99.7 WAPW – Power 99

WAPW (Power 99) – Atlanta – Oct ’91 – Telephone Tony

This is a sample of Atlanta’s Power 99 — which, according to Wikipedia, was the “dominant top-40 station in the Southeast” at the start of the 90′s — about a year before it flipped to Modern Rock as 99x. The personality is Telephone Tony — later known as Tone E. Fly. Before Power 99, Telephone Tony was Kid Kelly’s producer/sidekick at Z100/NY and now hosts mornings at KTWN “96.3 K-Twin” in Minneapolis-St. Paul (under the name Tony Fly, according to ktwin.com)  Perhaps somewhat ironically, this aircheck was recorded during one of the games of the 1991 World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins. Telephone Tony was apparently filling in for personalities Domino and Crash, who were suspended for an incident related to the World Series. Many thanks to Benji Kurtz (via Robyn Wat...

WAPW (Power 99) – Atlanta – Aug/Sep ’92 – Rick Stacy; The Big Watusi

This is a sample of Atlanta’s Power 99 — which, according to Wikipedia, was the “dominant top-40 station in the Southeast” at the start of the 90’s — just before it flipped to Modern Rock as 99x. The aircheck features Rick Stacy doing afternoons. He had originally came to Power 99 from (possibly) Y106 (WHLY) in Orlando in 1988 for afternoons as well as to program the station. He transferred to mornings after Steve McCoy and Vikki Locke left, where he was paired with Leslie Fram. He moved to afternoons when Domino went to mornings, just prior to the change to 99x. Also is “The Big Watusi”, aka Steve Craig who was doing nights in Power 99’s last days. Thanks to Benji Kurtz who (via Robyn Watts) made this contribution, and to Robyn for the detailed information above.

WAPW (Power 99) – Atlanta – Winter/Spring ’91 – Alicia

This is a sample of Atlanta’s Power 99 — which, according to Wikipedia, was the “dominant top-40 station in the Southeast” at the start of the 90′s — about a year and a half before it flipped to Modern Rock as 99x. Many thanks to Robyn Watts for contributing this aircheck.

WAPW (Power 99) – Atlanta – Summer/Fall ’91 – Telephone Tony

This is a sample of Atlanta’s Power 99 — which, according to Wikipedia, was the “dominant top-40 station in the Southeast” at the start of the 90’s — a little over a year before it flipped to Modern Rock as 99x.  The personality is Telephone Tony — later known as Tone E. Fly. Before Power 99, Telephone Tony was Kid Kelly’s producer/sidekick at Z100/NY and now hosts afternoon drive at KHTC “96.3 Now” in Minneapolis-St. Paul (under the name Tony Fly, according to 963now.com) Many thanks to Robyn Watts for contributing this aircheck and description.

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