98.5 WKRZ

WKRZ (98.5 KRZ) – Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, PA – 10/23/20 – Jumpin’ Jeff Walker & Amanda Greene

On October 23, 1980, WKRZ debuted in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton PA with Jumpin’ Jeff Walker as one of its personalities. Four decades later, the duo remains together. This is a montage of the 40th anniversary festivities. Please visit this RAMP article for more details. Many thanks to Scott Fybush of Fybush.com for contributing this aircheck!

98.5 WKRZ – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton, PA – 5/28/98 – Bobby Knight

With some programming elements that would sound more likely to be heard in the late 1980’s, WKRZ Wilkes-Barre in 1998 was a throwback to a simpler time. The evening show with “Bobby Knight” was phone heavy with a playlist heavy on Pop-Alternative like Paula Cole and Semisonic and long lost teen pop artists like Five and Soap. Bobby Knight would later go on to have a run in afternoons at KIOI San Francisco under the name Danny Mitchell before returning to PA to have programming roles at WLEV/WCTO Allentown and WWYW/WZSR Suburban Chicago before leaving the industry.  

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