This is a sample of Monterey’s longtime Rhythmic CHR, voiced by the late Brian James, during the late 1990’s. At the time, the station offered a relatively broad music mix – although perhaps too downtempo at times.
“102.5 WFMF” is one of the more heritage CHR/Top 40 stations in the United States – although, according to Wikipedia, it has strayed away from its format and especially its name multiple times over the years. Like many CHR outlets in that era, WFMF took a high-energy, dance-leaning approach. NOTE: The logo shown above is not necessarily the one used at the time this aircheck was recorded; it is likely from an earlier era.
Recorded 15 years ago this week, here’s sample of Monterey’s longtime Rhythmic CHR at the turn of the new year, 1998-99. On the first part of the aircheck are snippets of the station’s end-of-year mix (which includes a lengthy recap of the various concerts and promotions offered by KDON in 1998); that’s followed by a portion of the “Top 102 of 1998”. As you’ll hear, the station offered a relatively broad music mix – a more genuine defintion of “Rhythmic CHR” than was common at the time. In this era, KDON was voiced by the late and great Brian James.