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WBTJ (101.9 The Beat) – Youngstown, OH – July 1999

Recorded 16 years ago this month, here’s a sample of a relatively short-lived Rhythmic CHR whose existence was characterized by legal issues between a local owner and Jacor/Clear Channel. Please visit Wikipedia and leagle.com for more information.

WJHM (102 Jamz) – Daytona Beach FL – June 1990

Recorded 25 years ago this month, here’s a sample of WJHM as Urban-formatted “102 Jamz”, recorded during mixshow programming. More information about the history of this station can be found at Wikipedia.

KQPW (Power 102) – Fresno, CA – 6/6/91

Recorded 24 years ago today, this is a sample of the morning show at Power 102 (101.9 FM).  The station  went head-to-head with longtime market leader KBOS “B95”. According to comments posted to this B95 aircheck, Power 102 employed a hip-hop-heavy approach at some point. That’s pretty much all I know about Power 102; Google searches haven’t helped. Any additional, factual information about the history of Power 102 is appreciated.

WBTJ (101.9 the Beat) – Youngstown, OH – 12/23/98 – Bo Matthews

Recorded 16 years ago this month, here’s a sample of a relatively short-lived Rhythmic CHR whose existence was characterized by legal issues between a local owner and Jacor/Clear Channel. Please visit Wikipedia and leagle.com for more information.

WHTE (Hot 101.9) – Charlottesville, VA – 4/28/01 – Pauly Madison

Many thanks to Rory Francisco for contributing this aircheck and the detailed description below! Hot 101.9 WHTE launched in February 2001, giving Charlottesville its first CHR in many years. WHTE, owned by Clear Channel at the time, had previously been a jammin’ oldies format, WVSY “Y101.9.” Charlottesville is no longer an Arbitron rated market, but when it was, Hot 101.9 was consistently in the top 5 ratings-wise.  The signal is a class A that suffers from lots of multipath in the area due to the Blue Ridge Mountains, but WHTE has since added a downtown Charlottesville translator on 104.9 and a high quality Web stream and smartphone app that help with reception. PD Pauly Madison did a great job, keeping the station live and local as much as possible despite budget constr...

WKRQ (Q102) – Cincinnati – 4/22/98 – Chris

According to Wikipedia, Cincinnati’s Q102 has offered some flavor of CHR format since 1975, making it one of the longest-running currently broadcasting Top 40 stations in the United States. This is a sample of the station from 1998, when it took a pure Adult CHR approach.

WKRQ (Q102) – Cincinnati – Dec ’92 – Mark McFadden & Kevin Harris

According to Wikipedia, Cincinnati’s Q102 has offered some flavor of CHR format since 1975, making it one of the longest-running currently broadcasting Top 40 stations in the United States. This is a sample of the station during live-to-air mixshow programming in December 1992 – titled “Friday Night Live at the Waterfront.”

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