96.5

WKDD (96.5) – Akron, OH – 10/17/99

This is a montage of WKDD from its days on 96.5 FM and a Hot AC format. In July 2001, 96.5 FM became Mainstream CHR as “96.5 Kiss-FM”; WKDD moved to 98.1 FM.

WPOW (Power 96) – Miami – Slammin’ Felix Sama & DJ Laz – 3/13/97

Miami’s Power 96 is one of America’s heritage Rhythmic CHRs.  During the 1990’s, it offered an  approach custom-tailored to its unique market – a rarity in an increasingly homogenized and corporate-dominated radio environment. This montage of the station features both mixshow and regular programming.

WLDW (Wild 96.5) Philadelphia – late ’03/early ’04 – Jerry Clifton

With CBS Radio CHR “96.5 Amp Radio” WZMP Philadelphia flipping to Hot AC “Today’s 96.5” earlier today, we felt it would be appropriate to flash back to an amusing moment involving the same radio station. This was an on-air announcement from consultant Jerry Clifton — featuring his uniquely sarcastic tone — stating that Clear Channel (owners of competitors WIOQ and WUSL) had threatened WLDW with a lawsuit if they didn’t stop using the word “Wild” (which Clear Channel had trademarked.)  Eventually, WLDW became WRDW to match “Wild” becoming “Wired”.

WPOW (Power 96) – Miami – 10/2/98

“THE most listened to radio station in the Southeast U.S.A….” Miami’s Power 96 is one of America’s heritage Rhythmic CHRs.  It has always offered an approach custom-tailored to its unique market – a rarity in an increasingly homogenized and corporate-dominated radio environment. This aircheck includes a sample of a “Freestyle Friday” mix.

WPOW (Power 96) – Miami – 10/13/98 – Joe Nasty

Miami’s Power 96 is one of America’s heritage Rhythmic CHRs.  It has always offered an approach custom-tailored to its unique market – a rarity in an increasingly homogenized and corporate-dominated radio environment. This is a sample of the station, recorded 17 years ago this month.

WFAT (96.5 The Fat One) – Kalamazoo, MI – 6/8/98

According to Wikipedia, the WFAT call letters lasted a decade and a half on 96.5 FM in Kalamazoo, yet represented a wide variety of formats. This montage (recorded 17 years ago today) is a sample of the station’s brief attempt at a format that appeared to be a hybrid between Mainstream CHR and Hot AC.

WPOW (Power 96) – Miami – 3/20/97 – Joe Nasty, Slammin’ Felix Sama

Miami’s Power 96 is one of America’s heritage Rhythmic CHRs.  It has always offered an approach custom-tailored to its unique market – a rarity in an increasingly homogenized and corporate-dominated radio environment. This extended aircheck of the station was recorded 18 years ago today.

KNRJ (Energy 96.5) – Houston – 3/3/90

“Houston’s Fresh New Music Mix” — the short-lived but great-sounding Energy 96.5 (KNRJ) on a Saturday afternoon – recorded 25 years ago this week.

WPOW (Power 96) – Miami – 1/4/97 – Tony the Tiger

Miami’s Power 96 is one of America’s heritage Rhythmic CHRs.  It has always offered an approach custom-tailored to its unique market – a rarity in an increasingly homogenized and corporate-dominated radio environment. This sample of the station, recorded 17 years ago this month, demonstrates how diverse the playlist was at the time — Power 96 was a pure Rhythmic CHR, playing hits from multiple uptempo genres.

WPOW (Power 96.5) – Miami – 11/30/98 – DJ Laz & DJ Zog

Miami’s Power 96 is one of America’s heritage Rhythmic CHRs.  It has always offered an approach custom-tailored to its unique market – a rarity in an increasingly homogenized and corporate-dominated radio environment. This is a montage of the station during Afternoon Drive on the last day of November 1998 (recorded 16 years ago today). It includes a sample of the “Traffic Jam” heard during the 5pm hour, with mixer DJ Zog filling in for Slammin’ Felix Sama.

WPOW (Power 96) – Miami – Kid Curry, Felix Slammin’ Sama – 6/24/99 & 6/25/99

Miami’s Power 96 is one of America’s heritage Rhythmic CHRs.  It has always offered an approach custom-tailored to its unique market – a rarity in an increasingly homogenized and corporate-dominated radio environment. This aircheck of the station was recorded 15 years ago this month.

WZLE (Kiss 104.9) – Lorain/Cleveland, OH – 5/23/99

According to Wikipedia – on May 20, 1999,  WZLE changed its format from Christian Contemporary to Mainstream CHR as “Kiss 104.9 FM”. At the time, debuting/rebranding stations as “Kiss” had become a common occurrence in the Jacor/Clear Channel world. This montage of the station was recorded just a few days after that event. In September of that year, the station’s call letters eventually switched to WMTX and then WAKS.  The format and “Kiss” name moved to 96.5 FM in 2001.

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