Brian James

97.5 WABB Mobile Final Day Part 1 – 2/29/2012

With a Top 40 heritage that dates back to 1959 via its AM sister all under the management of Dittman Broadcasting, the demise of 97.5 WABB-FM Mobile has hit the radio industry hard. With alumni as varied as WPLJ’s Scott Shannon, WABC-TV meteorologist Bill Evans, Cumulus VP/Programming Mike McVay, and former WNNX Atlanta and WRXP New York PD Leslie Fram, the station was a launching pad for many radio people. We pick up the station’s morning show just before 7:00 as the morning team of Q-Tip, Nick Fox, and Blondie begin the day long tribute to the station. This segment features interviews with the aforementioned Fram (now Senior VP of Music Strategy at CMT), former Program Director Chris Michaels (now PD/Afternoons at FM100 Memphis), former morning co-host Nina, and former PD Jam...

WSNX 104.5 – Grand Rapids, MI – 8/22/98 – Open House Party

WSNX was one of the best CHRs of the mid/late 90′s, offering an upbeat music mix and outstanding jingles & sweepers, voiced by the late and great Brian James. Very impressive for a medium-sized market. This aircheck begins with a commercial promoting the upcoming (1998) Fall season on FOX TV (via the local affiliate, WXMI “FOX 17”), followed by regular WSNX programming, and then Open House Party (a long-running syndicated show heard on CHRs across the U.S.) Thanks to Jeremy Andrews for contributing

KHTN & KWIN/KWNN – Stockton/Modesto & Merced, CA – Early ’99

Sample sweepers from two small-market Rhythmic CHRs in North-Central California: KHTN “Hot 104.7” (Merced) and KWIN/KWNN “97.7 & 98.3 K-WIN” (Stockton/Modesto) . Voiced by Eric Edwards and the late Brian James, respectively.

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