Most likely recorded sometime in 2004, this is a brief sample of the long-running Saturday night program “Open House Party” as heard on KRQQ (93.7 KRQ) in Tucson, AZ. Included is an interview with JC Chasez, formerly of teen act N*SYNC, at the point when he was in the midst of his solo career.
Notes: – Contributor Robyn Watts provided the information shown below, following the publication of a different Hot 93 aircheck on this site. – The logo shown above is representative of the station during its “Hot 100” days – the timeline is detailed below. A logo specific to “Hot 93” was not available at the time of publication. Hot 93 was a CHR that Cumulus had signed on the air back in late 1998 and was actually 2 stations simulcasting each other (93.7 WXJY from Georgetown, SC and 93.9 WJXY is from Conway, SC). Both signals together covered the majority of the market adequately, but missed much of the north end of the Grand Strand. Around 2001, sister Classic Rock outlet WSEA (100.3) flipped to a simulcast of Hot 93, filling in the gaps in signa...
One of the longest-running CHRs in America is Tucson’s KRQQ (93.7 KRQ). Here’s a sample of this heritage station from a Saturday afternoon in late 1997 (recorded 16 years ago today); they mention being on the air for 20 years. (My apologies for the somewhat inferior audio quality on this aircheck.)
“Broadcasting from the edge of the continent, Cruisin’ Country…the all new 93X” — that’s a quote from this aircheck courtesy of the one and only Mitch Craig — a legendary talent who was more commonly heard on CHR and Urban stations. Later in 1998, these stations flipped to CHR as “Hot 93” — check out a sample of that station here. And very recently, the Southern Rock/Country format employed by 93X returned to this frequency, this time branded as “93.9 The Outlaw”.