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KIDR 740 – Phoenix – 8/18/98 – Matt Miller & Brotha Fred

During the mid-90’s, KIDR (740 AM) in Phoenix was one of several radio stations across the U.S. affiliated with the childrens’-targetted “Radio AAHS” network. Ten of these stations were owned by Radio AAHS. By January 1998, with Radio Disney having launched its own competing network, Radio AAHS ceased operations. They put the ten stations up for sale (KIDR had joined this group not long before the sale was announced). Until a buyer was found, the affiliates (both the AAHS-owned and non-owned stations) aired a mix of random music and paid programming for 12 hours (4am-4pm PT), and all-dance “Beat Radio” for the remaining 12 hours (4pm-4am PT). In May of that year, KIDR program director Matt Miller elected to begin airing an hour of locally originated prog...

KIDR 740 – Phoenix – 5/28/98 – Matt Miller

During the mid-90’s, KIDR (740 AM) in Phoenix was one of several radio stations across the U.S. affiliated with the childrens’-targetted “Radio AAHS” network. Ten of these stations were owned by Radio AAHS. By January 1998, with Radio Disney having launched its own competing network, Radio AAHS ceased operations. They put the ten stations up for sale (KIDR had joined this group not long before the sale was announced). Until a buyer was found, the affiliates (both the AAHS-owned and non-owned stations) aired a mix of random music and paid programming for 12 hours (4am-4pm PT), and all-dance “Beat Radio” for the remaining 12 hours (4pm-4am PT). In May of that year, KIDR program director Matt Miller elected to begin airing an hour of locally originated prog...

Quote 864 – Hong Kong – 1/10/97

Most of the material on FMairchecks.com, to the surprise of no one we hope, was recorded from the FM band. The majority of the content here  also pertains to U.S. radio stations. Today’s posting is the exception on both accounts. This is a sample of Hong Kong’s “Quote 864”, recorded two decades ago. There is minimal non-music material – what made this station stand out (at least in comparison to what’s found in the U.S.) was its relatively diverse music mix. The majority of this aircheck was recorded during a mixshow named, simply enough, “Mix Party”.

KTAR moves to FM (news story from KPHO-TV Phoenix) – 9/18/06

In September 2006, Bonneville International began simulcasting News/Talk KTAR 620 AM on their newly acquired 92.3 FM. The YouTube video linked below is a news story about this change. The station formerly on 92.3 FM, Power 92.3, moved to 98.3 FM. See //formatchange.com/power-92-kkfr-becomes-ktar-fm/ for more details.

Quote 864 – Hong Kong – 12/15/97

Most of the material on FMairchecks.com, to the surprise of no one we hope, was recorded from the FM band. The majority of the content here  also pertains to U.S. radio stations. Today’s posting is the exception on both accounts. This is a sample of Hong Kong’s “Quote 864”, recorded 18 years ago this month. There is minimal non-music material – what made this station stand out (at least in comparison to what’s found in the U.S.) was its relatively diverse music mix. The majority of this aircheck was recorded during a mixshow named, simply enough, “Mix Party”. Also left intact are a pair of Public Service Announcements that aired during brief breaks.

KXYL 1240 (Kiss-AM) – Brownwood, TX – 4/2/95 (CHR on AM!)

Deviating from the name and predominant theme of our site, and recorded a little over 20 years ago this month, here’s a sample of what had become a rarity by the mid-90’s: a (Mainstream) CHR station heard on AM, without an FM simulcast partner.

Quote 864 – Hong Kong – 1997-98

Most of the material on FMairchecks.com, to the surprise of no one we hope, was recorded from the FM band. The majority of the content here  also pertains to U.S. radio stations. Today’s posting is the exception on both accounts. This is a sample of Hong Kong’s “Quote 864″, recorded in the mid-to-late 1990’s. There is minimal non-music material – what made this station stand out (at least in comparison to what’s found in the U.S.) was its relatively diverse music mix. At least a portion of this aircheck was recorded during a mixshow named, simply enough, “Mix Party”. Also left intact are some Public Service Announcements that aired during brief breaks. NOTE: Heard at the start of this aircheck is the voice of the late Doug Fleming – the supplier of this aircheck (and most others on F...

Quote 864 – Hong Kong – 1997-1998

Most of the material on FMairchecks.com, to the surprise of no one we hope, was recorded from the FM band. The majority of the content here  also pertains to U.S. radio stations. Today’s posting is the exception on both accounts. This is a sample of Hong Kong’s “Quote 864″, recorded in the mid-to-late 1990’s. There is minimal non-music material – what made this station stand out (at least in comparison to what’s found in the U.S.) was its relatively diverse music mix. At least a portion of this aircheck was recorded during a mixshow named, simply enough, “Mix Party”. Also left intact are some Public Service Announcements that aired during brief breaks.

Quote 864 – Hong Kong – 11/7/97

Most of the material on FMairchecks.com, to the surprise of no one we hope, was recorded from the FM band. The majority of the content here also pertains to U.S. radio stations. Today’s posting is the exception on both accounts. This is a sample of Hong Kong’s “Quote 864″, recorded 16 years ago this month. A portion of this aircheck was recorded during a mixshow named, simply enough, “Mix Party”. Also left intact is a news report which aired immediately after “Mix Party” along with Public Service Announcements.

KIDR 740 – Phoenix – 6/4/98 – Matt Miller & Brotha Fred

During the mid-90’s, KIDR (740 AM) in Phoenix was one of several radio stations across the U.S. affiliated with the childrens’-targetted “Radio AAHS” network. Ten of these stations were owned by Radio AAHS. By January 1998, with Radio Disney having launched its own competing network, Radio AAHS ceased operations. They put the ten stations up for sale (KIDR had joined this group not long before the sale was announced). Until a buyer was found, the affiliates (both the AAHS-owned and non-owned stations) aired a mix of random music and paid programming for 12 hours (4am-4pm PT), and all-dance “Beat Radio” for the remaining 12 hours (4pm-4am PT). In May of that year, KIDR program director Matt Miller elected to begin airing an hour of locally originated prog...

WINX 1600 AM – Washington, DC – 12/13/98 – Tony Burke (?)

On occassion, we will break our own rules and post material from the AM band. Here’s the first of two examples that will appear on the site this week. “Top 40, Fun!…WINX!” was a short-lived, ill-fated second attempt at making an CHR format work on 1600 AM in the Washington, DC area.

Beat Radio (on KIDR-AM 740 Phoenix) – 1998

During the mid-90′s, KIDR (740 AM) in Phoenix was one of several radio stations across the U.S. affiliated with the childrens’-targetted “Radio AAHS” network. Ten of these stations were owned by Radio AAHS. By January 1998, with Radio Disney having launched its own competing network, Radio AAHS ceased operations. They put the ten stations up for sale (KIDR had joined this group not long before the sale was announced). Until a buyer was found, the affiliates (both the AAHS-owned and non-owned stations) aired a mix of random music and paid programming for 12 hours (4am-4pm PT), and all-dance “Beat Radio” for the remaining 12 hours (4pm-4am PT). This is a sample of Beat Radio, recorded at some point during its 8-month run from February to October of that year. Much more detailed information c...

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