At a time when many CHRs leaned towards R&B/Hip-Hop or Modern Rock, Boss 97 FM offered a Dance-oriented approach – making it seemingly one of the very few stations in the U.S. to do so (offhand, the only others I can think of were WBBM-FM/B96 Chicago and I assume KNHC/C89 Seattle – am I forgetting any?) This aircheck includes an amusing segment titled “Crow For Your Team”, focused on the NFL game taking place that weekend between two longtime rivals: The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. Two listeners called in and had 15 seconds to explain why their team would emerge victorious. The Cowboys fan was acknowledged as dialing from a noisy “car phone”, and a “Judge Lance Ito” (from OJ Simpson trial fame) picked the winner. This was n...
Recorded 18 years ago this month, here’s a sample of Scotland’s long-running CHR known as “Radio Forth”. Perhaps most noteworthy to those familiar with U.S. CHR radio is the station’s use of two legendary voice talents: Mitch Craig and Brian James. More information about the history of Radio Forth can be found on Wikipedia.
“Broadcasting from a holding cell at the Atlantic County jail…“ Boss 97 was a high-energy Rhythmic CHR that had an impressive run of over 8 years — outlasting many of its peers in the format. More information about the history of the station can be found here.
Hot Jammin’ Kicks FM was a unique station, offering a late 90’s Rhythmic-leaning CHR format mixed with a late 80’s style presentation — featuring reverb, jingles, lasers and a “big” sounding voice guy. Check out this WKXJ aircheck from our sister site, Airchexx.com, for more information on this station.