WHTG-FM (G106.3) – Eatontown NJ – 6/25/2002 – Dave Wetmore
106.3 WHTG-FM Eatontown, NJ was one of first Alternative Rock stations in the nation, branded as “FM 106.3” from its debut in 1984 until it was sold to Press Communications in 2000. At that time the station was rebranded as “G106.3” as a new staff was brought in and a more mainstream sound. G106.3 would eventually add a simulcast on 98.5 and later 106.5 in Ocean County, NJ rebranding as “G-Rock Radio” in the process. The format would meet its demise in January 2009 for a short lived CHR format as “Hit 106” before finding success following its flip to Country “Thunder 106” in September 2010.
This aircheck features the station’s late-night show in June 2002 hosted by Dave Wetmore. The music mix is fairly broad at this time featuring lighter stuff like John Mayer to harder currents from Papa Roach with lots of 90’s songs and a few 80’s.
Sounds much like WZZN in Chicago did at the time.