1985

WPLJ (Power 95) – New York City – 10/28/85 – Fast Jimmy Roberts

**New York City’s 95.5 WPLJ will end its current programming format on Friday 5/31/19, following a sale from Cumulus to Educational Media Foundation. We will be featuring airchecks of this longtime CHR/Hot AC station from the past 30+ years throughout this week.** Here’s a sample of WPLJ couple of years after it entered the CHR format, and within the first year of calling itself “Power 95”. Visit Wikipedia for more information on the history of this station.

WRQX (Q107) – Washington, D.C. – December 1985 – Chris Jagger, Downtown Vinny Brown

107.3 FM in Washington, D.C. has been Hot AC as “Mix 107.3″ (for the most part) since 1990. But in the 12 years prior, it was CHR/Top 40 as “Q107″. This is a sample of the station from the peak era for the Mainstream CHR format in the mid 80’s.  By 1988, Q107 offered a rather “hairband”-heavy approach. Our sister site, Airchexx.com, also features a pair of Q107 samples: Uncle Johnny, 12/26/83 Celeste Clark, 12/26/85 In addition, below are a pair of articles from The Washington Post about the flip from Q107 to Mix 107.3: Article #1 Article #2

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