101.1 WHOT – Hot 101

WHOT (Hot 101) – Youngstown, OH – 10/24/99

Recorded 15 years ago yesterday, this is a sample of one of the longest-running CHR stations in the United States. According to Wikipedia, WHOT debuted in 1955 on 1570 AM and switched (AM) frequencies twice. The station began an FM/AM simulcast in 1984, and made 101.1 FM its exclusive home in 1991.  

WQAL (Q104) – Bill Ryan & WMVX (Mix 106.5) – Jim Harden – Cleveland – 8/7/99

            Both recorded 14 years ago today, this is a sample of competing Hot AC stations in the Cleveland market at the end of the 1990’s.  Q104 positioned itself as  “The best hits of the 80’s, 90’s and today” while WMVX was “The Greatest Hits of the 80’s, 90’s and 70’s”. It also seems that both stations employed Sean Caldwell’s voicework in some capacity; he was the primary voice of Q104, while he appears to have been a secondary voice at Mix 106.5, as heard at 7:15 on the aircheck. At one point, WQAL was owned by Chancellor Media Corporation, while WMVX was under the Jacor umbrella. Clear Channel acquired both companies, but ended up spinning of WQAL to CBS in order to comply with FCC ownership rules.

WHOT (Hot 101) – Youngstown, OH – 8/5/99 – Jay Kline

Recorded 14 years ago today, this is a sample of one of the longest-running CHR stations in the United States. According to Wikipedia, WHOT debuted in 1955 on 1570 AM and switched (AM) frequencies twice. The station began an FM/AM simulcast in 1984, and made 101.1 FM its exclusive home in 1991.

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