late 70s, the station switched to AOR, adopting the name “The Boss” in the process. In 1983, the station switched to mainstream Top 40 adopting the “B-95″ name. It went Rhythmic around 1987 after KPWR/LA had proven the success of the format. One interesting note: Jack Armstrong (yes, THAT Jack Armstrong!!!) did mornings at B-95 in the mid to late 80s before leaving California to go back to North Carolina.
This aircheck was recorded during the Jack Armstrong-hosted morning show…on a Saturday…a concept that’s virtually (or completely) unheard of nowadays.