95.3

WKBZ (Power 95.3) – Muskegon, MI – 7/26/98

For a few years in the mid to late 90’s, WKBZ-FM offered an Urban Contemporary format branded as Power 95.3. According to Wikipedia, a few months after this aircheck was recorded, ownership of the station was transferred to Grand Valley State University. Subsequently, it became a simulcast of another station owned by the institution.

CKZZ (Z95.3) – Vancouver – 12 August 2005 – Nat & Drew

Recorded 10 years ago today, this is a sample of the first incarnation of Z (pronounced “Zed”) 95.3 after a transition to Hot AC the year prior. A significant portion of the aircheck was recorded during the Nat & Drew morning show. More information about the history of the station (and the many changes it has undergone in recent years) can be found at Wikipedia.    

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