1984

WLS-FM (94.7) – Chicago – 8/18/84 – Susan Platt

Recorded 30 years ago today, this is a sample of Chicago’s heritage WLS-FM near the end of its 2nd era with those famous call letters. At this time, the station’s slogan was “The Rock of Chicago” and the format sounded somewhat like what we would describe today as something in-between Classic Rock and Classic Hits. According to this WLS history site, the station rebranded itself with the “Hit Rock” slogan the following year, only to become WYTZ (Z95) in 1986. Visit our sister site, Airchexx.com, for additional WLS content.

KZZP (Hit Music 104) – Phoenix – 5/4/84 – Steve Goddard

KZZP was one of America’s most successful CHRs of the 1980’s. On this aircheck, recorded in early May 1984, longtime Phoenix radio personality Steve Goddard hosts the “Phoenix Favorites Top 30” weekly countdown.

WAVA (All Hit 105) – Washington, D.C. – 1983/1984

Courtesy of Youtube: this a TV commercial for Washington’s dominant CHR during the 80’s. More details can be found on the original Youtube page: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD-uZXRQenU

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