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104.3 WBSB - B104

WBSB (B104) – Baltimore – 5/18/90

Throughout the 80’s, WBSB/Baltimore established itself as one of the top-rated stations in Baltimore. But, like many of its peers in the format, B104 struggled to adjust to changing pop music tastes in the early 90’s. This aircheck was recorded in May 1990 — shortly before the station adopted a policy to no longer play rap or any hard rock.

In February 1992, B104 was shelved in favor of “Variety 104.3”, with a Hot AC format. Check out the audio of the flip on our sister site, The Format Change Archive — and see this Baltimore Sun article for more details on what led to the change.

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  1. This is from May 18th, 1990 just to clarify

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  2. This was the station that made me fascinated with radio sweepers and airchecks. It was November 1988 and heard a few songs on B104. I was then curious what other stations were on the FM dial around the country.

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  3. what songs did 104.5 play during their 90’s format change?
    There were 4 or 5 songs that repeated for at least a week…
    Pretty sure they included:
    Achy Breaky Heart
    We Built This City
    and 2 or 3 others…
    What were the songs?

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